My drawing take on Jian the Tiger from the last few years of the Archie Sonic comic books (Hope she's part of IDW Sonic).
Really nice picture of her! It would certainly be a waste for her to not be in the new comics, considering how new she is.
Was she an Ian Flynn creation or not?
Good observation, Eli. A little bit of Tigara's design was indeed based off of this character. ^^
Oh really? I did not know that.
Yep. A small tiger, the headband, and top that exposes the chest and belly were inspiration for Tigara's design. I've never seen a small tiger character in anything until Jain (as you know, most Sonic characters are really small, anyway), so I liked the idea of one of my tiger characters being super small. Because the species is naturally large and strong, that explains why her sister Tigranne is so much taller and larger than her. Tigara just happens to be small person in comparison.
Very nice work.