The twirly bits on the swords fascinate me. Even though I've drawn them several times, I still don't have a real, 3D idea of what's going on.
Janet K focused on decoration of a mysterious large object; she might return to do a larger version of Neptune and the sea-dragons -
*In its article on Greenwich armour, Wikipedia says that armour was coloured in three main ways:
bluing, browning, and russeting. Bluing the steel gave it a deep, brilliant blue-black finish. Browning, as the name would suggest, coloured the steel a dark brown, which contrasted vividly with gilding. Finally, russeting imparted a dark-red or purple hue to the steel, which was also typically used in conjunction with gilding. All of these base colours would be applied uniformly to the steel of the armour, and then strips of differently coloured steel would be laid across to create patterns, or etched sections of the armour would be gilded.