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Paladin by Aerythes Paladin by Aerythes
A female paladin. Capable, no-nonsense and slightly haughty.

Most of the effort is put into her armor design. I guess I like the result, but it'll probably be very expensive platemail if it is actually made.
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tcmneedler Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
I was going to comment on the armor, but it looks like 134 people or so have already done that. 😊😊:)
I really like this drawing.
brutishdreader Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
when i think of a paladin I think of this picture
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... Practical armor...? Feminine...? Badass...? ... I'm so happy... QwQ
Jennawynn Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay for useful armor!
7APTARSHI Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
insanitiser Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Unlike most female paladins I see (where their armor looks like naughty lingerie made out of steel) this looks more like what a woman knight would choose to wear, Awesome job!
Meowmeowmeow21 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
In spite of everyone else complimenting her armor, I'm going to do it too... It is incredibly refreshing to see female armor that preserves the beauty of the female form, but still functions as effective protection in battle
benjaminiah Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Thank you for drawing a female character that has actual practical armor and doesn't look more like a stripper than a knight.
OverdrivePrime Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I like the design a lot! Her armor is practical, well-articulated and strong, yet clearly feminine. It's great to see female armor like this, particularly with the vast wash of goofy 'boob-window' or midriff-baring plate armor out there.
Shawnis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I really like this artwork here. A female paladin that looks ready to fight,and not one that looks like she is ready to dance a strip tease.
Mace2Facer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the cleanliness of the armor. Looks kinda futuristic at points, too.
sunshineLEMONAID Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm looking through here for some good references, and I really, really love the armor design you did for her! No nonsense, completely covered, and will actually protect her when she gets in a fight.
Pencilreader Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Wow! Awesome love everything about this drawing ur amazing!
MizoreJedi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I like the face of this paladin! Good drawing!
mechandir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Love that look on her face and that hairstyle. It's just all business. Fantastic looking armor, exactly how a paladin should look!
NozomiB Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Excellent :D
House-Lyrander Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A woman in fantasy... dressed sensibly? GENIUS!!!
Lord0Slayer Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
All platemail is expensive. Back in the day, it'd cost as much as a new car does now, or somewhere around that.

With that aside, I really do like the design. It seems functional, but very visualy appealing. And great use of shading. And your character's face clearly displays all the qualities you have in the description. My only quibble is that the angle her sword hilt suggests that we should at least see the end of the scabbard behind her.

A great piece. You should be proud.
KazEtsura Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just... Beautiful <3

Can I call her Jerina? ...well, I guess it makes no difference to you =p
It's just that.. I have a lot of "unused" characters rolling in my head and one of them is the female paladin, namely Jerina. I've tried to draw her, and I've even tried to compose her a theme song. Both ended up as half-assed crap.. This just looks so much like what I've imaginated her to be :nod:

Then, a real question; may I try my hand at making a colored version of this? I just get an urge to do it when I look at this, much because of what I explained earlier ^^''
Deathsender Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
ForTheLoveofSatire Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Would you feel comfortable submitting this image into the Battle Ready Womyn group? [link] Were a group dedicated to realistically armoured women warriors and respectful interpretations of them and feel this artwork fits group qualifications. Hope you chose to contribute! (This would be best submitted into the Metal Ages folder).
cazarott Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
is sow beuty and the armor is amazing ( sorry if my inglish is bad :s )
bloblord5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
looks like a space-paladin; needs an energy blade and it would be complete!
Fireproofwitches Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
cool design!:D
DrMadison Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Chebayev Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work m8 ,, I rarely use pen and paper anymore ,, since I got pen & tablet

here check out mine if you want !! ..

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Worlds forgeting by a worlds forgot !!
Raitvia-kun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Writer
I love it. Can you make a tutorial for this kind of stuff? Please?
LeucisticCrow Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good balance between fashion and function, and the detail in this picture is fabulous. The shading, too, is AMAZING. 10/10
Amafel-Elf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like her armor. Mainly because it's simple. Too many people make aromor so bulky and heavy looking. Not this though.
Baetones Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional
Awesome armor design, love the shield to. Soulder plates and chest plate the best.
Xariamaru Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah this is really something else!
TomQuoVadis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What's this? A fantasy girl character not wearing a revealing leather outfit? Truly this is a rare find!
KAVALIER Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Great work there!
Nice armor too.
theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Terrific indeed. Kinda remind me of Berzerk, too.
ElysiaHawksbrink Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! I like the realism of it. The armour is practical, fits her, and looks like it can take a beating. Wish I had a set of my own! :D Keep it up!
link-leonhart Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
what a great design, congrats =)
M-A-R-T Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
I like it!
kittyzero Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The armor design in great, it looks fuctional and still stunning. The character is defiently female but in a practical and still visually apprealing way. Great design.
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb sketch! Armor design, proportion and shading are perfect.
klontr Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
good work!

that's weird, i think there is some similitude between this work and some of mine... even if you seem better than me! i'll check your other drawings. have a look at mine and give your impression if you wish!

a plus tard!
nekodemonstar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very nice! Design seems practical and flexible.
danceingox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
now this is a thing that I call great drawing!
darkelf6 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
This is absolutely beautiful!
HuxtableK Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Loving comment followed by dumb question:

I love that you put a woman in armor that doesn't have a plunging neckline or a bare midriff. Practicality is the est part of this.

Also, do you happen to have any bio information on this character? I'm intensely curious, and feel that I must know. Please?
Messokori Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
that's very impressive! The detail on the armor is beautiful.
Aleks-Palke Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
This is awesome yet again. I love how much detail you put into her armor, but it seems like something is missing. I think she'd look friggin' sweet with a helmet, one that covers her face and stuff. But that's just me xD

It's a great drawing. And I can totally tell she's haughty =D
botchiball Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
beautiful armor concept : ).
WolfofAztec Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
nice, the armor has a functional quality to it. And besides the point of her armor she's cute.
Azzen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very Joan-of-Arc-ish. And I mean that as a complement. ^_^
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