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Mega Woman Collab  - Jewel Woman by prnnography Mega Woman Collab  - Jewel Woman by prnnography
Ended up taking part in :iconandrewdickman:'s Mega Woman Gender Swap Collab. Despite the few naysayers who look too deeply into the motives behind this collab, I found the concept of switching the character's gender to be really innocent and a nice way to get the gears turning. I was honestly expecting sexist, objectifying (and boring) mecha-tans, but with a few exceptions, the results are actually fantastic and I love the range of approaches the artists took to their pieces! Please check them out on Andy's Tumblr post and in his video!

I personally haven't gotten any flack about this, but I feel like this needs to be said on behalf of other artists who may feel the same way. I didn't make Jewel Woman stereotypically girly because my concept of femininity is rigid and narrow. I did it because I myself unabashedly love shiny pretty things, fashion, and makeup and Jewel Man particularly lends himself to such a transformation. Any excuse to put these elements to work is an excuse I will happily take. I love THIS particular expression of femininity, and my liking it is neither a denial nor denigration of other expressions.

To be honest though, I did not jump on the opportunity to genderswap Jewel Man. Someone dropped out and I was asked to take that person's place. I also happened to run a Jewel Man collab which JUST ended a while ago, so I was able to use this artwork for my own collaboration as well. Talk about a really convenient coincidence! Please check out that collab too. I slaved over that website for weeks.

I legit love her so much now. That's narcissistic as hell, but it's the truth. I want lots of fan art of her. I want to ship her with Tabby's Star Woman. I want a figure of her. Oh no, what have I done?
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Crossfire7 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
Nice design! Looks like what Rouge would be if she was a bot girl instead of a bat girl. I picture her talking like MLP: FiM's Rarity, with all the "darlings" and such. Makes me think they should allow Woman versions of various themes we've seen (stuff like Flame Woman, etc.). And I'm totally on board with embracing feminine beauty on women.
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FlameWhirlwind Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
really digging this design

i get a distinct Rouge the bat vibe from it... y'know. if she was less "flirty seductive theif" and more flamboyant
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prnnography Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
I love Rouge's look! And yes, she's super glamorous, flamboyant, and self-assured. Thank you for the comment!
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MrXLOlavarria Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
I really dig this character concept of Jewel Man as Jewel Woman. I would love to see some of the other characters turned female in your style. That would be super awesome! Great job!
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SweetDream87 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
OMG her design is amazing!! ^^
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kingchristine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
So darn pretty! Rouge the bat will be so jealous!
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PuddingCan Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you sure this isn't just old Jewels in a dress? I've heard he's the fashionable type
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Justsomecatheu Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Welp, I think we found Jewel Man waifu for life....fu
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AceOfStCanardKLy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016   Artist
What a hottie, she's got dat hourglass shape and almost everything.
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TheCartridgeTilter Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is phenomenal! Have you made other Mega Man Gender-Bends like this? I'd love to see your work in my group!
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JewelMaiden Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG I love this!! Jewels... <3 
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AceOfStCanardKLy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015   Artist
She's hot!
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MetallicChuckaboo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Pretty nice, I wish there more pictures of her :3
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prnnography Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Funny, same here!;)
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metroidfannumber2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Whoa... this is certainly breathtaking.
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Dracozombie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This design is wonderful.  Seriously, she's confident and just plain beautiful.  Also an added bonus is how tasteful the design is in regards to Rule 63--how many male-to-female 63s have you seen where the idea of "genderbent" is just "tits, hips, and skimpiness"?
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prnnography Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2014
Thank you! You're making me bashful!

I'm honestly not too bothered if people just want to add some curves and call it a day, because I mean, that's our thing, we have more concavity and convexity than dudes - even women who aren't straight-up voluptuous. If everyone's a bombshell, that's certainly boring and nauseating, but I think it's up to the interpretation of the artist what a Rule 63 prompt entails. I wanted to do something more dramatic and different, but it's fine if others want to leave their character relatively unchanged aside from figure. I agree though that skimpiness, on the other hand, is usually a copout. Again, it's the artist's call, and it if it makes sense for the character to be sensual/tempting, great, that's a thoughtful choice! But it shouldn't be treated as a definitive feminine characteristic.
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Dracozombie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Because it's so preeeety. *-*

It's not so much the blatant sexualization that bugs me, so much as it is the overabundance of it.  I'm all for artistic liberties, but when you see another loli/stripper cosplaying as a Robot Master for the tenth time in a row, you start wanting something different for a change.  Don't get me wrong, there are some 63s that are just plain adorable, but then you also have designs like this where if it didn't have labels saying who's who, I probably wouldn't connect that they were the MM2 Robot Masters.

But not only can I believe that your Jewel Woman here is a legitimate Jewel Man-turned-Woman, you actually put character in the design.  Jewel Man is already pretty fab, but transformed into a feminine woman?  She feels genuine.  What's also great, and unusual among 63ers, is that you kept Jewel Man's face design.  Believe me, just about any other Jewel Woman pics would've made it into a generic cute face, so I like how you really stayed true to the original.
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prnnography Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2014
Ugh, the stripperific stuff - you are so right. We're definitely on the same page! 

I know you're not one of the people who ragged on it, but what you pointed out is like, the exact reason I thought the Mega Woman Collab results were such a surprise! Back in the day, your bad example was 99% of the MM genderbends I'd seen up to this point, so I didn't have high expectations for the collab. But people for the most part shied away from the mecha-tan approach this time! Like, long hair is a cliched way of marking a character as female, but the ways those people who DID incorporate long hair or a semblance of it worked it into their designs were clever and/or tasteful, and that was nice:)

Aw man, you are killing me! But yeah, the silly cartoony faces are such a charming, unique staple of MM character design - I couldn't imagine changing that when making a female version! It's so heartwarming and validating to see people call her pretty and beautiful even though I didn't give her the typical hot/cute girl face;_; Thank you again~
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Dracozombie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I was surprised by the amount of unique genderbends in that contest, too.  In fact, I once talked about it to one of my buddies on the subject, eventually turning into the question of chubby female Robot Masters... seriously.  I guess the contestants knew they'd have to pull out all the stops if they want to compete, giving us some pretty unique designs.

Haha, when I think about it, a lot of my favorite Robot Masters back in the day (and present time) have those faces.  Gravityman and Chargeman are two examples, and I think Brightman used to be as well.  It just goes to show there are plenty of ways to show beauty without relying on the hotness you'd usually expect.
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prnnography Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
I love all of those guys! The former two are super badasses.

Oh, it wasn't even a contest - just a collaborative, cooperative effort. It's nice to be a part of something and not have to be preoccupied by the competitive aspect of it.
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Dracozombie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's nice to hear that other people like them because Gravityman and Chargeman have, like, three fans.  I mean, really, how do you go wrong with a gravity-controller and a train?

Oh, I thought it was an actual contest.  I guess when there's no pressure, it's easier to just have fun with something.
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Snake--man Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AS MUCH AS I DISAGREE WITH THOSE SAYING JEWEL SHOULD HAVE BEEN A WOMAN, I love this design forever and ever :heart: she really looks amazing
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Dollwoman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I swear this character should have just been a woman. This  just seems so right. She's so glamorous  here!
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prnnography Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Thank you kindly~ I love Jewel Man so much though, haha, I wouldn't want to live in a world without him.

(btw, your Lunar/Wolf Man is a really cool concept!)
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Dollwoman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. Don't get me wrong he is awesome as a man too! Thanks so much! :happybounce: 
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Angel-Die Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks awesome!
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SnowmanEX711 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the diva impression you gave her. Now I wish she was official, like Honey Woman.
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JusteDesserts Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I legitimately wish this were the official design.

Along with Honey Woman.
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imbisibol Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome stuff. One of my favorites in the collab! :D She looks so grandiose with all the fur and the glam. Very fitting for her name and theme. :D
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CrossoverGamer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
made much more sense now we need more female robot masters
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fortissimo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dem colors.  <3
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NekoPinkShooter Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Your design is so cute! >w< It makes me want to check out other stuff from the collab! Now I want a figure of her too.........
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prnnography Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Kyaaaa thank you~ Hmm, maybe if I ever get to mass producing one...
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digitallyfanged Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
So fab! Jewel Woman is rocking!
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mandy-kun Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is so lovely!
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DJmadflava Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
The true essence of bling.
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R-o-x-a-s Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SHE IS FANTABULOUS I LOVE HER SO MUCH.

That reminds me, I should post up my Timewoman. :o
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prnnography Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Oh that was yours? Hahaha, she looked so disgruntled in that skirt
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R-o-x-a-s Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
Yeah, at first she was going to be all peppy; and then when looking up Timeman he had this like...permanent expression of..."......>:[" 

I guess for Timewoman, it's always that time of the month! hue hue hue hue
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beezebeora Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
this is too perfect;; I love the design a lot too! Its as you said, she looks very narcissistic, and look like she has a good personality and trait!
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prnnography Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Thank you so much!! I meant that *I* am narcissistic for liking my own design so much, haha, but I guess she would be very narcissistic herself!^^
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beezebeora Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
idk i don't think its narcissistic to like your design ;w;(you should anyways, its really good) adslkfjasdf
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prnnography Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Aww, you're sweet~
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M-Zoner Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
(nose bleeding)
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Cartoontriper Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
looks like Rarity it would be a Robot Master
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Kiwi-Kamikaze Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Time to chisel her out of diamonds.
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prnnography Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
You're so funny. But now I need things...
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OmegaMiltonCyber Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Writer
Jewel Woman is fabulously beautiful, BEAUTIFUL! She should be a star, or a super star! :claping:
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prnnography Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Thank you! Haha, I see her maybe as moonlighting as a superstar while being a hardworking, hands-on robot like her male counterpart despite looking like a spoiled diva by day:)
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