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Gonzalo Ordonez Arias Paints Exaggerated Warriors in Fantasy Armor

 - Jan 8, 2012
References: genzoman.deviantart & inkwings.tumblr
The armor Gonzalo Ordonez Arias illustrates on his medieval warrior characters is so insanely huge and cumbersome, it would probably crush its wearer under tremendous weight. Still, the fantasy of being able to walk around with enormous plating that essentially transforms you into a human tank is one of the many draws of the medieval genre. Who doesn’t want to go around as an unstoppable badass in gear that makes real-life kings look like cheapskates?

Gonzalo Ordonez Arias, more commonly recognized under his GENZOMAN pseudonym, is a fantasy illustrator who works for UDON Entertainment. Not surprising, his visual style has many elements of Japanese anime, with many of his female characters sporting the signature doe-eyed pixie-nosed look. The cuteness of his subjects is often contrasted by his complex renderings of battle armor.