Heraldry

PBF Campaign begins here

Heraldry

Postby Matt » Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:44 pm

Clan Seld:

Image

Clan Raldar:

Image

The Earl of Westmarch:

Image
User avatar
Matt
The GM
 
Posts: 2514
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:38 pm
Location: Weymouth, MA

Postby Ulauf Seld » Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:51 am

They look excellant..... how did you produce such fine work?
User avatar
Ulauf Seld
Bailiff
Bailiff
 
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:45 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Matt » Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:52 am

Thanks - I'll pass it along to the artist. :wink:

My girlfriend does most of the work - we jointly design the achievement and then she renders them in Photoshop. She also did the Arms of Tharda that you see above and on my avatar. For other examples, you can go to the memberlist and look at Bevan and Sir Baris.
User avatar
Matt
The GM
 
Posts: 2514
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:38 pm
Location: Weymouth, MA

Postby Ulauf Seld » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:33 am

How long did it take her to do the shields on photoshop??
User avatar
Ulauf Seld
Bailiff
Bailiff
 
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:45 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Matt » Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:26 am

Clan Seld took us more time to decide on the look. The wolf's head is the original Seld arms, and the arm is Ranulff's. We probably changed the colors three or four times before we both liked it. Actual rendering there was simple - fifteen to twenty minutes. (She already has templates and a stock of heraldic clip art she works with.)

Raldar was a little longer because she had to create the border from scratch to fit the Ivinian-style shield. That one took about 30 minutes.

A simple achievement like the Earl of Westmarch can be knocked off in five to ten minutes, although he was already done long ago. Basically, heraldry for Jara Rising has so far taken about an hour.
User avatar
Matt
The GM
 
Posts: 2514
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:38 pm
Location: Weymouth, MA

Postby Ulauf Seld » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:50 pm

Does your girlfriend do much work in the heraldric field or is it more of a hobby/interest?
User avatar
Ulauf Seld
Bailiff
Bailiff
 
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:45 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Matt » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:39 pm

Ironically, it's how she got into gaming. She has training in graphic design, and saw some of my 'work,' and offered to improve on it. I should say she did, and has since learned to do Harn-style maps, interiors, heraldry, and various forms. Somewhere along the way, she decided she wanted to get in on a session, and has been involved ever since. I may just have to keep her ... :wink:
User avatar
Matt
The GM
 
Posts: 2514
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:38 pm
Location: Weymouth, MA

Postby Ulauf Seld » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:44 pm

Sounds like a plan.....

can she cook too.....;)
User avatar
Ulauf Seld
Bailiff
Bailiff
 
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:45 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Ulauf Seld » Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:11 am

I have got my family coat of arms would your girlfriend be interested in doing something up for me. If both you and her don't mind.
User avatar
Ulauf Seld
Bailiff
Bailiff
 
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:45 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Matt » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:49 am

I'm sure she wouldn't mind. Drop me an e-mail with the description, the style you'd like, crest, etc.
User avatar
Matt
The GM
 
Posts: 2514
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:38 pm
Location: Weymouth, MA

Postby Matt » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:45 pm

I've recently made reference to a heraldic achievement with two gold dolphins hauriant on a field of blue. Here are the arms:

Image
User avatar
Matt
The GM
 
Posts: 2514
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:38 pm
Location: Weymouth, MA


Return to Background, Information, and Announcements

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron