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Red Sonja.

Celtic women used to fight alongside the men, were equal to men in fighting, went on raids with them, and were just as likely to abduct women as the celtic men were.

Red Sonja shouldn't be waify or look like a typical catwalk or bikini model, but should look really solid and strong. She should have arms that look able to swing swords and grapple and wrestle, a powerful core instead of a wasp waist, and strong legs from running around the hyborean wilderness all the time.

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XkingpenX Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen~! If a character's supposed to be strong, then give him or her the qualities of a strong person~! Otherwise the inconsistencies ruin any story, no matter how attractive the art is. This is very solid, if something were to come against her, with her physique, she'd be able to handle it. Very good job, sir.
Cael-Free Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Loved the pose loved the art amazing work!
Ninshuber Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Finally, a rendition of Red Sonja that actually befits the character of the David C. Smith and Richard L. Tierney novels! Granted, it was the early '80s and ACE wanted to sell books, but as a young girl looking for battle-hardened heroines to idolize at the time, I found it rather annoying that the cover art rendered by a certain famous fellow had nothing to do with the story, let alone the character (and comic book artists ran with the imagery). In fact, the introduction to the first book "Red Sonja: The Ring of Ikribu" by Roy Tomas notes how the character came into being for the Conan comic books, but how various women in history and in Howard's stories influenced their shaping of her. And yes, even at my age, I still have all 6 Smith & Tierney novels, and have no desire to part with them. Although I have no daughter, maybe my son will enjoy them when he is older; I await to hear his commentary.
subedei Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
cool nice pose and cloth folds, like the characterisation
Cinsev Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice work! lots of great detail in the image and its very lively!
AriochIV Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Super nifty.
heymatt Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Jim! How've you been?
oddhatter Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
this is great! i love it!
heymatt Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Thanks, Shing!
JKCarrier Featured By Owner May 12, 2010   Digital Artist
This is awesome.
heymatt Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Thanks, man!
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May 11, 2010
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