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(Hey Blizzard, do feel free to use this as a skin or anything else you'd like)
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My concept art for the upcoming Overwatch character.
Her name is the Spanish word for "shadow", is stealth and hack based, operated on the Mexican map Dorado, has a hood, and is associated both with a simple sugar skull and the colour purple. There are already two characters in Overwatch, Reaper and Ana, that have hoods and cloaks, so I wanted to make her striking in a different way. All but three of the current 22 characters are human.
Putting all of these together, I therefore decided to make her Omnic, one of a race of sentient robots, and drew inspiration from the Mexican Festival of Death. The red flower and fabric also comes from traditional Spanish outfits.
Thank you for all the wonderful comments both here and from other sites. I poured a lot into this and was really looking forward to the community response, which has been overwhelmingly positive.