Have I mentioned in the last five minutes how much I love your awareness that cloth, leather, fur, hair, and other materials don't just have textures; they have weight and mass and thickness and react differently to pressure and gravity?
I mean, there are plenty of fantasy artists who at least know that chain mail isn't just a flat patterned shimmer over bare skin, but...!
Ben, this is THE best female artwork on the internet! Beautiful capturing of a whole story from one picture; you can infer her whole life story from one image, a master piece of artistry and storytelling. Brilliant! PS I see she is also in your piece 'The Kraken'; have you any other paintings with Gwenn in them?
Good spotting on seeing her in that other piece I don't have anymore drawings of her. She was a lot of fun to paint and I did really want her to look real and not fantasy based as much as possible, she does look pretty capable and dangerous
I have to second the comments about the detailed and believably practical clothing - just great! It's always nice to see visual designs like this in fantasy settings, especially when it comes to female characters. Keep up the good work!
I'm not sure why, but this character, and this setting, and this picture in general just speaks to me. Perhaps it is the unforgiving setting, or the fact that this character seems completely at peace where she is.She appears hard and tough, but not quite to the point of alienating herself from other people. I love the clothes you gave her: not overdone but fitting in seamlessly with the environment you have put her in. Nice job!