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Sacred Sword by darkheroic Sacred Sword by darkheroic
Sword of Justice
Terrakion - Coballion - Virizion

The Three Musketeers

Porhtos - Athos - Aramis
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I will make a seperate one for kaldeo

Feel free to make a replica of this for cosplay

critiques PLEASE…
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In terms of video gaming, swords have a long and colorful history. From Final Fantasy to Legend of Zelda to Secret of Mana, swords have evolved and grown plenty in terms of style and design.
Enter Pokémon, where we've had to wait until the fifth generation to have a set of Pokémon who point to the greatness of the sword: the Swords of Justice. Their Pokédex entries and their backstories make them to be a shoutout to the Three Musketeers, who were skilled with the sword and fought for justice. The Pokémon had sword-based moves such as Swords Dance and Sacred Sword, despite having the forms of quadrupedal creatures.

DarkHeroic has made the transition between these quadrupeds and actual swords well. The swords as displayed above all represent the appearances of the three elder musketeers well, while keeping a taste of artistic license to them. The hilts aptly represent their heads, and the blades themselves are well thought-out and styled. These would seem to be powerful weapons if they were ever used in real life. The absence of outlines is a tricky technique to pull off, but the shadowing effect helps to balance this.

Among the many blades and weapons that DarkHeroic has already drawn, these three seem to be the better designed. Well done, DarkHeroic, and keep up the great work!
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JessieShadowhold Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was going to write a critique about this, but I really just don't have enough words for it.

I love the designs, but as someone who actually spars with swords, and as a classically trained fencer, I have one major problem with the second that third design: There is no way in hell that the handles are long enough for those swords.

The length you have on the last one especially would only barely fit a human hand, unless the sword is cloud sized, and even then, you'd want a longer handle to get a wider grip and more leverage with this. Just the proportions of the blades and guards makes me think english long sword, or even claymore, and they both have WAY longer handles then this...

And that's my long rant on the subject. It's an easy fix though, and you really do 'capture' the design of the pokemon they're supposed to represent.
Very lovely designs. ^^
Wolf-Ninja001 Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
luv the designs!
crusky97 Oct 24, 2013   Digital Artist
darkheroic Oct 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Steamland Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
i want them all :D including the master sword.
Don't we all? Hehe!
Steamland Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
lol yeah i guess os.
Terrakion sword looks wicked! Nice work!
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