Heh, this is definitely Renaissance, especially with clothes that mysterious seem to fail on the heroine. Mind you, that actually in a way makes her more badass, she slay a dragon with only a cloak covering her body.
Very nice piece, you really captured the scene and the art era.
...as a picture, pretty good. As even a symbolic take on a woman warrior armed and armored as a man--one who went into battle to defend her father and her people, at the presumed cost of her life? Well.... I'm afraid this is kind of insulting. Do you portray all your male heroes with naked taut buttocks carefully sunlit for our enjoyment?
This is gorgeous. I can definitely see the Caravaggio influence here...I really like the way you used light and shadow, particularly on her skin and around the helmet. I admire your work on the drapery and the anatomy as well. This is majestic.
Thanks. In the book the weapon is simply described as "a huge mace". Although earlier in the book there's a scene where Frodo gets stabbed by one of them, and that was probably a spectral weapon if I remember correctly.
Oh well, It had been like two decades maybe since I have read the books XD But yeah, they had some spectral power; its probably where D&D's idea of undeads draining life force and such came from, along real life myths and all.