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Female Warrior by richten Female Warrior by richten
And it's done :iconimdeadplz:

This is my entry for the Fantasy Earth Zero contest.
After seeing the resources provided for the contest I found it weird that the female characters looked more like scouts and sorceress. I assume even the female warriors seem light and frail. So I though why not make a female warrior that uses a heavy weapon. Hence the hammer.
But the problem with a hammer of that size is that it's slow. So a secondary quick weapon comes handy. Throwing knives seem like a good option, while you are trying to recover your stand to lift the hammer, you can throw a knife quickly to surprise your opponent.

The came the problem of the armour. I though it would be cool to mix a western armour with an eastern sensibility, hence the asymmetry.
This is something I have been playing for a while. To say the truth I'm not a fan of shields, their protection is unreliable and it requires some "active defence", which like it or not, will weaken your attack. But if you protect your side (in your stand it will be the front) with heavy armour, the defence will be more natural, just put your arm or leg to protect your body.
I understand it seems counter-productive to leave your other side with light protection, but in one to one combat you can use that to your advantage. You know your enemy will try to flank you, so his movements will become predictable.
In the future I will keep playing with this concept for armour.

As for the drawing, for the pose I used an old figure drawing I had, and drew the pieces of the armour a way that seemed natural and cool looking.
And for the colour only the metal gave me trouble. Until now I was never satisfied with how my metals looked. But I think I'm getting the hang of it.

And that is it.
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splatts101 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
richten Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
splatts101 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
no worries! :)
bakenekogirl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C'est fréquent de ne pas etre satisfait de ces travaux, meme si tu n'es pas content du résutat de ton effet métal, c'est pourtant bien. J'ai toujours des difficultés avec ceci aussi. En tout cas a ce que j'ai pu lire, tu as fait beaucoup de recherches pour obtenir, ce résultat détailé.
richten Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Comme je dit, l'effet métallique dans ce dessin est satisfaisant. Je ne peut pas dire qu'il est parfait, mais j’apprends peu a peu. En effet ici [link] la coquille de l’épée est encore mieux, non?
bakenekogirl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
La garde de l'épée, a un meilleur rendue sur l'autre dessin c'est vrai. Elle parait plus légère et plus brillante.
richten Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On ne peut pas dire que je ne progresse pas... lentement, mais le progrès existe :rofl:
bakenekogirl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Qui va lentement, va surement, comme dirait le proverbe!
richten Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Angueyra00 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Está excelente! La pose y el diseño de la armadura! Mucha suerte en el concurso.
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