About Me, Applibot Legend of Cryptids, Character Concept Art, Fantasy Art, Fantasy Characters, Graphic Art, Humor, Writing Epic Fantasy
In setting up my web site graphic, Searching for Light in the Darkness, I put a lot of thought into the graphic art to fit the brand (translation: burned-up days surfing the internet for artists and sites). It was by pure luck I stumbled on Lori Nix’s “The Library” (thank you Google Search). I get numerous positive hits on my profile page on about.me because of Lori’s unique dioramic photography.
I put the same amount of effort when working on characterization for my stories. I’m always on the hunt for that perfect face to fit a character; that unique combination of setting and portraiture that might even make a good book cover. Sites like Pinterest, DeviantArt.com, and other graphic artist sites offer a plethora of ideas. When I find one I like, I collect them on my Pinterest Characters Board for future reference.
I’m in the middle of rewriting a fantasy; contemporary gal crash lands in a dark-ages alternate world, almost hanged as a witch, has to fight an ancient darkness, death, dismemberment, general mayhem – good wholesome fun. In my search for concept character art to fit the story setting, I discovered a disturbing trend.
What is with graphic art portrayals of warrior women in outfits befitting a harlot?