Blending the classical Italian style (including quite a bit of portraiture) with modern and fantasy themes, Florentine artist Ausonia — the ancient Greek name for lower Italy — imbues his creations with stunning depth and […]
A few of these paintings have appeared on this blog before, especially as cover images to snippets from my urban fantasy novel, and for good reason. The works of Malaysian cover artist Qistina Khalidah, AKA […]
Greek artist Othon Nikolaidis paints some of the most epic fantasy heroines I’ve seen. Find more by the artist on his ArtStation page.
I started this collection several years ago because I wanted to highlight fantastic art with female characters outside the traditional sexualized roles of foe and prize: vile hag and sexy vixen. To be clear, I […]
A periodic update to my ongoing collection, Women With Swords and Sensible Clothing. As I note each time, it isn’t that depictions of women in sexy armor, such as the image below by Luis Royo, […]
The works of Korean artist Ji Hun Lee have appeared in numerous games, and I can see why. While his style is recognizably Eastern, especially in the faces, it is also reminiscent of the colorful […]
I don’t have a problem with scantily-clad shield maidens. Conan runs around in a loincloth, baring his bulging muscles. Hardly sensible armor. The problem is — or has been — the lack of any alternative […]
This image by Kelogsloops, along with a few others, have been added to the gallery ‘Swords and Sensible Armor,’ a collection of women warriors.
Here the women met them, swords and axes in their hands, and with hideous shrieks of rage tried to drive back fugitives and pursuers alike, the fugitives as traitors, and the pursuers as foes; they […]