Category: Michael Maher

Some illustrations of pikemen and musketeers I…

Some illustrations of pikemen and musketeers I retouched to feature the latest colours and coat of arms I designed for my family and I. This post includes a combination of brand new artwork for the setting of my creative project, previous artwork I have retouched with improved colouring, and previous artwork that i have reposted for strictly archival purposes. 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 Maher is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. While many, if not most kingdoms and empires in the fantasy setting of my creative project do not have exact historical counterparts in either 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.

Charles Maher, Dauphin of Viennois. Heir app…

Charles Maher, Dauphin of Viennois. Heir apparent to House Maher and The Kingdom of Aquitaine. The first born son of King William XX of Aquitaine and Bortei Sasan, a Steppe Nomad from the Fringes of Rus’skaya, Dauphin Charles was raised with a primarily military education under the tutelage of The quartermasters of Chateau Lefleur alongside Messire O Deoradhain McCarthy, The future captain of the 2nd Brotherhood of The Emerald Guard. By his 21st birthday, Charles was engaged to lady Alexandria Jeffers of Albion, Cousin to Emperor Nikolas VI of The Empire of Mankind. Together, their union produced Princess Melaina Maher Duchesse d’Orleans, Princess Erika Maher Duchesse de Valois, and Princess Emily Maher Duchesse de Bourbon. Although a proven commander in the service to the armies of House Maher and The Kingdom of Aquitaine, Dauphin Charles is most highly regarded for his exceptional skill in hand to hand combat as well as his iron resolve in unfavourable odds and no win scenarios.

A repost of an illustration of a knight of Hou…

A repost of an illustration of a knight of House Maher of Aquitaine being knocked off his horse by a boyar cavalryman of House Maev of Rus’skaya. Now updated to include the latest edition of the escutcheon I designed for my family and I on the knight’s surcoat. Made to commemorate the crushing victory of House Maev over the Mahers in the last Aquitainian invasion of Rus’skaya, and as a nod by House Maher to the skill and prowess of the aristocratic cavalrymen of Rus’skaya, considered by the knights of Aquitaine to be one of their few equals in both joust and duel. This piece has been dubbed “The Hubris of the Mahers” to reflect the clash between the courtly, elegant, and refined culture of the Kingdom of Aquitaine with the hardy, resilient, and rugged culture of the Tsardom of Rus’skaya.

A repost of some illustrations of pikemen and …

A repost of some illustrations of pikemen and musketeers I edited to feature the colours and the latest edition of the escutcheon I designed for my family and I. Now updated to include some minor, but noticeable retouches to the details on their clothing and armour. 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 Maher is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, or my creative project’s rough equivalent to The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.

A repost of some illustrations of knights I ed…

A repost of some illustrations of knights I edited to feature the colours and the latest edition of the escutcheon I designed for my family and I. Now updated to include some minor, but noticeable retouches to some of the illustrations of knights that were missing certain details like fleurs-de-lis. 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 Maher is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, or my creative project’s rough equivalent to The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.

Some illustrations of musketeers and pikemen I…

Some illustrations of musketeers and pikemen I retouched to feature the colours and latest edition of the escutcheon I designed for my family and I. 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 Maher is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during The medieval and ancien regime periods.

Some new versions of some illustrations of kni…

Some new versions of some illustrations of knights I edited to feature the new escutcheon I designed for my family and I. 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 armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Maher is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.

An updated edition of the escutcheon I designe…

An updated edition of the escutcheon I designed for my family and I. Artwork part of 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 Maher is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, or my creative project’s rough equivalent to The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.

An illustration of a musketeer I retouched to …

An illustration of a musketeer I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for my family and I. 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 Maher is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.

Some revisions of previous illustrations of pi…

Some revisions of previous illustrations of pikemen and musketeers I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for my family and I. Artwork part of 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 Maher is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, or my creative project’s rough equivalent to The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.