Lady Nilstria submitted:
Haven’t done a redraw in awhile. That’s probably because I’ve solely been watching the 1984 Sherlock Holmes for the past two weeks. <3
The problem with Shi is that if I correct the anatomy and take away her ballerina feet, the original pose looks silly. She’s thrusting her chest up, dipping her chin, and looking completely unlike what I imagine a woman with a spear to look like. Take away the spear and you get a, ahem, pole dancer. I messed around for awhile what stance I would take if trying to stab someone with a spear. It’s much like fencing. Torso and pelvis face the same direction, but you’re actually looking perpendicular. One foot points in the direction of your eyesight and the other to the side, like a right triangle.
I tried to keep the original lines as much as possible, since they, unlike everything else, were good. But there was no way I was going to try and redraw whatever odd samurai face-mask thing is behind Shi. Not happening.
This is what I came up with. As for the shirt and socks, have you ever tried wearing a breastplate and reed sandals against your bare skin? Don’t. It chafes like the dickens. Anyone who has ever worn armor knows you always have something between you and it. Obviously, whoever draws Shi has no concept of wearing actual armor.
Don’t get me started on the two-boob breastplate.
I like it! :D I like how you turned her little halter top into an armored vest by adding another layer underneath it. Also she’s no longer a boob flounder!
I’m giving you your own tag by the way (and for the regular redrawers I get, I’m going to go back and tag all your redraws too, you guys are so awesome) :)