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Knightly combat 1360

Postby Stuart Quayle » Wed May 14, 2008 8:33 pm

A brief sketch of knightly combat 1360AD.
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Postby latheaxe » Wed May 14, 2008 8:37 pm

Fantastic...Have you thought of taking it up proffesionaly and sell to re-enactors???



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Postby Stuart Quayle » Wed May 14, 2008 8:47 pm

Many thanks for your kind comments Latheaxe :)

No, I was just inspired by Housecarl's lovely drawing and thought I would have a go as well. I do enjoy sketching military scenes, but have alot to learn. Now if I could draw like Graham Turner or Richard Scollins I might give it a go 8)



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Postby latheaxe » Wed May 14, 2008 9:12 pm

Well...they look good enough to sell to me,i think you are being hard on yourself...Marc :wink:



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Postby Tuppence » Wed May 14, 2008 11:47 pm

Looks good enough to sell to me too.

And actually, it's far superior to the pictures I've seen in some Ospreys!*


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Postby Stuart Quayle » Thu May 15, 2008 7:39 am

Thanks Marc & Debbie :D



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Postby gregory23b » Thu May 15, 2008 4:42 pm

Nice work.

Stu, drawing is liek anything else, dependent on practice* and some natural ability to start with, not bad at all mate. Keep at it.

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Postby Ayliffe's Steve » Thu May 15, 2008 5:25 pm

Marc and Debbie are right - people would buy those (the pictures, not Marc and Debbie).


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Postby Stuart Quayle » Thu May 15, 2008 8:03 pm

Jorge, that's good advice - practice, practice and practice some more and Steve many thanks for your very kind critique.

Right I'm off to scribble some more (or was that dribble?) :wink:



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Postby Gerald ye Herald » Sun May 18, 2008 12:33 pm

As an amatuer artist I voice the above advice too.... Nice Work :wink:


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Postby Frances Perry » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:53 am

As an amature artist, I've put my works on here numerous times and other sites related to WMA and re-enactment, and also put them on Ebay and written to various museums and such, without success.

I am more likely to get commissions rather than people actually buying the works that I produce.

Sorry to be negative, but it is bloomin' hard to get anything sold, no matter how many times people say your work is 'good' or 'worth selling'. It's wonderful to get encouragement, but people and their money are difficult to part!!!

p.s. nice picture - try some shading in colour, or grey-scale for greater contrast and a more striking effect. ;)


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Knightly combat.

Postby Stuart Quayle » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:13 am

Hi Frances, I have seen some examples of your artwork (the knights on the wooden panels) and they are kovely, extremely good and would appeal to us Medieval types. Unfortunately, I think the Credit Crunch' is really hitting everybody and where people really want to purchase items they just don't have the available cash to do so, it's all very sad :( Hopefully things will pick up again soon. Keep up the great artwork, we like it muchly 8)

Thanks for the kind words and good art tip. Yes, I am going to try and expand my own style of drawing by loseing the drawn outline and forming it instead by the contrast in the various areas of different shading. Not easy, but hopefully should produce better results. :)



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Knightly combat.

Postby Stuart Quayle » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:14 am

Hi Frances, I have seen some examples of your artwork (the knights on the wooden panels) and they are lovely, extremely good and would appeal to us Medieval types. Unfortunately, I think the Credit Crunch' is really hitting everybody and where people really want to purchase items they just don't have the available cash to do so, it's all very sad :( Hopefully things will pick up again soon. Keep up the great artwork, we like it muchly 8)

Thanks for the kind words and good art tip. Yes, I am going to try and expand my own style of drawing by loseing the drawn outline and forming it instead by the contrast in the various areas of different shading. Not easy, but hopefully should produce better results. :)




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