Thank you, I am glad you liked them both.
Yes, it took me a while to put that drawing together of Marianne. I pretty much worked from her shoulders down and then finished with her head. I did it that way because I wasn't sure if I was going to give her a helmet or not. But after watching Strange Magic again and paying attention to the soldier's armor, most of them had some kind of protective headgear. So it would make sense that Marianne had a helmet. I thought of her armor more medium as it is mostly leather. The 'leaves' are actually made of leather and are not actual leaves. But you might know more about armor than I do and I did take liberties at having some areas of her body exposed and this is basically for writer's license at making her look more attractive and sexy for Bog. I wanted her arm details to show, so that is the main reason why she doesn't have upper arm coverings. Also there is a hint of her abdomen showing on the sides. The 'six pack' on the front is obviously faux, but it was a popular style on men's armor. As for her helmet, those are horns and not antennae. It was Maleficent that gave me the idea for the helmet (since her horns curve that way) in addition to seeing something similar on line. I just reworked it to fit Marianne's head and made it a bit more elaborate. Did you read the description below the drawing? I put much information there that explains my inspirations as well as the drawing processes.
Thank you again. I have to say that I love the way Spydera turned out myself. For one, she turned out FAR more attractive than I thought. Especially her face / head. Yes, her hands are awesome. I saw someone do gloves with fingernails like that and I went nuts over it. Her outfit is her armor as well, and yes, in her case it is a light armor, but it is very strong. Made from tightly woven spider silk, it is a very comfortable armor. It is more flexible than Marianne's armor too. On top of that she can self heal (which is mentioned later on in my story), so it is for the most part just added protection. In my description I mention that she is not only very strong but also very fast and agile. So she could stop just about anything that comes her way. For her collar, I wanted to create a 'spider web' like look and it came out pretty good. I am surprised that you seemed to be put off by her build. But yes, I made her look that way intentionally. (Did you read the descripton?) In my story she is almost a head taller than Bog. Let's say his head scales come up to her nose. Given that she is about two heads taller than Marianne. So she is a BIG woman. There is a scene in my story in which she has an altercation with Bog and quickly disarms him. Given how strong Bog is, for her to overpower him she would need great strength. So I wanted to show that and so I made her upper body very buff. Her upper body is about the same build as Roland's. But because she is larger than him physically, proportionately she is also far stronger than him. I initially was going to give Spydera a less attractive look, but since she does end up getting a love interest in my story and she turned out better than I thought, I went with this look. Despite her masculine looking mid section and elongated drawn face. She still is beautiful. Unlike her look, she does come off as feminine and not masculine. So she walks and sits like a lady does. She very much acts as the queen she is. I don't want to give too much away as I am not sure if you want to read my fanfic or not.
Thank you again for the kind comments. I was hoping that you would like them.
BTW, I have a surprise for you. I don't want to really tell you though since you have not read the story, but l am going to say that I am borrowing an idea from you. It is Bog with butterfly wings. You are probably wondering why, but again, I don't want to give away my story. And no, I didn't copy your wing style for him, I came up with my own...but I did get the idea from you and I will mention that in the description for my next chapter. I am definitely going to be doing a drawing...at least of Bog's backside with these new wings. I just finished the preliminary wing design last night. How do they look? Well, let's just say they are pretty fitting for the Bog King.