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Long Seax
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Published: July 16, 2015
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Just another sword drawing and I kinda like how this one turned out.... Ok the pommel could use some polishing up, but hey I've just moved to a new place and the light is different and... OK, who am I kidding I just messed it up horribly :D


Paper: A4 90g/m2

Tools:2H to 5B pencils (Koh-i-Noor) , eraser, another eraser, yet another eraser, gimp (brightness/contrast).

Time taken: aprox. 4 h

Image size
3366x2151px 954.95 KB
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Fe3O3Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice Seax! Great realism, only the cracks would make that blade useless.
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Thank you ^^. Yeah, that blade would easily break apart, however I found out that adding some damage to a weapon gives it a nice backstory.
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Fe3O3Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, looks like a life of fighting
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cheesecaketimeStudent Digital Artist
Amazing shadows Clap 
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kiranoxHobbyist Digital Artist
great detail, I love the runes
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ReiinasArtProfessional General Artist
It looks great! Is it a specific alphabet of runes that you used? It kinda looked like Elder Futhark 
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Thanks, yeah I've used an alphabet from an old game called Ultima. :P
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Blu-OltremareProfessional Digital Artist
Looks like it have seen the life :D (Big Grin) What does sign mean?
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The sign means "Coyslthvi" , which in my language means... pretty much the same, it's just a random combination of letters. :D
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Blu-OltremareProfessional Digital Artist
Hahahaha! :D (Big Grin) I've just noticed that there someone asked you before me too :D (Big Grin) Looks like you found how to create intrigue ;) (Wink) Well, maybe still it means something. Like if you move it in some right combination while attacking the sign will start glowing with hellfire and something interesting will happen image.ANI light swordFoxtrot - Wow!
And I forgot to say that I like tonality here, creates volume without going to absolute black, and texture of matherials came out good (if I understand right, paper had no texture by itself) :) (Smile) 
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Heh yeah ^^, however next time I'm gonna dust off my old runic books before I'll write something. :D  Come to think of it you could use just one rune at the time... and there's one that means "torch", so the hellfire is a pretty plausible effect. :D
Oh yeah, the paper had a pretty even surface. :P
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Cool^-^ what does the writing say?
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Ughh... now I have to decipher that again... :P, ok it says: "Coyslthvi", which is just some random gibberish. :D
Delaney-Fisher's avatar
Aww.. I thought it was going to be something really badass or profound..
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It can still be, if you just imagine it. :P  Plus each rune usually not only is a "letter," but also has a meaning like ice or sun. So you can also translate the writing into "torch", "mouth", "bow", "sun", "lake", "thorn", "cattle", "Ice"... which still lacks sense. XD
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Lol, maybe you should draw a character to go with it, and then you could kinda poke fun at what the writing says
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And I even got the perfect character to go with it... but the player who plays it wouldn't be too happy :D
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harmlessgriphonHobbyist Traditional Artist
I need one
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harmlessgriphonHobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg I just noticed its 4:22 in the morning
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harmlessgriphonHobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic
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