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Elven Knight Preview 4

By Azmal
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Image details
Image size
3067x4351px 1.79 MB
Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
1/166 second
Focal Length
25 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 7, 2013, 7:18:46 PM
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Sensor Size
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Backlash91's avatar
grrr! i would love to have someone in my town who could teach me leather working....sadly i can't even find a person willing to teach me how to properly use a sewing machine. ---

I suppose a tutorial for this armor would be...out of the question?
TWISTEDUK's avatar
Total amazing work
elegant. i like it.
Balurd77's avatar
Just... amazing!!!!!!!
What kind of color do you use for silver?
if you don't mind me asking how did you get such sharp creases in the leather?
Northheart's avatar
you people are so awesome your art is awesome i wanna cry! xD i would totally run around in city with that.
Alamaris's avatar
Loky12345's avatar
Oh my God! Can I buy it?
Azmal's avatar
I take commissions. : )
adapaasderel's avatar
woooow, Marvellous!
Laurelfin's avatar
I'm really really sorry to ask a question like this but... how did you manage to join the back part with the frontal one? I tried to argue but I can't see even a small belt to fasten the back part on the shoulders or something like that... what's your secret?
(I'm sorry but I don't know if I am using the correct technical terms ;) )
Misoura's avatar
JiaJem's avatar
Definitely Drool worthy. I can't imagine getting the symmetrical detail work to be easy -- truly inspirational!
nudge1's avatar
That is utterly amazing!
dgm04's avatar
OK, I notice that you get smaller pieces at the bottom and I am assuming that is for flexibility, but how do you connect them to the pieces above them? are they Handsewn towards the sides cause I dont see rivets? and do you leave the middle completely unconnected so it can move better? Also, this is spectacular!
Azmal's avatar
The whole breastplate/backplate is an 8 piece floating articulation which allows for a full range of torso motion.
RayvensEye's avatar
I so just beaming as I look at this :D
Azmal's avatar
Hehe, thanks
RayvensEye's avatar
You're welcome :)
CuSmith's avatar
Dude... this is... remarkable. The effect you've created here is amazingly metal-like. Not just the coloring, but the way the light plays off it and the crispness of the lines and everything. Amazing.
Azmal's avatar
The trick to make light play well is giving the leather dynamic shape instead of just tooling on a flat surface. There is obvious shape like the fluting ridges and there is subtle shaping in various areas as well. I avoid flats when I can on most projects.
CuSmith's avatar
It really shows. And FYI, the same principles apply to real metal as well. No flat surfaces!
AppolinaryI's avatar
unbelievably cool
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