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Bobbie Draper

By JujuFei
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ARTFART INCOMING. Er, I mean fanart. An indulgent thing, because I just had to: Gunnery Sergeant Roberta "Bobbie" W. Draper, Martian Marine of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force. 

I seriously cannot express how much I loved the first chapter of Caliban's War; i.e the introduction of the most badass female protagonist I've read in a while. Overall enjoyed this second book more than the first book, which doesn't happen often. Am now on Abaddon's Gate. :D 

I could not for the life of me figure out how to mount a three barrelled Gatling gun on her right arm without replacing the entire arm (I'm such a noob), so that's my interpretation of her Mark III Goliath. Which should also be camo, so maybe not a flat and intense red. But eh. :P

Anyways, if you haven't read it, it's The Expanse series by James S. A Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). This fanart is for book 2: Caliban's War, but book 1: Leviathan Wakes is where you'd want to start. Great writing, incredible world building, thrilling action. Best of all, the characters have depth and are interesting, they're strong and capable in their own ways, and are SO diverse. <3 
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marsellus-longus's avatar

can you draw her in the Missile Ride scene from Nemesis Games?

So Martian power armor looks like Doomguy....
That fits absolutely perfectly.  
Love it!
snickerdoobles's avatar
pooleac's avatar
One of my favorite characters from this series!  Nice rendition too - just how I imagined her.

I totally get the Gatling gun problem.  I feel like the author may have used some literary magic on the whole power armor thing.  It sounds like it would have to be really big and yet it seems to fit inside corridors meant for ordinary people. The Gatling Gun goes on her arm...but where do those thousands of rounds of ammo stay and how does it get to the gun?
Rob-Cavanna's avatar
Damn good, Bobbie D! 
ShasO-Fish's avatar
It's probably just me, but I always imagined the gatling gun as under slung from the hand, like this:…

Great work either way.  The scenes with Bobbie in her armor were amazing in "Caliban's War."
JujuFei's avatar
No, I thought the same! I just couldn't figure out how it attached exactly (since it was also detachable, and still left the suit fully functional), and was also stuck on how to render it convincingly. xD 

And yes! I was so happy she appeared in Nemesis Games too.
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JujuFei's avatar
Woah, that's super cool. :D Thanks for the heads up!
JysT's avatar
Absolutely fantastic! She looks just like how I imagined her. I can't wait to see her show up in the show, I hope they do her and her badass power armor justice.
autumnlover-pl's avatar
Totally agree. I have nothing against Frankie Adams, she is cute, sexy and all. But IMHO its a similar case to a Tomb Raider movies. They just choose a wrong actress for the role. This character calls for someone more like a Gwendoline Christie.
JujuFei's avatar
I really hope they cast her well! I haven't seen any of the show, really, but I know the authors have quite a large involvement. So I have faith~ :D
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