A fun design for a King Arthur contest on Artstation! I really like the DIY aspects of this, and especially the brightness of the colors. There are a lot of small details that add to this character’s story, and I like the rendering style as well. And of course, that crooked smirk is a staple in my redesigns, so… I’m not biased or anything. I just like sassy gals, ok???
Check out the project page for this piece for turnarounds and polygon breakdowns, if that’s your jam!
It’s a fun action game where a pair of fictional women, who are not designed as Sexbot 3000s, kill a whole bunch of Nazis. As well as that, they work with a primarily female main cast, including a young black woman (voiced by a black woman – yes this is rare in games!) as their super genius handler. It’s great, and that Nazis hate it makes it even greater.
How batshit are they going? Well on top of trying to bomb the Steam reviews and turn the Discussion boards into a cesspit – they’re trying desperately to bomb the Metacritc as well… like no one will be suspicious.
Of course, in the reviews they’re claiming a variety of contradictory issues which I’m not going to go into here since experience tells me they’re going to spam them regardless of how often they’re countered. It’s a thing.
Now, while I’m not a fan of the outfits having plating to essentially showcase where the boobs are – otherwise this is basically how to do any sort of form fitting “soft” armor (chainmail, kevlar, etc). It sits on the body without pushing boobs and butts into display, and the natural light means it’s rarely titillating and definitely not designed for suspicious camera angles (pay attention Mass Effect)
On top of that, the other costumes for the twins and many other female characters are great and the twins are some of the best characters introduced into the FPS genre in a long, long time. So of course bro-dudes hate it with the fury of a thousand suns.
So if you’re looking for a game you can play with a buddy, or just one you play with a female AI companion who isn’t also a Sexbot 3000, and you’re as against Nazis as we are – consider: Youngblood.
So it seems Remedy (creators of Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break) have decided to branch out, rather than making a game about a man who can’t stop narrating about his surreal life they’re going to make Control, a game about a woman who can’t stop narrating about her surreal life…
What’s really ground breaking about this though is that it shows exactly how easy it is for developers to make a female character who can run and gun without sexifying up her design. They’ve even refrained from using her pants to produce gratuitous butt shots in the promos!
And it’s a definite improvement on the last role the voice actress played in a Remedy game… because tactical clothes do not fit like that:
(Yes her hair is sub optimal but in a game where you have surreal telekinetic powers, I will take annoying but expressive hairstyle over “if no boob, how woman” tops any day – at least the former is expressive of character and can make for dramatic framing/composition)
Knowing how my friends feel about dresses with pockets I can only imagine how incredible this is!
Art by Benjamin Steamroller
I genuinely love this for SO MANY reasons, but one of them has to be the fact that now that we’ve all agreed that terrible skimpy armor that objectifies women is OUT, we can finally focus on what should be IN
This knight looks super adorable and so happy about her attire, I love it!
Also love the costume design thought put by the artist into incorporating cloth or leather pockets onto plate armor.
desided to try my hand at redesigning something that isn’t winx, so here’s sketch of lux from league of legends
i wanted to make her look more like her brother, and to give her more serious vibe – after all, she is member of religious order.
What a nice redesign! And I feel like you made her face resemble her brother’s more, which I appreciate. Is it me, or does it seem like LoL has some sibling issues… I like the changes to the breastplate and boots, and of course the fact that she actually has mass now. And her armor isn’t a painted-on afterthought! I also find it interesting how just the shape of her belt can make her look that much more like she knows what she’s doing. Or maybe it’s just me.
(That belt is seriously, like, the Zero-Suit-Samus-shoes of belts.)