I am still working on her design, but I decided to finally put my gem OC down on paper. There are aspects I like, aspects I don't like, so she is still being worked on. Feel free to make suggestions if you want
I made this as a class project in my Digital Animation Techniques class. We are learning Toon Boom Harmony and puppet making, and it seemed like a good chance to try and finalize some of the details on Zircon. When done she will have a puppet that(in theory) will be animatable from 3/4, front, and side. Her 3/4 is already pretty much done, not counting if I redo her hair and skirt, with mouth positions, eye blinks, and various hands ready for use. I also think I need to scale her head down...will need to tackle that Monday! I need to get a copy of Toon Boom sometime, it's a lot of fun!
why blue zircon? Easy, it's my birthstone! My birthday is in December, which has two stones. Either turquoise or blue zircon and well, I LOVE zircons. I think they are beautiful! So it seemed natural to make a gem out of it ^^
For some information on her, her weapon is a scythe (haven't finalized it's appearance just yet), she also has the ability to raise her body temperature. When she starts to take on too much damage, her color will begin to fade. When that happens she can step to the side and raise her temperature. While this happens, her colors gets more vibrant, and it begins to heal her. But it takes time to do this, so it's not very efficient in battle. However if she raises her temperature before hand, it acts sort of as armor, for one she is very hot to the touch to the point of burning anyone without resistances to heat, and helps heal minor wounds. However getting hot enough takes time, and drains on her energy levels. If she stays like that for too long, she will poof and have to recuperate inside of her gem. As such, she rarely fights like this unless it's dire.
This ability was thought up after reading how blue zircons in particular, are heat treated to make the blue color more vibrant. If a gen starts to dim with age, having it heat treated can make the color really pop again, which gave me the idea to mess with temperature in some way.
P.S. If you haven't watched Steven Universe, SHAME ON YOU! It is easily tied with avatar for my favorite series of all time =3 check it out!
P.S.S. No, she is not a crystal gem. Honestly I want ot git her into the story in my head canon but we just don't know enough yet about the war and other gems that for now, it will just have to be a WIP until we learn more.