Click on pictures for larger-than-life versions. The "thumbnails" are roughly
to scale (128 pixels equal a foot) and sorted by size, besides a few old
cruddy ones intentionally left at the bottom.
Broken-back Seax - Based on the famous "Beagnoth" seax, with my own handle.
Short Sword Spear - a smaller version of the sword spear below
Embertine - based on type
AE Viking swords.
Yatlass - A hybrid yataghan/cutlass that now exists!
Yelman Falchion - A sword combining oriental and European styles
Sword of Isis - An anachronistic sword with a bit of Egyptian flair.
Grayswandir - the sword of prince Corwin of Amber
Danish Long Sword
Sword Spear - a short polearm
Black Mariah - Dark & eldritch. Also my first attempt at drawing damascus steel.
Hewing Spear - A polearm similar to a
or this coincidence.
Han Sword - Based on an old bronze sword hilt.
Fantasy Leafy Sword - The blade is based on the bronze "Limehouse sword".
Fantasy Fishy Sword - a fish-tailed long sword, precursor to the Black Mariah design.
Fantasy Viking/Celtic Dagger
A dagger or dirk that has a hilt similar to some viking swords. Rendered in 3DS MAX
(First draft on the left, final version on the right).
Doodles related to above swords
Playing with ideas before drawing a more involved sketch. The winged sword that later became Embertine goes way back...
Fantasy Sword Doodles
Little scrawlings on post-it notes etc. The middle one on the left ended up in a Morrowind mod called
Three Shades of Darkness
(at a larger size though).
Mixed bag of old and new sketches, including evolution between the Morrowind "dreamweaver" design and the recent hewing spear. The bowie-like knife was a precursor to the Yatlass design.
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