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Concept : Human Female Thief by reaper78 Concept : Human Female Thief by reaper78
An Armor Concept Design for Human Female Thief
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AnimeSniper Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Nicely done Reaper78 and her outfit I could see not only for a fantasy D&D character but also for Modern Post-Apocalyptic scavenger similar to something in the Fallout-verse.
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Ultra-X-Ice Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Beautiful art work!
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MarlfoxofCastamere Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thats.....just brilliant. But I imagine the big dagger may be a let down for stealth, right
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happleruchiha Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I agree withe most of these comments she doesn't seem to be a theif as much as a fighter that relies on speed in a fight rather than full armor this is a very unique rendering of a theif though her weapon doesnt seen to fit her as much as a dagger I would be much more plausible if the metal where gone and her weapon wher more dagger based rather than a short sword based weapon
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Essence-of-Triumph Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Should have known: Search Deviant Art for Thief Armor, first result pops up and you find an argument in the comments about how wrong the picture is. Personally, it's not a bad drawing, but it's definitely not fitting for a thief.
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Naniga123 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
For all of the hater of this awesome artwork, be quiet. It's call fantasy for a reason.
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LaDarkProphet Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It may be fantasy but seriusly. even in fantasy worlds their ahs to be some form of actual laws that go into the world. laws of physics and stuff. no self respecting women, be she a thief or a assassin, would wear this little amount of armor casue a well anything would be able to actually kill her. she would die wearing this for battle. you may as well send her in naked painted neon bright colors and give her a stick to roast her self with. i respect females and believe that they deserve to wear something that would actually keep them alive. i do not belive, fantasy or no, that any self respecting women would wear this to fight in.
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Zoe0Shockwave0 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
You don't know what fantasy means. While there could be balancing issues from the design, in a fantasy world physics may be completely different. You'll have to skew it to work.

The problem is you want to see a game where the art design reflects real world realism. This isn't that, so move on.
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safaquel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
No it's not...
It's a semi-BDSM fantasy targeted towards teenage audiences, that's what it is.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Edited Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeees, thank you... It's supposed to be fantasy, of course, but not THAT kind of fantasy. XDD

... And even in a SFW fantasy, it wouldn't work that well... =u=; One, it objectifies the character. Two, it just looks kinda, well, silly. XD
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Hallowedlady Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014

If she's a thief, why she is a wearing single metal shoulder pad and a metal buster...or the metal leg armour for that matter?


Those pieces wouldn't be very flexible, and the belt looks pretty clunky as well. The sheer amount of gaps in the armour would leave her with no protection; in fact her heart abdomen are completely exposed. Even in fantasy most thieves will cover those areas, they just use lighter armour with more give. I get wanting something to look unique and all, but a lot of this outfit makes very little sense, unless the main focus here is for her to use seduction based abilities.

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banamaru Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So true. Just because it's a fantasy world doesn't mean it's gotta be 100% illogical. I mean, come on. 
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Hallowedlady Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
The problem is the outfit sticks out like a sore thumb. If someone saw a person in that outfit they would remember; they would likely be able to act as a witness.

Thieves are about stealth and remaining unseen, or making a quick getaway if needs be. This outfit has so many bits that could get caught on something- such as the weird cufflinks and the smaller undone belts, that it would be more a hazard than anything else. The fact that the main colours on the front of it are red and sliver (from the armoured bits) wouldn't be good for sneaking about.
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NinthCipher Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hush ya'll! A well trained thief would be capable of performing to their best regardless of their apparel. And this chick clearly would know how to maneuver with ease in that outfit. After all, in cases of combat the metal padding can be used for knees and kicks to dicks. Okay, not necessarily dicks but you get the picture. Protecting vital areas needn't be the sole purpose for wearing the armor in the way that it is positioned. The armor is well formed around the joints and does not restrict movement in any visible way. In my opinion you guys should just get over the fact that you guys can't create nasty shit like this! This shit makes sense. Especially when you take into account the mysterious ways in which women's minds work!
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Hallowedlady Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
'A thief is capable of performing to their best regardless of apparel'.

Yes and no. Clothes are a factor in any job that requires flexibility you need to be able to move freely. Look at an acrobat, the outfit will be form-fitting and fancy; however there will very little that gets in the way. Also why would a thief , or anyone for that matter, wants armour  solely to kick people in the dick. The job of a thief is to be stealthy and not get caught. Kicks to the gonads do not mix well with that.

The fact that she is using merely bits and pieces is weird, it s like she picked random scraps of an armour set. Women's minds would think that's weird, just trust me on this one.

Most if my issue comes from the fact that the outfit makes no logical sense. Why would someone just pick upraised random pieces of armour, rather than a full set?
Why not just go with a light set of armour- such as leather, than mix and match?

Yes the set looks good, but it's all style and no substance. Call me boring, but I like armour that works well in the situations the character will be in. I like vitals being protecting or a reasonable explanation as to why they are not.
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NinthCipher Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Applying your logic would mean she has no use for her two daggers either in that case. Also the padding/armor doesn't necessarily need to be used for kicks to willies. Kicks to the legs and precise kicks to the rib-cage and/or arms would be enough to shatter it with that plating.

I'm not too sure where you got the idea from that the armor doesn't provide enough mobility - if anything it provides plenty. The armor placements being odd would be no surprise if it was used for combat. If she wouldn't use a part such as her left knee for close quarters, there would be no use in having plating in the area when she can dodge. This outfit provides a very light build with plating only in places that will be directly exposed during her attacks. The rest of her body remains un-plated in order to provide the maximum maneuverability required to both go on offence (kicks, jabs and stabs) and defense (dodges and parries). e.g. She is caught and attacked by a sword wielder. She is capable of dodging his attacks with ease thanks to minimum plating. When she kicks or knees there is no chance that the enemy would block the attack with his blade and slice off her leg in the process. She has the capability to attack with both arms and legs without any excess weight to slow her. What I'm trying to say is that the plating could serve more as an offence than a defense since she could dodge any attacks with that little armor. The "missing" parts aren't missing, they were just never of any use. As for the shoulder, usually that would be placed on the forward shoulder as seen here to block any passing swings to the neck and arm.

Some dangling parts and tassels weren't needed but when you can make an outfit like that then why the hell not go for it! It doesn't exactly make much of a difference.  

If we were to discuss the color, the use of heels, the little dangling trinkets and the dagger's design, then I might agree with you but we are talking fantasy and that much I can let through for appeal.

Today's moral of this story - Think outside the box
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Hallowedlady Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
We're going to have to disagree on this. All that is a lot of effort for a class that has a main goal of dodging and sneaking, and stealing. Yea it could be used for what you've described; it's just very convoluted when the design is meant for cheesecake. Just to point out, I have no problem with that. Even if I did, I will not touch that argument.

It is completely possible to have cheesecake AND have useable outfits. Again all you'd have to do is use something similar  to an acrobat's or runner's outfit, with some changes. The fact is that I have seen enough outfits like the one in the picture before; MMOs do it all the time. It's not thinking outside the box, it' s pandering; I have no problem with that but call a cigar a cigar.

I have seen many unique outfits that have coverage, look at series such as Dark Souls and The Elder Scrolls. The armour is the same of men and women, bar some details. And heck if you want cheesecake go for it, just try to be less obivious about it or admit it.

There's no lesson here, we just have different views. 
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NinthCipher Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Agree to disagree but what's cheesecake other than the desert?
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... Really, she's going to LOSE that leg... And she's got a gaping weak point right over her heart! Her dominant arm has no protection on the shoulder (hello, that's just asking for disaster!) and what's to stop someone from cleaving her in two from the waist?
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V0iceless21 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Photographer
She's a thief. She's not going to be running around in plate armor. 
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Ostrze Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
But how is she going to steal anything with these high heels and jewellery on her? She'll make more noise than full armored warrior.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If she's a thief, then why is she wearing something so revealing that's going to draw attention to herself? Besides, what if someone sees her and attacks her? She'd at least need something covering her.
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Venekor0001 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you seriously questioning the logic of fantasy universes, where people run around in full plate without passing out, swing weapons bigger than they are as if they were made of styrofoam, use magic, and fight against dragons and demons and the like? Where pretty much every culture's mythology comes together in an impractical, comic-book-influenced mash-up? Yeah, of course the clothes are unrealistic and impractical. That's kind of the point of fantasy, it's supposed to be super unrealistic.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not only is it unrealistic, it's also undignified. It's portraying the character as a sex object, not a woman.
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Ostrze Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
I've been wainting for the comment like yours. Thank you.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now, I'll admit, if it's in character for a lady to wear a sexualized outfit (for example, she's a seductive mage who can generate force fields and has no need for armor~ XD) then just... Don't have her be a log wearing a bikini. Give her a personality to suit her outfit!

But if she's supposed to be a regular knight or magician who's still extremely mortal and isn't supposed to be overly sexual herself, then have her be in normal robes or armor!
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iKylialiel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you wear make up, or clothing at all?, just answer Ill make my point clear once you answer.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One, no I don't wear makeup. Two, I do wear clothing. It's indecent to go around half naked. And before you get any ideas, I don't put much thought into my appearance. I usually wear jeans and sweatshirts. :I Besides, what I wear has nothing to do with this character running around in that impractical and frankly degrading getup.
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iKylialiel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well you use clothing, regardless of which type of clothing you use, you are after all turning yourself into an object of your own appeal; as a matter of fact you make yourself an object to the appeal of rest of the world in order to fit in, not that it is a bad thing actually.

Also I dont see how this guys concept art can be degrading in anyway, as a matter of fact its quite the opposite, hes portraying a strong, brave, agile and proud non-submissive female, that would probably go into battle.

I hope you realize that you cannot really talk about using realism into a fantasy character.
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RestalineIronside Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Writer
Wow! <3
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Cerious72 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Nice concept. Could be an assassin as well
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conceptualCNS Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm I think it's interesting to see people's reactions...I do agree that to be a classic "thief", the attire doesn't make much sense. The plating kinda throws it off. Leather straps would be a better solution. And yes, the heels aren't practical, but then again cat woman had heels. So I mean it's not like those are a huge deal. I like what you've done with the pants, though. It gives her a rugged playful look. But a little less butt showing would be something to think about :) there! A good critique without being so blunt xD after all it is only a concept
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Liliesshadow Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy....this is amazing!
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PathOfTheHylian Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sexy... but let's face it! She would never survive a fight with that little armor.
And if she is a thief, why the hell does she wear high heels?
Honestly, this is way too sexualized for a believeable "Thief"
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kilio1234 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
nice armor concept [link]
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W84ME2JOIN Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
details are awesome. and very good thinking
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Xlavok Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Notice that the males get more practical armor while females are more sexualized and otherwise? I'm honestly getting tired of seeing this (rather sexist) trend and there is no justification of backing it up, none.
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TheWorldEndsTuesday Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
This I agree with so much!
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8dev8 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I'm a agree
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Levitating-Narwhal Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
It might be easier to steal stuff with a shirt.....and pants.....
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lothar2009 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Ah, plate armor on the boobs, so practical!
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Blavit Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
any speci game ?
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THEJOHN59 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Oh, yes, splendide
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ghostontheshell Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
awesome!! love the killer blade. :)
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EscapedFromReality Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really really beautiful! I really love the details! :love:
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DeeliaBlaze Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how long does it take her to undress, and git into her pajamas? let alone gettin in the shower..... she must be wicked fast at dressin to git all that gear offa her. XD
its totally epic. i wish i looked like that...jk.
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LandFish314 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Wicked character concept
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dk950 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's a great work
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Zoliate Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist
hm...wooow...hot, and deadly...awesome ;D
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Kocurfilip Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
youre dreamly amazing artist
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