Fantasy Art

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ugly Centaur

Warrior Women aren't always pretty.
I know this sketch began in life drawing class, but at some point it all went wrong and started looking horrible.  So as the saying goes "when life gives you lemons, make horrible cloven-hoofed-centaur flavored lemonade."

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Warrior Women Wednesday

I'll make two predictions in relation to this picture.
One, people who think it's very nice and historically accurate will later moan and wail if I draw the exact same picture minus most of the clothing.  "No warrior Ever!  -In the entire history of Ever!- walked out the door without being encased in plate armor from head to toe!
The interesting thing about this absolute historical fact is that it's neither absolute nor historical nor a fact.  Nor is it even consistent with the rest of the assertions made by the arguer.   If I draw a nearly naked male gladiator, no problem.  A bare chested pirate, no problem.  An Indian in a loincloth, no problem. a cavalier in a poofy shirt, no problem.  A woman in any kind of shirt, no problem.  But if the woman isn't wearing a shirt then suddenly it's a problem as tall as the sky. 
They don't say "nudity offends me put some clothes on her, they hide behind a completely fictitious "historical fact" about warriors Always being encased in armor from head to toe, but it only applies to drawings of bare breasted women, it's not a historical fact in any other context.
In truth I could respect the objections of anyone who told me that they find breasts offensive or threatening or arousing, and don't want to look at that sort of thing because it makes them uncomfortable with their own insecurities.  I wouldn't agree or change my ways, but I could respect that the person spelled out their actual objections instead of hiding behind some phony excuse.

The other prediction I'll make is that people will say "Gosh Gil gets really prickly and defensive when you bring up this topic.  I wonder why that is?"

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Warrior women month continues

Warrior women month soldiers on.
All of those messy sketchy lines are unimportant because I'm going to trace over the drawing later and do a new one. In a way this piece of paper is not the drawing, this is me discovering what the drawing is going to be.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Flowers and Butterflies

It's a well documented fact that warrior women like flowers and butterflies as well as the next guy.

Friday, April 13, 2018

There's warrior women everywhere!

If this looks a bit rough it's because the head and arms have been erased several times which is a harsh thing to do to newsprint. But it doesn't really matter because we'll be tracing all of these pictures later anyways. This is just the concept sketch for what's coming later.

Thursday, April 12, 2018


It's National Warrior Women Month and we're celebrating with a new picture of a warrior woman every day. Alright this one is a bit more of a mage than a fighter, but warrior none the less. This costume is loosely based on some cosplayers I've seen. I changed the outfit to look more functional. Craft foam can do things that real armor can't I don't actually know who the character is, but it must be someone specific because I've seen several costumes of the same design.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018