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.