|My new Dwarven Pouch inspiration by a reenactor VendelRus on deviantart here|
Sooo, I hate blogger right now. I spent 2 precious hours wasting time on the internet a few months ago, and had collected a whole bunch of links to deviant art of cool dwarven inspiration, plus some bonus eye-candy of guys in really impressive Knight Templar recreations.
It's been sitting in my drafts folder for a month.
And I thought, since I've been mostly doing carpet beetle stuff lately, I may as well edit it with a few comments and post it....And then when I had the tab open, I accidentally hit a button, and BAM it was deleted. completely. and I can't get it back, because blogger autosaved it while I stared helplessly at the computer trying to figure out what to do. Blogger, I am so totally switching to wordpress next year. I hate this.
You are a hand of google on its self stated creepy mission to get "an information monopoly", you get me to give you loads of info for free webmail and bloghosts that you sell to marketers take over the world and perhaps my own dear NSA, you "accidentally" release Palin's password to her gmail during the elections, you blocked "climategate" from your search engines for 2 weeks before the story broke, you collaborated with the Chinese government to catch dissidents, you creepily stalked the nation and had your little google map streetview car collecting people's info on secured networks that took 38 or some state attorney generals to sue you over for you to at least feign shame about it, and now you delete my Dwarven and Templar links.
That is going to far. Deep Breath. Ok. So.
I was able to re search some of them, but now I'll never know if I have them all. And I still can't find the Templar links.
OK, so, Inspiration #1 VendelRus on Deviantart. The pouches and knife scabbards and belt contraptions are EXACTLY what I had in mind for dwarves.
Hah, and I thought I was inventing it with a little historical flavor.
It appears the Vikings invented these things ages ago...(And historical reenactors reinventing them now)
My ideas (blogged about here)
And now look at Vendelrus's Viking Woman Image....
|From VendelRus HERE.|
More images from VendelRus's Gallery (just click through the numbers on the bottom to see all the pages)
|Anglo Saxon Sheath by VendelRus.|
|Bag Bling by Vendelrus|
And just because I can't get over this awesome configuration, I will post it again. "Hanging Pouches" is what I thought the dwarves would have. THIS IS TOTALLY IT. Knife, check. Pouch, check. More pouch, check. Awesome belt, check. Awesome hanging configuration, check.
All it needs is a horn.
|Viking Bling by VendelRus|
|"Superior Stick Handling" by VendelRus on deviantart|
More Inspiration, from DarkSunTattoo on deviantart, (his viking handcrafts gallery here, his reenactors being vikings here)
|By DarkSunTattoo on Deviantart|
|By DarkSunTattoo on Deviantart|
|Viking Drinking Horn by DarksunTattoo|
|Viking Bag by DarkSunTattoo|
AND THIS, which is SO TOTALLY WHAT I WAS IMAGINING FOR DWARVEN WOMEN!!!!
|Viking Women's Outfit by DarkSunTattoo on Deviantart|
|Viking Women by DarkSunTattoo|
More medieval/viking woman awesomeness from reenactors on deviantart
This one (Aspova on deviantart) just look so right to be somehow. I love her head kercheif and her expression, it seems so Dwarven/Germanic to me, smiling but cautious, reserved, strong.
|Viking-Age Woman by Aspova on Deviantart|
Another Viking Reenactor, 'weavedmagic' on deviantart. Love the tablet woven detail, especially on the neck of her dress.
|Viking Woman by weavedmagic on deviantart|
|Blue Dress by weavedmagic on deviantart|
ALL IS FORGIVEN!!!! I found my Templar Links!!! (and some Hussars and more...)
SO. MUCH. AWESOMENESS