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Iron Dynasty Armor I by Inkthinker Iron Dynasty Armor I by Inkthinker
Armor designs for Reality Blurs "Iron Dynasty" RPG setting.

Unlike the weapons, I was allowed a lot more freedom to make up these armor designs, though I still needed to base them on historical precedents whenever possible. Each design is wrapped around an invisible figure in order to maintain a focus on the armor rather than the character wearing it. There's a lot of details in there, you'll want to check out the full-size Download version to see them all.

Each armor follows a theme in its construction and appearance. Some of them are more fantastic than others, but in all cases I tried to keep it grounded in some sense of realism.

A) Silk armor, woven fabrics that catch and cushion while allowing full movement.
B) Crustacean-themed, I honestly forget why. Still, one of my very favorite of the whole set.
C) Heavy armor, capable of blocking almost any attack

You might note that some of the designs carry weapons. I based the proportions of those weapons on those on the Weapons sheet, but I never repeated the details. It's too much fun to make up new ones.


All drawn in Manga Studio EX v.3
2010 Reality Blurs/Ben McSweeney
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Dgarauz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  New member
Amazing!! Great job.
MestreTartaruga Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this is beautiful!
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Junkan7 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Lunatic38 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
B looks really cool, also my fave here. But is that flap there on the groin not in the way?
Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sufficiently segmented and loosely (but not poorly) connected, the groin armor should twist as well as lift, so that it doesn't restrict the movement of the legs. I can't think of anything else it gets in the way of... if you think someone's taking that off in order to urinate, historical record states otherwise. :D
Lunatic38 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
lol! ok, sorry i was just wondering.
Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nothing to be sorry for, it's a good question!
Alphanaught Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artist
Hi, I really like your work and would like you to create a character for me. I have some reference images that I can email you.
Of course I would pay you a reasonable amount, and give you credit.
The character would be a futuristic samurai with off white or black stealth armor.
ogrebear Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Very nice designs
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