In today's drawing, I've taken a step back into some of Cardassia's most ancient military traditions. This is a design I imagine ancient warriors wearing into battle--these days, it's certainly not practical for battle (can you IMAGINE how heavy that armor and mail is?!), but it is worn by those who take a shift as part of the Honor Vigil: the soldiers who keep watch over the bodies of those who fall in service of the Union until they are delivered to their final rest on their homeworld.
That chain mail about drove me CRAZY to draw! I still couldn't get it to look quite the way I saw it in a dream--but I think it came out pretty well.