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Heraldic Quartet by vantid Heraldic Quartet by vantid
First batch of heraldic style ACEOs I did.

I've always loved the heraldic style. I love the energy and the contortions of the anatomy and the curls and flow of the designs. I've been meaning to delve into the style for a while now and I finally remembered to borrow a book on the subject. Using the beautiful illustrations in the book for inspirations and proper poses, I drew a few of my favorite animals. I did my best to infuse these guys with my own realistic style while leaving in some of the more heraldic characteristics.

These are all inked with Microns pens while fulll of liberating amounts of coffee and tea. Oh, and they are on ebay, if you want one! [link]
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Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly awesome. I love this style, mostly because it reminds me of the knights of the Middle Ages. That is my favorite time period. 
orange2dope Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is awsome, I love the styling.
LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love these. I am trying to design a heraldic logo for myself and wondered if you woul mind of I used you winged lion as reference. I will credit you and if you allow me.

vantid Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Howdy! I am all for people going for originality in artwork, so I'd say go look at the traditional heraldic lions here: [link] mixed with eagles: [link] and elsewhere like in books. These are a blend of my own realistic animal anatomy and there are flaws you wouldn't want to show up in your own work!
LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No worries. I know what you mean about orginality so I was going to use yours more for reference. I was going to use those sources as reference as well. I have found a lot of stuff via google so I will get round to creating mine.
AngelusLupus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I have no idea how I haven't seen this before but that is, hands-down, THE BEST heraldic winged wolf I have ever seen! And I've looked for a lot. I would love a larger version!
vantid Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I am glad you like it!
Netlizard Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I really really really love that lion. It's like Aslan times a hundred!
Rocket-Dog530 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
:wow: awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love this so much!!! :#1:
applescruff Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I've always wanted to do work like this, but I've never been brave enough to try. Maybe I will, once I get some of my other projects out of the way. These are simply too awesome.
Silenced-Dreams Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heraldry is wonderful!

Would you be able to recommend any books? (I'm struggling to illustrate heraldic images for my story).

As always, your inking is marvellous.
liaskye Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Great work. Love the Heraldic style.
KisuSuomi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Great work! :floating:
tyshadragon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
They look wonderful, I love the wyvern :)
DoodleDragon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
These are all really cool. The lion one is my favorite. =D
RRikkUU Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
I love the heraldic style as well, I just never knew what it was called, thanks on that score! I love all four of them!
ZephyrElric Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Student General Artist
I love these! They remind me of gargouyles. Absolutley lovely~
Chriskasurak Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
too bad the lion isn't also sticking his tongue out, it's my favourite part of all heraldic animals. So cute/ferocious! This is really successful as a style exercise.
ikdomik Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Those are so cool; I adore the wolf and lion ones. I can't imagine the effort it took to do those! :+fav:
Sturmgeschutz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
That is most excellent. Great work!
zxzyywtfhax Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
queenmaeve Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
w007, teh awesome
thunderhart Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Loving the lion! woo England *waves flag* :D
brushtail-thegreat Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the wolf
wolfkaje Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
so pretty! i like the puppy one best!
Trellia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are gorgeous. I particularly like the wyvern and the lion.
styx-leagon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007   Traditional Artist
WAAYYYY TOO COOL. They look like they should be on flags and coat of arms!
AnnaTheDorkQueen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Friggen sweet! I like the wolf one alot.
mirroreyesserval Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007   Digital Artist
The lion is love. :)

Your so wonderful at inking.
Ridareta Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
This is so beautiful! what kind of book is it?
blacktiger55 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
They look amazing. i really like the detail placed on all of them and the shading.
nitiryan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Amazing! Wow... I love the lion... No, all of them...:D
Beti-Kot Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Wow :wow:
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