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Calm Before the Storm by wraithdt Calm Before the Storm by wraithdt
Pardon me for not posting anything for some time now. I've been busy with work and wedding stuff but I finally had the motivation to do some personal work. Here's my latest one.

The usual medieval stuff with a slight twist. A sister knight of the Holy Roman Empire kneels focused and calm before an assault. She is holding a poleaxe, the favored weapon of foot knights of the 14th and 15th century. Not as glamorous as a sword but its versatile and lethal against other knights and armored opponents. Think can-opener.

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Given 2010-06-14
Calm Before the Storm by *wraithdt The Suggester said: "The girl's expression in itself remind me exactly of how one feels just before facing a storm, a battle, a struggle. It's full of a strange peace, a confidence, as if she is determined she will do her best... and yet the very fact that she's kneeling makes it look as if she is still seeking something within herself. And ahhhh the way the light falls right on her... So symbolic." ( Suggested by Exillior and Featured by Atramina )

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AdrianBirkeland Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your rendering of the materials in this picture is technically superb :D
DorainGray Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love the armor design
muck1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I love this one. Probably the most beautiful medieval-styled art piece I've ever seen.
j3px Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Life-like. Stunning. Thanks.
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well...the HRE prolly would'a used a Halberd instead, I think. Poleaxes were, to my knowledge, restricted to the British, not that there's too much of a difference between a Poleaxe and a Halberd.
Nosonart Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man i would like to have your illustration skills. This is stunning.
and also you really know stuff about armors and medieval weapons and how do they work.
Amazing. Following you.
Vader999 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
As much as people try to forget this, there were female knights, and there were female warrior queens in the Middle Ages.
Nosonart Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i would really love to know more about them :D.
Vader999 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Try reading more about them. Blanche of Castile is a good start.
Nosonart Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man!
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