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Sword of Albion


This was project from my Digital Illustration class back in 2008. The idea was to take someone we knew and turn them into a hero. I chose one of my cousins, and then decided to toss him into the Middle Ages and make him a Knight-in-training. The other rule was that we needed to use strictly the pen tool for drawing and coloring. No live paint groups or any of that other quick and easy stuff for this class, no sir.

I used several reference images for inspiration and to help get the details right, including the castle courtyard in the background, the sword he's wielding, and of course a couple for my cousin himself. The sword is a 2-handed Irish beast known as the Caladbolg.

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amazing art!

ChronoNomad responds:

Thanks, SuperCat904! Glad you like it.


Albion is the land of the famous game series "Fable".And yars there is a secret sword,and i kniw that you most likly dun' like me but,did you get the name from that?

ChronoNomad responds:

I've never played Fable, though I have heard of it. Of course that's probably because I don't own an XBox of any kind. Albion is actually an alternative and archaic name for Great Britain or England, so that's where I got the name from. Odds are that's where Fable got it from, too.

Dude! Awesome

Do you play dungeons and dragons? it's an awesome game! That's what this reminds me of. So none of this was aided by computer graphics? Very good!

ChronoNomad responds:

Well, I used Adobe Illustrator (which is a computer program), but everything you see - from the outlines to the coloring and shading - were done by me using mostly pen and paint tools. Sometimes I don't really care for the end result of the title with the drop shadow effect, but everyone else seems to...so that's good.

Thanks for reviewing my art! I may add more later, but since it's mostly available in my preexisting portfolio I'm not really sure yet. I don't really play D&D, but I have in the past. I stick to mostly console gaming these days, and one of my current vices is Dragon Age II on the PS3...sort of D&D-esque, in a way.

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4.85 / 5.00

Mar 21, 2011
12:15 PM EDT

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