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Oak Falcon - Leather Archery Arm Guard by windfalcon Oak Falcon - Leather Archery Arm Guard by windfalcon
Well this was a learning experience! While I work with leather, most of the things I make (masks, leather feathers, keychains) are all painted with acrylics. However, as I'm getting back into archery, I wanted to try my hand at an arm guard and thus decided to try actual, traditional leather work - tooling, dyeing, and finishing the leather so it's flexible instead of stiff like my masks.

There's a lot I would do differently, but this was for practice, so I'm fairly happy with it as a practice piece. Dyeing leather in sections is tougher than I thought it would be! The only acrylic paint on this is on the leaves, since I don't have green dye.

And yes, this is a fully functional archery arm guard! It has buckles so you can put it on and tighten it one-handed. From the lower picture, you can see it covers from just below the elbow to just above the wrist.

Once I practice more, I may remake this design. Then you can see a 'first attempt, second attempt' comparison :3
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Jigen1984 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Cool!
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Silvernightarrow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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Seraephiim Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
This truly looks like something that a king, or wealthy lord or knight would own :)
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Icybones Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Well, it's awesome. The artwork itself is very nice. When it comes to the details, the first think i'd do would be to [link] some sewing to attach the straps to the armguard, but again, the falcon itself is really :onfire:
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toteZitrone Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
THis ios amazing. A rellay great job. I love the mixture of realistic and heraldic concept.
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elvenmaedchen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
This is super awesome! Please please make more of these :D
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bibunet-bone Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing!!!!!!!!!!
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Schpeglar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing stuff
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luckygirl975 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
I WANT!!!!!

I WAAAAAAAAAAAAANT!!!!!
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dtrammell Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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