Like every other fantasy artist, I am guilty of creating works with women who wear bikini armor. I spent many teenage years trying to come up with a justification for their lack of armor. Alas I found none, and today I absolutely positive that bikini armor provides no protection at all (save for protection against nudity). This character’s particular bikini armor is far too ceremonial to be used in combat too, but I imagine that she, herself must be a veteran of many battles. I believe in making Photoshop works that look like paintings because I am a painter at heart. I love complicated colors, and the roughness one can get while imitating painting through digital means. Furthermore I just feel I ought to leave the creation of clean digital art to those artists who specialize in it. This work was created from scratch in Photoshop 7 with a mouse.