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My NEW Coat of Arms

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:la: NEW sea-unicorn! NEW mantling! NEW Crest! :la:

Proudest to wear:
"Azure, a sea-unicorn Or rampant hauriant. Mantling Azure doubled Or. For a Crest, emerging from a circlet Azure charged with eight pearls only five showing a sea-unicorn's head Or." :D (Big Grin)

I went crazy with the Mantling, as suggested by a dear friend. ^)^
Also, it bothered me that all sea-creatures had those weird finned-claws, so I adapted them to a more realistic sea-horse [unicorn].
Oh, please give feedback about the new Crest! :D


Other versions and variations here:
The Shield by Aib-Alex My Coat of Arms by Aib-Alex Sea-Unicorn by Aib-Alex Duke Alastair ven Dragos by Aib-Alex His Grace, the Duke of Dragos by firelord-zuko
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WorldsEdgeProfessional Interface Designer
The crest is great. It shows up better than the demi-unicorn. I like the way you've colored the mantling as if "counterchanged". This makes logical sense, as on the left you would be seeing the inner surface hanging from the helm, and on the right you would see the outer surface. I like to do it that way as well.
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Aib-AlexHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the appreciation! :D I am really glad you like it.
I do like counterchanged mantlings very much... gives them an artistic feel, as well as a better understanding of the tinctures in use.
I did have some trouble with the Crest, as I personally am a shield lover rather than a crest one. I never imagined one for my achievement so I did struggle some time to devise it. ^_^
SMiki55's avatar
I really like an idea of this sea-unicorn :)
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Aib-AlexHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the appreciation! :D Really glad you like it!
SMiki55's avatar
One question :)
Should horn, fins and claws be argent (white)? I remember that or creature on azure field always have argent etceteras.
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Aib-AlexHobbyist Digital Artist
If a creature, say eagle, is blazoned a tincture, say Gules, then the artist is forced to paint the whole bird red, unless the herald specifically mentions "beaked Argent" (white beak), or "armed Argent" (white claws), or "langued Argent" (white tongue), and so on and so forth. Any colour combination may be possible as long as it follows the rules of heraldry. :)
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Hmm. I've heared something opposite, but Polish heraldic rules are a bit different from English or French, so maybe you're right :)
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Aib-AlexHobbyist Digital Artist
I am. :D
Ienkoron's avatar
Love that mantling :)
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Aib-AlexHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Welcome your Grace
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firelord-zukoHobbyist Writer
Marvellous. Interesting idea to go for a sea-horse sea-unicorn ...
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Aib-AlexHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, your Grace! Do you find it less frightening than the other sea-unicorn that I made? :D
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firelord-zukoHobbyist Writer
I'm not saying it's not disturbing
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Aib-AlexHobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: Cmmon, it is the prettiest thing ever!

[I went crazy with the mantling]
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firelord-zukoHobbyist Writer
You totally did.
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Aib-AlexHobbyist Digital Artist
What? Isn't it for the better? ^)^
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firelord-zukoHobbyist Writer
It certainly looks awesome.
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Aib-AlexHobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww... thank you! :tighthug:
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SHiNiGAMi-XiiiProfessional General Artist
oooo kind of like a dragon seahorse univorn i like it :D
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Aib-AlexHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, haha! Thank you very much! :D
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SHiNiGAMi-XiiiProfessional General Artist
:-)
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Oh, I really love it!
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Aib-AlexHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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