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Rime Coldspray colored

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Published: June 3, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 zorm
Older general-type warrior women (well, she's maybe about 2000 and not...uh...very delicate either) appear so rarely in fantasy books that this needed drawing.

(Yes the sword is made of granite.)

WIP shot: [link]
Norse/Finnish myth influences, as usual.
Layout originally inspired by the "Harrow cover" of Against All Things Ending.

(c) Stephen R Donaldson
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Amazing work on a little-explored theme. As others have noted, the detail is amazing. Thanks for this!
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AeflinHobbyist Traditional Artist
So good!!! Exactly how I pictured her!
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ShadaanProfessional Digital Artist
AWESOME!

The armor detail is particularly eye-catching. :)
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KeirTanakaHobbyist Artist
Kinda looks like Granny Goodness 2 me :sherlock:looks juuuuust like her I say!
I appreciate tha much-needed appearance of this older "stonewall" general as well! We C plenty of older men still capable of combat N fantasy movies all tha time! We've seen em N Star Wars, like every Sean Connery movie, most recently N Lord of the Rings as well! The older warrior woman-type isn't exactly undone but it is rather rare as the only 1 that comes 2 mind is Lin Bei-Fong from the animated sequel Avatar series!
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zorm Digital Artist
Hahahaha there IS a similarity, albeit unintentional. XD XD I didn't know the character so had to google it. I suppose it's the hairdo.

Beifong kicks arse. ^_^
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KeirTanakaHobbyist Artist
Let's say tha hairdo is actually just tha topping on tha likenesses between tha 2 from what I C!
ALSO
I'm way N2 "Linorra" by tha way!
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zorm Digital Artist
...except that Rime's something like 11ft tall and 2000-odd years old. XD XD Granny might be her...evil mini-me?
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KeirTanakaHobbyist Artist
Something like that!
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ZoushaHobbyist Writer
The detail on this is astounding, especially those aegishjallmir on the greaves (did I spell that right?)!
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zorm Digital Artist
Thanks. :D I think it's spelled Ægishjálmarnir (definite plural).
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ZoushaHobbyist Writer
However it's spelled, it is definitely awesome. I'm not gonna lie, your drawings are what inspired me to pick up the TC books.
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zorm Digital Artist
Heh, they're not for everyone, but hope you're liking them. :D I finished The Last Dark today (one of those Advanced Reader Copies), and, apart from Steven Erikson's Midnight Tides, the best book I've read all year.
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ZoushaHobbyist Writer
I am, Zorm, I am.  CARRY ON! :D
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Brett-NeufeldProfessional Digital Artist
Wow, an older looking fantasy woman... that actually looks really cool! I love it, immediate favourite.
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zorm Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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KingKaarleProfessional Traditional Artist
Aijai mie jo odottelinkin millon tämä tulee valmiiksi! :) Herkullista jälkeä, sumuinen efekti on onnistunut hienosti, ja tottakai kuvan soturirouva vie tietenkin koko potin. Nuo miekan heijastukset/hehkut on kyllä kans silmiä hivelevän kauniit.

On kyllä aina raikas tuulahdus nähdä näitä sun töitäs :+fav:
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zorm Digital Artist
Kiitti. :D Miekka on muuten graniittimöhkäle (tai ainakin jotain sinne päin), eli tällä kertaa ihan sen omaa koristusta. Tekstuurit kätevästi lähikallioleikkauksesta.
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ks-clawProfessional General Artist
Oooo that is beautiful!
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zorm Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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Beautiful work - thanks for not following the stereotypes! :)
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zorm Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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