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The First Ones Free by Rafferty
The First Ones Free
I haven't drawn these guys in a dog's age.  The First Ones Free were my first recurring cartoon characters. Every now and then I like to keep my hand in, and see if I've learned anything.

Pencils, scanned and inked in Manga Studio, colors in CorelDraw.
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Ironclaw Renaissance Font by Rafferty
Ironclaw Renaissance Font
Here's the OpenType version of the font used for Sanguine Games' IRONCLAW: SQUARING THE CIRCLE, the second edition of their fantasy game.

If you want a media project to have a unique identity, a custom font can be an excellent choice. Every title is immediately stamped with originality.

The font had to communicate "fantasy" while still being legible. While a Fraktur-style design might have communicated the era, that style of letter-form isn't very read-able, especially at smaller sizes. The rounded shapes were inspired by good ol' Uncial, that mainstay of Celtic design, while the strokes get their thicknesses and serifs from 15th-century Italian calligraphy. The capital letters have these odd "clawing" serifs that aren't quite drop-caps, but they obviously look different, a stylized affectation. The final result combines classical-fantasy theme with modern design sensibilities.

While you might be able to use this font in body text, it was really designed for titles.

UPDATE: Fixed some display problems, added kerning. Also, the font now shows up as "medium" weight instead of "bold" weight.  You'll want to un-install your old version.

You can find more details about the IRONCLAW game at their official website, www.SanguineGames.com .
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Norman Rafferty
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
Current Residence: Cincinnati (We don't do that here! [TM])
Favourite genre of music: Skull-grinding techno
Favourite style of art: The good kind. Not that bad kind.
Operating System: BeOS
MP3 player of choice: Innovage
Shell of choice: Bash
Wallpaper of choice: Swans
Skin of choice: Gein
Favourite cartoon character: Rat Bastard
Personal Quote: "Half of life is losing gracefully."
Interests
Yep, the pledging for our sci-fi comic ends at 2:30 EST / 11:30 am PST today!
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Original art, books, music, etc. can be yours!
  • Listening to: Eurobeat Brony - Discord (The Living Tombstone�
  • Reading: Rat King (China Mieville)
  • Watching: Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • Playing: Alpha Protocol
  • Eating: Noodles
  • Drinking: Store-Brand Ginger Ale

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:iconpetyaivanova:
petyaivanova Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the fav! :)
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shani-hyena Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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Wasimu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for the fave! =D
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VDupLEX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!))
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monterrang Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student General Artist
hi ratty!
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Rafferty Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Artist
Squeak.
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Flynnux Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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Xenanraptor720 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Thank you for the favorite
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Jane-Pr Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav, and great work here!
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RupertBlueFox Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A bit late, but... Happy Birthday! :3 :cake: :party: :airborne:
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