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
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.
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.
Can I call her Jerina? ...well, I guess it makes no difference to you 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
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 ^^''
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).
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!
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