This is a concept character design for the Fae (fairy)/Elven race within my fantasy world.
This elf here is prepared for battle, with carved bark armour, shaggy furs and sharpen wooden claws. Mostly human face although the character would have pigmented skin colour, not necessarily bright ‘cartoonish’ colours but those of nature, maybe the colour rose petals etc. His hair is dreaded, interwoven with beads, twigs, leafs and probably mud. About the crown of his head the inhuman growth of leaves protrude from his brow.
The idea is nature and the natural world, as the elves do not use or utilise ‘MADE’ objects/things. This is due mainly for character concept, them being a deeply magical and natural race they are ‘allergic’ to created or man-made objects.
The design was inspired from a variety of other concepts - a mixture of stone age, native American, Celtic and the ‘Foresworn’ look from Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The character is woven with animal furs & pelts, leather thonging and dried grass & leaves, all tightly bound along the body to grant a make-shift camouflage and savage intimidation of the woodland fae folk.