So I was a bit bored on my way home (by train it takes me about 20 hours to get to my hometown), so I decided to do an Influence Map for Avery. I didn't quite finish it then, but I decided to now that I have some time since I've met pretty much my hole family (uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents and all).
Since I didn't bother to write down the different inspirations on the picture, here's a list and why they inspire me:
Laura LaFrate (ANTM, cycle 18(?)) - Looks like I imagine a young Avery would.
Eowyn (LotR) - For stealing all the spotlight from the men! Fuck yeah!
Cassandra (The Gotham Knight) - She trains Bruce Wayne. Need I say anything more?
Heather Kuzmich (ANTM, cycle 9) - Also an inspiration for Avery's appearance.
Maria Thorpe (Assassin's Creed) - Former noble woman and templar. Married Altair. Also managed to kick Altair's ass on more than one occation.
Jean Grey/Phoenix (X-Men) - What can I say? She saved her friends, sacrificing herself, and then returned to life. ME2 vibes anyone?
Jane Shepard (Mass Effect) - Does this really need an explanation?
Ofelia (Pan's Labyrinth) - Another kickass girl. Just watch the movie, alright? You won't regret it.
Beatix Kiddo/The Bride (Kill Bill) - Kick. Ass. Woman. Like Shepard.
Florence and the Machine - Their song 'Girl with one eye' basically helped me create Avery. The first inspiration for my baby.
Arwen Undomiel (LotR) - Also inpired Avery's apperance. And her romance with Aragorn reminds me of Avery's romance with Thane.
Connor Kenway/Ratonhnhaké:ton (Assassin's Creed) - Goes to war to protect his people, even if it means alienating himself from the tribe by working with the lesser of two evils.
Natalie Portman - First inpiration for Avery's appearance.
Lana Del Rey - 'Dark Paradise' was on repeat while I was drawing my Avery/Thane comic. I still listen to at least one of her songs for every chapter I write for 'Bullets and Scars'.
Here's the original one, by
, if anyone feels like doing one themselves: [link]