Category: Artwork

Personal Coat of Arms (2019)

After playing Crusader Kings 2, I got interested in heraldry, a centuries-old artistic tradition that is strikingly similar to modern graphic design. I decided to try making a coat of arms for myself based on traditional English heraldic rules.

Here’s the blazon (the formal technical definition of the design, from which the image is derived):

Sable, on a bend Gules fimbriated Or, the symbol of Spades (as in a deck of playing cards) Or.

Mantling: Sable doubled Or.

Crest: From flames Gules a phoenix incensed rising with wings raised and extended Or.

Motto: “Arte Non Fortuna”

The vector linework was adapted from Wikimedia Commons.

Fleets of Ossia (2016)

some sought to understand the cause of the Flood, but none could. the water must have come from somewhere, they reasoned, but where could you store enough water to drown the world? and so as time went by they lost interest in that quest, and in time most records of the Flood were lost. all that remained was the Sea.

razorborne, Ossia dossier

In 2016, my friend razorborne from the Magic: the Gathering fan site No Goblins Allowed created a fantasy setting called Fleets of Ossia. In this setting, various isles of fantasy creatures wage war for control of the Infinite Sea. I was fascinated by his setting and so helped him create some supplemental materials for it.

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