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Shield Maiden by giadrosich Shield Maiden by giadrosich
Size: 11x17
Medium: Brush, Quill and Ink
Copyright Notice: Image: 2006 by Bob Giadrosich/Sharayah Press. All Rights Reserved.

    This was mainly inked while sitting behind the table in the art show at Dragon*Con in late summer, and then finished up in the studio. Two different brushes were used: a #2 for the mainline, and a 10/0 for the finer detail. Both hawk- and crow-quills were utilized for the extra fine lines.

    Originally, this was meant to be a rendition of Eowyn (from J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tome), but I liked the idea of the darker hair on the figure, so in the process, it has become a female warrior. Name her what you will.

    I don't have a clue how long this took to finish, as it was part of a week long inking marathon of ten finished pencil images that have been hanging around the art board (some for as long as a year). All of these are spec pieces, done in-between assignments.
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:iconeilathen:
Wow, this is very very good! Her garment is very detailed and realistic. Well done!
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giadrosich Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Kurai. I try to do a lot of research into armor from different cultures, and then usually end up mixing quite a bit of influence until I get the "look" that I'm after. This one was primarily European in nature, seeing as how I wanted to portray a Tolkien-type character.
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giadrosich Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the kind words!
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Islander-60 Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An awesome piece, wonderful detail!
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giadrosich Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Mark, for your kind words and the fave on this one! :D
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Islander-60 Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure
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liaojiale May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
线条美丽呢~GOOD~
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giadrosich May 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
谢谢 :D
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Washu-kun Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautifully detailed in ink that (light background aside) almost reminds me almost of Gustave Doré's engravings.
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