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Quite often within the fantasy art realm, I'm required to create fictional heraldic devices, or a coat of arms or family crest.
Similar to a logo, but they tend to have a nature all their own. In the top center is the crest I used at my wedding to represent my wife and I and our joining. The dragon represented fantasy, the black rose is my symbol, and the laurel leaves cresting it are for my wife's namesake, Laura.
Although I have yet to produce a "proper" coat of arms, that is a historically accurate one, I find that it's quite complicated to create a crest within the fantasy realm. There are less limits, but one still has to consider a number of factors, such as retaining an amount of simplicity if the image is to be used for embroidery or a tattoo.

Simply click on the thumbnails below to view the images larger in a new window!
Enjoy!

Hospitaller Tea Label
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House Behrenglen
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Shaddezstar Innovations
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Judice-Curry Crest
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5 Pennant Banners
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Despawna Fantasy Crest
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Avalon's Gates-Social Org.
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Twin Rose Fantasy Crest
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Lucky Punk Industries
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