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Fencing by Yanilyn Fencing by Yanilyn

I'm not a fencing expert nor do I watch fencing so I'm not familiar with the names, rules, types of weapons or any other materials used. I only made this work for my friend, who only wanted me to draw some fencing action so that's all I did.

If you spot anything wrong in terms of weapons, poses, or anything similar, it's because of my lack of knowledge on the sport. For those of you who have notified me previously about it, thank you for pointing them out. As for the one's who are looking at this piece for the first time, you don't need to critique me about fencing since others have already did and I'm already well aware of it.

This is a christmas gift art for my RL friend, Angelo (Ayan, nilagay ko na rin dito yun description =P). He was asking for this since...last last year. D: Didn't actually thought of posting it on dA since it's not my usual anime styled drawings. But I needed to at least submit something on the year 2006 :'D so here it is. =P

I put this pic on portraits because i used A LOT of references to make this pic x.x it's REALLY hard to draw people with fencing equipments plus the fact that i have no knowledge about their swords, etc. so i had some errors on the first 2 drafts of the lineart (thanks to angelo for pointing out the mistakes. Had no idea about the difference between foil, epee, and sabre).

Hmm. About the drawing, the logos on the 2 fencers are representing Germany and the Philippines. We used germany because their logo's easy, saving me more time to work on the other parts. =P As for the Philippines, it's obviously because that's our country. :'D The sun of the logo's a killer. D: It had wavy rays... I had no idea how to draw it on the folds of the suit. D: I put Angelo's mask on the Philippine fencer (he didn't ask for it =P) just for fun. Here's a photo of his mask as reference. :3 [link]

Feedback? He likes it. =P Especially the fact that he's actually in the picture but ended up being a right-handed fencer instead of a leftie x.x (He's left-handed =P). Oh well. :'D Belated Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year :D
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018
Really excellent work done right here! I'm most impressed by how this looks~ Say how DO you draw a sword fight scene? I'd love to know~
sukihaido Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thats nice of you!!
QueenLeroy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist
Yas I love fencing!!!
xXepeeXx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
Do epee lol
xXepeeXx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
Omg I hate sabre fencing, and foil and the only one I love is...... Epee fencing! 
(U can tell by me name)
joitimi Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg I love this!!! You can say that I am kinda good in fencing but this....... this is awesome!
SuperComputerVirus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
I take fencing, I Love fencing, saber mostly but adore this pic. 
Pinelattee Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
I like the picture, though as a fencer I spotted some problems u w u
I do foil, so don't yell at me if it's sabre aha

Fencer on the right

1) He/She does not have a lame. (The gray/sometimes brown electric layer that covers your 'target area' 
2) The back leg that is extended is supposed to be flat on the ground~
3) The fencer is obviously a right-handed fencer, and it would be an 'illegal' move if he put the foil like that next to the helmet. To be a point, your arm must be extended, otherwise the right away is gone. So technically, Germany would've won in this. u v u;;

Fencer on the left

1) It would be hard for someone fencing electric to jump that high 
2) Foil's don't quiet.... Bend like that. It would've snapped. 
3) That pose might not be consider a full- ballad strike since he is waYYYY too high


But yeah!! That's basically it!
I love the shading and the anatomy in this, it is very well done ♥
Pinelattee Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Lame, pronounced, la-mei instead of lame lmaooo x"D
Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Holy hell! that move is awesome!

I'm not sure which one is showing off more!
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you made me think of the time when I fenced, just so sweet! :love: O adore it!
tempestuousserpent Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
simply beautiful...iron maiden's "flash of the blade" comes to mind
CandleWick1292 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Beautiful picture! Too bad both of those points are off-targets.
GSSRV Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Hi.We are currently participating for ThinkQuest Competition 2012. We would like to seek your permission to use your photo. Your approval is greatly appreciated.

Isabellaz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Whoo filipino! :D
Mr-Anaximander Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Holy-frick-mc-shoot-'em-a-heck!! :wow:
ScottieDoctor Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job! As a fencer I can tell you this is really good :D
EsgrimaPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Two mistakes: the fencer on the right is not wearing a lame'(the gold/brown sleeveless jacket worn my the fencer on the left) This is to establish target area(it's foil/saber's way of scoring(their electrical circuit to be completed). Additionally the masks appear to be made of a solid reflective plate, they are actually made of a stiff wire mesh.
-Finally you did do an accurate job with the poses, they were both legitimate actions done in the past by fencers on the world stage.
-Nice work and sorry for the long comment, thought it might be helpfull for future works and to expell doubts about the poses.
plaidkazoo Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's epic. :D It looks really epic and it's done very well. Especially the swinging yellow foil. Very cool!
etcher666 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
I tried this pose with my epee, it hurted very bad 8D

Nice drawing though ;)
Alecea-Dekay Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Writer
I'm pretty sure I know an epee fencer who could do that... XD
etcher666 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Sure ! But for me, it still hurts xD
Alecea-Dekay Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Writer
Hehe, I didn't say I could do it... But I think he could... He scares me like that ;)
Raemyker Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
That is excellent; I am not a fencing expert either...but I have done fencing. (In fact, I just got back from practice.)
I love the positioning and I can relate to how they are moving, though I am much clumsier than they are. The anatomy and proportions are amazing, and for someone who hasn't been in fencing, you've done well.
Two thumbs up and five golden stars, is what I would say!
wessel1806 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
wapacalypse Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im a fencer, lol and a simple correction for future, foil uses a grey fest called a le-may and the weapon drawn here is a foil, but how the guy on the right is aiming is for an epee, touch ( epee is whole body foil is only the vest area) to make this an epee match all you would need is to make the weapons bell a bit larger like an epee bell.
SlumberPoppy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student General Artist
Hahaha, I was reading and suddenly saw the "(Ayan, nilagay ko na rin dito yun description =P)"
I was like WOAH!!!! XDD

Nice work *_*
Totally neat!

*gives turon*
Yanilyn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL! Thanks for the turon. :P
Razkiel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
I think this is an amazing piece, your lack of knowledge isn't even an issue. Instantly a favourite once I saw it, and I shall now do my up most to recreate that move while fencing myself!
Yanilyn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) Good luck and I hope you perfect the move. :)
iamnowhere258 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Okay i realize just by looking at this that you must not know event the basics of fencing xD. lol... what poor fencing posture xD im sorry but it bugs me so much because i take fencing and... first of all NO ONE IN THERE RIGHT MIND DOES THAT WITH THIER FOIO(no i dont care how its spelled) OR THIER FOOT AT ALL! ESPETIALY DURING A LUNDGE XD SERIOUSLY THAT KIND OF MOVE IS SUICIDE! lol nice drawing though ... sorry if this comes out sounding rude xD
Yanilyn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. I got a lot of comments saying it's inaccurate but still looks cool. Thanks. :)
iamnowhere258 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Welcome. a little critisism is healthy you know
Lantern-Jaw Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, incredible, love it :D
goykhan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
i m a player, that s good..
psyhedellic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
hey :D I've got that mask :D :D on my fencing mask I draw a smile :D cool pic ;D
Svsillyart Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
we have to admit that the posses are wrong,
nut its a nice drawing:)
DaSpartan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Love it! Great picture. Not sure why the guy on the bottom is doing such a bizarre parry, though 0.o
ctrl-4lt-d3l Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Great drawing, but what's with the behind the head thing?
Sonamyluver Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
whats the thing thats connected to their backs like holding them back or something?
Svsillyart Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
its... i dont know the name in english,
but its a machine, you connect your body cable,
that its inside the jacket, that connects to your weapon, so when you touch the other guy,
the light turns on(:
Sonamyluver Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
oh cool!
null23 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
The one on the right isn't wearing a lame, although the left one is and they're fencing electric foil.

And it's very unlikely and very impractical, but the image you depicted is possible to do.
sethlebatard Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rukawa-11 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe this is a shot taken from Haha.

But, the treatment is quite nicely done. :)
needadeviantname Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
i pushed it thinking it was a photo nice work
AkuunKyande Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
i fence a tad, its so unrealistic, so against the rules, so imposible, and so brilliant, i aplaud you :D
LaLaLa457 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
HAAALP plz. i just started fencing and im screwing everything up ._. anyone got any tips? ;_;
Wetzel217 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
awesome!!!! i do fencing and this rocks!!!!!!!!!xd
Underpayed Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Aside from the bad poses, this is what happens every time I fence.
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