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Captain of the Guard by alexstoneart Captain of the Guard by alexstoneart
Oil on board.
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Given 2013-09-29
:iconblob-du-chaos:
blob-du-chaos Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
I definitively love your style. The light effects are incredibely beautiful, and that woman looks like a warrior angel. Wonderful !
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:iconamethystsadachbia:
AmethystSadachbia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love, love, LOVE the fact that she's wearing the same basic armour style as the men (well, I assume they're men; can't really tell) instead of something that conforms to the shape of her breasts! Such "boob-breastplates" are a popular style in fantasy art, but they would have been absolutely terrible in actual combat (especially the kind where all the character wears is a platemail bikini, leaving the rest of her skin uncovered).

Lots of kudos to you for the beautiful design! :clap:
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Cool!
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:iconlance-daniel-smith:
Lance-Daniel-Smith Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconspectorknight:
SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I think this is absolutely marvelous looking. So elegant and respectable :D
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
beautiful power and feel behind her. nicely done to see a warrior queen with such presence here. ;)
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:iconalexstoneart:
alexstoneart Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
welcome
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:iconsashimidragon:
sashimidragon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She looks like one of the Clayre, from Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series. The Clayre are blonde women who live in a fortress in the glacier. They see the future, and take care of themselves. There is a Captain of the Guard who is mentioned several times in the 2nd book (Lirael) so I thought it was meant to be her until I read some of the comments.
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:iconalexstoneart:
alexstoneart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Ha! I've never heard of it, but I'll definitely check it out.
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:iconjarahamee:
Jarahamee Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is such a lovely piece of art. I love your other concept art too, it's beautiful. Is this just for your own project or is it part of a trading card series or the like?
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:iconalexstoneart:
alexstoneart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Thanks! Just a portfolio piece.
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:iconjarahamee:
Jarahamee Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You have great original concepts none the less, I was sure they were part of a trading card series! 

They remind me of some of the better original artwork for the Pathfinder games. 
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional
nice job
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:iconquizquiz:
quizquiz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
We are Zoltar Studio, a company that has just started its way. We look for a conceptual artist to develop concepts of characters, weapons, environments, etc... and possibly a storyboard in a project in which we are working. We have seen your work on DeviantArt and are interested in talking to you face to join our project. If you are interested get in touch with us to arrange the conditions
dirdam40@hotmail.com
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:iconlux3777:
Lux3777 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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:iconludic7:
ludic7 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
instafav
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:iconmildmannerd:
MildManNerd Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mein god, daz great vibrant art. Love this. 
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:icontodd-thefox:
Todd-TheFox Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
She means business!
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:iconkenichi2point0:
Kenichi2point0 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
An ACTUAL painting!? This is BEAUTIFUL! I don't hate the digital, but I love the tradtional!!!
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:iconivan-caballero-di:
Ivan-Caballero-DI Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
 could be Daenerys Targaryen...
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:iconfatzjinxx:
FatzJinXX Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
One powerful looking woman.
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:iconkaburninator:
kaburninator Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
like her sword
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:iconfrostkiller:
Frostkiller Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   General Artist
Nice!!!
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:iconmister-23:
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Digital Artist
What a lovely person.
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:iconmeto30:
meto30 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Just as how I envision female armor should be - no non-functional parts meant only to 'emphasize' the female form!
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:iconalexstoneart:
alexstoneart Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Word. Thanks! :) (Smile)
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:iconmeto30:
meto30 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her expression also captures a lot of things too. It's as if this picture has a story to tell, hampered only by its singular page. In fact, I'd not be surprised if there are a lot of stories behind it! :)

A wonderful piece, sir; I salute you.
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
This is totally beautiful. Great piece. :)
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:iconkahlanamnell123:
KahlanAmnell123 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Awesome! :)
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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:iconstorm-nightie:
storm-nightie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know she's probably not éowyn, but I still like to think she's her:)
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:iconalexstoneart:
alexstoneart Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Eowyn's cousin, maybe?
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:iconrin-a:
rin-a Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
What a beautiful piece!
I love the light and the shadows it creates on her face - it makes that expression even more realistic.

It's so refreshing to see a piece with a strong, beautiful woman in armour without those ridiculous booby bumps on the chestplate. So thanks for that!
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:iconalexstoneart:
alexstoneart Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
;) (Wink) Functional armor ftw. Thanks!
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:iconjhungamesh:
jhungamesh Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
eowyn the shield maiden Nice!
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:iconsoul-daemon:
Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the men at arms makes me think of oblivion
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:iconpolaris6254:
polaris6254 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist
...instant  +fav 
great work! 
More orange juis plz 
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:icondragonstar1278:
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconlady-compassion:
Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG this is epic greatness!  Awesome-wow....congrats on the Daily D!
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:iconmidgarangel:
midgarangel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! She looks very inspired by Jeanne D'Arc <3
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:iconkellyriker:
KellyRiker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Holy cow! I first saw this and said Ewoyn from Lord of the Rings. She looks so much like her, the facial expressions and everything, right down to the men in arms behind her. It all says Lord of the Rings to me. This is really good
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:iconpixelchic2000:
pixelchic2000 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i tought it was  princess Éowyn from the lord of the rings.. it looks a lot like her. 
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:iconkiri-kitsune:
kiri-kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful! *w*
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:iconbustydragonmama:
BustyDragonMama Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My first thought: Eowyn?
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The motion in this is beautiful :) And I also love the soft colours, it's really warm for having so much blue it in :)
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:iconalexstoneart:
alexstoneart Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Thanks! Oddly enough, I used almost no blue at all. Most of what looks blue is actually ivory black and white, but since the rest of my pallette was very warm it appears blue. I used cerulean/white in the very brightest highlights, but that's it.
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BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool - could have sworn it was blue! :D Thanks for telling me, it's always interesting to know how an artist went about creating something :)
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:iconalexstoneart:
alexstoneart Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Color relationships, yo. They're important. :) (Smile)
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