So after some discussion with my patron we settled on an armor that was inspired by the half, and three quarter armor often worn in the late 16th century. One of the advantages of this armor style is that the burgonet helmet often worn with it evoke some of the lines of the helmets worn ancient Greece and Rome which loops to appearance of the plate worn by the palace guard in Canterlot. This is not accidental since the burgonet helmet came into existence during the Italian Renaissance when interest in ancient world suddenly exploded.
One thing that was fun to play around with is what we would consider the swept hilt design of the sword. Since the sword is meant to be wielded by a alicorn/unicorn by their telekinesis the bars on it are not there protect the hand, but instead exist expressly to catch, hold, and bind an enemies blade.
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Hello Baron, Took tis piece of artwork out of the protective folder, since its frame and matting were damaged in the move, but the piece of artwork itself was unharmed.
The lady at the shop was having a fit, she really loved it the piece, and we spent a while picking out the matting colors, since the pencil is gray we went with a gray outer mat, and the inside one was a pink, and it was perfect. will post a picture of it when its done.
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