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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: The First colored Reply with quote

Effoul's prodding me with a pointy Illearth Stone fragment to post, so blame her for the spam. Razz

Apparently I never uploaded the final version here (even though my memory claims elsewise), save for the Album. This is from summer 2011. Here's a rather larger copy with many of the details more discernible. The sword's based on an actual Viking blade discovered in an armored woman's grave in Suontaka, Finland, nicknamed "The Princess Sword" in the re-enactment circles.



(Generally the armor would demand some tweaking, which seems hardly practical at this phase, nevertheless. I like better the models I've designed to the 3rd chrons giantesses.)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love the color - the tattoos are based on real tribal markings?

and i would so hack her toes off - just saying...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

The tattoos, among other motives, are based on Iron Age Nordic art. In all probability, people did acquire tattoos copiously back then (compare: Pictish customs), but bodies preserve themselves poorly outside bogs here.

She could well wear stone-capped boots--Rime & co do--but sandals have actually played a significant role in historical military wear. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligae
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You posted it! Wonderful, it's worth every praise it can get and many times more)

As for tatoos, I think you're likely right, it's like with dinosaurs - there's no way to tell the colors from the remains, so the scientists mostly go by similarities and practical logic, though no way to say for sure.

I do think stone-capped boots could be a more sure thing, but the sandals fit well and there's no proof against them either, why couldn't any Swordmain wear either on choice - heavier and more solid or lighter and more flexible.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More good stuff. You're very talented! Keep 'em coming!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!


Also I wish to say: the use of the various shades of gray give the work a very three-dimensional feel. Skillfully done, Frostheart!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Laughing Hmm, my icon appears to share her frown...perhaps the Swordmainnir practice that expression afore a mirror to appear all solemn and pensive!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frostheart Grueburn wrote:
Thanks. Laughing Hmm, my icon appears to share her frown...perhaps the Swordmainnir practice that expression afore a mirror to appear all solemn and pensive!


As if their size wasn't intimidating enough! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see it as more of a 'You've GOT to be kidding me' look, maybe due to the raised eyebrow. Not the sort of look you want to get from someone holding a large sword.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work. I'm glad you posted it.

Regarding the sandals, I like them, from an artistic perspective but maybe swordmainir wouldn't take the risk. They're giants after all and all those shorties running around their legs might get the wrong idea when they see their exposed toes. Just saying.

Do seafarers where sandals? I have no idea. If water got on the deck sandals might prevent waterlogged boots so maybe they would be a good idea.
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