Popular Ways to Divide Shields
A Crucial Step in the Design Process!
The way the shield is divided is often dependent on the number of elements that you want to appear on the shield, but it is also an important decision affecting the overall design and "look" that you want to achieve.
Can I see some examples of your design work?
Of course! Please see our portfolio and pick some examples that you would like your design to emulate.
What if I want to have the design embroidered on clothing and accessories?
Color and detail in a digital design can look very different when converted to an embroidery format. Please see our web page about embroidery services: Embroidery
Why do some coats of arms have lines and dots?
This is called "hatching" and was used by jewelers and other artists when color was too expensive to use or unavailable.
Heraldry and the Parts of a Coat of Arms
Marshalling or Combining Arms
What is Hatching?
"Hatching" is the term for representing the colors of a coat of arms in black and white. This was necessary when color printing was excessively expensive.