Category: coats of arms

Sebastian Glen, 29th Margrave of Mazowsze. N…

Sebastian Glen, 29th Margrave of Mazowsze. Nicknamed “The Raptor,” “The Warhawk,” and “The Defender of The Faith” by his contemporaries, Sebastian Glen descends from an old line of monarchs on the Northernmost reaches of what has been dubbed “The Civilized World” according to The church scholars of The New Gods. Regarded as one of the more pragmatic and thrifty monarchs in the known world, Sebastian Glen has done much to strengthen the power of his royal house both within and without The Margravate of Mazowsze. His most successful policies include centralizing political authority within The Margravate of Mazowze at the expense of The Great Houses of Nobility by creating a national army dependant on “Tithes” of recruits levied from the great fiefdoms as well as the creation of new royal law courts based in the administrative districts of the great landholders of The Margravate of Mazowsze capable of overriding the legislative and judicial authority of the Great Lords of Mazowsze. Sebastian Glen has also done much to revitalize the industrial and economic output of The Margravate of Mazowsze by abolishing serfdom in many of the great fiefdoms of Mazowsze through the power of his royal lawcourts by making it possible for serfs to buy their their freedom from their landlords and possibly their farms, as well as promoting urbanization in conjuntion with the abolition of serfdom and the rise of a monetary economy. In regards to his miltary policies, Sebastian Glen has put an emphasis on the quality and training of his army’s musketeers as the competitive edge of his army as well as opening offices of military command to people of non aristocratic birth so long as they have either the qualifications or the money to pay for their commissions. Perhaps one of the more odd consequences of Sebastian Glen’s pragmatism and thriftyness is the expense that has went into his personal suit off armour. in contrast to the armours belonging to members of other royal houses and even most great houses of nobility, Sebastian Glen has put a huge emphasis on the practicality and affordability of his armour over it’s aesthetic value and luxury, having it modelled after the armour commonly used by the aristocratic heavy cavalry native to his Kingdom as opposed to the more popular styles of armour used by the knights of The Kingdom of Aquitaine and The Empire of Mankind.

Theo Percheron, Duke of Caenesse. Called &ld…

Theo Percheron, Duke of Caenesse. Called “The Avenging Son” by his contemporaries, Theo Percheron is one of the great vassals of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. He is both head of House Percheron and the current Duke of Caenesse. Amongst the great families of Aquitainian Nobility, The House of Percheron is most regarded for its military traditions. Just like all his ancestors before him, Theo Percheron is both a formidable warrior and the finest military strategist amongst the great lords of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. He is regarded as the mightiest general in the kingdom after Tim Maher himself, or the brother of the current king of Aquitaine and uncle to The Dauphin Charles. This illustration was made as a present for the 18th birthday of Theo Percheron, a friend in France.

Mathieu Cachart, Duke of Luxueil. Named &ldq…

Mathieu Cachart, Duke of Luxueil. Named “The Griffon of Luxueil,” Mathieu Cachart is a vassal of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. The majority of his contemporaries consider him to be an opulent and flamboyant fop for the cost, quality, and style of his armour, as well as the armour and uniforms of his troops. In reality, he is a swordsman without peer, a formidable commander, and one of the greatest warriors in The Kingdom of Aquitaine outside the Emerald Guard, or the household bodyguard of the King of Aquitaine and the persons of his family. Made as a present for his 18th birthday.

The escutcheon I designed for Jon Mertz, a fri…

The escutcheon I designed for Jon Mertz, a friend from Germany. Made for the designated replacement of House Bartol of The Midlands, and as a present for his 24th birthday. 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 are fighting alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, Jon Mertz is the newly crowned king of House Mertz of Middenland, formerly The Kingdom of The Midlands under House Bartol. Since Jon Mertz’s conquest of the former Kingdom of The Midlands and Subsequent coronation, his first and formost policy as King of Middenland is the colonization and assimilation of the former kingdom of the midlands in line with his native culture in The Empire of Mankind, The “Austere” or “Northern” Imperials, whose culture is heavily inspired by medieval and renaissance era German and Czech culture.

An illustration of some boyar cavalry I retouc…

An illustration of some boyar cavalry I retouched to feature the latest colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Gregory Romanovitch Maev. 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 are fighting alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Maev is the ruling family of The Tsardom of Rus’skaya, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of Russia during the tsarist and imperial periods of Russian History. (1547-1917)

An illustration of some pikemen, musketeers, a…

An illustration of some pikemen, musketeers, and artillerymen I retouched to feature the latest colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Sebastian Glen. 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 are fighting alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Glen is the ruling family of The March, or Margravate of Mazowsze. While having no rough equivalent in medieval or early modern European History, The Margravate of Mazowsze borrows loose aesthetic influences from The Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth during the late medieval and renaissance periods while diverging from it in most other regards

An illustration of some dismounted boyar caval…

An illustration of some dismounted boyar cavalrymen I retouched to feature the latest colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Gregory Romanovitch Maev. 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 are fighting alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Maev is the ruling family of The Tsardom of Rus’skaya, or my creative project’s rough equivalent to Russia during the tsarist and imperial periods. (1547-1917)

The latest edition of the escutcheon I designe…

The latest edition of the escutcheon I designed for my friend Gregory Romanovitch Maev. Colour scheme and motif loosely inspired the space wolves legion and chapter from Warhammer 40k, as well as The Russian Double Headed Eagle of Peter the Great. 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 are fighting alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Maev is the ruling family of The Tsardom of Rus’skaya, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of Russia during the tsarist and imperial periods. (1547-1917)

A retouch on some illustrations of knights I…

A retouch on some illustrations of knights I edited to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Robert Moore. 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 Moore is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Albion, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of England under the Tudor and Stuart dynasties.

A retouch on some illustrations of knights I e…

A retouch on some illustrations of knights I edited to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Robert Moore. 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 Moore is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Albion, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of England under the Tudor and Stuart dynasties.