so I was working on another character and couldn't get the pose right. at one point the character was shorter and stockier than I was aiming for, and I thought "she could almost work as a dwarf" and I suddenly got an imagine in my mind of this. and a whole bunch of ideas just burst forth.
Vaalah is a dwarf in a fantasy steampunk/western setting. she'll ultimately become the defacto leader of a D&D like campaign party of all women, each from a different race from around their world. Despite being the shortest of the party, she holds the role of the team heavy, wearing custom heavy armour and wielding various types of heavy weapons such as the mini-gun in the picture, and carrying an axe for close quarter melee combat. When not in combat, she takes the role of the party's mechanic/tinkerer. also not pictured, is her pet/companion Hrellki, a 150lb saber toothed mountain cat she adopted as a kitten. When traveling, she rides in a large armoured wooden merchant wagon pulled by 4 pony sized mountain rams.