Art-Tastic Tuesday: Barbarian Chick by Maciej Kuciara

Barbarian Chick by Maciej KuciaraClick the picture below for full-size. On Art-Tastic Tuesdays I feature a selected piece of visual art that I have come across. These are pieces that have inspired my writing or beautifully frame some concept or another that I have already written or want to write about. I present them without commentary so they may inspire you without the burden of my perspective, and pictures have links to the artists’ blog or website if at all possible.

If you are ever curious as to why a particular piece is special to me, or use it for a writing prompt and want to share, please drop a comment!

Barbarian Chick by Maciej Kuciara
Barbarian Chick by Maciej Kuciara. Click here for more of the artist’s work!

6 thoughts on “Art-Tastic Tuesday: Barbarian Chick by Maciej Kuciara

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  1. Wow – this artist is jaw-droppingly awesome. Good to see some great female characters, too – looking tough and sexy rather than slutty (if you know what I mean). The site is great, his style kinda makes me think 2000AD. Love it.

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    1. I feel the same way. This harkens back to a classic Frank Frazetta, Conan or Heavy Metal style… But she is a figure of strength and power rather than being a sexualized object of desire. She’s not wearing much, but barbarians aren’t noted for that. Even then, she’s wearing more than her felled male opponent… and significantly more than the useless “platemail bikini” you see typical fantasy warrioress’ crammed into while posed in a suggestive way.

      I also really like how Maciej gave her the proportions of an actual tall, tough woman… not just a typical woman scaled-up. A performer friend of mine is a tall, fit gal… I’m talking like, well over six foot, amazon biker Wonder-Woman “please save me from the bad-guys, Mam,” tall… She could recreate this picture with the right costume. ;-)

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      1. I checked out his other work too and it is just mind-blowing. Very talented chap. And your friend would make the perfect barbarian lady! Her site is awesome.

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      2. Aepril is an awesome person to know. :-) I used to be a roadie and cameraman for her dance troupe when she was getting started. She’s very talented, also being a teacher, pianist, singer, mythologist and astrologer. Great conversations to be had when she’s around!

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