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The first one: fav.me/d4oy09o
The design was inspired by the Manga version of Witchblade by Sumita Kazama. While I am not a WB fan by any stretch, I absolutely loved that book. Should I watch the anime?
You know, I used to laugh about these designs cause I thought they were easy and anyone could do them. Well, I was definitely schooled when I tried to come up with my own. It isn't as easy as drawing a naked girl and covering just enough to make it past the censors - hmm, or maybe.....
So anyway the great thing about practicing things like this is that they challenge you to make it as visually interesting as possible, making it recognizable yet making this version YOURS. And going crazy doing things you don't usually do. So I gave it lots more solid areas as I call them (I noticed all the creators of WB have their own nicknames for the parts and effects) instead of breaking the armor into tiny, intricately detailed, jagged edges that they usually look like and also less like flesh and bones. More like... braces?
I should have drawn her right side too but there wasn't enough space on the paper for it, but there is where the traditional gem would be placed, except this time it would be a Soul Calibur styled EYE right in the center of her HAND!