Thursday, 19 November 2009

ImagiNations Flags Just Completed...


I had a request for 2 ImagiNations flags based on Prussian infantry colours from Cardinal Hawkwood on the TMP forums so thought I'd post a JPEG of them here. The originals are in PDF vector format so much crisper than these but this gives some idea of them. I did unshaded, background shaded and fully shaded versions and it was the fully shaded versions that were chosen. I have to say I'm quite pleased with the flags! :-)

Update 4th December: See them in action at: http://passageoflines.50.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=704

Thanks, Cardinal Hawkwood! :-)

23 comments:

ColCampbell50 said...

David,

These are very nicely done. You are a master at this!

Jim

A J said...

Banners to stir the blood, indeed!

David said...

Thanks, Jim and AJ. :-)

I feel I've learned a great deal about flag creation lately...

Cheers,

David.

abdul666 said...

Great flags indeed! Here in Provence, where they love long-winded stories, they say of a very good invented tale that 'it deserves to be true': your flags deserve to be historical!

Then, given their size and weight, were not the infantry flags of the times generally carried with the pole slightly resting on the shoulder -thus hanging / floating backward, with the pole forward? In that case, would not the bear look more 'aggressive' if facing to the pole?


I hope that -very sad delays notwithstandings- some of your other creations will soon be offered to public enjoyement.

Cheers,
Jean-Louis

Bluebear Jeff said...

Very nice flags indeed, sir. Lovely. And the overall concept of them is quite similar to my own Saxe-Bearstein flags (complete with a rampant bear in the center disk, although the SB bear is red).

Of course this is no surprise since I used the Prussian flags as a model for mine.

Alas, my artistic skills being far, far inferior to yours, I had to leave out the lovely wreath-work that you've included.

Splendid work, David . . . and I hope that the requester of these flags will use one as his "avatar photo" . . . because they are certainly spectacular.

Bravo, Sir David. Bravo indeed!


-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

Wow! You've outdone yourself on these. Excellent work indeed!
With the bear facing that direction I guess it would be a "bear sinister"... :)

Matthew Shaw said...

Excellent work David. Are you to be taking requests then?

Capt Bill said...

Sir David, Very impressive as usual~!!!

David said...

Thanks, Jean-Louis. :-)

Wel, as I see it, the bear faces backwards because [tall story warning on] back in the uncivilised and unregenerate mediaeval period the army had real bears that marched with it and were used to dissuade deserters in battle; nothing like a line of angry bears behind to push men towards the much less threatening enemy! In more civilised times the flags carried at the forefront of the units have bears depicted on them instead, facing back towards the army to make the point that deserters and runaways may not literally be rent limb from limb by angry bears but that the punishments will still be severe. [end of tall story mode] That's how I see it, anyway. ;-)

Cheers,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Jeff. I'm glad you like them. :-) Yes, they are indeed similar to your Saxe-Bearstein flags.

I've been told that pictures of the flags in use will eventually be posted but the idea of using one as an avatar is a good one. I'll mention it to CH. Thanks.

Cheers,

David.

David said...

Thanks, FB. Yes, a bear sinister it is! :-)

Cheers,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Matthew. :-)

I'm happy to do one or two free flags on request but as I now have some paying commissions to work on my time's a bit limited for the freebies. I'm also hoping to expand the paying commissions side of things so we'll see how it goes. But let me know what you had in mind...

Cheers,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Bill! :-)

Hope your wife's health is improving now.

All the best,

David.

Conrad Hawkwood said...

I love them...

FIXED BAYONET METAL SOLDIERS said...

Great

David said...

Thanks, CH - glad you like them!

Cheers,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Gary [FBMS]. :-)

Cheers,

David.

Auston said...

These are really cool!

David said...

Thanks, Auston. Glad you like them. :-)

Cheers,

David.

Conrad Hawkwood said...

http://passageoflines.50.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=704

David said...

Thanks, CH. They look good, as do your figures - nicely complementing each other.

I've added the link to the blog entry.

Cheers,

David.

Steve Turner said...

Simply Superb!

David said...

Thanks, Steve; CH's figures and the flags do both look pretty good, don't they? :-)

Cheers,

David.