Tin Man

Suit of Armor

This is a charcoal and pastel pencil drawing of a suit of armor from Westphalia, Germany, c. 1450. It was indicated at the Detroit Institute of Art as being made before the advent of merely decorative use armor. Perhaps then it actually was intended to be worn into battle.

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3 thoughts on “Tin Man

  1. Fabulous! The rendering of the metal looks so life like, I can see the suit standing in the museum. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Awesome Drawing. There is a similar, but simpler suit on display at my fencing club. And yes, the toes are crazy pointy. I think they serve as a kind of weapon when you are on horseback, but I can’t say for sure.

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