Caelator

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Caelator



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Title: Caelator
Pixel Artist: Cyangmou  (Level 9 Federal Agent :: 52278 points)
Posted: 5/13/2022 12:49
Statistics:  8 comments    22 faves    0 avatars

This is a seriously designed fantasy sword, for which Ilet all aspects of my knowledge on how real swords were made 500 years ago - it's heavily inspired by 1500s Italian Knight blades. A lot of artistic liberties have been taken with materials and the way certain elements could be crafted, every step in design was carefully considered in terms of proportions, material and symbolism. If you want to learn more about the conceptual side behind this, I collected and sorted my most important thoughts in a document waiting to be enjoyed by interested folks (~15min reading time):

Caelator Design Document via Googledocs

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Rewind (Level 4 Rodan) @ 5/15/2022 13:16

Such real textures, simply amazing.


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Wayuki (Level 8 Ruby) @ 5/15/2022 03:29

Gorgeous ornamentation and material behavior!


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 5/15/2022 01:22

@CELS:
The funny thing about it is, that a lot of the things we know comes from games and movies. And gamedevs and movie directors usually get inspired by other games or movies, which means over the time a very unique style already developed for thosemediums.

However Once you start looking at original sources and high level scholarship a completely different and new picture comes up. Looking at weapons in conjunction with armour or shields is very important.

Context usually is the first victim of pure visual inspiration. The rest we tend to fill in with assumptions from our own experiences we also don't critically question.

And yes the blade here is 100% quartz, but that's one of the fantasy parts given the size and thickness :)


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Vsigos (Level 3 Topaz) @ 5/14/2022 16:32

I love the detail on these, fantastic work!


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 5/14/2022 07:53

Cool! The design doc was a very interesting read, I learned a bunch of things, like connection between armor types and weapon types. It's always fascinating how many things like that won't occur to modern people. Very cool design too. So it's a blade of 100% quartz?


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Korban (Level 3 Dodo) @ 5/14/2022 07:47

Really neat piece. The sword looks balanced, which makes it look more believable, so I'd say your research and planning definitely paid off. I also really like the scabbard, which was nice to include. Given all the work you've put into the design, the blade definitely deserves one. 


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specialmin64 (Level 3 Litter) @ 5/13/2022 19:01

this is so 1337! I especially like the shiny, serrated blade material. Looking at all the little details feels like enjoying a 5-star meal, and the companion document about proportions and sword history is like a pamphlet explaining why the meal is worth $5,000


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redmilion (Level 8 Mongolian Death Worm) @ 5/13/2022 14:21

brutalll


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