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TRDL - Xena by TRDLcomics TRDL - Xena by TRDLcomics
TRDL 2011 Series, No. 17: Xena - Warrior Princess

This was a finished-up render for a sketch done for the #DailySketchChallenge on DA, the subject being: Xena, Warrior Princess.

I don't think I've ever drawn Xena before, at least that I remember. She's in the commission queue for later this year as well, so this was a goof first take on how I'd approach the character. It's kind of tough when you draw a stylized live-action figure, at least for me, because I didn't want to try and do a straight-up likeness of the actress, but I wanted to capture her presence, the athleticism, and all that cool detail in her armor... but at the same time, i wanted to play with the details my own way, so i did. Hence the Lovecraftian imagery in the armor. Anyway, swords and sandals quota met for February...

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Click through to read more about it and see process pics and the like, if you enjoy such behind-the-scenes business.
Artists, come join us on R3 and submit to the jams!


Third Rail Thrills is a series of pin-ups inspired by classic cheesecake art. Some of these pieces may also occur in my other series' such as the Propaganda Art or Bomber Girls, but the Thrills series puts them against the showcase background and they are part of a growing collection on the main site.

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You can see this illustration here on the R3 Forum: [link]
Or here, as above, on the TRDL blog: [link]
And you can see a larger view right off my TRDL Illustration Site, here: [link]
A choice for everyone!

Thanks for looking,
Thom
Third Rail Design Lab
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I'm a major Xena fan and I can't express how much I love this!!! You did a great job! Thank you for keeping in the Xena style, but "updating" her outfit! I LOVE it! As Uber-Fan as I am, I've never liked her chin guards and knee guards. I really like how you drew them!
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Hey awesome! That's great!
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
:D
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BigRedMan87 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Xena in sandals look better rather she was in her boots. Nice job
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks man! I have a number of 'foot' fans that follow my work, so I think I default that route...heh
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BigRedMan87 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
No problem and yes I'm a foot fetish and into women sexy feet in sandals. Wish xena wore them in her show, goes well with her costume.
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I woulodn't say I have a fetish in the proper sense of the word, but I think women's feet can be a beautiful feature!
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BigRedMan87 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Agreed
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TULIO19mx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! The hair and the face are beautiful!!
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thanks man!
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