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Caid Arms, Gelre Style

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An emblazon of the Caidan Arms, based on the style of the Gelre Armorial, circa 1400 AD.

New color version 2012 -- Penstix and Prismacolor art markers on plain paper. Vellum texture added in post.

Print publishing history: The Crown Printsess 10/2012.

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Raubritter's avatar
My personal fafvorite style: High Gothic - too bad it does not fit in common signet rings :3
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Thank you for your comment. While not the format of signet rings, you seem to make good use of the style on paper.
Ienkoron's avatar
I agree with their Graces, excellent work :D
Aib-Alex's avatar
I like the Crest! it looks very tough! (bet you wouldn't dare touch that rose :XD:)
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firelord-zuko's avatar
Looks nice. Could you do a blazon so that we can see the colours?
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Ask, and ye shall receive (actually, thanks for the impetus to get off my ass and add the color)
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Thank you, and thanks for the fav. I started coloring this last Saturday using my new art markers... The results were disastrous. But, yeah. I *will* have a color emblazon soon! In the meantime, this is:

Arms: Azure, a crown within a laurel wreath Or between three crescents within a bordure embattled argent. Crest: Upon a great helm Or crowned proper mantled azure a dolphin embowed counterembowed argent maintaining in its mouth a rose Or slipped and leaved vert.
firelord-zuko's avatar
Very nice. I've noticed that Dolphins Argent seem to be rather unusual, they're mostly Azure.
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Thank you. I haven't done much research on dolphins, but that doesn't really surprise me. I do know that, at least per SCA practice, the heraldic dolphin proper is vert with gules details. Ick! [link].
firelord-zuko's avatar
I think that's roughly Azure. They're depicted as blue (embowed counterembowed Gules) in Medieval bestiaries, I think, and are blue on e.g. the arms of the Dauphin of France.
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The link, you mean? It is meant to be green and red. Originally, I only had the blazon to work from, "Checky azure and argent, a dolphin naiant to sinister proper". So I painted it a "dolphin-y" color, more or less silver, even though that didn't work well at all on the blue and white field. I was thinking all the while "Why did they even register this design? It breaks the rule of tincture!" When I submitted the scroll, it got returned to me for repainting, to correct the tincture of the dolphin. DOH!
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Ah well, alright. Of course, one can't not break the rule of tincture on a checky field, unless it's of two colours.
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In SCA heraldry it is possible to "break the rule of tincture" on a checky field: A charge cannot share the exact same tincture as half of the field it lies on. So "Checky azure and argent, a dolphin naiant argent" is not a registerable design. That's what I meant.
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