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Art of 'unattractive' and kickass women!

Arachne

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So, we've had plenty of threads showing off all the nubile, sexy, reclining armcandy in RPG art. Now, maybe it's time to gather up all the pictures of women with potbellies and disfiguring scars, old ladies and pre-pubescent little girls - all the female characters who do not look sexy in the most culturally accepted meaning of the word. And add to this the pictures of women who are truly kickass - not 'I kick ass while showing off my own', either, though! Genuinely tough-looking women who are not in any way sexualized.

I'll start:

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She has confidence, she has agency, and she doesn't show off her cleavage. Win!

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This is my favorite picture of a woman in armor ever, hands down. (Source: elfwood.com)

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It's a Nosferatu, it's a woman, and she's not showing off her underwear! This is a win-win. (Source: geoffreylatham.com)

I'm sure others have their own to add, though :) . I'd particularly appreciate pictures of female Nosferatu from official V:tM artwork.


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This thread is for pictures of women who are kickass, and for pictures of women who do not fit the traditional modern ideals of beauty. I felt I should emphasize this, since it was apparently unclear from my original post.
 
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Zeea

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They work for me too. You have to click the button to show them.
 

AlphaWhelp

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they work for me as well. While I don't have a picture of it to post on RPG net, the woman that comes to mind is the ogress from the changeling core book.
 

Kargush

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She has confidence, she has agency, and she doesn't show off her cleavage. Win!
One of my absolute favourite pieces of artwork for any game, ever. She looks like she'd kick a dragon's head in for breakfast and then ask for a Terrasque so she could get a challenge.
 

Bailywolf

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I quite like the art from Trollbabe - a game which conscientiously deals with the images of women in fantasy art - especially in the Frazetta mode. Let me look around to see if there are any pics from this I can link to.

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Arachne

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I quite like the art from Trollbabe - a game which conscientiously deals with the images of women in fantasy art - especially in the Frazetta mode. Let me look around to see if there are any pics from this I can link to.
Great :D ! Thanks.
 
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One of my absolute favourite pieces of artwork for any game, ever. She looks like she'd kick a dragon's head in for breakfast and then ask for a Terrasque so she could get a challenge.
And she actually looks like a D&D character. Full plate (including helm), fancy sword, shield, bow, arrows, back up weapon(s), the whole nine yards.

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harpy

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Seelah is close, but I can confidently say as a man that her chest still delivers a sexualized tone. If her platemail looked like any other platemail, not perfectly sculpted to rest her breasts into, then she'd be a perfect example of what you're getting at.

I've seen RPG art over the years that has women dressed in normal looking medieval armor. It might have been for HARN... but basically just put any realistic suit of armor on a woman and you'll get a desexualized image. Real armor is thick and dumpy looking, destroying any of the hourglass shape that triggers the whole titillating effect.
 
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