[ Description: A brown skinned woman with dread locked hair done up in pigtails. She’s wearing a sport bra bearing the Jamaican flag, gym shorts and ankle wraps. She has a tattoo on her near shoulder.]
[ Description: Two women with short hair — one dark skinned with dark hair being held protectively by the other who is pale skinned with orange hair. They both wear ornate tailored military dress uniforms with frilly black skirts. ]
In case you needed even more reasons to go read Monstrous Regiment, there is also a canon lesbian couple in the book, Tonker (Magda) and Lofty (Tilda).
Together they escaped from the Girls’ Working School—an institution where “Bad Girls” [aka anyone who breaks the absolutely ridiculous religious rules in Belgravia] go—and joined the army, intent on putting it as far behind them as possible. They’re absolute sweethearts and totally in love, always holding hands whenever they’re on patrol together.
Tonker is intensely protective of Lofty, and seems to be the only one who can get past how quiet the other girl is; Lofty, for her part, mostly keeps to herself and finds joy in fire…as in, she always seems to find matches and can make explosives from anything.
They disappear after the main events of the book, but the last Polly hears, the Girls’ Working School is burnt down and two slim hooded figures robbed the nearby bank…
(also I’ve been drawing the ladies in the tailored uniforms they get at the end because the book doesn’t really clarify if everyone gets every piece of regalia from the army stores, as it’s all shoddy and pilfered off of already dead soldiers x: )
[ Image: A dark skinned woman with long cornrowed hair worn in a ponytail and eyes glowing with holy fire. She wears a suit of plate armour and a flowing red cloak, and swings a glowing sword that cleaves a swath of fire through her monstrous foes. ]
I hope you don’t mind me submitting a few illustrarions of Seelah, the paladin from the Pathfinder roleplaying game, she’s stunning.
Cathay Williams - Became the first and the only known female Buffalo Soldier. Enlisting in the US Regular Army 1866 at St. Louis, Missouri for a three year engagement, passing herself off as a man.
She is the first African American female to enlist, and the only documented to serve in the United States Army posing as a man under the pseudonym, William Cathay.
Williams travelled with the 8th Indiana, accompanying the soldiers on their marches through Arkansas, Louisiana, and Georgia. She was present at the Battle of Pea Ridge and the Red River Campaign. At one time she was transferred to Little Rock, where she would have seen uniformed African-American men serving as soldiers, which may have inspired her own interest in military service. Later, Williams was transferred to Washington, D.C., where she served with General Philip Sheridan’s command. When the war ended, Williams was working at Jefferson Barracks.
The exact date of Williams’ death is unknown, but it is assumed she died shortly after being denied a pension, probably sometime in 1892. Her simple grave marker would have been made of wood and deteriorated long ago. Thus her final resting place is now unknown.
[ Image: A dark skinned woman with short brown hair - Nessa the demon — is falling aggressively towards a mass of polearms poking up from the bottom of the picture. Wearing torso armour, a cloak, and a fierce expression, she has a naked sword in her right hand and a nearly naked fantasy damsel such as you’d see on a Conan cover in the other. ]
You see butch lesbians a lot in real life, but not very often in Sword and Sorcery. So here’s one.
Fantasy of Color is a new site worth checking out. I think it’s a great idea to broaden the horizons of Fantasy to include the rest of the world’s people!
[ Image: A black and white sketch of long time X-Men member Storm in her iconic punk mohawk phase though in a more ‘modern’ take of the look complete with high-cut panty straps riding above the hem of her jeans. She’s armed with a knife a cocky grin. ]
I cant wait for Mohawk to return , i gotta give that new costume a try as well, this drawing is getting a bit old. :)
[ Description: Three colour sketches of dark haired women, 2 dark skinned and one pale, wearing different types of plate armour. ]
[ Image: A colour 1/2 body sketch of a dark skinned woman with wavy brown hair wearing plate mail and carrying a scabbarded sword at her waist. ]
knight in shining armor
i wanted to draw metal and i gOT A LITTLE CARRIED AWAY…
WHAT A BABE
[ Description: Two women stand side by side. The first is pale skinned with short red hair, the second is dark skinned with long black hair. They both wear leather combat fatigue style clothes and hold hi-tech rifles. Behind them a ruined building is in flames. ]
FUSE is an upcoming video game from Electronic Arts, another in a long line of four player cooperative shooter games that tries to find a gimmick to stand out from the crowd. I won’t go into that gimmick here, since that’s not what interests me about the game, but rather, that, for the first time that I can recall, the four member team is equally split between male and female characters, instead of having the one lone woman (to go with the usual one black male character). Think Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Dead Island, ad infintum (until now!).
And for you Commander Shepard/Liara T’soni shippers, I should note that Naya (left) is voiced by Jennifer Hale and Izzy (right) is voiced by Ali Hillis.
[ Descripton: Tree pages of preview art for the Fearless Defenders, showing the nordic Valkyrie, and the African-American street hero Misty Knight kicking arse and taking names. ]
Preview art for Fearless Defenders!
I am absolutely in love with this art and I am so excited for this book to come out!
Be sure to pre-order today!