Saturday, June 24, 2017
Redrawing old pages I did last year. The last batch got roundly ignored, so obviously it's back to the drawing board (rejection usually means "we didn't like the art"). Never a bad thing. Every new pass is always better than the last, and the old pages definitely lacked dynamism now that I look at them. Happier with this take so far. You'll all see the finished project eventually. Even if I have to self-publish.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Here's my own reconstruction of the personal seal of Genghis Khan (and all subsequent Great Khans). Supposedly there was a red one for official documents and a blue one for personal documents. My grasp of Classical Mongolian script is a little shaky, but I'm about 95% sure I got the text right. It says:
“By the power of Eternal Heaven, let the decree of the Oceanic Khan of the Great Mongol Nation be respected and feared by subjects and foes alike.”
Literally translated it's more like :"Eternal Heaven's power under, Great Mongol Nation's Oceanic Khan's decree, subject or hostile people reach if, should revere, should fear." Thank Eternal Heaven's power under for poetic license.