i dont know much about the characters.. the first image is more.. noble (in all meaning way) spellcaster for me, the second character have a little bit more..streetwise, if you know what i mean, and probably the second one is more self confident, since the first character is more friendly for me.
i think the truth could be between, and mixing of the two character.
the skin.. the first is definiatly not arabian because she have too pale skin for it, but more “beliveable” living between these walls, hidden from the sun too 😀