This design tells me absolutely NOTHING about the character. She's a woman wearing slutty clothes. What is the book? Horror, science fiction, fantasy, or maybe fucking slice of life about strippers? How would I know?
Like, Red Sonja is at least extremely obviously a low-fantasy barbarian warrior in her chainmail bikini. This design? This is undefensible on any ground.>>77015621
This one at least looks like a fucking vampire hunter. Artist could've pushed the "vampire" angle a bit more, but it's ton better, at least now it's clear that it's a action/horror book.
Before you mention anything about "iconic look", please jam a wheelbarrow of horsemanure into that fuckchute you call a mouth.