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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.

:D

All drawn in Manga Studio EX v.3
2010 Reality Blurs/Ben McSweeney
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:iconmestretartaruga:
MestreTartaruga Feb 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this is beautiful!
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:iconinkthinker:
Inkthinker Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Junkan7 May 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Sweet....
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:iconlunatic38:
B looks really cool, also my fave here. But is that flap there on the groin not in the way?
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:iconinkthinker:
Inkthinker 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
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:iconlunatic38:
lol! ok, sorry i was just wondering.
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:iconinkthinker:
Inkthinker May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nothing to be sorry for, it's a good question!
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Alphanaught 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.
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:iconogrebear:
Very nice designs
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:iconleereex:
You pretty much a damn good Character designer!
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