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Speedpaint Swords by ProlificPen Speedpaint Swords by ProlificPen
Just like my recent sci-fi rifles upload, this is to patch some holes in my portfolio in preparation for Siggraph 2012 conference in L.a.

Again, Things like this are to strengthen my weapon design portfolio. The emphasis here was to showcase my ability to quickly create a variety of very different looking concepts. Not spending too much time on the details, or color at this stage. In a studio environment, an art director might have me do a few pages of these, then pick and chose the elements from several that work well, and have me develop it into a more finished concept, which would then be handed over to the 3D team for modeling.

I tried to go for a variety here, though they are all meant for a fantasy setting. From the silhouettes alone, it is my hope that the viewer might be able to get some idea for who crafted them, be it human, dwarf, elf, orc, angel, demon, etc. From left to right they obviously increase in size, but in a video game setting, this might also be a sort of level progression. The swords on the left representing lower level than the ones on the right.

This image is my intellectual property, reposting welcome, but please credit! If you would like to use any of these designs for a 3D modeling project, please message me first. Thanks!
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BladeRiver Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Student
Woah, this is really great and awesome, ofc amazing too :)

Nice work with this art Prolific :D
ShadowDragon22 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016   Digital Artist
These are very nice! I love the designs and the details, they all look very cool and I like how they are all unique. Your method of doing them in simple black and grey is pretty neat too, it seems like a very efficient way of getting designs done. When I design weapons I work with super scribbly sketches that I keep refining, haha. 
Can I ask permission to 3D model those swords 
I am using this for a fan made game and don't worry we will put credits for the swords design 
If i can you can email me to avoid copyrights issues Thanks :)
duckwolf2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
great swords
SharpEyLogic Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll choose the 1st one, the 3rd one and the 7th one :D
TheVendettaOne Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
I'm taking the 2nd one, and another one like that-making me have twin swords. lol
tetramand Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
I love the first one. Do these have real life sizes?
Luxord52 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Filmographer
If I may, could I use the curved top in the middle (4th from right) for a personal project, and for use in a portfolio, with proper credit?
ProlificPen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Try making your own. I think you'll find it more rewarding.
SlenderJamTheKiller Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student Artist
I really like the 7th sword! :D
XswordX Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
would it be ok if i used the second to last one on the right for a rp?

ProlificPen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, just credit me pleases and thankyous
XswordX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
no doubt. thanks for reminding me lol
kittyninja9 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I love all the different kinds of sword designs here also i like the black color it looks neat on swords
SageHarpuiaJDJ Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Those are really cool! May I have your permission to use a couple of your sword designs?
ProlificPen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! That depends what you are using them for, for fun, no problem, to make $, no. Please credit.
SageHarpuiaJDJ Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It'll just be for fun. I never make stuff for cash. Thanks!
YOUNGSMOKE Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
these are really bad-ass nice work
TamperdSoul Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Photographer
bluehollywood Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
The third one from the right and the third one from the left are my personal favorites. Excellent details in all but of course i have my choices for ones to be used in battle. Great job
KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
This is some really cool weapon designs, they look workable and cool.
Noxsik2012 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De que me suenan estas espadas, Final fantasy ?
Eduardevils Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like so much, you have talent in design industrial..- congratulations, I like see more ;3
WindWaker20fo7 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome work
Schlegel120 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Id use the thick bladed one in the middle. good job.
yendys16 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They are all very beautiful. Oh if only they were real, my life would be so much cooler TT.TT
Roskvape Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, very nice! Nice to see someone who can make weapon designs that still look fresh and new--not to mention cool! :D
failurecrusade Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
#5 sword is my favorite
TF-chaser Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
NoaRael Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are all absolutely mind-blowing but I have to say, the last is my favourite. It looks like it would seriously hurt XD
borgwardt13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
love nr. 2 ;D
Dantes-X Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible work on these, my friend
GamesFuhrer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Beautiful. They are all exceptional designs!
Crowdingfever Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
nice work I really like the the one in the middle
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