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No bikini-warrior
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Published: December 28, 2010
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December 2010

Yep, exactly what the title says. :XD:

If I could blame one person for inspiring me to create this, I’d choose :icondeepwoodian: and his “heavy metal” girls. ;) Shame on you for influencing me!

A nice little exercise all around after having a serious serious dry spell during November and December (work, not feeling well, other daily stuff that’s constantly getting in the way, etc). The first sketches however developed way earlier this fall during boring periods at work.

Mechanical pencil 0.5 and 0.7 mm. Slightly larger than A4 size. Minor touch-ups in PS (because scanned pieces never looks like they do in reality.

Feautred here: [link]
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sirenabonita's avatar
this would be a much more practical way of going into battle ;-)
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Loulin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it would, wouldn't it? :D

An enormous "thank you" for the 3 month Premius Membership. That was so incredibly kind of you! It really brightened a bad day, that's for sure.
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a brightened day is always good ;-) glad to be of service :lol:
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Laggtastic|Professional General Artist
Wow...most impressive work !:wow:
Very cool details, nice armour and great pose and proportions aswell:):)
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Loulin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :D Glad you liked it. I had a lot of fun making it and almost a year later it's still a favourite.
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Laggtastic|Professional General Artist
Your most welcome:D
Yea...one of my favourite drawings of my own are also some old ones haha, they got some kinda impact to me, even though it's not very recent^^
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Loulin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I had quite a lot of fun drawing this one, so I'm glad you liked it. :)
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No bikini-clad warrior indeed! This piece is incredible. I love the samuraish looking armor and blades. Did you have a particular race of warriors in mind, or is this amazonian all from your mind's eye? I also really dig the flourish in the background. Looks partly like a wave and partly like the old fashion banners in old maps & woodcuts. :)
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Loulin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't have anything particular in mind, no. I tried not to look at different costumes or armours while working with it so I wouldn't be too "sullied" by someome elses design. Just tried to come up with someting by myself, which then surprisingly turned rather asian; you're not the first to notice that.

The torn banner in the background was a last minute idea to make the background a little less boring. Glad you liked the drawing. It's still a personal favourite of mine. :)
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Thank god for brilliant last-minute ideas, eh? ;)
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Loulin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely. :D
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Hera-of-Stockholm's avatar
Toppen! Väldigt detaljrik!
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Loulin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stort tack. Kul att du gillade den. :)
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NordicLynx|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rustningen är så välgjord! Imponerande :)
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Loulin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stort tack. Kul att du gillade den. :)
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Serekunda|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm always in awe of people who take the time to draw detailed clothes/armour/background. I never have the patience for it. :blush: This is very good, and YES, practical warrior gear!
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Loulin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Patience is a blessing and when it comes to art I have bucketloads of it. :giggle: (Unfortunately it's lacking in other areas)

Glad you liked the piece. Thank you very much. :)
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leotheyardiechick|Professional Traditional Artist
I love it, especially for the title and how she's rendered. I will never understand how you can be running around with your vital areas exposed to all incoming arrows and sword strikes.

Well, I understand WHY they're drawn that way, but come on! :giggle:
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Loulin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well... got to have fun with the titles as well as the images. :D I find the idea of a hard-as-steel female warrior very amusing and attractive but the clothing in that particular imagery hasn't always been on the practical side. So let's take a moment and cover ourself up a bit, eh? ;)

Thanks for swinging by - glad you liked it.
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Yoni-Danziger|Professional General Artist
:wave:
This piece is featured here [link]
(Fantastic piece Louise :la: She looks like you :D)
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Loulin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blushes: Well... I kind of used myself as a reference and then thought: why not use my appearance as well while I'm at it? (With some alterations of course) Who doesn't want to be a cool-looking warrior? :D

And thanks for the :+fav: and the feature. :hug: Glad you liked it.
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Yoni-Danziger|Professional General Artist
You're welcome Louise, it's a great idea,
I've done it myself once, though it was only a face portrait that I'm sure you'll remember [link]
Anyway, it's beautiful and I loved it! :love:
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