And it's done
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.