Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"Knight's Helm" up at REDBUBBLE

I added a new artwork, "Knight's Helm", to my Redbubble portfolio. This illustration of a crested great helm of a medieval knight is based on several helms and crests depicted in medieval coats-of-arms as well as actual helms as worn by medieval knights. The crest is based on one from a minnesinger songbook as depicted in Arthur Charles Fox-Davies' Heraldry: A Pictorial Archive for Artists & Designers. The crown and lambrequin (the cloth hanging down the back of the helmet) are based on those seen in a drawing of Edward Courtnay's helm in Charles Henry Ashdown's European Arms and Armor. The helm itself is based mostly on one appearing in a colour plate in Osprey Publishing's English Medieval Knight 1200-1300.

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