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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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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  Student General 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.
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