Here is a new drawing of a young hunk using monochrome coloured pencils.
The College of Heralds rules state that the arms of husband and wife and shown impaled, with the husband's arms on the dexter.
This is a marriage coat.
When same sex marriage was written into law, the Heralds ruled that the arms should still be impaled, but that for one each husband displays their arms on the dexter.
I have now painted up the two marriage coats.
This is my husband, Teddy's.
I served as King of Arms for the Far Isles Medieval Society for many years and retain my former title of Dragon Herald.
His arms reference his two former personae as Guy Elfkin, a Renaissance fop, and the Eurgh, trainer of the Chadwell Killer Sheep.
The blazon is:
tenne a sheep in wolf's clothing proper rampant in chief on a label of three points dovetailed chequey or and vert a russet apple proper with a bite taken from the sinister chief
impaled sinister per fess gules and argent a demilion rampant defamed and the base of a dragon volant tail enflamed conjoined and countercharged.
The crest reflects that Guy Elfkin was once King of the Far Isles and further references Teddy's former persona, Violetta di Stiletto
The crest is blazoned
Within a coronet of apple and oak leaves a russet apple proper with a bite taken from the sinister chief impaled on a stiletto hilt in base.
I shall post my marriage coat in due course.
Until next time
I spent many laborious and boring hours figure drawing whilst I was at Art School, but it means I have a better understanding of how the human body works and am now able to work from found imagery.
I have, however, always found hands to be the most difficult part to draw, as they have innumerable positions, foreshortening, angles etcetera.
Thus, I sometimes still spend some time just drawing hands.
Here is a page of hand studies from my sketch book
I posted earlier about a preparatory drawing.