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Second pass on Amber. I ended up liking blonde the most, but did a red headed version too, that can be found on my Potemkin tumblr.

I'm sure people that answered the poll are hating me right now! :O Seemed like one of the main reason people voted against blonde was due to stereotypes, and I kind of realized that there really aren't many blonde female characters in video games. Red is badass, but is quite common in games.

Was really interesting to see how vast and varying the opinions were on her hair color.

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:iconpawi666:
pawi666 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
wow this is AMAZING
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Goddess-of-Gales Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your eye for details is very impressive!! Especially when it comes to the outfit : )
This may be because I'm woman, but I don't think the hair color should matter. It's the character's actions and personality that makes him or her interesting and badass, not the hair. Lol. Guess that's just me though.
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:iconionen:
ionen Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.

Sometimes people just read into things too much or make stereotypes.
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contmike Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the design.
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Adamek1926 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you workin' for some gaming or movie company ? If you don't you fucking should !! ;)
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DavideBoratto Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
great!
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hexsy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Digital Artist
There aren't many blonde female characters in video games? I guess maybe it's because Samus, Zelda, and Princess Peach are so iconic. I think the ponytail somehow makes Amber look young and less experienced than the other two styles, anyway, so it did seem to somewhat suit her character better.
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ionen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Red hair is also sort of the go-to color for strong female characters. Really all you ever see is red and brown in Western games. Outside of Nintendo there's not really any blondes, that I can think of. Maybe a Gears of War character.
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:iconicondevco:
IconDevco Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
straight up borderlands style
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:iconmotion-in-poetry:
Motion-in-Poetry Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great design :D
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:icondaydreamornightmare:
DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done...nicely executed.:skull::star:
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
nice
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:iconionen:
ionen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
welcome
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TheDrowningEarth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Well, there was the rage over blonde femshep when Bioware was having fans do the picking - and ended up redoing it. As the art director, I say stick with what you believe in.
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:iconionen:
ionen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Femshep is half the reason I ended up going with blonde. Red hair is popular, but getting really common in video games.
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TheDrowningEarth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Yeah. What were fans even expecting anyways - there are only a few natural hair colors, so inevitably some female protagonist is going to wind up as the dreaded blonde. First world problems ftw!

And it's not like they'd lose the option of making a custom Shepard (granted the ME character creator was kinda weak, I'm still betting the majority of the complainers don't even play default femshep.)
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CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Is the glowy thing just some sort of lamp? heck, what are the other bits of gear on her?

I'm glad you went when two-tone boot/shin design.
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:iconionen:
ionen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's a lamp and she's not wearing much actual gear, a couple of hard cases.
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CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
It was the hard cases I was wondering on.
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dark-maggot Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great man. I don't get why people would get mad about a hair color but whatever. Good job.
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:iconionen:
ionen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Had a wide variety of responses, some attempting to tell an entire story with just hair color, but don't see any that are mad after the result.
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dark-maggot Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well that is good.
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Sunnycat17 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Samus is blonde and she's a badass.
Zelda is blonde and she's a badass.
Link is blonde and he's a badass.
Finn is blonde and he's a badass.
Fiona's blonde and she's a badass.
Rose (Doctor Who) is blonde and she's a badass!
And the Doctor was blonde at some point, eh?
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Rishtalak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Just have to say, Buffy was blonde and was the ultimate kickass.
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:iconionen:
ionen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
True. :D
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PJ464 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Hmmmm, blood on the weapon and uniform, nice improvised weaponary, small cut on her cheek, yep it is comfirmed, this woman will not go down without a fight. Looking good, like the armor on the legs, hardly every over used and always useful, I know, I am making my own custom cosplay armor with similar leg guards.
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PJ464 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I see what you mean and agree on some levels, the redhead does look more ready to fight everything in her path, but with the blonde, it will be nice to see her personality change over time from being a person of terrified disbelief of her suroundings, to a hardend badass ready to do what must be done to survive, but I also agree with the fans that the redhead does look better, but I understand your reasoning. Look forward to charater development.
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QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I like this second pass! Very, very well done. I don't mind the blonde so much.
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:iconionen:
ionen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconaidenke:
aidenke Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Oooh - looking VERY cool here. The blond look works very well for her.
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:iconionen:
ionen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconspectorknight:
SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I think you made the right call. The blonde hair just looks right with her design and personality. :)
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:iconjops556:
Jops556 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked the version without ponytail better, but she still looks real cool. ^^
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ndgmtlcd Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Hmmm, beginning to look less and less like field hockey! Or maybe it's a really, really violent form of the sport.
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:iconricey:
ricey Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! I did like the blonde one best, this looks great!
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:icondaerksiea:
daerksiea Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of my character Ledd.
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TazShadowWalker13 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I like it very much so
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:iconionen:
ionen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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