The Royal Blade

The Royal Blade - student project

For my fantasy sword I felt inspired by the master sword, looking at the designs for it in Hyrule historia I found I really liked the guard of the master sword. So I wanted to make the guard a key feature of my sword, as well as including gems and holes cut into the sword itself.

The Royal Blade - image 1 - student project

Here's the quick sketch I made of the sword, the final design change quite a bit and I can't say I'm 100% satisfied with the final result. But I've learn a lot in this class, and I'll use the knowledge in future illustrations.

The Royal Blade - image 2 - student project

Here's what my sword looked like in the flat colouring stage, I decide to go with a light blue for the blade itself, gold for the guard and hilt of the sword; and finally a purple for the grip and gems. It makes my think that this sword could belong to a royal family or elite knight.

The Royal Blade - image 3 - student project

The final illustration, decided to add some glowing particles in the background around the blade to show it's power.

Nathan Beers
Illustrator and aspiring animator