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Flame from Soil 1024x768 by Gorrem Flame from Soil 1024x768 by Gorrem
This started out as a sketch I did 2 years ago which I decided to paint. The " story" I had in mind was this peasant girl who runs away from her farm life to become a knight, rebelling against class, family and gender bias to fullfill her dream. Thus the title.

What I find repetitive about most female medieval warriors is that A) they're always squeeky clean with their hair in fashionable perms (tell me people, where is the Pro-V shampoo being manufactured in 900 AD?), B) they're either under dressed or over dressed, and C) they're always so cocky. I tried to avoid these factors in my piece.

same version as previous in 1024 x 768.
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dropemcityrecords Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So atmoshpheric!
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ForTheLoveofSatire Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Would you feel comfortable submitting this image into the Battle Ready Womyn group? [link] Were a group dedicated to realistic/semi-realistic armoured women warriors and feel this artwork fits group qualifications. Hope you chose to contribute! (This would be best submitted into the Metal Ages folder).
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist
I'd be cocky too if I could kill dragons in a chainmail bikini ;)
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mercc1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
I think you almost described Joan of Arc almost =P
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LaSpook Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Student Photographer
Great work! :o
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Voice-of-the-Dead Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
This almost reminds me of a novella by Tamora Pierce but it is also quite a bit different.
^_^ I like this
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Leadcrow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2004
This is amazing. She's gorgeous, I love the feel of this!! May I use it as my desktop background? ^^
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grabiasz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
I like this :) but crossbow is better, she can't shoot from bow when she have armored gloves, and chainmail is no good for foot fight, :) i tell this as user of this stuff :) :+fav: but.. i like this cuty :)
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Little-Katydid Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2004
Her eyes are just amazing! They have so much life in them! They were the first thing that caught my eye. I also love the disigns you put on the armor and the birds flying in the background are a really great touch to the pic.
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bellatrix Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
Great piece! I like the composition... the birds are a nice touch. (adds to favourites) :)
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