The real reason that women in fantasy art wear such skimpy armor

It's horribly impractical for ladies to wear bikini armor while leaving their midsections exposed...or is it? Artist Stjepan Sejic reveals the "truth" behind half-naked women warriors.

Sejic says that this has been a long-simmering joke between him and his wife about fantasy illustration. Sejic draws plenty of lady armor himself, as an artist for the comics Witchblade and Artifacts, among others.

The real reason that women in fantasy art wear such skimpy armor

now you know! [nebezial on deviantART via Geek Art Gallery]

Update: Commenter Marasai points us to the sequel to this comic, featuring a trio of scantily clad heroines.