Category: art

An illustration of a fantasy knight I retouche…

An illustration of a fantasy knight I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed Jon Mertz, a friend from germany. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers, and all my friends and I are members of royal and noble houses each with armies, lands, and fortunes at our disposal. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Mertz is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Middenland, or the former Kingdom of The Midlands under House Bartol. While bearing no exact equivalent in medieval or early modern European history, the culture, language, and traditions of The Kingdom of Middenland resembles Germanic and Czech culture during the medieval and early modern periods of European history. This is largely due to the immigration of colonists from the dominant, northern culture of The Empire of Mankind, or the “Austere” Imperials as well as the cultural assimilation of the native, Albic descent population of the former Kingdom of The Midlands. Both the colonization and cultural assimilation of the former Kingdom of The Midlands are the result of Jon Mertz’s conquest and subsequent coronation as the new “König von Middenland,” a title that has remained vacant since the extinction of House Bartol over a century ago. Designated as a “Rieter” in the lore of my creative project, the Rieter of House Mertz and The Kingdom of Middenland differ from the conventional knights of other kingdoms and empires in the sense that their martial culture and traditions diverge heavily from the traditional codes of chivalry popular in The Kingdom of Aquitaine and The Empire of Mankind, as well as having a distinct military organization and structure formulated and implemented by Jon Mertz Himself during his conquest of The Midlands. 

An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The …

An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The Kingdom of Aquitaine with the names and escutcheons of their ruling houses attached to them. Map for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods, where all my friends and I are monarchs and lords with great military, political, and financial assets at our disposal. While most of the kingdoms and empires in the world of my creative project do not have exact historical equivalents, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods of french and european history.

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An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The Kingdom of Aquitaine with the names and escutcheons of their ruling houses attached to them. Now updated to include The House of Dorsenne as the formal replacement of House Montaut as the ruling family of The Duchy of Auvergne. Map for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods, where all my friends and I are monarchs and lords with great military, political, and financial assets at our disposal. While most of the kingdoms and empires in the world of my creative project do not have exact historical equivalents, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.

The coat of arms I designed and an illustratio…

The coat of arms I designed and an illustration of a knight I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for Florian Vidonne, a friend in France. Formerly the coat of arms I designed and the knight illustration I retouched for Kameron Chausse that has now been repatriated to another friend due to personal circumstances. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Vidonne is the ruling family of The County of Artois and one of the great vassals of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. While many of the kingdoms and empires of my creative project have no exact equivalent in Medieval or Early Modern European History, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods of French and European history.

An abstract art sculpture by a Year 11 student…

An abstract art sculpture by a Year 11 student, featuring my heraldry. It has been gifted to me as a tribute. #medieval #art #abstractart #abstract #artstudent #sculpture
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romebyzantium:Tokalı Kilise (Church of the Buc…

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Tokalı Kilise (Church of the Buckle), Cappadocia, Turkey. Built probably between the IX and X centuries.
(Photo Credit: Vatican Skip the Line Tours)

Kélian Gerbolino, Count of Poitiers. Nicknamed…

Kélian Gerbolino, Count of Poitiers. Nicknamed “The Shark” or “The Swordfish” by his contemporaries, Kélian Gerbolino is both the head of House Gerbolino and the current count of Poitiers. One of the great vassals of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, Kélian Gerbolino is the finest Admiral in The Kingdom. His family and he are one of the few noble houses in The Kingdom of Aquitaine that possess a naval charter, or the rights to own a military fleet outside the jurisdiction of the royal family of Aquitaine. The other being House Von Verstraet of Lübeck. It has always been the tradition of the Gerbolinos of Poitiers to produce exceptional admirals and to have the mightiest fleet after the royal navy of House Maher of Aquitaine itself. And this tradition of naval excellence is still alive and strong under the current count of Poitiers. On the battlefield, Kélian Gerbolino is an outstanding Admiral amongst both The Kingdom of Aquitaine’s admirals and the naval geniuses of the world. He is the undisputed master of the tactic of boarding and capturing enemy vessels. This illustration was made as a gift for Kélian Gerbolino, a friend in France.

romebyzantium:The return of the relics of St. …

romebyzantium:

The return of the relics of St. John Chrysostom to the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople.
(Photo Credit: Vatican Skip the Line Tours)

romebyzantium: Joseph sending his brothers bac…

romebyzantium:

Joseph sending his brothers back to Jacob with food, illustration from #Byzantine bible, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

romebyzantium: Israel, Galilee, mosaic of loa…

romebyzantium:

Israel, Galilee, mosaic of loaves and fishes in the Byzantine Church at Tabgha 6th century