For most of us, one of the first things we do when we leave our houses is to hang up our coats. It’s a simple matter of habit. We probably don’t have the time to sit down and figure out what our coat of arms should be. If we did, there’d be no need for this article.
With that being said, I am in the process of creating a coat of arms myself. Ive been doing so since I was a kid, and it keeps getting more difficult. This is my first real coat of arms, although I’ve been building all sorts of unofficial ones.
I was at a bar recently and a group of us were talking about our coats of arms. Everyone was throwing out ideas and one of the guys said, “I’ve never tried to design one before, but I’d like to make a coat of arms for my website.” I told him that I had actually been working on a coat of arms for my own website for a while. I even made that coat of arms myself. I guess I was just being ambitious.
It would be easy to say that I wanted to design my own coat of arms, but I’m fairly certain the process itself was more difficult and time consuming than I thought. As a creative person, I do know that designing a coat of arms is an important and fun part of the process. That being said, I’ve never been a professional coat of arms designer, and I can’t say for sure that I wouldn’t be comfortable doing this myself.
If you are going to do this, I would recommend getting a background in heraldry. It will be much easier for you and probably a lot less time consuming. And you can use a template to make it yourself from. But that doesnt mean you should go it alone. As a rule of thumb, the more work you do with a coat of arms, the more work you do with it.
In my opinion, a professional coat of arms designer should be a very smart, talented, and careful person. A professional coat of arms designer is likely to have a background in heraldry to some degree. And maybe even a master’s degree in heraldry. I’m not saying you can’t do this, but I think you should do it with the guidance of an expert.
What to do with the coat of arms that you already own? Probably the first thing to do, is to take a close look at what has been done before. Then you can find the right person to talk with and ask them to help you. I would also suggest contacting an expert on heraldry (that you trust) and asking if there is anyone in the world who could take you through the process step by step.
I know that not everyone can do a master’s degree in heraldry, but there are good resources out there. The good ones are actually pretty affordable. This is such a great opportunity to learn how to do this job yourself. The best way to learn is to try it. As far as getting an expert, take a look at the resources that are listed in the Wikipedia article on heraldry and see what you can find.
As a designer, I am a big fan of the process. I like to think of myself as a “designer” in the true sense of the word. I’m not a designer in the sense of the word “designer.” I’m a designer in the sense of the term “designer.” I do not, in fact, design anything. I merely create a design. A design for a design.
There are many people who can design a coat of arms. There are also many people who can design an insignia. This is a place for the latter group, because it’s a place for anyone to create something that represents their profession. This may refer to art, architecture, engineering, or something else. Im sure that we are all different, but all of us have something that is unique to our own unique way of doing something.