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Desert Armor by NuisanceBearEull Desert Armor by NuisanceBearEull
I had such high hopes for this. Really I did. I'm not so sure what went wrong. It serves it's purpose, I guess.

There is a contest going on in #Real-Armored-Women and I wanted to throw my entry and support their way. They are outspokenly anti-metal bikini passing as armor and I believe that's worth my time and energy. I've spent too many hours in full plate to think otherwise.

Anyway ...

Some of you may remember Garderna Mizay, the 12th Haza of Isep. I've featured the calligrapher in her here before:


A few people asked after her special leg armor, so I wanted to show you what it looks like. This is the medium-range set. Brand new. A gift from Sha-Eris to celebrate her promotion. I'm not going to get into the mechanics of it. I'd be here all night. Let's just say she walks a lot easier with them than she does without them.

The Isepans have an open policy about armor. Each soldier is responsible for their own if they want something other than the state issue suits. They just have to conform to material and color guidelines and display proper rank. Armor has come to be an expression of the individual soldier within a united force. A woman who showed up in a metal bikini would be sent home or escorted to the nearest brothel for reassignment (as she is clearly too mentally damaged to be an actual warrior or of any use). There is nothing wrong with looking good in your armor, though. Just make sure it's actually protecting the vital bits.

Haza Garderna Mizay, Sha-Eris, Isepains and art (C) *NuisanceBearEull
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PixelMecha Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love the design, and love the thought put into this character's backstory. Looks great!
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thanks very much! :heart:
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snowzapped Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
That is one cool looking armor! I love the balance between practicality and aesthetics of the entire thing. You can really wear that and fight with it! Awesome work! :love:
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PHarold Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the win! I think this was aces.You can almost hear the explosions. And Haza leaping through the chaos ready to do some damage with that cool weapon of hers just adds to the tension.

And that bit about the metal bikini made me laugh!
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TheFireRose77 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! You have won the R.A.W armor contest :)
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:iconnuisancebeareull:
NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks very much! :hug:
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TheFireRose77 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome<3
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Larissa-Bright Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen for real armour! I do love the background here... how the yellow and white really lights up the bottom right of the page. And the dynamism, and the glow - I don't think it's gone wrong at all!
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks very much! :hug:
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KuriosiT-kat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay for sensible armor! I never quite got the bikini type... the only sense out of it was the posible pluses in flexibility... and even then it's not quite right...

I'm glad you have her fully covered and still looking great!
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks very much! :hug:
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GrantPAdams Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the color pallet in this picture! Her flowing blue locks contrast nicely with her gold and white armor.
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks very much! :hug:
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RoosterBlue Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is well and truly awesome! I love how the light reflects on her armor and I love her dynamic pose, flying through the air!

Gorgeous!
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks very much! :hug:
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ElectricGecko Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Love that blast of flames emanating from behind and the pose of the figure.
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:iconnuisancebeareull:
NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
She's only cool because she's not looking!
Thanks very much! :hug:
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iisjah Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Such a classic stance in front of the explosion! 8D Every warrior should have one *nod nod*

Love the fire-energy glaive (at least glaive like xD). Really nice design and seems quite powerful :D (wouldn't want to be her enemies at this moment)

Pffft metal bikinis xD I excuse it ONLY in classic barbarian Conan styled drawing because EVERYONE was wearing skimpy clothes on those - men or women alike xD
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks very much! :hug:
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IrisSapphire Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh... This is way cool! I really love the design for the armor especially the shoulder pads, and :D I also adore the weapon!
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks very much! :hug:
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windyautumnmoon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Love the movement in this piece not to mention her fantastic armor. Good luck in the contest :)
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:iconnuisancebeareull:
NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks very much! :hug:

I actually won! Holy crap!
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windyautumnmoon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
:la: :excited: Thats FANTASTIC new Nu!!! Congrats on winning the contest :hug: :party:.
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Lady-Tempest Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Nice. I like the attitude towards armour, I believe it makes a lot of sense. The Knighthood has similar standards.
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks very much! :hug:

Tempest would work really well in this group!
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Barkis1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
I like the whole style of this!
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks very much! :hug:
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Barkis1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
You're most welcome! :blush:
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Delvii Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
After seeing the "armored babe" DWIV Cyborg Warrior Blah Blah Blah in today's DDs (which I think should be marked with a mature tag, but whatever), this comes as *quite* the breath of fresh air in women's fictional armor design. As you've shown here, armor can still have form without compromising function. Well done!
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Ugh. That thing made me uncomfortable. It SO needed a mature warning!

Thanks very much! :hug:
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chibilombax Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Small question. What's that little thing on her forehead? A crown ridge? Jewelry? I like it ^^ The armor is amazing too but I always enjoy how people can still make unique humanoid sci fi races. Kind of like the Asari in Mass Effect. Still human face but with tentacles. I can already tell she's a good fighter since she isn't bothering to cut her long hair. Just "I can still fight you and not worry about getting caught in anything." :)
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
The "V" mark on there is a tattoo. It's a beauty thing for their people. That mark in particular is not so common, but it really works well on her big forehead. It's also tradition for the women to grow their hair out their whole lives. Most of the women wear it up in really complicated ways. She just leaved her's down ... and trims it so she doesn't step on it, which makes her weird.

Ah, the Asari. I love how they look! I'm actually teaching myself how to make races that are less human looking.

Thanks!
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chibilombax Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Very interesting thank you ^^
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JeebusOfTheSwatKats Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Loooooooveee it!! Awesome job my friend! <3
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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Thanks very much! :hug:
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JeebusOfTheSwatKats Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Anytime girl! <3
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