Yeah, Yeah. Shut Up Elf.

art-of-swords:

Sword Hilt

  • Designed and modeled by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (French, Anizy-le-Château 1824–1887 Sèvres)
  • Goldsmith: Executed by Lucien Falize (French, Paris, 1842–1897)
  • Dated: 1881–2
  • Culture: French, Paris
  • Medium: Gilt-bronze
  • Classification: Swords
  • Credit Line: Purchase, Gift of William H. Riggs, by exchange, 1989 

This exquisitely worked sword hilt was created for Gaston de Béarn, prince of Viana (1840–1893), who had a personal devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes. The Virgin, surmounted by a crown of lilies, forms the grip and pommel. The guard is chased and pierced with a dynamic composition composed of a figure of the Archangel Michael, symbol of Christianity and leader of the armies of heaven, vanquishing Satan, here a writhing dragon with a human face. 

The sword’s evocative scared imagery is almost without parallel in the context of late-nineteenth-century weapons. The hilt was designed and modeled by the sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse and was executed by the goldsmith-jeweler Lucien Falize. It is a rare collaboration between two of the leading artists in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century.

Source: © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gaston, you and your pompous and gaudy crap. ;)


I decided to color it because I almost never finish any Namesake sketches, aside from the comic pages. And that’s not cool. 
My  co-author is a pretty epic Alice/Jack shipper. Though it doesn’t mean  the couple is official or anything. OR IS IT? QUICK, LOOK AWAY TO THE  SHINY NOT-PLOT RELATED DISTRACTION!
I love drawing Alice. Why?  Because her proportions are non-existent. I mess up her proportions on  purpose to make her crazy skinny with long legs. That’s how I wanted the  character to look. I wanted her to be mostly legs. She was one of the  character that really came to life quickly. She has almost always looked  like this. Her costume was a little different before, and she had long  hair for a few sketches, but Alice really came together quickly, with a  side of hot badass.
Namesake - Alice and Jack by ~secondlina

This is still one of my favorite Namesake illustrations. They looks so sweet on each other! Also, the detail about Alice’s proportions interested me. I love how she’s basically all legs.

I decided to color it because I almost never finish any Namesake sketches, aside from the comic pages. And that’s not cool.

My co-author is a pretty epic Alice/Jack shipper. Though it doesn’t mean the couple is official or anything. OR IS IT? QUICK, LOOK AWAY TO THE SHINY NOT-PLOT RELATED DISTRACTION!

I love drawing Alice. Why? Because her proportions are non-existent. I mess up her proportions on purpose to make her crazy skinny with long legs. That’s how I wanted the character to look. I wanted her to be mostly legs. She was one of the character that really came to life quickly. She has almost always looked like this. Her costume was a little different before, and she had long hair for a few sketches, but Alice really came together quickly, with a side of hot badass.

Namesake - Alice and Jack by ~secondlina

This is still one of my favorite Namesake illustrations. They looks so sweet on each other! Also, the detail about Alice’s proportions interested me. I love how she’s basically all legs.