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Paizo- Female Samurai by FreShPAiNt Paizo- Female Samurai by FreShPAiNt
For Paizo Pathfinder.

If you are interested in reading about the process for this image, please check it out on the Shadowcore blog! (Also, because its full of awesome artists who's work you should follow.) =)
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Dwemble Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is inspiring.  I made an account on this site just to comment on it.  I want to say as a male Sci-Fi/Fantasy enthusiast, that I tire of seeing female characters with disproportionate bodies, skimpy clothing or worse; armor, and unnecessarily seductive poses that have nothing to do with the content, action or tone of the piece that contains them.  Your work is exactly what I've been wanting to see for years.  Not only is it technically impressive and aesthetically pleasing, but shows that women in fantasy art can be as strong and heroic as men, and don't have to be overtly sexualized to do so.  Which is not to say that they can't be sexy.  Thanks so much, you've made a very enthusiastic fan.
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FreShPAiNt Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  It can be a hard balance to strike. Since I'm female, I do get annoyed at how frequently woman are portrayed as inseparable from being sex objects.  Yet at the same time, being a strong, sexy female is just as much hero worship as strong, bulky men is for guys.  I think really the key is context, and I try to keep that in mind. I'm not going to shy away from cleavage where it feels appropriate, and sometimes I do just want to draw sexy women well (because women are beautiful)- but I try to strike a balance when I can. 

Thanks again =)
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Kai-Chi23 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I would like to use this for my home brew Table Top RPG.
If you wouldn't like me to use this picture please contact me.

You will Of course be credited :)
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FreShPAiNt Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, the major concern I have with this is that the rights for this piece are already own by Paizo. You would not be able to use it for anything that you plan on selling or distributing- this is a legal matter out of my own control.  If you want to use it for your own personal enjoyment, that is ok.

Thanks,
Anna 
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Kai-Chi23 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Thanks 

It would be only used in a non profit table top gaming group 
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Cool!  
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Juliano-Pereira Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<font><font>Bom trabalho!</font></font>
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Beautiful handiwork - and beautiful characterization. I do not want to be at the receiving end of that gaze. =P
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Gerlint Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
wow, this is so cool, and the detail is incredible!
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jessiegirl91 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Love the Look
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