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Lux: characters set 1 by Wen-M Lux: characters set 1 by Wen-M
characters of chinese influence. or, totally chinese influence. XD

these armors are based off popular chinese depiction of ancient warriors, which use the Tang dynasty armor for basis, and various decorations are added for visual interest. commonly, it has been a popular thing to draw most ancient heroes in the Tang dynasty fashion, as it is most recognized dynasty in most accounts. so much that the chinese is referred to as the "Tang people"

this tendancy to make ancient heroes into the wrong time period for pure visual interest is not unlike the westerners for drawing King Arthur into the 15th century fashion, even though he was much much earlier on in history.

it was a fun thing to learn about.
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:iconprussiagod45:
:D awesome~
三国 <3~
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Juliano-Pereira Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!!
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:iconcellolott:
nice kuan dao!
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:icondark-elysium:
excellent work!
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:iconcoreyamurray:
Also, Li Chengli's adaptation of the Three Kingdoms story is very accurate in terms of costume and armor.
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:iconcoreyamurray:
If you want the Three Kingdoms heroes dressed in armor that is closer to the armor in the late Han period, look no further than John Woo's Red Cliff films.
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ceiht-el Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Those characters are amazing.
so many details

is there a color version ?
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Valkiraun Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep getting images of SilkRoad Online in my head
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Sxania Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uber detail!
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apple-kitty Sep 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Lovely patterns :)
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