I get that. True peace must always come from within. We should all concentrate on kindness for our own sakes as much as for the sake of others. Besides, carrying a child demands as much strength and balance as any martial art. I think your art is amazing, thank you for sharing it...
I do believe that responsibility for another life makes me a stronger person. I hope I'll be able to grow a nice person into this world ^^ Pregnancy is unexpectedly easy on me, so I can't say I was having a hard time. My due date is 16 of April,so wish me luck ^_- And thank you for your kind words!
There is a real sense of controlled violence here. Fantasy art has too long been filled with super model thin female warriors with huge swords. I to am a practitioner of martial arts as well as bodybuilding. I'm sure that your training gave you insight into the importance of strength and balance when creating this wonderful image.
I know what you mean XD I did try to be more realistic here, tho I can't judge thin and sexy girls warriors,cause I like and draw them too - it depends on style I need. But I know this atmosphere of threat, and I love this air of danger. Once you get into it,you become adrenalin junkie,and once you leave, there is a gap in your life. But now I'm too pregnant and womanly - so I should concentrate on been warm and loving >>
Thank you for such a precise critique. It's nice to get something more than "cool!" some times XD Though COOL is nice too. But I'm really happy that you caught what I've tried to convey here. That's a bit shame that painting that are more like speedarts are working better for me more, than paintings that I'm spending weeks on hhhhh