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DA2 ft. Lady Hawke by aimo DA2 ft. Lady Hawke by aimo
Unless you've been in hibernation, chances are that as a Dragon Age: Origins player you have encountered the beginnings of the Dragon Age II Hype Machine(TM). When the main player character was revealed earlier this month, quite a number of my gal and guy pals at the Bioware Social Network were disappointed by the yet-again Male demographic-heavy marketing, especially with the Macho Man Hawke imagery inundating the websites, magazines, etc.

So back then, I promised my friends I'll do an imaginary Lady Hawke version of the Main Box image. And here you go.

Size: 10"x14"
Medium: Watercolour paper, technical pen, masking fluid, watercolours, white gouache.


Image layout and design is After Bioware 2010

Dragon Age II is © Bioware & EA
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Koralika Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Love it.
I swear to god if Bioware pulls yet again another macho dudebro looking 'badass (my ass)' in covers or trailers in Inquisition..... especially in games where you get to choose you own gender. Just put both genders or make it neutral for fuck's sake, bioware.
I never understood this damn logic of shoving dudebros everywhere, esp in games like Mass effect or Dragon age.

Again, you did a great job here. :heart:
Tenyume-Kasumi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Spank my new shoelaces, that is spectacular. :O I can't imagine the amount of effort and time you must have poured into this.
RenitAsenkara Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Hell yeah!!! thank you for this great work.Lady Hawke rocks!!!
lafemmedarla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
So awesome!
Allora1313 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
eris-11 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Writer
Bioware is great with gender, but I would've given anything for a lady Hawke trailer.
Great artwork. :)
raystokes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
absolutely incredible.
fatefate2 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Gosh, That's amazing.
CortosisKylee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Very awesome!!! Great job Aimo! :clap:
AkantiaSolaris Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have never played a male character even though I have run around as Zev and Alistair and amused myself by Fenris run but I haven't made the main one male lol
believedpick6 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
personally i think Hawke and the Grey Warden you play as in Origins should be a default female. Ive never played as a male in any dragon age game. even the facebook version.
MissBlueJay Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Fuck Yes
Vili-Koopa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
And boy does she look spectacular. Ready to kick some darkspawn ass! I just love playing bioware's games as a woman. At least they allow us that pleasure in this male-dominated world
silverhammer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this so awesome, as I think that Lady Hawke kicks ass :D
Ax-lyions Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I likes it.
This fanboy thinks lady Hawke is more awesome anyway. =D
Zoe7544 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So intense. Wish this could have been the cover
Nooful Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
they have to market to males, so few of us know how awesome dragonage is
and none of my other friends have even romanced Fenris just because hes a man :(
Seroph Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hah, I'd figure that he'd be romanced /because/ he is a man.
HiImDiceslice Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks probably even more badass then male Hawke. I wouldn't mess with her, awesome version! =)
SlytherinPrincess13 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Love it :3 it looks amazing. The male hawke, actually looks JUST like my brother. Hair, beard, face, everything. Wiiieeerd.
Karenae Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I'm happy to see lady Hawke, so many video games ignore the female audience to much. And I just got DAII can't wait to play!
Philliwolf5 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Jedigirl2992 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
someday it will happen- someday!!
cannibaljim Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh Lady Hawke was a fantasy movie in the 80's starring Rutger Hauer and Matthew Broderick.

stevemacqwark Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I can't believe I wasted 2GB worth of Wi-fi broadband for a PS3 demo of this dull boring brainless button masher of a so-called RPG.
Arppis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Atleast they did a proper appearance for the female character in this game. In Mass Effect 2, the male Sheppard had unique face, while female had a face you could build using the tools with the game. I wouldn't mind watching trailers where they would use female model too, althou I have to admit that I never could play as a female character in these RPG games. I do play female when the story and the events of the game drasticaly change. :)

I like the picture, nice colors and the character looks cool. Good job with it. :)
roknese Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i dont know if ill play this. i only like playing the dwarves, and since youre basically stuck with human it kind of loses its appeal for me
DanisMuffins Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
I was just complaining about this yesterday. Wonderful! Thank you.
Kmk994 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work :D
The dragon is smiling at Hawk xD
FogNinja Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Good version! And good idea!
DemonChick344 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
love it!
Amy571 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I really like this. I wish It were a bit bigger so I could make it a proper desktop background.

Oh you people and your talent! :P
naruhina4evax Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
...I see what you did thar. With teh wings.
Dalex0 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
It's wonderful seeing female-oriented material for one of the best RPG's out there. I too was surprised and dismayed to see so much heavy marketing toward males. This at least lets others know women love this game too. Thank you for posting this!
marmatulla Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
This makes me almost want to buy the game (which I will do of course, but haven't liked the advertising of it much).
admiral-squee Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Dude, I think FemHawke here just outbadassed ManHawke.

... I should probably play DAO, shouldn't I? Installed it, but never actually started it up, herp derp.
BloodRelic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Lady Hawke is so damn catchy too, what is wrong with them!!!!
Moonsilver-Knight Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I always play female characters in Dragon Age, not because I'm a guy. But because I always love the imagery of a woman clad in plate armour, rushing into battle and just utterly destroying her enemies.

It's unfortunate that much of advertising is male dominated. Where's the love for women knights, huh? Where's my female assassin that actually looks badass, not just wearing skin tight leather because it "makes men's trousers tight".

And into Dragon Age 2, I will be playing a female Hawke. I just can't wait to see what kind of things that Warriors in it get :3 (hopes for Second Wind to make the next game)
clafount Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing.
Elrith-Shadowstepper Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Writer
This is epic! I was working on a Lady Hawke...but Ima just gonna stop now, cause nothing I do will be THAT AWESOME!
I LOVE her armour...her collar reminds me a little of Torio Claven from NWN 2, that and the hair....I LOVE IT! She's so preeeeetty, yet badass!
KevynSpeed Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
oh how i crave for Lady Hawke
lets hope there would be a Lady Hawke cinematic trailer
RamonXick Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fusion-Defiance Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna play that game...
chaosgalaxia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
W00t for Lady Hawke!
Hiromu656 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i got her right here
second-travesty Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
really like the silhouette's in the wings.
The armour is amazing! you have really great controll of watercolour :)
and on the marketing part, being a girl I dont really feel that
I really liked the frist trailer with main male and then Morrigan and Liliana as suport characters wasnt to bad. I think I personally respond better to the male marketing than if they would have tried for a female demographic... just my oppinion
DrunkenDragonDirge Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
I first thought at being linked here, it was about the movie. (the old one) This though, has a nice kind of view, the rip roaring rampage of revenge. Pike or halberd hybrid i love here, its nice to see the other type of weapons in hand than swords or axes. The eye work, is watching, isn't it? Heh, just noted that in writing. Definitely a great work.
Tatooine92 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student Writer
OMG. Aimo! You're a freaking GENIUS. This is unbelievably awesome! *adores*
ryoko25 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Writer
Bout time we see a lady Hawke.
LadySeraph Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
A lot of people are worried because of the changes made for DA2. I don't know what they're upset about, I'm sure that DA2 will still be a great game. Thank you for doing Lady Hawke, since the Bioware promotionals focus mainly on the male PCs.
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