Here is Hathor, the anthropomorphic lioness, who is well-liked and respected in the Zindi Kingdom. Known for a calm and loving personality, she can settle any disputes among the people. She thrives to become the future queen of the kingdom under the banner of bringing justice, harmony, and balance.
History of Hathor
Hathor is a newer character in the continuity of the story of Xavian. I never drew nor thought about adding Hathor while in my undergraduate. It was not until I was in graduate school that I began to draw a female lion as a counterpart. Her character was nothing more a doodle and sketch. However, it was not until I received great feedback from classmates after showing them her concept art and backstory. They wanted me to continue developing her and have her as the second main character in the story.
Drawing and creating Hathor’s design was easier and less frustrating in comparison to the numerous changes of Xavian. This first and the main reason why had to do with her character being relatively new. I did not try to keep certain clothing when drawing multiple iterations, but I was more willing to change design than with Xavian. The second reason is Hathor is the antithesis to Xavian. Hathor’s design represents royalty, elegance, and female empowerment. If you’re a DC fan, you may see that Hathor takes inspiration from one of my favorite DC comic book characters, Wonder Woman. Xavian represents me personally with his silly mash-up of clothes that don’t necessarily make sense. That showcase his goofy and unpredictable nature.
Hathor’s Rig & Animations
Just like Xavian, Hathor was built to have a full facial rig and body. Here are screenshots and videos of the development stages of creating the rig:
Hathor will have numerous amounts of animations. She will have 20 animations ranging from Idle, Jumping, and attacking.