This thread is for sharing pictures of females in sensible, sane, and above all safe
An update - I've had a major rethink about what this thread and it's accompanying blog are for. I want to tackle the sexual objectification of women in fantasy/sci-fi art in a positive way. Instead of criticising the negatives (and there are loads of places to do that) I'm going to share the positives. I'm pretty much applying the same rules to women in armor that you see in most images of men wearing armor i.e. covering everything that needs covering but still allowing silly spikey bits, boob or keel plates (as men have these as well!) I've chosen to forget the rules that apply to male barbarians as images of both genders running around in the snow in leather swimwear are just utterly barmy and should
be ignored!Please include the name of the artist
, and preferably a link to their gallery or web site. Don’t pirate art, and always give credit where credit is due.
One of my personal bugbears is images of females in armour. The vast majority have gratuitous displays of naked midriffs; buttocks and upper thighs in skin tight cloth or nothing at all; acres of uncovered cleavage held up by serious uplift metal corsetry; or in the worst case ridiculously large breasts barely hidden by thin strips of whatever that miraculously never fall off. And don't even think about the chafe factor!
Armour is supposed to protect your vulnerable bits, not put them on display. As the wise woman said - Never go into battle wearing leather fetish gear or metal lingerie.Click on the artist's name to link to their gallery.
What Can You Get Away With In These PixI know these are not strictly sensible and practical, but I'm going to allow the following list, or else this would be a very short thread, and we would miss too much great art:- Breast plates with actual breast shapes in the metal/leather; high heels; silly sticking out bits - spikes, hooks etc ; Pauldrons (over the shoulder) that are way too high or big; anatomy that's not very realistic, but is part of the artist's style; grab-able long hair or braids; daft or silly helmets.
Also, although I started with medieval or pseudo-medieval armor, lets include all historical, fantasy and sci fi
For the absolute opposite of these pix, check out this wonderful thread http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/21721/unrealistic-fantasy-art/