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DRAWING GEMSONA’S TO DISTRACT ME FROM ANIMATION?
I based my Gemsona on Zircon as a mineral rather than a polished gemstone. When it’s heat treated, Zircon comes out all sorts of colours but untreated, it’s this gorgeous amber-y red. The mineral is all prism-y and so i just had to give her horns. Her outer skin is just normal rock dotted with Zircon. Her gem is a bit funny, more of a concave geode of zircon which splits all the way up to her mouth. She can reverberate sound in her hollow geode body and release it as an attack. Her weapon is one of my favourites, a halberd.
I imagine she was a parasite gem gone wrong, perhaps they didn’t realise minerals reacted differently than gems, that this one was imperfect and they aborted her creation. She survived but with the incomplete transformation, her throat and insides are hollow, without a voice box. I think that is where and what her gem was meant to be, something to help her speak, something on the throat.
I think she had been underground for years, hence all the zircon growth on her and when she emerged, it was somewhere in Japan. Kids murmured about a monster in the caves in the woods, something like a demon…