Song: Tsuchie - Breezin'
Been inactive for a while - finished this piece a few months ago but wasn't able to post it until now. Cover image commission for the website Guild Launch. I also made a second image that's not in rotation on their page yet. Have to wait until it's posted and then I can submit it here.
Anyways, they wanted an image with two characters (male and female) that would be relate-able to the audience. A big problem with fantasy art is that women are often overly sexualized, depicted in skimpy cloth armor (if you can even call it that), and often pushed to the side as support characters.
On top of that, you also don't see many people of color in the lead roles or as the heroes either.
This is what I came to in order to make the piece relate-able to a wider audience than just white males. Because women and people of color also enjoy the fantasy genre, and would like to see characters like themselves that aren't stereotyped and/or forced into support roles.
That being said, thanks to Guild Launch for being open-minded and letting me run with the idea.
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