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Legend of a Sword by OrmIrian Legend of a Sword by OrmIrian
Again a sword from me: This time my motivation was a little bit different than the last time.
I always had some diffuse dreams about having a sword at home- not for something special, just for having it- I love swords, especially katanas :love: Well, I never cared much about this dream- until now. Because I noticed that there is a sword-shop here! I never knew they got any shops for things like that around here too..!
But when I saw the prizes for all the swords, I knew I can’t afford one yet… I still have this dream, but I guess I will have to wait with it :P When I realized that, I still felt this happiness and I somehow really wanted to draw another sword- this time with a background! :D
Well, this picture is the result of this little story :P

I hope you like it :)

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:iconbramblestar15:
Bramblestar15 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
That looks cool, what would it ne made of that it's colored so?
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Sekitonbo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Maybe you can tell the story of Masamune's contest with his student Muramasa with this picture...
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:iconillinath:
Illinath Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This has story potential...I'm getting an idea ;)
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:iconspettro77:
Spettro77 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
masterpiece!
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xXRe-Kindled-FlameXx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Love the colors you've incorporated into this. Excellent job, it looks magnificent :)
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:iconjwright-3d-graphics:
JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
totaly class
love the water effect
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:iconthexsilverxwolf:
ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Frickin Beautiful!!!!
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:iconshrapnei:
ShrapneI Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Swords are my passion too.I just love the feeling of cold steel.A couple years ago we had a smith near by.As a kid i wasted days in there,just waching as the smith worked.
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was surely nice and interesting experience to get the chance to watch a smith during his work :)
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:iconshrapnei:
ShrapneI Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Too bad it was cloded(
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:iconshrapnei:
ShrapneI Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
*It got closed
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:iconookamianiyou:
OokamiAniyou Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's great, love the detail and a wonderful background.
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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Trinity3713 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. This pictures radiates different tales of adventure and fantasy if given the time. It is truely a sword of hidden wonder. Bravo, I must say. Bravo.
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:iconalkarioma:
alkarioma Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
jeezus!
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:iconsgtjoe7:
SgtJOE7 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I love the water effect!
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconsgtjoe7:
SgtJOE7 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
No prob :D
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:iconbluecrescent77:
bluecrescent77 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i really like it!! katanas are my favorite too!
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks :D
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:iconbluecrescent77:
bluecrescent77 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome!
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:iconarchonoffate:
ArchonofFate Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
original ^^ I like it... good work =p
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconstargatefangurl:
Stargatefangurl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :aww:
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:iconofnir123:
ofnir123 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now that's some beautiful art right here
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:iconkhaled---khunaifer:
khaled---khunaifer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
great
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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:iconwest-117:
West-117 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Sweetness!
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconsanasama:
SanaSama Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
It is wonderful ^-^
:hug:
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconsanasama:
SanaSama Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
you are welcome ^-^ :heart:
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:iconcoppertonecailin:
CoppertoneCailin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I love the detail around the tip of the sword :)
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Archangelh66 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
That is an awesome sword:good and simple the way a true sword should be and to make it even better it has an awesome background and clolours...fave
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
Yeah, I have to agree with the simple swords: Most fantasy swords look really awesome, but would be probably completely useless in a real fight... :P I wanted to express my love for katanas in this picture, that's why I didn't really wanted to draw a sword with many details and stuff :P
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Wastelander7 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
BTW you mentioned radial blur, so I was wondering what program do you use?
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Photoshop CS3- but I'm sure other programms (like Gimp) also have a similar function like that.. It's really practical to get an interesting lighting sometimes :)
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:iconwastelander7:
Wastelander7 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
I agree. In a couple of mine, "Fires of Vengeance" and "I Will Rise" I put lens flairs in the eyes. It really makes them pop. I also like to very slightly bumpmap or emboss the picture very slightly sometimes. It leads to some interesting pictures.
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lens flairs are really difficult to use them correctly in a picture- if you use them too much it will look really weird :P
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:iconwastelander7:
Wastelander7 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
True. But, that is true of any other effect too, doesn't matter which one. Effects are great, if used in moderation.
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep- that's true- and it definitaly needs some experiments to get the right balance for the effects. :P
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:iconwastelander7:
Wastelander7 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
That is how I've learned my programs. Trial and error. (More error than successes, but, that is normal.)
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, that's normal :P
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Wastelander7 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Help! I'm in love with this picture! I'm a sword nut, and you just found the way to my heart. (Just please don't stab me there with it!) This is beautiful. I have a sharpened stainless steel katana, but, what I really want is a Cold Steel 1791 British light cavalry saber. (Look on Youtube for a cutting demo.) But I'll admit katanas are beautiful swords too. And this is a beautiful picture. And I love the lighting too. :love:
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OrmIrian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
Now I'm really envious- I would love to buy a sword (katana), but somehow, they're really expensive ^^; I noticed there is a katana-shop even here, but they only sell carbonsteel katanas- which means they will rost if you don't look after them every now and then- and the oil for swords like this is also rather expensive ^^;
Oh wow.. I've seen a cutting test for a Cold Steel 1796 Light Cavalry Saber right now :O I think the quality is quite the same like a good katana- probably even better :P
Still, I think I just prefer katanas because they look nicer then most western swords :)
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Wastelander7 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
You're welcome! Katana's are pretty swords. Just a thought on the oil issue, I have a few swords with carbon steel and have a much cheaper method of preventing rust. Gun oil. I don't know what kind of gun laws you have over there, but, you should still be able to find gun oil fairly cheap. Especially if you buy military surplus. I just mention this in passing because all you want is a "wall hanger" and for that stainless is really good. Question: have you considered ordering one over the internet? I have a katana in stainless that I got from a company called BudK, and it only cost me $20 American and it looks pretty good. They have a slew of them for under $50. Just a thought.
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:iconormirian:
OrmIrian Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, that would be kind of weird if I buy gun oil, even though I don't even have a gun ^^; Well, the gun laws are pretty strict over here (you need to have a license if you want to buy one) and since I'm definitaly not in the military I don't know if I would get the oil easily :P Still, thanks for the idea!
Yeah, actually I looked more for a 'wall hanger' (still a sharp one, if possible).. I looked around the internet- but to be honest, I only saw katanas out of carbonsteel around here and it would be really expensive to buy a katana from America- Plus, I don't really trust every shop on the internet ^^; . I found a katanashop here in Switzerland that sells carbonsteel katana for 100$- that was the one I'm asking myself if I should buy it :P
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:iconwastelander7:
Wastelander7 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Cool. The carbon steel katana seems like a good idea, and a good buy at $100. Oh, FYI
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