Monday, 30 August 2010

Leopold III of Habsburg 1386 & His Nobles

Leopoldus Dei Gracia

Dux Austrie Styrie Karunthie Carnuole
Dominus Marchie et Portus Naonis
Comes In Habsburg TyrolisFerretis et in Kyburg Marchie Burgowie Ac
Lantgravius Alsacie
Devise: "Virtuti nil invium"

Left:Johann von Ochsenstein, Leopolds Constable
Middle: Baron Ulrich von Aarburg, Bearer of Leopolds Banner
Right: Leopold III of Habsburg

Right and Foreground: Martin Malterer, Bearer of The Banner of The City Of Freiburg im Breisgau.

Above: Look up the "Heidelberger Liederhandschrift" (Codex Manesse) Plate 35 for this one.


Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Outstanding painting!!


neldoreth said...

Very inspirational stuff! Thanks for posting.


Anonymous said...

"Your back", I've missed your painting, they are fantastic.


Menic said...

Very nice, high Kingo, you guys still hanging around!! :))
Really, I'll get to make photgraphs of the swiss....this evening!!!

DeanM said...

Wow - I just found your site; you are an incredibly talented artist. Love your hand-painted heraldry! Dean

Menic said...

Thanx Dean, hey, and Merry Christmas :D

domnallban said...

Your painting is really inspiring - I'm just getting back into the hobby after some 15 years and the ideas you show in your painting really make me want to go and try some new things.

One question - that knight in the middle of the second block, with the red checks and the green dragon on his crest - is this sourced from a medieval 'wappenbuch' or did you invent it?

Menic said...

Hi Domnallban
Congrats you got back into painting! And for the red Knight with Dragon: yes, the pattern is home-made, I usually use this method for damascened textures. It's based on the optical effect of a criss-crossy thing, just pay attention to the contrast of for- and background.

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Im thankful for the article. Great.

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My main interest at the moment is creating armies and accessories, researching for historical or made-up scenarios and campaigns for the fast-play wargaming rules from "De bellis Antiquitatis" (DBA) with 25mm and 15mm figurines.
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