I love medieval heraldry, and reinterpreting it with new characters and layouts. The first shield's inscription reads "After sad things, happy ones." This motto appeared on the shield of the Gough of Wilsbury in 1619. The second shield's inscription reads "Peace and plenty," a motto used by Charles Edward Fair, Esquire of Athlone, county Westmeath, Ireland.
The third image was created as part of a "sketch swap" for the Ten Paces and Draw illustration blog. The theme for the piece was Americana, and illustrator Cody Griffith came up with a really fun heraldry-inspired sketch, which I completed into the illustration below.