This is the only concept in which Ishar is wearing those thigh guards.  They’re kind of cool, I guess, but they didn’t make much sense when I thought about it.  As for the armor buckles, she kept this design for them for some time.  The simpler versions she has now came after I decided that such a complicated fancy buckle would make an excellent target for an attacker, and potentially lose her a significant chunk of her armor if they were hit wrong.

You can also see in a tiny scribble in the corner that I had been considering changing the spelling of her name to Aeishar or Aeshar.  I decided it was silly, but it’s still written on plenty of other concepts.