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Eagle of the Holy Roman Empire by Rarayn Eagle of the Holy Roman Empire by Rarayn
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A simplified version of the black dual-headed eagle of the Holy Roman Empire.

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You can use this for pretty much whatever you want. Just let me know what you use it for.

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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Haha, I remember making similar maps - eagle and all - when planning out the borders of my HRE in Europa Universalis 2. Nice work.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man, how´s everything didn´t talk for a long time^^
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I'm fine, I guess. Haven't had all that much motivation to do anything on dA in a while, so haven't been around much apart from checking messages and whatnot.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here the last weeks, but suddenly I had a big motivation XD
And now I fly to America, so I can´t do anything again, hahaha XD
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:iconrobison-by-descent:
Robison-by-descent Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Wondering if you would mind me using it on a t-shirt? Would also give you credit at the bottom of the shirt as well.
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Sure, go ahead. No need to give me credit anywhere on the shirt though. The design would probably look cooler without that, and I feel bad for being officially credited for something that was kind of just traced and simplified rather than made from scratch.
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:iconbargoth125:
bargoth125 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I am using this for a custom NationStates flag.
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Fair enough, go ahead!
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:iconsoaringaven:
SoaringAven Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Traced or just simplified? :XD:
Nah, great job ;)
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Strange, This is the Russian Coat of Arms. Russia was not Holy, Not Roman, and not an Empire. Then again. Not even Rome was Holy. It was Roman (DUH) it was an Empire (DUH AGAIN) And, I guess it was holy, I don't want to piss anyone off religiously.
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
While it is true that the Russian Empire also used a dual-headed eagle like this, that's not the eagle this is meant to be. The origins of the eagles are the same though; both the Holy Roman Empire and the Russian Empire used them to show their descent from the true Roman Empire. If memory serves, the Czars "inherited" theirs through marriage with a Byzantine princess.
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just saying. The Holy Roman Empire Lasted about 842 Years. The Russian Empire. 862 A.D. To Present. So, much longer. Plus the Two-Headed-Eagle is still a national animal of Russia today.
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
If you count the Kievan Rus' as the start of the later Russian Empire, and the modern day Russian Republic as a direct continuation of that, then you'd also have to count East Francia (843 A.D.) as the start of the later Holy Roman Empire, and Germany and/or Austria as a direct continuation of that. Roughly the same age in other words.

Anyway, the major difference between the eagle of the HRE and the eagle of Russia is that the HRE one is black while the Russian one is golden. Same source, different adaptation lol

And yes, it's true that Russia still uses the old eagle in a more or less unchanged form. Certainly better than what the Germans and Austrians did with theirs. XD
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MacX85 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Actually Germany adopted the original eagle from the High Middle Ages which still had only one head. There was a period of co-existence of both types in the 1300s in which the single-headed eagle was considered to be the royal German one, while the double-headed was supposed to represent the Roman emperor. In that sense it's only consiquent to take the single-headed one to display Germany without the Holy Roman baggage :P
But I think the real reason to take the single-headed version (since it was also used for the German Empire of 1871) was to not be confused with Austria-Hungary which still had a double-headed eagle. The German Confederation both Prussia and Austria used to be part of before, still had the double-headed one.
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KGB-101 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. And I just the dates at the beginning of both. The farthest I could go back.
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YulianEruannoNoldor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
[link] I would love your estimation and approval for this - youŽre credited in the description !!

The Flag is on my to do list now - not sure when I can do so :)
If youŽd love to get such a Flag realized for decoration ,please let me know :)

Regards!!
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
That whiteness around the eagle kind of bothers me. I took the liberty of fixing it up for you. [link]

Thank you for the offer, but alas there's no space for any decorative flags or anything around here. I'd love to see a picture of the final result though.
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:iconyulianeruannonoldor:
YulianEruannoNoldor Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thx - gimp had serious problems to get that off, I did my best, but thanks for the redoing.

Updated the Design, and took the link to your eagle back in place!

No Problem, will send you pictures :)
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:iconyulianeruannonoldor:
YulianEruannoNoldor Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well done! :)

Something against the use of it for Flagmaking??
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thanks!

It was made for flagmaking, so if you want to use it for that kind of stuff, go ahead!
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:iconyulianeruannonoldor:
YulianEruannoNoldor Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thx, the Flag of the Holy Roman Empire is still on my 2do List :)

I make Banners and Flags for Sailors,Re-Enactors and for Decoration :)
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:iconironsides11:
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I like the Holy Roman eagle way too much to be healthy :P Great job :D
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
It's a magnificent creature, is it not? Thanks. :D
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:iconscarletatlas:
ScarletAtlas Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Great art!!!!
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:icontibinthomas22:
tibinthomas22 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thanks for your stock i have used it here [link]
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Haha, nice. Glad you could find a good use for it!
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:icontibinthomas22:
tibinthomas22 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thank you, wow... you have a really nice collections.
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:iconthelastempress:
TheLastEmpress Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Writer
Beautiful! The emblem of my favorite ancient vassal! :D
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
:iconhreplz:
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:iconthelastempress:
TheLastEmpress Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Writer
:la:
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:iconfun4all328:
Fun4All328 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this! I'm going to use it for my Country Project on Germany!
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Nice. Good luck on your project! :D
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:iconfun4all328:
Fun4All328 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! My teacher said that the eagle was awesome :D Thanks for the 50 points. :D
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:iconbeautyofsound:
BeautyOfSound Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Um, you know what that looks like? The symbol of the Teutonic Knights. You know, what Prussia used to be before he was Prussia.
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
The eagle of the Teutonic Knights was derived from that of the Holy Roman Empire, which the Teutonic Order had very strong ties to. ;)
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:iconbeautyofsound:
BeautyOfSound Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
^///^ Sankyuu for telling me! XD
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First try to make a fantasy scenary with this one. It didn't came as well as I like but I find it curious.
Highly absurd dream.
Thank you!
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Didn't expect anyone to use one of my heraldic silhouettes for abstract art, I'll admit. Glad you found a use for it, in any case! :D
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will use it in a more conventional way later, I think :)
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:iconfmr0:
fmr0 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Glorious symbol!
great work.
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:icontennisbollen:
Tennisbollen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Writer
The curve of the beaks in correlation with the feathers rather imply a certain...

:D I like this one the most of your eagles. Impressive work!
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Omnomnomnom.

Thanks!
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could I make some similar one BTW?
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
It's not like I have a copyright on silhouetted heraldry, so go ahead!
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconcaptainvoda:
CaptainVoda Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just saw it! Amazing!! Maybe a future tattoo...
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Thanks!

Still want the Byzantine one? If so, should it be golden like it should be, or do you want it to be black?
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:iconcaptainvoda:
CaptainVoda Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whatever you want! It's up to you :)
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