Alexi Zaitsev, Delphiniums Against Sky
A bramble, from the illuminated Byzantine manuscript ‘Vienna Dioscorides.’ (CE 512)
There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
- Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
- Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
- Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
- Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
- Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
- Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
- Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
- How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)
LONG MAY THEY SAIL - A SEA SHANTY MIX
Quit your job, set your homework on fire, jump out the window and run to the docks. The sea is in your blood and it’s time to roam the oceans wide.
i. Dear Old Vessels - Gordon Bok | ii. Heart of Oak - Jerry Bryant | iii. Running Down To Cuba - Michiel Schrey | iv. Don’t Forget Your Old Shipmate - British Tars | v. A Whaler’s Tale - Simple 8 Theatre Company | vi. Jolly Roving Tar - Great Big Sea | vii. Captain Kidd - Nils Brown | viii. Bonny Ship The Diamond - The Pyrates Royale | ix. Good Morning Ladies - Sean Dagher | x. Haul Away Joe - Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends | xi. One More Pull - The Ballina Whalers
Guy Davis Production Art- The Temple
During the pre-production of Steven Universe, we got the chance to work with one of Rebecca Sugar’s personal heroes, Guy Davis!
Guy championed the idea of the temple’s double head— one looking sternly out over the ocean and the other looking calmly down at the temple entrance!
Guy Davis is best known for his work on comics like B.P.R.D. and The Marquis; as well as his outstanding designs for TV and Movies, including The Amazing Screw-On Head and creature design for Pacific Rim.
(x) Dolce & Gabbana menswear Fall Winter 2012-13