This is an explanation of Aura Gaia.
When Krista Kirkpatrick and I began brainstorming, I immediately set the pace by making sure that we were brainstorming together. However, I wanted it to be largely based on her own character interests, and so I was pushing the collaboration "back and forth" in a manner to develop the character along her own preferences.
The character was eventually settled upon as a plant-based, nature powered woman... of the future!
Before we had any designs started, we had the basic understanding of the character. As she developed, I would set about designing the backstory and the world around her, as well as her partners and the antagonist.
Aura Gaia part one - http://friendlybelligerent.blogspot.com/2015/11/aura-gaia-aurora-rise-2015-pt-1.html
Aura Gaia part two - http://friendlybelligerent.blogspot.com/2015/11/aura-gaia-aurora-rise-2015-pt-2.html
Aura Gaia part three - http://friendlybelligerent.blogspot.com/2015/11/aura-gaia-aurora-rise-2015-pt-3.html
Aura Gaia part four - http://friendlybelligerent.blogspot.com/2015/11/aura-gaia-aurora-rise-2015-pt-4.html
Aura Gaia part five - http://friendlybelligerent.blogspot.com/2015/11/aura-gaia-aurora-rise-2015-pt-5.html