Feminine Ash

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In one version, Ash was older and still with longer hair. Trying this version out actually helped me feel out how comfortable she’d be with more feminine aspects to her- mostly in the clothes and makeup areas. A lot of it helped me develop her better, so she has more facets to her in FABLE beyond sheer androgyny. Initially I was worried about this- I felt like her genderless and more masculine traits wouldn’t shine as much if femininity was added in. But eventually I decided it’s just as important those parts of her as shown, as the more traditional ones are as well. Letting her be more ladylike and delicate in places doesn’t undermine her strength in others- knowing that was pretty pivotal in working out her eventual design in full.