Concept art of Valkyrie (played by Tessa Thompson) for Thor : Ragnarok.
So this is an exemple of a bunch of concepts I did for this character. I did several other versions but all of these are about slight variations on the same basis. Let's say that it's good to explore a lot of really different variations first and then to focus on the one which seems the most appropriate (or chosen by the directors/execs/producers...)
So I've played with a cape or no cape, with facial tattoos or marks and with colors. The red cape was refering directly to Thor or Odin cape in the first movie. Like the circles plate on the chest. But also if Red is for the King and his son, maybe this cast could have another color like Blue (which is a royal color).Pristine white could also apply to this squad of fierce warrior (some of the best) who were leading the dead into heaven in the mythology. So white like angels...
I was also sometimes refering to the comics references : with skulls on the kneepad and more