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An Armor Design for Elven Female Elementalist
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Kvlticon Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2015
Despite the artist's description, armor has become a placeholder term for all clothing in fantasy games. I wouldn't get bent up about it, there's nothing at stake, not even politics.

A mage's robes (regardless of being fully-covering or revealing) aren't considered armor, even if the game says so. Something like Morrigan's robes from Dragon Age, or even the Circle Mages' robes sure as heck aren't armor, and if you think a layer or two of cloth offers any significant protection, I've got a bridge to sell you.

But on that subject, you could honestly go after plenty of other media examples, for "impractical or nonexistent armor." For example, the getups sported by Conan, John Carter, or the 300 Spartans (from the 2007 Zack Snyder film). Plenty of heroes in action movies with lots of shooting don't wear armor, and I can assure you a bullet does far more damage than a blade or arrow.

Regardless, rules in fantasy games are at the mercy of the developer - they can code this outfit to have more protection than full plate or mail.
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kolsyrad123 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
It's pretty funny to see all of these people complaing about '' practicality ''.
Firstly. It's a FANTASY game. Not all fantasy games have to be '' realistic '', you shouldn't bitch and moan at artists and developers for their artistic decision. Ignore it/ don't buy it, and move along. There's plenty of games for your taste out there. To say that '' the majority of games have skanky girls '' is just dishonest honestly. At least outside of Asia.

 Secondly. You people do realize that the average fantasy armor would completely break the spine, shoulders, legs etc on anyone that is wearing it right? Or what about molten lava shoulders and spikes? Don't even get me started on how unrealistic something as simple as spikes on your armor is. And A LOT of the armor designs that people come up with would simply hurt the wearer even if it wasn't heavy. There's a VERY good reason why real armor looks almost the same, if you change little things you may cause HUGE problems , vibrations etc that will just injure you the instant someone strikes you or make you completely immovable.

Why do you people expect and DEMAND that EVERYONE adheres to YOUR specific opinions and preferences? Get over yourselves and stop harassing people.
And really, the ironic and funniest thing here is. That this '' armor '' is FAR more realistic than the average big bulked plate armor. Even if you made the assumption that it was weightless or whatever. Just the way that they are usually built.
Really, '' realism ''. Pfft.... Right. Be freaking honest here. You're upset because it shows skin. That's it. Don't try and hide behind '' ugh, it's not realistic ''.

 Would you rather break bones the very moment that you put your armor on, or break your ribs the moment someone strikes you? Or not get injured by your own armor and be mobile? 
Ask yourself that BEFORE you start bitching about '' realism ''.
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NineTailedTrickster Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Before I say anything, I'd first like to address the fact that your comment is your opinion, which I fully respect.
I do hope you take this comment as someone stating their own opinion, and not trying to sabotage your own.

These pretty much sum up my argument, but I'll also speak for myself. www.kiasa.org/2011/02/10/im-to… massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/…

Firstly, it does not matter if the setting is Fantasy or not. People really need to stop using that excuse to try and justify this kind of absolute bull.

Fantasy is not and should never be exempt from some very basic rules of reality, logic and common sense.
I will address a few very basic problems with this design that I have beforehand.

"In a real fight, she would be the first person to die, because the "armor" does nothing to defend her. At all.
In fact, this thing isn't even armor, there's only a few pieces of metal, and the rest of it looks like nothing more than thin silk.
One of the main tactics in medieval combat was to go after the one with the least defense, that way you wouldn't have to worry about multiple people.

With that in mind, the outfit she's wearing offers literally no protection whatsoever; making her the prime target in battle.
Spellcaster or not, it's very easy to get overwhelmed in a fight."

There is absolutely no justification for making a character's outfit look like this, unless you're making some sort of prostitute, in which this makes sense.
But if you intend to make a tried and true character and call this kind of design "armor", you need to stop, think with the head located on your shoulders, and redesign it.
Designs like this are meant to appeal to horny men or teens, because as the saying goes, "sex sells".

Designs like these: img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20… img1.mmo.mmo4arab.com/news/201… are nothing more than to cater to a perverted audience.

If no one believes me, just look at this picture again.
She is literally in nothing but see-through underwear, her nipple is showing through the silk, and there is barely any sort of material that would classify this as actual armor.

No woman in her right mind, would EVER dress like this.
If you told a woman that she was going to war medieval style, and you offered her the chance to wear this underwear or this img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20… I 100% guarantee that she would choose the armor in the link.

Pretty much my point throughout all of this, as well as all of my comments on this in general, boil down to two things.

One: This is not armor. It is just underwear with about one or two pieces of metal here and there.

Two: This design, as well as every other design like this has no thought put into the practicality of it or the protection it will offer, but only into how "sexy" they can make it look.

These kinds of designs are why I disdain the armor and weapons of Fantasy these days. Because people have taken the Fantasy genre and turned it into nothing else other than a cesspit of big breasted, practically naked women and tall, rugged men in spiked and bladed armor.
It seriously needs to stop, because it has gotten very old, very fast.

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Istriel Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I love you for that ! It's like in Cinema with all incoherences in movies ! I can't bare people saying it's fiction/science-fiction/fantasy/ or just cinema/entertainment as an excuse ! It doesn't work like this ! Even in a magic universe, it must be logic and sense.
PS : sorry of my bad english !
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tronoajax Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're my hero
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NineTailedTrickster Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Why is that?
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frostzero93 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love every bit of this concept art o.o
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BryanTheBomb Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd blush if I could. ^^
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happleruchiha Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I have noticed that most of the comments where aggresive to the fact that the armor was revealing for one I dont think this armor is as revealing as you all say most of her rear is covered by her cape and hair while the front doesnt cover as much as it could at the bottom but that is justifiably as it could allow for a slightly wider range of movement it may not have been the correct fitting as for her chest it is covered much better than about 80% of the other chest peices I have seen for females and moving on to the charactor herself she is a MAGE to be exact an elementalist so she doesnt need full body covering armor as she would m8st likley be in the rear and depending on how she casts spells she may need some skin showing because she may draw energy frow her surroundings and the material in her armor may limit her ability to do so and you are all missing one EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FACTOR Maybe... she likes it she is a girl after all she could feel more attractive in it giving her pride and confidence as this to may be importent in casting spells

Now aside from my rant I think this armor is extravigent and beautifully composed the armor itself is a work of art and it still would be if it wher made with crayons but its not and it is one of the best styles of art I have ever seen needless to say I FRIGGEN LOVE THIS
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NineTailedTrickster Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I hope you don't mind me quoting you so as to make a few points.

" I dont think this armor is as revealing as you all say most of her rear is covered by her cape and hair"

Erm, this "armor" is actually very revealing.
The definition of revealing clothes is: "Of clothing allowing more than is usual to be seen."
This "armor" looks more like some sort of undergarment or something that a stereotypical prostitute would wear.

In a real fight, she would be the first person to die, because the "armor" does nothing to defend her.
In fact, this thing isn't even armor, there's only a few pieces of metal, and the rest of it looks like nothing more than thin silk.
One of the main tactics in medieval combat was to go after the one with the least defense, that way you wouldn't have to worry about multiple people.

With that in mind, the outfit she's wearing offers literally no protection whatsoever; making her the prime target in battle.
Spellcaster or not, it's very easy to get overwhelmed in a fight.

Also, it doesn't matter if her rear is covered or not, she is still showing far more skin than she should, and she is also showing every last one of her vital points.


"the front doesnt cover as much as it could at the bottom but that is justifiably as it could allow for a slightly wider range of movement"

It's a very common misconception that plate mail, or any form of armor, was incredibly heavy and offered little mobility.
Yes some armor was heavy, but not so much that wearing it caused you to struggle just to move.
If armor didn't offer that much mobility, they wouldn't have worn it back then, as the point of combat is to be able to move without restriction so as to avoid your opponent and help your weapon meet it's mark.
When people say "all in the footwork", there is truth to that.


"as for her chest it is covered much better than about 80% of the other chest peices I have seen for females"

If you've actually seen outfits/armor that are more skanky than this, than those outfits/armor must be borderline pornographic; and the women wearing them deserve to get impaled by a spear.


"moving on to the charactor herself she is a MAGE to be exact an elementalist so she doesnt need full body covering armor as she would m8st likley be in the rear"

Mage or no, wearing that little of armor is still going to make her a prime target.
Especially for archers, who can simply hide in bushes or sneak around her so as to shoot her in the back.
If she's in the rear, that also means the others wouldn't see the archers going after her, so staying in the rear would also be incredibly dangerous.


"depending on how she casts spells she may need some skin showing because she may draw energy frow her surroundings and the material in her armor may limit her ability to do so"

That sounds like an excuse that a perverted man would use so as to make his mage show this much skin.
Also, the possibility that she needs to show some skin, has a keyword in there.

That being, "some skin".
If all she needs to do is show some skin, she doesn't have to go practically naked.

Also, material doesn't seem to be much of a problem, as if it was, she still wouldn't need to show that much skin.


"you are all missing one EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FACTOR Maybe... she likes it she is a girl after all she could feel more attractive in it giving her pride and confidence as this to may be importent in casting spells"

Alright, as I am a guy, I can't really speak for women, but I can say that I highly doubt that any woman would willingly dress like this in battle, just because she likes it and/or wants to.

Women would more than likely look at this, and see how impractical it would be to wear into battle, and would probably ask for something that wouldn't make every enemy on the field go after her.
Also, without trying to sound rude or sexist, if a woman needs to be practically naked so as to feel pride and confidence, than I feel very sorry for her, because that doesn't sound right at all.

Well, that's all I've got to say.
Fantasy or not, this "armor" is still highly impractical and would lead this woman to her death sooner or later.
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happleruchiha Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I kind of want to see a dude wearing this because that would be hilarious
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happleruchiha Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Please reply if you agree or disagree
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GeeknGood Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
None
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warlockmockalock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Gloves remind me of..... BLESS's "Iblis" female mage :S
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LaDarkProphet Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:facepalm:
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xxsnowyxxx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the artwork, and I enjoy seeing such creative and beautiful designs!

Although I must ask, why is it so revealing?
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CynicalEscapist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
This is stupidly impractical. Obviously made for fap-appeal. You should check out the Female Bingo Armour made by OzzieScribbler. 
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jenny-qoo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
While insulting a piece of art like this, that the artist put his/her time into, a little tact would be nice.
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:icondansyron:
DanSyron Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
I've seen eye patches cover more than that.   Nice art and everything but that is definitely not armor.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... Okay, that's not armor. ... That's, like, either an abstract swimsuit or some bizarre kind of lingerie. XD
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jjuliuz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Good collection, I'll be watching you. :D
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JAVIER2710 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
<font><font>simplemente woow.</font></font>
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dudgus2429 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
awesome!
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Rygartkrasnaya Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
"Your... Everything... Is showing."
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Codfish107 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thats armor?
i thought armor was suppose to cover the skin...
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SilverwoodFoxflame Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Writer
So pretty!
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pinoypencilpundit Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
wwooooohhoooo...i love character sheets!
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NineTailedTrickster Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
What kind of woman in her right mind would fight in this kind of outfit?
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly, especially into battle! God forbid, what happens if someone goes for her midsection or her legs!? Damn it, someone could go RIGHT for the heart in that!
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8dev8 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I agree
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byurdakul Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
good work. but the head/body ratio is kindda disproportional in the front view.
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xXG0DofCHA0SXx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
10/10
would bang.
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drawingcmplex Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this fairy is so sexy, kove her a lot
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Nosonart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this kind of attires are awesome for ceremonial or dancing purposes, and this is how i find this very awesome
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DemonGithara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
What's the deal if someone wants to use these to make 3d art with these concept pieces?
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Baradekai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Seriously, the female armors killed Tera.
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Nosonart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
agreed xD
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LordFreeza Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!!!
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WarSphinx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I don't know why elves are supposed to be such pure creatures when they wear such revealing clothing.
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Tedoro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Why would anyone wear this armor?
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly. ... Maybe the amount of skin she shows distracts the enemy long enough for her to kill/disable them or escape...?
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volker03 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful Art, i really like it!
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Sazawen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really good!
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Tearfalas Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Too much detail.. My brain is melting.. Too.. Amazing...
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Jcanton-art Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconruzakai:
Ruzakai Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
wow. simply stunning.

btw, needs more armor, cuz it's a little unprotected.
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TakemaKei Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how it feels unbalanced but sticks to the theme.
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Sweetmelody78 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student
OMG you are my fave character game maker ever
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Starrydance Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Sheer magnificence! <3

Very creative - I really like best her wing inspired details. Like a flower, or a exotic bird. And of course - a fairy!
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BloodyVampres Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
SPEECHLESS----> that's how great it is
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