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Untitled - Warrior commission by Art-By-Mel-DA Untitled - Warrior commission by Art-By-Mel-DA
This is a recreation of another image I made, this one was altered radically for a client. She was very frustrated with the lack of images of female warriors with clothing. I know her pain, having played a warrior character online for years in text-based, freeform, RPG. Anyway, she loves it, lol. And warriors have ever and always will be my fave subject.

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:iconcitybuilder:
citybuilder Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
love the colors and the blades
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M-the-copyist Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
awesome
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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IndigoColorblind Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Thank you SO much for understanding the need for Female warriors. paladins, knights, and fighters WITH clothes. :woohoo:

I played a RPG where as a woman, I am always the minority -- and I get sick of hearing "A chain mail bikini has the same protection as full chain," and other snarky remarks. :slamhead:

I'm disappointed that I cannot put your picture on my Facebook page and use it as an avatar, But I do understand your wishes. :worship:

I just joined DA, and look forward to seeing more!
~Indi
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I played a kick-ass warrior online for years in free-form, text-based RPG chats and boards. The only time that woman was out of leathers or armor was for political functions where formal attire was required. She never wore leathers or armor that exposed her vital areas. Ironically, none of the guys ever said a word, lol. I'm thinking they were afraid to, since she could kick their arses. ;)

But since it was made for a client, I certainly could not allow anyone else to use it. Thank you for your comment and glad you enjoyed it.
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broadsword51 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I think that keeping a certain amount of realism is important when creating images of warriors, this for me goes right down to weapons wielded the lot.The female variety are nearly always scantily clad which is a bit sad really another favourite of mine is a character carrying a sword you would need a hydraulic lift to operate.No silly typecasts here which to me makes it simple, beautifull and authentic .Thank you!
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Don't get me wrong, on occasion I'm guilty of making my female warriors clad in armor that is utterly useless. ;) But most of the time I prefer armor that would be functional. Don't even get me started on the swords, lol.
Thanks for the nice comment. :)
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Anyanagosha Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Photographer
Truly amazing. I love it. ^_^

I would like very much to base a character's image off of her if you wouldn't mind. I'm trying to write a new story and this just brought a great character to mind for me. ^_^
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. And no, I do not mind at all. Love to see it when it is done!
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Anyanagosha Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010   Photographer
I'm going to create a character profile and put it up on here, like I've done with a few other of my characters. I'll be sure to notify you once it's finished.
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artmanax Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Beautiful!
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Linuscat07 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
You've addressed one of my crusades: scanty clad female warriors. I enjoy, very much, looking at them, but put your self in their place. You are going out to battle men with swords or monsters with fang and claw and you're wearing a chain mail bikini. I would feel very nervous and vulnerable. This young lady won't have that problem. If she's as good with those swords as she looks to be, there will be mourning in the realm by morning.
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I never understand that. I get so tired of seeing warrior women that look too sexy for their body look. It's understandable to some extent if you're doing the age of Conan and the barbarians. But I see medieval style armor in the bikini look. I mean, come on, seriously dude, no one is going into battle wearing that! No real warrior anyway. So I try and present both sides.
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apochrypa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
beautiful... it was nice to see a fully covered female warrior after a long time :wow:
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, those are far and few been, save in my gallery. :)
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FlintMarkios Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Her face reminds me of Tarja Turunen from the old version of the group Nightwish.
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Mm, that rings a distant bell..
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FlintMarkios Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Hehe. ^^;
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
I feel her pain there too. It's always such a nuisance to see images of supposed female warriors that are wearing next to nothing. As if ANY warrior would go into battle that way. It's sexist as all hell, and you see it everywhere.

Kudos to both of you for seeking to create a true warrior. You did an amazing job on her, the character looks beautiful.
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I know. Although, on occasion, I make a warrior with less armor. There have been contests between fighters in ancient times that were fought in the nude. I try and mix it all up. Thanks for your kind words :)
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
True, but more often than not the scenes we end up seeing aren't from those kinds of battles. It's pretty prevalent in video games too; take WoW as an example. Male and female characters can be wearing the exact same set of armor, but the females covers considerably less than the males.

You're welcome. It was refreshing to see a female warrior portrayed beautifully without being a sex object. ^^
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WhiteRoseBrian Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent.
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Myisha Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this...reminds me of EQ...I wish more people would make females, like this. If I can ever afford a commission, I may ask you to do one of a female bard (my EQ toon). I love your work.
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, very much, and for the fav on it as well. She was a commission for someone.
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sekai300 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
do u have to be payed to commission a drawing
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:iconart-by-mel-da:
Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes.
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sekai300 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
How much
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:iconart-by-mel-da:
Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Please contact me via my website for pricing information. I will tell you know I cannot take any new commissions until later in July.
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sekai300 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Ok thnkz
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midnightdew Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
wow this is amazing :)
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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midnightdew Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
it's really no problem :)
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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sarcastabitch Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Not that you need yet another gushing comment, but this is beautiful. I envy your client. I would love to see the characters of my novel in your hands. :]
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words. I do custom work (commissions as it is referred to here) so keep that in mind!
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Gorgeous, and even more special for its rarity in a genre enamored with the chainmail bikini. An easy :+fav:
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. That whole I'm-too-sexy-to-be-a-warrior-look does get old, sooner or later.
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HugQueen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008   Writer
Very strong image and I love her outfit! It's fantastic! ^^
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!!
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HugQueen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008   Writer
It was my pleasure! :D
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Tessye Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
i love this one for two reasons: the colors... and yeah.... shes not naked!!!!!!
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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einarbog Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
beautiful colors
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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arabellen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
nice!
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Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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arabellen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
you're welcome!
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Yakousei Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
oh wow.. truly amazing!
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:iconart-by-mel-da:
Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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