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ravine- process shot for lynn's winter armor by nebezial ravine- process shot for lynn's winter armor by nebezial
just a process shot as i am preparing materials for issue 3 of ravine... as issue 2 is nearing completion, and publication announcement just around the corner

anyhow, in issue 3 some of the characters will upgrade their gear.. since...winter is coming....what? it comes in ravine too XD

its just regular length


aanyways, armor itself used to belong to an arenian general who fell in the battle for wade, and is among the massive arenian spoils of war obtained during the liberation war of wade.


arenian armors are known for the high quality tellas and are famed for their capability to retain warmth . technique of channels that arenians use is a well kept secret and hasnt been reproduces sucessfully not even by the smiths like argal brennand

now for the technical side of this, its made in zbrush , and rendered there too. topology is basically non existent since the whole thing was extruded from my basic human mesh, i dont bother myself with topology as this is merely a model for transpose purposes. face itself is a placeholder only as the final feces in the comic will be drawn... i gave up on 3d faces long ago as the expressiveness is....wonky. in my hands atleast XD. anyhow in ravine imma be using 3d for dragons, some armors and props, which should make my job easier in the long run given the scope of some of the later battles... shudder
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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BjoernSiebolds Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome details!!
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Super sexy design. Very nice work!
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daliborgaric Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Great combination of 2d and 3d !!!  :)
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MerkavaIV Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I love your art (you are watched). 

A technical note about plate armor though. Depending on what the harness was made for (mounted or ground combat) the lames would be arrayed so they limited edged weapon's ability to slide between them. For mounted combat that meant that the lower lame overlapped the one above it, because most attacks came from soldiers on the ground, or horse mounted troops moving toward them. For ground troops (Ie Most soldiers) the armor was set up so the upper lame's overlapped the ones below them, because most attacks came from above. This rule normally only applies to armor on the legs. I only mention it here because of how the Lames are set up here.

The armor she's wearing, for example, is for mounted combat, with lower lames layered over the one's above them.
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Very cool.  Do you have a link to your publication?  I'd like to see it.
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MultiMirror Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That armor seems to have held over many battles, very well modeled, I stumbled onto ravine, and pardon the pun, fell right into it. Towards the hips and thighs, though I am sure you noticed it too, the texture is a little flat. Also, beware poleaxes, pikes, and stabbing movements as they can tear threw the scales like nothing was there, if they have enough weight. But that can be said for anyone, lets not hope your only defense is the armor you're wearing.
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Bigblockletters Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Magnificent detailing! Is there someone who could make this costume? So beautiful and life like!
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Yusef1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The armour...well, I could make. It is fairly straightforward actually, looks a bit like some of the armours in the Ephesis Museum in Vienna. But the surface decoration. Hmmm... Well, it would take awhile. Lots of acid etching, repousee and chasing.
I shall put my mind to figuring out how to sit down in such a corset of scales...I have some ideas. They would probably be on horizontal overlapping lames of, say, leather, with the bottom reveal scaled to look like...well...like this. When you sit down, they would all slide under each other; stand up, and they fall back into place, to look like your pic.
May I say that the beautiful feathered Grande Guarde is a stunning idea.
The steel feathered collar...should work.

The general armour, not counting the decoration or underlying scale coat, is very similar to one that I am building now. But mine does not have such a cool breastplate. Its rather plain and straightforward, but useful when a lance smashes into my client's belly. (He is a Ren Faire knight)
Thanks a huge amount for posting your clever designs and iconic use of chain mail, star scale, and scales. It gives me inspiration to progress my craft to something more than just a job of work.

Bill armour maker
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Bigblockletters Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Went to see your great work Bill! I agree with you on Nebezial's design on breastplate too. I look forward in seeing all your work in the future.
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