This is my character Briar. Her armor is partially Xena inspired (of course), but I tried to give her more protection than your average fantasy female warrior. No leather thong. No nipple spikes. No chainmail loincloth. It's still quite unrealistic, but I think it looks cool. I started out with a rough pencil sketch, then transfered it to 11x14 bristol and filled in more detail. I inked it with brown ink, erased the pencil, applied fixative to curb any ink bleeding, and then used watercolor and watercolor pencils to color her. I thought about using computer color, but it's probably faster and less of a hassle to color it for real (for me, anyway). I'm pretty happy with how she turned out. There is wallpaper with this piece available here.
12-99, colored ink, watercolor, 11x14 bristol