I've been working on some weapons that convey a sort of ancient south american feel [Mayan/Aztec/Pre-Columbian] yet still have the feeling of a fantastical ancient kingdom. Here are the color versions. Enjoy. Here's the pencil sketch... Other weaponry...
These turned out nicely! I love the hilt design of the fourth one, but the third weapon is just a work of art. Only the most sophisticated and well-heeled barbarian would appreciate such a beautiful killing stick.
Yeah, I guess it is. The first thing I started with was the handle which is the reverse of normal for me. It evolved over 3 iterations. Originally it was a more pointy thing. I think the change came in when I did the square scrolling metal of the back side. That led me to the final shape of the blade. I have a few others done in this style but not all are as successful in their rendition as this one.
Hmm, I noticed that question on your previous sketches, I think if I had to enter the arena and pick one it would probably be second from the right - looks like it could do a lot of damage but has a very practical, user friendy handle.