Animal | DrawShield


Animals are frequently seen on heraldic shields. DrawShield provides the following lifelike animals.

Animal Groups

Game Animals

Boar, boar's head, stag, stag's head, dear, hare

Livestock & Farm Animals

Cock, cow, goat, bull's head, horse, horse's head, ox, ram

British Wildlife

Badger, fox, fox's head, squirrel, wolf, wolf's head

Exotic Wildlife

Natural antelope, lion, lion's head, natural tiger, bear

Sea Life

Eel, salmon, scallop

Animal Variations

Stances and Postures

Some animals are available in different postures, in particular the lions can be drawn in postures such as rampant, passant, cadent, couchant, salient, sejeant, passant, statant, with its head guardant, reguardant and its tail fourche, nowed, saltire and possibly some others. You can specify any combination of the above and DrawShield will use the closest available, warning about anything it cannot handle.

Similarly other creatures may have different postures but at present most animals are available in a single pose. Again, warning messages will be generated if your pose cannot be shown.

Features and Modifiers

Many animals may have parts of their bodies drawn in different colours, the most common being armed, langued, hooved but there may be others, again try them and see what works.

There are other modifiers that may also be available, for example lion's head crowned.