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Window Guard

11th Aug 2016, 10:44 AM
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warriorneedsfood 11th Aug 2016, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
Very cool. Do you know why it's called Guard of the Woman?
Songgu Kwon 11th Aug 2016, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Don't you mean... window? Come to think of it, I'm not quite sure why they called this one "window". The German "ox" make sense enough.

Maybe because the cross formed by the hilt makes it look kind of like you're looking out through a window???
warriorneedsfood 12th Aug 2016, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
For some reason I had Posta di Donna on my mind. Finestra is named that way because you are looking through your sword like looking out of a window.

Not sure why I transposed those guard names.
chris-tar 11th Aug 2016, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
Amazing what you did with her dress in this one. Your inks look organic and alive, they flow like liquid, like controlled chaos.
Is that what you did? Did you just let the ink kind of spontaneously for m some of the shapes and then stitch them together in one unified shape?
I think you really do love working with ink.
Songgu Kwon 11th Aug 2016, 9:37 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Yeah, I dig working with brush and ink... until the brush eventually starts to go rogue. You kind of have to surrender some control and let it do its thing.
chris-tar 11th Aug 2016, 11:40 PM edit delete reply
So I guess if the apocalypse comes you will be fighting off the zombies with these awesome sword skills you have developed?
warriorneedsfood 12th Aug 2016, 1:56 AM edit delete reply
swords don't run out of bullets!
Songgu Kwon 12th Aug 2016, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Precisely! Zombie apocalypse? Sounds like a great opportunity to test some swords!
dracolychee 12th Aug 2016, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
Heh totally. Nothing against the good old fire axe against zombies, but I prefer a bit of reach to stay out of zombie breath range, so the long sword it is.

Sorry btw that I didn't comment in time on short-haired Elf. And her "battledress" here looks awesome too! =)
Songgu Kwon 13th Aug 2016, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
The best medieval weapon for dealing with zombies, based on user-friendliness is probably...

1. mace
2. war hammer
3. axe
4. sword
Guest 14th Aug 2016, 4:34 AM edit delete reply
hey I understand you use ancient manuscripts as inspiration for this comic
its fiore dei liberi's right?

Songgu Kwon 14th Aug 2016, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
History is certainly an endless source of inspiration for this comic, including material like Fiore's "Flower of Battle". :)
Guest 16th Aug 2016, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
what do you thing of Joachim Meyers work. I mean its effective but I always though all those people in his manuscript looked incredibly strained.
Songgu Kwon 16th Aug 2016, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Ha ha, I see what you mean. It looks like most of the positions depicted in his long sword manuscripts are held high and the fighters do look like they're straining!

Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens

I was not very familiar with this work. I think it gives us great insight into how they fought with swords. Note the focus on high attacks where the greatest reach can be achieved due to the geometry of the human body.
Guest 16th Aug 2016, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
Here is a fun comic describing the 3 most we know blade schools and their philosophy's in a nutshell.


Songgu Kwon 17th Aug 2016, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Now that's some serious new levels of sword nerd humor!
Bigmac 14th Aug 2016, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
There are two spear guards left and right window that match this, the window being the open side of the body, ie inviting an attack to that side or through that window
Songgu Kwon 16th Aug 2016, 11:09 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Interesting. In that case, the "window" applies to your opponent!