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10th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Oxboxer:rexobxO with 1,716 notes

ismael-sarepta:

Iranian battle-mask, from the Safavid Dynasty (16th-18th c.) (Shahada inscribed on the top)
(Scanned by me. Don’t remember the source.)
I always thought this mask would make for some rather epic inspiration for a Middle-Eastern cyber-/steam-punk thing.

ismael-sarepta:

Iranian battle-mask, from the Safavid Dynasty (16th-18th c.) (Shahada inscribed on the top)

(Scanned by me. Don’t remember the source.)

I always thought this mask would make for some rather epic inspiration for a Middle-Eastern cyber-/steam-punk thing.

Tagged: metalhelmetarmormaskornamentfantasymedievaliran

Source: ismael-sarepta

8th November 2013

Photoset reblogged from Light Grey Art Lab with 86 notes

henrychristianslane:

My rolemodels rpg selfie for the light grey art lab show in Minneapolis. Had heaps of fun designing this character.

I was really interested in how fantasy can be used to address the real world and how the characters people play in rpgs can reflect what kind of person they are. I wanted to do this in a more conscious direct way and even address things about myself that I don’t like.

I wrote a rough short story for the character to help me make design decisions and help the piece read as a narrative. His story is set in a world that I helped design with Alex and Nick a few years ago. You can see the map we made here. Aspects of his costume and weaponry reflect different parts of myself and the skills that help me survive as an artist. (While still being cool in a fantasy sense)

Once a biologist on earth, he now walks the depths of a massive layered forest made from interlacing kilometer wide branches. Making his way only by the few pillars of light that breach the canopy of the forest hundreds of meters above. His cloak and helmet are made from the body and wings of a Sominumetus Sentenia, the feared bipedal moth creatures that live in the depths of the pyramid forest. This deters most danger that he might come across and for any creature still willing to attack, he has his spear. One end a crude rifle stock which, (when the blade is unscrewed) uses the flammable gas that the white floating flowers collect to fire the round hard seeds the flowers drop after they float up into the light and are pollinated.

The strange face next to his, is a creature made from leftover thoughts, ideas and emotions, it locked itself to him when he entered this world from earth. It stopped him from being lost in the space between Earth and Vana but now it drives him toward the bottom of the forest, regardless of who it hurts or leaves behind on the way. It represents the difference I have always felt between my creative self and my social self, they often seem like different people in many ways, even opposites.

The Chinese aesthetic in some of the armor represents my martial arts training and black belt in CMA. 

The gun; my ability to paint with new technologies like the wacom tablet and photoshop, as well as my knowledge of traditionally western painting techniques.

The dark underforest; the uncertainty in myself and the direction my work will go, as well as the financial danger I put myself in by trying to be an artist.

The Venn diagram design on his shoulder pad; the need for balance between my life and in my art practice.

The spear; the feeling of isolation that living in new zealand brings, and the need to use the internet to reach a large audience.

You can see all the other awesome artwork here and even order prints/ the whole cardgame here.

Tagged: fantasyarmorpop

Source: henrychristianslane

2nd November 2013

Photoset reblogged from The Small Press Expo with 5,634 notes

thegamerinallofus:

concept art of Skyrim

part one of ?

Tagged: skyrimvideogamedrawingarmorfantasy

Source: thegamerinallofus

29th September 2013

Photo reblogged from quite problematic. with 9 notes

ritasv:

Attack by Artem Portnoy

ritasv:

Attack by Artem Portnoy

Tagged: armorfantasymetalornament

Source: Flickr / hermit75

9th September 2013

Photo reblogged from quite problematic. with 51 notes

ritasv:

Husaria, photo by wojtek

ritasv:

Husaria, photo by wojtek

Tagged: armorfantasyhorseornament

Source: flickr.com

17th August 2013

Photo reblogged from quite problematic. with 40 notes

Tagged: armorornamentweaponwarfantasymedieval

Source: flickr.com

17th August 2013

Photo reblogged from quite problematic. with 289 notes

Tagged: armorornamentfantasyswordmedievalweapon

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30th July 2013

Photoset reblogged from Vampires, but they feel bad about it, maybe with 34,679 notes

Jaeger Pilot Suit Details (+ circuitry suit) x

Tagged: pacific rimscificlothingcostumearmorornamentprojecta

Source: no-short-ass-gods

18th February 2013

Photoset reblogged from Irregular Galaxy Thieves with 1,615 notes

lohrien:

Illustrations by Clint Cearley

Tagged: armorpaintingfantasymythology

Source: lohrien

13th December 2012

Photoset reblogged from Mary Quite Contrary with 1,390 notes

thephysicalisanillusion:

demonagerie:

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, - BSB Cod.icon. 340, f. 33r. Beschreibung der historischen und allegorischen Personen der acht Inventionen zum Ringelrennen in den Aufzügen gehalten 1596 anläßlich der Taufe der Prinzessin Elisabeth von Hessen, 1600.

Tagged: ornamentarmormanuscriptmedievalreligion

Source: demonagerie

10th December 2012

Photoset reblogged from How Are You I'm Fine Thanks with 2,878 notes

fuckyeahillustrativeart:

Grunler 

Follow Grunler on Tumblr!

Tagged: fantasycharacterclothingornamentarmor

Source: fuckyeahillustrativeart

1st June 2012

Photo reblogged from Space, Gore, and Dinosaurs with 19 notes

goddess-of-smut:

Keith Parkinson

goddess-of-smut:

Keith Parkinson

Tagged: paintingscifimonsterclothingornamentarmor

28th February 2012

Photo reblogged from Irregular Galaxy Thieves with 3,476 notes

heliocentra:

Can’t beat the pulps.

heliocentra:

Can’t beat the pulps.

Tagged: armorpsychedeliaornamentfantasy

Source: heliocentra

30th January 2012

Photo reblogged from GIRLS WILL BE BOYS with 93 notes

girls-will-be-boys:

Meghan Ory in “Merlin’s Apprentice”

girls-will-be-boys:

Meghan Ory in “Merlin’s Apprentice”

Tagged: womanclothingarmorornamentfantasy

25th August 2011

Photo reblogged from Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor with 63 notes

womenfighters:

Lots of armor was ornamental, so practicality isn’t the be-all-end-all.

womenfighters:

Lots of armor was ornamental, so practicality isn’t the be-all-end-all.

Tagged: womanarmorornamentweapon