At the end of last year I got an unexpected call from a good friend of mine back home.
He said he wanted to enlist my help in drawing his family crest.
I was very happy to accept as I thought it would be a fun little project and a good way to repay my friend for all his help and support over the years. On top of that I have always been a big fan of the images involved in heraldry.

My friend had done all the research about what symbols and colours were needed and all I had to do was slot it together. Along the way I also learnt a few new bits of heraldic vocabulary such as ‘mascle’ and ‘torse’.
I am pretty pleased with the result and got the thumbs up from my friend too.
He is currently threatening to make polo shirts using the crest for all his family…