This week's ArtOrder topic is the Bromide race. They're a race of plant based humanoids, mostly peaceful, full of agility and grace and with an inherent ability to defend themselves.
I chose to depict mine has a humanoid female, mostly because I haven't done much with the female figure (I find the female form one of the most intimidating subjects to take on artistically). Also, a woman's body lends itself well to depicting grace and rhythm. But as well all know, nature is red in tooth and claw, so I tried to design her hands and forearms to be thick, hard and durable in the form of tree bark.