Author's Note: So this is just one of the characters that will be in my upcoming novel Oliver's Travels. Her name is Cora and she's obviously well, a fish person. If you read Oliver's Travels you'll get to know more about her (I don't really wanna spoil anything). I'm just sort of putting art on here right now for a few reasons. Feedback on things like character design, to allow you guys to know what my characters look like, and just because I want now what you guys think. So, yeah...that's really all. Please let me know if you have any questions, I realize this is very open ended. (PS. this is the first time I have ever created digital art so that is the reason the second picture looks absolutely terrible)
Cora is based off a Showa Sanshoku Koi fish. Her species resides mostly in Asia and Polynesia in the Oliver's Travels universe (which takes place in the late 1700's). She is from China, however her and her brother traveled to what is now modern day Florida because of the opportunity that came with trade routes in the area. However she quickly realized the Florida (unlike China) was definitely not friendly to her species. Spanish conquistadores have made a trade out of capturing her species and other species such as mermaids and muttheads (creatures with the heads of animals and bodies of humans) and selling them across the ocean back to Europe. Her brother and she now reside in the colonies trying to free as many of these species as possible.
Her hook is made of whale bone and is her primary weapon. Her outfit allows her to swim easily while wearing clothes as well as run and fight. She has no shoes because there simply aren't shoes made for her species. She has fins on the side of her head and on her lags and arms. She does lack a real nose (her entire species does). I don't have a name for her species yet but they do come in various forms of sort of human fish hybrids. And yes, I realize that she looks a lot like like Undyne from Undertale. I tried hard to make her a very different character from Undyne but it's easy to see how people could see this and automatically think that I just ripped her off and gave her a new name and claimed her as my own character.