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October 8, 2007
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Armor Sketches by DKuang Armor Sketches by DKuang
Drew this at the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York City a few years back. Was just a pencil and pen study in my sketch book from these beautiful sets of plate armor. The one on the left was from a German jousting set and the darker gauntlets and arms on the right are 16th Century Italian steel I believe.

If you're a fan of fantasy and such like me, definitely pay a visit to your local museums and sit around drawing and admiring the sculptures, armors, weapons, and art from all over the world. You'll be inspired up the wazzooo! Hell, if you're an ARTIST period..get your asses over to your local museum at least 1 time in your life....jeez.. :D

BTW, I'm not a fan of MoMa, the Museum of Moder Art. I'm not bashing Picasso's generation of artist...but you know....I'm not a big fan of paint splats and logs of wood wrapped with barbwire >_< but thats just me. :) If you're a fan of that "stuff" visit a modern art exhibit near you as well.
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Kenseiden Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
great reference
DKuang Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
That it is.
ElderPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god I love this picture so much, I love all plate armor so much, I get a (almost) non sexual boner each time I look at a suit or pieces of a suit (XD i know, unnatural obsession) I would critique this, but it would TOO biased, thank you for making this
DKuang Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lol, unnatural obsession indeed! BUT, understandable. I loves me a nice set of armor to look at myself. :)
ElderPaladin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Slashnarms10 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
This is really cool, I'm digging the details and separate sample pieces of the armor.
DKuang Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, but no one to thank but the original smiths for this fine piece of craftsmanship. I merely just observed and tried to interpret as best as I could on paper. :D
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
This'll come in handy :dance:

I like how you did the varying pencil shades to create a metal/shiny effect :D
DKuang Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hahah :D Thanks for the :dance: appreciated. ^_^
SuoKiller Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Nice armor! Dude you can draw! (btw, those pauldrons you draw, there right from my armor o.o!)
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