The Clank of Armour

Doodling in my sketchbook, inspired by imagery from one of my historical reference books, in this case a curious “bird of prey” creature, a shield ornament from the Sutton Hoo mound burial (thought to be that of King Raedwald of East Anglia, 599AD – 625AD) –  http://www.suttonhoo.org/images/tour/mound1/bird_of_prey.jpg

I then scanned it and through it into PhotoShop for a quick makeover…

It’s funny, but at first the figure had been a thought on my constant obsession with the Grendel and Beowulf confrontation (see alt’ version here – http://hesir.deviantart.com/gallery/#/dyb09 )… but by accident of brush stroke and pen-slip, he started to look more like a little lost roman… and thoughts spilled in of a trapped and lost legion, expecting to fight a bunch of savage picts… until, the sound that they thought had been the clank of swords on shields, turned out to be the clank of armour of a very unexpected enemy indeed…

Clank! Clank! Clank!

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~ by hesir on October 25, 2010.

One Response to “The Clank of Armour”

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