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Lady Carcasonne WIP by The-Author-M Lady Carcasonne WIP by The-Author-M
Showing a little progress on my Ladies of Board Games. Starting to aspire for a little more from my drawings.
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Honey-Hovercraft Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really into this idea. Somewhere I have an image I made of the seven ladies of Catan, one each for Sea, Desert, Forest, Quarry, Mountain, Pasture, and Fields, in dresses matching those locations... Not sharable due to unauthorized use of others' images, but a good start toward something I might do all my own some day.

Is there a specific reason why she's wearing Napoleonic gear? I always think of Carcassonne taking place a few centuries before that, based on the box art.

Also wondering about the colors: you've got black, blue, red, and yellow, four of the five original Carcassonne colors, but then also white, salmon/coral, and brown? Why not use green for one of those to get all of them in?
The-Author-M Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Short Answer: I really like the idea of a counter culture punk rocker in Napoleonic Gear.

Long Answer: Napoleon wrote the death certificate for Carcasonne by removing it from the list of walled cities to be restored and protected, and the city fell into disrepair. It was only through the spirit of the people that they eventually convinced the French Government to renovate the city.

I came across this story while reading up on Carcasonne, and the image of an "anti" Napoleon sprung to mind as being the spirit of the modern Carcassonn. Dressed in Napoleonic clothes, but otherwise anti-establishment. The shaved half of her head is maybe not quite as anti-establishment as I wanted, still playing around with the idea :D
Honey-Hovercraft Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking more about the Catan thing; I thought you'd enjoy that there was also a croquet connexion, since the six croquet colors aligned with the types of hexes: Forest/Green, Pasture/Yellow, Quarry/Red, Mountains/Black, Field/Orange, Water/Blue. Some of the dresses are obvious: leafy dress for forest, wave pattern for ocean, but others are tough. Any connexion with ore sounds like pretty uncomfortable clothing (mebbe chainmail?), not exactly certain how to convey wool (especially in yellow...), and while there're plenty of images of woman wearing only clay on Google images, that wasn't exactly the type of image I was going for...
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January 20, 2015
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