…On numerous occasions they had seen one man pursue a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight.

A pencil sketch on my trusty Moleskine (you’d think they’d pay me to advertise their product!). I’d normally ink it and clean it up but this is just a quick sketch for a personal project. Without giving too much away, I need to design an ancient relic, a powerful powered battle suit that after centuries is still in working order and decorated with gloomy motifs; or simply put, a power armour 😛

The concept is still way too Warhammeresque, but it is a starting point and influences die hard… we will get there eventually. 🙂

The quote on the header belongs to Bernard of Clairvaux, from his book: “In Praise of the New Knighthood (Liber ad milites Templi: De laude novae militae)”. Many moons ago I was very interested in the history of the Knights Templar, and when I came across that text in this book from Saint Bernard, I couldn’t help it but to think on men in power armours. 😀


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Manuel Mesones is a Peruvian graphic designer and illustrator. Running away from the sun, he moved to Yorkshire, England, over a decade ago. His weapon of choice is a ballpoint pen but he is also very keen on digital illustration.

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