The Drawshield suite of programs aims to teach blazonry and the creation of shields. It can be used in different ways by clicking on the tabs down the right hand side.
View some examples of shields that can be created, both real ones and others that demonstrate the capabilities of the Drawshield suite.
Build up a shield by choosing the component parts. You will not only see the shield drawn as you go along, but also the corresponding blazon. A great way to learn blazonry!
Try out your blazonry skills by matching a shield to the correct blazon. Shields and blazons are created randomly each time so there is no cheating!
Take a look at a randomly generated shield and compare it to the blazon. Over half a billion possible shield designs!
Information on the Drawshield suite, including links to the program source code and documentation, release notes, and information on how you can help improve drawshield.
Links to syntax diagrams for Drawshield, the built in blazon database and other sources of information about blazonry and hints for getting drawshield to understand your blazon!