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)
duuuude… first art theft. Now I say “theft” rather than “edit” because whoever posted this to weheartit didn’t include a source for everyone and chopped out my name… and the batman boxers! T^T not cool.
Source edits for artists (and preferably get permission before that) plz! You’ll help us so we can make more for you all!
X I’ll make it easy.
Nico’s Happy Day
well played, well played
Anonymous asked: Hi I’m writing a story where the world is divided up by different Kingdoms. I was wandering if you had any resources regarding writing in a Kingdom setting?
A kingdom setting can be pretty much anything you want it to be, but it’s a good…
THANK YOU!!!!! always looking for resources!
She seriously is starting to give me nightmares… what with the whole devouring little children routine (are there any HAPPY Greek myths?!).
As a side note, Alabaster’s family reunions must really suck, between her, Scylla, and the empousa it’s no wonder the kid is tough as nails and paranoid as hell.
More Re dei Fantasmi art, this time a little character line up.
Dr. Elinor (OC), little Nico di Angelo, incognito Thanatos, Alabaster C. Torrington, and “Mary” (she’s reluctant to divulge her full name at the moment). Chris Rodriguez and Minos are coming up, along with Lamia, Hestia, and Hypnos.
ok, getting one is sweet (I do not have a kik, for the record) but my total of getting these just went up to lots in the space of a min and that’s shady as all get-out. not to mention the working is the same and the “kik name” on one is also on another with different word style.
This is either a bot, a troll, or a scam. Citizens ofTumblr be wary!
trying a new hard-color style
Leatherback cosplaying as Hawkeye.
those of you watching me for pjo and hoo reasons, I have a question for you:
I’m in the process of writing and illustrating a fairly extensive Nico fic (surprise surprise) that is basically going to cover the large swaths of time in which he’s absent from the main plot line starting from the end of Titan’s Curse… then comes back knowing what’s going on and how to generally go about things up to the current House of Hades book.
My question is: what are some questions you have that seem to have been overlooked for the moment about Nico? I’m trying to stay as close to canon as possible with this fic but provide his own adventure as well, such as (personally) how he got his sword, what’s up with the aviator jacket, and why Hades gave him his ring (you know it’s something special, don’t lie).
Hopefully this will give me a better excuse to do daily illustrations and character studies for classes too, so expect more posts involving that… and character requests from the story!
Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.
This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be.
Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe
can someone explain this to me with small words
they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that
i do not approve in the slightest
This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American
Frickin Frack this is important, please sign!
Oh what the fuck.
Will this affect Canadians as well? Can I still sign the petition?
im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings
This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.
For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.
For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.
That’s if it’s a simple illustration.
My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.
Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.
Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour.
Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.
I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.
In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.
Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.
Reblogging this again because it’s so important.
never not reblogging, this is important for anyone doing commissions or freelance. Don’t get suckered in. We love you. You are worth more than that crap.