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Heartbreak and Heroines by suburbanbeatnik Heartbreak and Heroines by suburbanbeatnik
Here's the first art piece I did for HEARTBREAK & HEROINES, an upcoming feminist/fairy tale RPG from Bold Pueblo Games. It's all about adventurous women having awesome adventures, and we're on Kickstarter. Check it out, and if it takes your fancy, please throw a few bucks into the hat!

So this young lady depicted here is someone I've nicknamed 'Miss Braavosi'-- I was thinking of Syrio Forel, the First Sword of Braavos (Arya's fencing master from Game of Thrones) the entire time that I was drawing her. Observant D&D fans might also notice that her pose was inspired by Alias, aka the chick on the old Azure Bonds book cover, except her costume is not ridiculous (I was going for a 16th-17th century late Renaissance Italian vibe).

I was originally going to make her a redhead, but Caoimhe-- the mastermind behind Bold Pueblo Games-- wanted her to look more Mediterranean/Middle Eastern. I think that works much better, don't you? I can just imagine Miss Braavosi being an enthusiastic sellsword for some fantasy Renaissance princeling, although she occasionally feels a pang due to whatever sorrow she has kept deeply buried within her soul...or something! Things are still somewhat unfinished right now, but once our fundraising period is over, we'll settle down and give her a name and a proper backstory. I can't wait! :D

EDIT: Miss Braavosi now has a name-- she is Kalaira Dastari. Check out the Kickstarter page for the new $5000 milestone bonus!
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SuprSnke20 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Definetly love the character design

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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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donobowk Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
I see Syrio Forel mixed with Asha Greyjoy, nice design
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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acceber98 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Artist
do you know what happened to the game? i heard it was cancelled and is not not being made :( it sounded like fun
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes... it was cancelled. It is a long, unpleasant story... but you can note me on dA if you want the details. :faint:
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
I appreciate a BAMF heroin as much as the next girl ^^

LOVE her hair.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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JadineR Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Oooh, very cool : D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
I absolutely love the character design!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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