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Beatrice by Peachplums Beatrice by Peachplums
EDIT: November 28, 2013, I redid the armor, adjusted the saturation on her face, worked on the background and added some other small edits. What I forgot to add when I posted her was that her inspiration was Elizabeth Moon's Paksenarrion. So let me tell you about Paksenarrion!

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When I was twelve, my dad bought me The Deed of Paksenarrion and I just loved it. Paks was strong and paladin (eventually) but wasn't self-righteous at all, and I was fascinated by the way she handled herself in a mercenary group outnumbered by men. Moreover, I remember being really perplexed by how Paksenarrion never hooked up with anyone in the book, and she didn't want to. She didn't pine for a man (or anyone) romantically, but was focused on her goals. Up until this point, the women in fantasy I had read about usually hooked up with someone and were often just a love interest appendage to another character. It was then I realized, "Oh. Women don't have to be written with a love interest."--which was a startling revelation at the age of twelve.
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Paksenarrion is a great character, and I highly suggest that people who are interested in a strong female character who is paladin but avoids the holier-than-thou pitfall and isn't preoccupied with romance should check out The Deed of Paksenarrion.

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Hello everyone! Long time no submit (hyuk hyuk) Lack of updates is due to the usual reasons --- school, work, home, you know, life in general

Today's attempted portrait is another paladin. Eventually, she will be in a mod. I will give you more details when I can! And this project will actually be finished because I'm not the one doing it ;)

Once again, I discovered I cannot do metal without direct reference images. Eventually, I want to rework her armor. Option B is to crop the image close around her face... one of these is definitely less work.
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HarmaajaMusta Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Paks was the first thing that came to my mind upon seeing this pic! I didn't even see the title... Beautiful!
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harvestcheddar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Beatrice looks incredible! I love a woman in armor and her eyes are stunning. I also like her braid, it's perfectly neat for battle with or without a helmet. I will try to check Paksenarrion out sometime because I like female knights who command respect through their actions and deeds and is treated as an equal. This kind of reminds me of Chris Lightfellow from the PS2 game Suikoden III. :love:
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kroli-g Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
She looks like Yulia Tymoshenko)))
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
So true!
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Calmar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
She is very beautiful! I like her calm and confident expression and her hair style. :)
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Peachplums Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Thank you :' ) *happy tears* Those were three things I really wanted to convey in this picture.  A calm and confident paladin.
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Calmar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
You are welcome! :)

You even get extra points for having her wear reasonable armour. ;)
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Nice
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Peachplums Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Danke!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Your welcome
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