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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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prussiagod45 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
:D awesome~
三国 <3~
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:iconjuliano-pereira:
Juliano-Pereira Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!!
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cellolott Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
nice kuan dao!
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dark-elysium Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
excellent work!
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CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Also, Li Chengli's adaptation of the Three Kingdoms story is very accurate in terms of costume and armor.
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CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Those characters are amazing.
so many details

is there a color version ?
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:iconvalkiraun:
Valkiraun Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep getting images of SilkRoad Online in my head
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:iconsxania:
Sxania Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uber detail!
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apple-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Lovely patterns :)
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:iconreysaki456:
Reysaki456 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
wow so cool...
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omarovski Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
sweeet
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rexfernando Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
love the detail on this!
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:iconmargot-eve13:
Margot-Eve13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I love Chinese and Japanese clothes, so for me this is awesome ;D
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:iconinkthinker:
Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pfft, what's a little anachronism in the service of the Rule of Cool? :D
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:iconnekonecromancer:
NekoNecromancer Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I love clothings around that time period in China~ :D
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
WOW!!!
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:iconsakensf:
SakenSF Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Insane detail! Beautiful work!
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:iconmoonbei:
Moonbei Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student General Artist
INSANE! I can't believe you made all those details! That's some commitment there. XD
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artykidian12345 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude! wow. :la:
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Awesome characters. :)
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Lucky7BloodyRoses Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
the details just blew me away...Oo
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:iconthe-mouser:
The-Mouser Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
The detail is just amazing.
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GaaraJinchuuriki Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
holy detail batman! this is awesome!
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UnseenNinja52 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Dear lord the detail is amazing!!
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:iconjaredthedragon:
JaredTheDragon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Just awesome linework here, as always! You're just amazing!
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:iconcheyoz:
Cheyoz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
This is very great.

with a friend, we would make a chinese armor so i draw small rough sketch.
and now, you drew the armor we want XD (with more details)
That Awesome !!!
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AroldSketch Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
They're greats. I love them. *-*
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:iconrein-chan:
Rein-chan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
wow! so many details! <3
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BrandyWoods Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, I'm in awe of all those details! Totally, totally worth the time you put into them!

And very interesting point about the anachronisms in costume design. :)
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Demented-Beholder Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Damn. No clue where you get the patience.
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Great work!
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:iconquietcam:
QuietCam Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
The detail is overloading my brain!! In a good way that is. Great work!
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rothgar13 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Now that is detail (O.O), sorry. I mistyped. :/

All things aside, though, that is amazing.
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:iconrothgar13:
rothgar13 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Not that is detail. O.O
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K-i-z Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
The amount of detail you can pack into your character drawings astounds me.
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:iconk-i-z:
K-i-z Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
The amount of detail you can pack into your character drawings astounds me.
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abhishek-mitra Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome man!!
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mikepalomino Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Amazing how you can put so much detail and yet it never looks noisy or muddled. Nice job :thumbsup: B-)
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:iconcodehimi:
codehimi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I am always in awe of the amazing details you're able to draw in your artwork.
beautiful :3 <3
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BlackHeavens Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
the detail is amazing....how could you have so much patience to draw each and every tiny thing in the armour?
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:iconserialhag:
SerialHag Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
I love the attention to detail in this.
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Trinity-Typhoon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
I love the swords with the metal rings in them.

Also HOLY CRAP WEN DETAIL. @___@

Beautiful work as always! <3
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Chundee Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Incredible artwork, adding this to favs.
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jmoneygetdown Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow i love it
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GodOvThunder Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail is f***ing sick!
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Shijakjin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The details are amazing!
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Akadendoel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I looooooooooooove their weapons !!! And again: a very detailed work :D Superb!! :heart:
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Aiohon12 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student
cool. and so complex designs
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caseva Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the mini history lesson.... :-) So you're telling me that Arthur never wore one of those big tin can suits of armor? I'm wallowing in disillusionment here.

Guess I should of known, all those paintings of Bible characters in Renaissance garb ought to have clued me in to artists' reliability in the area of historical accuracy.

But after all, when it comes right down to it, it's all about how cool the product looks. So you scored top marks there.
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