In the end of 2013, I started participating to a smartphone game called 三國群英傳mobile which produced by USER JOY.
This character named Jiang Wei, a famous general from the three kingdom, whose gender had been reversed from male to female in the game.
Jiang Wei is a brilliant general who has usually been recognized as a tragic hero. Shu, a kingdom he originally served was conquered by the strongest kingdom which named Wei in the Chinese continent. He surrendered for the kingdom Wei but trying to rebuild the kingdom Shu. Although he didn’t success in the end, his loyal has been remembered everlastingly.
I have to say I'm impressed. I'm a big Three Kingdoms fan and I've seen gender-flipped Three Kingdoms stuff before but I like how serious this is. You have established that this version of Jiang Wei is a woman but she's still the same dedicated do-or-die warrior leader that Jiang Wei was in history (Although his own record wasn't exactly fantastic) The artistry itself is excellent and I quite like the little Qilin/Longma creature. Anomalous yet appealing inclusion. All in all, this maintains aesthetic excellence without sacrificing the meaning behind the character. Well done indeed. I look forward to more.
This is really good, I really like the colors they are very vivid and you have good contrast from background to foreground. I like how your paint strokes feel very loose and fluid but all of the different elements are still very crisp and clean. On the main figure, your anatomy is really good and the foreshortening on her right are is handled nicely. One thing that feels kind of off is her index finger on her left hand. It feels out of place and it creates and implied line leading the viewers eye off the page but there isn't anything really leading the eye back on.The design of her outfit is really nice I'm really digging her armor and her skirt is nice too. As far as lighting goes I think you should try making the girl and the dog a little more cool, and a little less saturated. I say that because the main light source is sunset but the main figures are facing a way from the light. I think the secondary light should be more dim creating a more appropriate contrast from foreground to background.
Hi! This truly is a great piece of art, but since you requested critiques, I'd love to help out a fellow artist! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt="" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=" (Smile)"/> There are only a few minor details that I could spot that really just deal with finesse. The first detail I found that could be worked on was the finger above the left hand's sword. I'm not quite sure, but it just doesn't fully sit right with me. Maybe try adding a bit more detail such as the curves of the finger around where the joints are <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt="" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=" (Smile)"/> The second is the pupils in the eyes, which don't quite look like the pupils are looking in the same direction (the right looking to the left and the left looking more upwards). The third may or may not be correct, I may be interpreting the texture incorrectly, but on the small creature at the bottom it seems its head has more texture than its smooth body. P.S. Sorry for making this so long, there's apparently a word limit XD
The only major problem I see is that you've replicated the most common problem in comic book depictions of women, which is to break the woman's back in order to show her breasts and butt simultaneously.