[ Image: A colour painting of an older pale skinned woman with short grey hair and glowing blue eyes. Wearing a great deal of leather, she stands in a library space, holding a staff and summoning magic at the viewer. ]
For the twentieth birthday of Magic: The Gathering, we’ve got a special twenty-card From the Vault! Draw on the power of twenty influential Magic cards to give your decks an edge. Each was a key part of a premier tournament-winning deck from each of the past twenty years. Now you can learn their secrets, harness their strengths, and use them to defeat your enemies!
[ 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 red monotone image of woman with a short nowhawk-style hair cut wearing fur, leather, animal teeth jewellery, and covered in blood. She has a punch dagger in one handm and a square-headed hammer in the other. ]
Tenbandits has set up a game of D&D. Last week was the character creation night and I’ve just got round to drawing my character, a barbarian halfling called Loc. I’m really looking forward to this, we have one hell of a weird party. Guard yer kneecaps.
[ Image: A light skinned woman with short dark hair whose appearance suggests ancestory derived from the one of the indigineous peoples of the Americas. She is dressed in a predominantly standard western fantasy style — leather armour over leather clothes — though there are elements such as the banded mail and the curved sword on her hip that suggest a Japanese influence. ]
An illustration by Eric Belisle of the Pathfinder RPG character Kagur Blacklion
Nessa the Demon
[ 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 colour painting of a woman with pale skin and short pale hair, displaying vampire fangs. Standing in what appears to be snow storm in the middle of Russia’s Red Square, she is in an elegantly embroidered muskateer-style ensemble, a drawn rapier in one hand and a pathos mask in the other. ]
Ulrika the Vampire, a character from the Warhammer Fantasy rpg/wargame setting.
[ Description: Three images. The first shows an asian woman wearing a leather tunic over a shirt and pants. In addition to her knife and bedroll, she is alsoo carrying two infants, strapped front and back. The second shows a pale skined woman with an armoured cloak, a cat sitting on her shoulder. The third shows another pale skinned woman with long silver hair, a sword lain across the spill of her dress. ]
Dan Dos Santos
[ Description: A Woman with short blonde hair, wearing purple track pants, a red crop top, fingerless gloves, and a pair of tan ankle boots. She has a lithe, powerful figure as befits a martial artist. ]
Blue Mary in The King of Fighters ‘99. Art by Shinkiro.
I do like a lady with a six-pack. And to be honest, Mary here is sporting a physique I would not have expected to see from a Japanese console fighter, which as a genre is somewhat infamous for its wildly improbable breast physics.