Female Characters: You’re Doing it Right
I am in truly in awe of the person responsible for creating fem versions of TF2 characters, and more importantly, succeeding in making them just as iconic, loveable and unique as their original male counterparts - without objectifying them. The end results don’t seem out of place in game at all despite their gender; their gender does not matter - this is exactly what the industry is currently lacking, and these pictures are proof that it can be achieved.
Links to the Artist : Shaylyn Hamm
Here is the interesting article that the artist wrote in their investigation into how male bodies in games vary whilst females are all too often represented with the same young-slender-busty model:
Here is the artist’s Deviantart account:
A video of the fem Heavy in game:
please go and praise them on their fabulous work
Thankyou, thankyou & thankyou.
Yeeeeees! Thank you! Men are “allowed” to look strange, or downright ugly, but most female characters in games, comics, and TV have a very narrow criteria physically. The above proves that women can be interesting characters outside of the normal body type we see.
The medic really looks like a character you’d design, Megan. =P