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armor by Kluwe armor by Kluwe
Some armor sketches for my pen & paper rpg system. Historical and Fantasy.

Gambeson, Leather Armor, Mailshirt, Plate-Armor, Silk-Armor, Brigandine ...
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BladeRiver Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student
Wow, this is really great, well done job Kluwe :D
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done! Thanks for the reference material! (I write fan fiction...) :heart:
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4madplayers Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014

Nice Work! Would you mind if you let me use this for my book?

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Kluwe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
As with the fire-arms: non-commercial.

With exceptions: in the top row, the second and third are maybe a bit too similar to Diablo-II-Armours. Please do not use these if you publish your book. That could cause some trouble...
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4madplayers Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Ok! I will not use this your drawing. I'm going to sell my book! Do not worry! Thanks for your time. :)
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Morgonalafey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Artist
wonderful drawings
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goeliath Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for posting these drawings. Trying to get inspiration for armor drawings...
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Alonely Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Gorgeous drawings here. Love them!
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Kluwe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Some of them might be inspired by Diablo II, yes. ;) Although not the breast plate, that's a genuine piece of spanish armour from around 1500
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sargeras666 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
some armor its like Diablo 1 and 2 reference the leader armor, chest plate armor and chain mail are those games
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TheJudasPriest666 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Really cool
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MalletMann Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Great reference. I'll probably get a lot of mileage out of it.
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Kluwe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Short explanation:

First row from left to right:
1. Linen Shirt, 2. Gambeson, 3. Leather Jerkin (Fantasy), 4. Chinese/Mongolian Silk-Armor, 5. Padded Leather Armor (Fantasy)
Second row fltr:
1. Leather Cuirass, 2. Breast Plate (conquistador era), 3. Studded Leather (Fantasy), 4. Leather Armour (Fantasy)
Bottom Row fltr:
1. Chain Mail Shirt, 2. Full Plate Armor (16th century the torso parts), 3. Full Plate Armor (late 15th century the torso parts), 4. Coat of Plates (14th century), 5. Brigandine (late 14th - 16th century)
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klorel88 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Invaluable work. Very good!
Any chance of adding the name associated with each piece?
Also, have you ever considered drawing up armors from the 17th to 18th century? I know many armor types weren't used due to firearms, but I'd greatly appreciate a visual guide to what was available.
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Kluwe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
I will add a short description. Those are design-concepts for a pen & paper rpg I'm currently working at. The setting at the moment is between bronze age and late middle ages, so most of the drawings of items, esp. weapons and armour is from these periods. First campaign will be around 1450s, so most of my research focused on medieval technology.

Actually I am thinking about a swashbuckler-extension, which would be 17th to 18th century and a steampunk theme that would be based on victorian period aesthetics. I wanted an open rulebook anyways. But that will take some time.
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