I like this a lot, the colours are great.. but as a fencer i have to tell you the sword is ridiculous. Swords aren't clubs.. they are delicate refined weapons. My personal longsword weights about 2kg which gives you an idea of the weight. Also a hilt that long just makes it MUCH easier to be disarmed
haha yea i know what you mean! the thing is too big to be swung around properly or used efficiently in battle. this is fantasy art, however so it should have some elements that feel nonsensical to make it look good. i do prefer things to look practical but i find if you ground a design too much in reality it gets kinda boring
anyway, if im designing more normal looking swordsman i'll definitely keep what you said in mind
I actually feel the sword would be fine with just a longer blade (to be in proportion to the hilt). I'm a swordsman as well, and not all swords are meant to be lighter weapons. Some of them, yes. But not all. Many swords were used to crush armor, or even kill the horses of cavalry soldiers. Greatswords were used to crush opponents with brute strength. Lighter swords are best used for one on one combat, with either light or no armor. Bigger and heavier swords are good for destroying armored opponents.