*Note* Genasi are a race in D&D.
*Edit* I was going to color the inside lines and leave the outside ones black but I can't do it cleanly and it takes forever so I'm just going to stick with black lines but I did use a technique to tweak the color, fixed the position of her left eye and her mouth. I also added the bubbles I had wanted to do originally but ran out of time to add last night.
Here's the water elemental from what has become a new elementals series. I may alter the color of the inside lines later but since I'm about to run out the door I'm going to post it as is. I really agonized over the colors and this is what I ended up with. I've decided that at some point I just have to pick a color scheme and stick with it rather than hoping the "perfect" one will hit me like lightning.
I decided to use shells, chitin, rag, and fish skin for the outfit. The polearm is a homage to the ancient Hawaiian warriors who used swords made of shark's teeth (a touch I particularly liked). The pole itself is bamboo, I'd have gone with an aquatic material but there was none I could think of which worked for the weapon so I opted for the material that samurai armor was made of. The hardest part of the design was to have light armor and some flair without seriously hampering swimming ability. I had to drop lengths of cloth and eventually settled with fish scale in the shape of a one piece bathing suit (which is meant to kinda look like a goldfish). I decided that her water emblems would be painted on her armor with a grease based paint and a similar paint would be used to make predatory stripes on her limbs. The colors really kicked my ass. I wanted to have a united color scheme but with disparate elements it was hard to make them gel. On the other hand, I liked the asymmetrical hodgepodge of her armor which suggests a more tribal subsistence culture rather than the high civilization of the wind Genasi I did before.
Also see the rest of the series: