Chris Green wrote:Whether it is correct or not would depend on the heraldic artist. What is definitely inappropriate is be to depict the cross skewed vis-a-vis the helm.
I quote from Stephen Friar's book "The New Dictionary of Heraldry' (1987) where he says, "Present-day practice insists that crests should be of three dimensions. This, of course, is in keeping with the current 'medieval' philosophy of the heraldic authorities, who have also relaxed the rules relating to the position of the helmet, thereby avoiding some of the more ridiculous contortions required of crests in the past. However, this welcome return to medieval simplicity has inevitably restricted the number of devices available, stimulating the herald's ingenuity in the search for means of 'differencing' familiar beasts and devices."
Boutell in his "Boutell's Heraldry" (1983 Ed.) on Pg. 154 states, "To a great extent this problem ('...we find crests in profile on helms set affronté, and [i]vice versa' ) has been overcome by twisting the helm and crests a little so that they are more or less aligned, yet the blazon of the crest remains unambiguous".[/i]