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gosh dang i love armor by Dezilon gosh dang i love armor by Dezilon
This b Laendan of Arcath, leader of the Dragon Talon's Order and enemy of Yerhart of Mahrak's Shades on a very personal level. Laendan's been in my gallery a few times always sporting very fantasy-esque armor, but lately I've been nerding a lot about HEMA and historically/physically accurate weapons and armor (also HEMA is totally something I want to get into myself) so I thought it would be cool to design a more realistic armor. I've been actually studying it quite a bit (as much as I can with only online pictures to reference) and tried to reach a good blend of fantasy and realism. I'm a lot happier with this look than the previous one C:

For the few people who actually click on anything in my descriptions here's a 
fun timeline of his design changes since 2014 or so. Go laff about my previous lack of knowledge about fucking everything, I sure am laffing



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:iconrazenhashikado:
RazenHashikado Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Really good and so well-detailed armor :)
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:iconcharlesthecomicartis:
CharlestheComicArtis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that hair better be decoration
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:icondezilon:
Dezilon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
It's not his hair if that's what you thought lmao, it's a plume attached to the helmet
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:iconcharlesthecomicartis:
CharlestheComicArtis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good
because its tactically dumb to plume your hair through a helmet
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:icondezilon:
Dezilon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
It's tactically dumb to have anything sticking out from your helmet, plumes or horns, that can be grabbed by an opponent and twisted to break your neck. I'd imagine horns being far more hazardous and easier to grip than a plume, though. Anyway I'm still willing to make a few practical sacrifices for the sake of coolness.
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:iconcharlesthecomicartis:
CharlestheComicArtis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if fashion is obtained then its a bonus in my consideration
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:iconcharlesthecomicartis:
CharlestheComicArtis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
indeed so
although 
i could see myslef 
meriting
coo points
but dont expect that as a ongoing fling
i favor practicality over Fashion
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:iconsenseidraco:
SenseiDraco Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Amazing design! 
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:icontheartisan2:
theartisan2 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I cant draw good armor even if I wanted to ;-;
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:icondezilon:
Dezilon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
If you wanted to you'd do it anyway, and then you'd study, learn and improve. Surprise surprise, I was godawful at it too once.
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:icontheartisan2:
theartisan2 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
:,0
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:iconfantasyrebirth96:
FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
Hey nice work here! Such a totally cool looking art style Hope you'll do more like this but that's if you want too! Super hope you'll make an action/fight scene of some kind one day! But it's really up to you~ Keep up the great work anyways!
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:icondezilon:
Dezilon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
I am totally drawing a fight scene between this guy and his arch enemy soon :^)
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:icondeepspace9odo:
Deepspace9odo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
Not bad.
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:iconnoctis-corvus:
Noctis-Corvus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So do I, especially gothic knight armors : )
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:icondubuthekoreantofu:
DubuTheKoreanTofu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
After looking at the middle image's design, I wondered if the aventail is allowed to drape over the tabbard. I went straight to google and to my surprise, not only is that allowed, but various sets had your style of design, too!

I only looked it up because the emblem is slightly hidden, and it's more noticeable how much the aventail obscures it when the cloak is removed while placed between the other designs. This is all really well drawn! I've been learning about HEMA--through YouTube--and this piece really does capture the right details to even get others interested, if only for the detailed armor and fashion, as well as the blending of fantasy elements that don't make the design less pragmatic. :)
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:icondezilon:
Dezilon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
This comment makes me really happy! Plus I'm always giddy to meet another HEMA nerd, gosh the time I've spent on HEMA related youtube videos, ahah. Really hoping I can find a group close to my location, I wanna start practicing it.

I'm in no way an expert on armor, and I absolutely don't want to give up fantasy, but just a bit of studying can really pay off in your designs. Heck, it goes for everything in art. Study reality first, then add sprinkles of fantasy or exaggeration, and end results will be so much better C:
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:iconnightengale1028:
nightengale1028 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
Im sorry but that fucking kind of language here will NOT be on my devieantart. I will be reporting you for that. 


but no seriously that is really great. Wonderful job ^^
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:icondezilon:
Dezilon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
Brb renaming it to "FUCKING HELL I FUCKING LOVE ARMOR"

I almost thought you were serious for a moment, ahah XD

Thank you for the compliment!
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:iconnightengale1028:
nightengale1028 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
you sir have earned a fucking watch motherfucker XD

but nah I swear a shit ton. besides only swears I dont like are slurs. And I love doing the watch your fucking language joke. 

your welcome.
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SevereHercules Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist
Are you now?
*jups at you* I will be PMing you!

You are actually REALLY good at drawing armor...omg
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:iconskimaskmaster:
Skimaskmaster Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm always in love with armor drawings oml
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:iconsupercaptaincoolman:
Supercaptaincoolman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
A brave and true knight! Well done!
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:iconrebelspecter7:
Rebelspecter7 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
This is great.
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:icongalidor-dragon:
Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I prefer the one in the middle,because the blue brings out the rest of the armor! The previous designs are great as well, maybe less cloth haha!
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:icondezilon:
Dezilon Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2018
Middle look is my favourite as well, and what he'd look like most of the time. I just have a habit to always draw a base first and then coats/floopy cloth on top of it, makes it vastly easier to draw the same character in different poses and angles later. The cape he wouldn't wear much, I just like to picture it looking really cool and swooshy when he's riding his dragon XD

There's some aspects of the previous designs I like (except the first three, those are butt ugly), I might even reuse some parts for other character designs. But they display a much worse knowledge about armor, which is very amusing to see XD
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Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Your mistakes brought you to this better design :)

He looks pretty badass. 
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