This is a drawing I did of my female rogue in the game Dragon’s Dogma - this game is great for character customization and I super recommend it if you’re frustrated with having to have “beautiful” female characters in skimpy not-armor (though you can also make your characters wear skimpy clothing - it’s your choice! which I think is great honestly) Also the game is fun haha
I designed these last semester at uni, though I didn’t get to actually model them (this might change this semester). All 3 sets are modular within Photoshop and the pieces are interchangeable. I had begun working on a fourth set, but that never ended up being built.
“An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a female warrior. Members of the samurai class in feudal Japan, they were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war.”
* While female samurai existed, from what I was able to track down about this photo it actually came from a set of photos taken of a Kubiki Theater troop at the time.
Nice photo shoot from “vidrig” here on Tumblr submitted for your perusal. If you click the photo, it will take you to her Tumblr for the rest of the photos.
Remember Sorsha (Joanne Whalley) from Willow? There was a woman who commanded forces, kicked butt, and did it all without sculpted chestplates and excessive amounts of skin showing.
About the image at http://womenfighters.tumblr.com/post/20823677674/unable-to-source… It´s a side-page illustration for a Spanish-made rpg called Anima.
The illustrator is Wen M (Deviantart http://wen-m.deviantart.com/). He has quite a lot of artwork of the medieval persuasion, but sadly, I think you´ll find few of it is suitable for this page. He has a marked tendency for flambuoyancy in armor and creature design, save rare exceptions like http://wen-m.deviantart.com/art/Commission-The-Girl-Knight-53168279, for example.
The artist looks to be Megan Lloyd, here: http://thirdchildart.blogspot.com/2012/12/character-bio-syleah.html
Thanks for the info! See, this is why it’s very important that if you’re going to submit someone’s artwork, I need to know who it was by, what the art is called, etc. I tried doing an image search for that artwork and TinEye wasn’t able to give me anything.