wolven [Profile] 2013/2/11 - 15:57:11
Really could not be bothered doin any more to this. I can''t draw regular broadswords, so I drew a bastard sword for Cane. this one's a mythical blade, by the name of Aurora (Or the blade of the Northern winds). Seven were forged for the Martyrs, using unknown methods which make it untarnishable, and unbreakable by all methods, Rivalling the unique craftmanship of The Dauthdaert Spears. Aurora was kept in Volunrend. Cane steals it (with the swords approval) in his attempt to escape the city, for the blade that The Elves of Du Welden Varden made for him was broken with ease by a group of Dark-elf refugees, one of whom challenged Cane. He was imprisoned because of the laws on public fighting in Volunrend, but he esacped. When it is drawn, it can summon a northern wind to blow for the wielder's advantage, and it radiates a light from the blade, which gives the sword its namesake. It's pommel is a void gem, with access to a large amount of magic. (if only Cane coul use it!... ... ... Teehee)
It is known to have at least two sister swords, of unknown names.
Any C&C would me much appreciated.
[anon]serinanight_is_to_lazy_to_log_in 2013/2/11 - 16:51:47
I would suggest google searching swords, bastard swords, wavy swords, etc. if you are unsure of how to draw swords. You could even look up something like blue blade sword for example of colors. Things like that can help you see how things are 'supposed to look'. Also, is the blad supposed to be see-through? If not, then I would suggest making the color more solid. I like the shine/blue lights around it.
lemmyloop [Profile] 2013/2/11 - 17:6:1
I pretty much agree with everything Sera said. It's important to look at references!
There's another thing I'd like to add. I'm aware that this is a mythical/magic sword, but the wavy edges on the blade look like wobbles rather than an intentional part of the design. Especially on the fuller. Asymmetry is good, but you need to make sure that it has a balance.
I do really like the blue glow of magic around the blade! It gives it a mysterious feel which is appropriate for such a weapon. Also, the white outline on the hilt! For some reason I really enjoy it. Haha.
pumadragon [Profile] 2013/2/11 - 17:18:50
I particularly like the color of the sword, kind of icy blue. I wonder what the sister swords are like? o.0
miles [Profile] 2013/2/11 - 21:34:10
wow really interesting backstory.
i also really love this sword.. everything about it is just fantastic. the shape, the shading.. that hilt! fantastic job.
frost_star [Profile] 2013/2/12 - 12:29:37
this has reminded me that I still have to draw your reward.
This is a really cool sword. The glowing is so..um...magical?
catgirl [Profile] 2013/2/13 - 1:42:8
That is a really nice hilt.
I have such a hard time coming up with what swords should look like.
wolven [Profile] 2013/2/13 - 12:57:36
Firstly I would like to thank you guys for your comments. It means a lot to me really.
@serinanight- I actually used loadsa references from google whilst drawing this. The blade is supposed to be made from an ice-like material, so it was my intention not to fully colour it. however, i did kinda rush the blade, cuz' i could not be bothered using any straight lines.
@frost_star- i was thinking of that when i drew this, cuz i thought you might need a reference.
Everybody else, i'm really glad you guys like this.