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Into the fray by Tiuni Into the fray by Tiuni
Day 4 of Illo 365!

Based on this badass picture of a warrior lady: [link]
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Callego Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I REALLY like this and the pic that inspired you! Warrior women rock! Also, glad I found your gallery! I really like your work.
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Rosey-Mae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! :D
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BrossUno Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
That's a nice combination of blue and red! And yellow too, I guess. Do you know who the lady is that you based this on? Just curious.
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Tiuni Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I do not, unfortunately! I just saw it circulating on tumblr and I got inspired!
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Silnaur Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colours and how the character is so much darker than the background ... and that she has pretty little flowers with her warrior outfit ^_^
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Tiuni Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That was the main thing that inspired me to draw this, actually! I just loved how delicate and feminine she looked in the picture, even with all that badass armor. I'm really tired of stories where girls have to give up their femininity to be considered badass... why can't we have both!

Anyway, thank you so much!
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Silnaur Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's something that bugs me in stories too... I always love it when a heroine (or villain) manages to stay feminine in at least some small way while saving/destroying the world.
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Tiuni Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I just don't like how people see strength as exclusive to masculinity. I feel like femininity can have a lot of strength too, and girls don't have to give that up in order to "strong!"
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Silnaur Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, what gets to me is when the female character is only considered to be strong when they act like a man, and their strength proven when it's compared to men. I don't even mind if a female character becomes strong by doing the same things as a male character, as long as they're a female character who is being strong, not a female character who has become strong by acting like a man.

There are some execptions when the setting of the story means that the woman has to disguise herself as a man in order to have the chance to prove her strength, but even then it's a tricky balance between having a character who is a strong, man-like woman and a character who takes ownership of the skills she learns while in disguise.

And that's before you even get into the stories where being feminine can be a strength, or even just a normal part of a character - and not just in a "because it makes a strong character look weak and harmless to their enemies" kind of way.
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cesca-specs Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE this color palette!!
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