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Filip Estelle
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Hi!

I like to draw stuff when I have the inspiration. And then I like to sit and cry about the result. And then I like to upload it everywhere and not getting any views or replies.
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:iconbillyaustria:
BillyAustria Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks once more for faving my work ;)
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Many thanks for fav!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Thank you so much for fav!
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Hey

 

I would love to feature the above  items in my freshly opened group. Its specialised on high detailed historical/fantasy military illustrations and it will host only the finest deviations and will gather some of the most talented artists.

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I sent the requests. You have to confirm them.

You are also warmly invited to join. Join requests are autoaproved.

You should finish/colour your other historical drawings and why not draw others. We have a large public for them in our group and it will be even bigger.

Can you indicate the references of the first 5 items and tell me how historically they are. I see yuo have done them for Warhammer and for Chivalry games but it would be too exagerated to add them too Fantasy folder.

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SavageBeatings Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Oh hello! 

It'd be really nice of you to feature them in your group :)

The Warhammer drawings shouldn't be too far off from real history. Sure, they are based on a fantasy universe, but since I prefer historically plausible stuff anyways, my idea with the drawings is for Warhammer to look more... plausible. I've mostly drawn Empire units and those are originally based on the renaissance landsknechts of the Holy Roman Empire, but many things could very well be a mishmash from different time periods before and after the renaissance.
 
My characters don't look like *typical* landsknechts, although I would say they aren't historically inconsistent at least. The Knight I based entirely on a historical suit of armour, though I replaced the helmet (which a knight most likely would wear) with a landsknecht hat. Don't know if that style of armour is anything a renaissance german would wear though. The Huntsman look more like a landsknecht, with his katzbalger sword hanging from his belt. Though I think his style of hat is something that might've been worn a bit later in history. The Militiaman shouldn't be too implausible, but I don't know if he's historical either. The vest, the boots, the type of sword - I don't know if these are things of that period. 

The Man-at-Arms is based on the high middle ages and he's historical; he just looks very poor. That might be an inconsistency of itself, depending on how nitpicky you are, since soldiers had salaries and he surely would afford a new set of clothes haha. In the context of Warhammer, he's supposed to be poor-looking though. The term Man-at-Arms is also faulty, since it historically refers to well-armoured soldiers. Whatevs. 

The Agathian Crossbowman has a few weird things about him, but doesn't look too out of the middle ages. He's got those gaiters on his legs which looks rather modern. He's also wearing an archer's vambraces, which would be unnecessary for a crossbowman. Also the arms on his gambeson only covers the shoulders, but I am sure that someone in the middle ages probably had it like that hehe.


I am planning on drawing lots more historical stuff, so don't you worry about that. Depends on when I feel the inspiration, you know.

Cheers 
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this very insightfull description of your drawings. It was fun to read and Ive learned new stuffs as well. And I who tought you draw this just out of your head being only instinctively conditioned by your historical awareness.

Question: why those vamabraces werent necessary for crosbowmans but they were for archers, therefore the term "archers vambraces?

A favour I have to ask:

Its really a shame that the scaning of your drawings isnt that good. I see your vikings and Agathian drawings came out pretty nice and clean though. Can you rescan the rest of your items in my group to get similar results !
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SavageBeatings Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
The vambraces, or wrist guards, are used by archers because it protects the wrists from the bow string snapping you hurtfully. I haven't had that problem when shooting with a bow, but my girlfriend hit her wrist twice and it resulted in a huge bruise (just a 42 pound bow, so imagine a 120 pound warbow instead!) For the right hand, with which you pull the string, you don't really need a wrist guard but rather a glove so your fingers don't wear out or get blistered from constantly pulling the bow string. 

Melee fighters also use vambraces, but these types are often the more armoured kind, as to protect from sword blows and such. In Fantasy settings, a lot of people like to wear regular leather vambraces on both arms. Because it looks cool, I guess.

The thing with the scanner is that if I use a rather rough pencil, and/or if I draw on thicker sketch paper, it picks up the details fine (as with the viking drawing.) The downside is that if I want use an eraser, it won't go away easily. So mostly I've been using a lighter paper and thinner copier paper, and I can get more detailed with the drawings, but then my scanner don't want to pick up all the details. I tried increasing the scanned drawings' contrast, the details showed up but everything had an unnatural colour instead. So I photograph my drawings, and then work with them in Gimp a bit. Sure, you see all the wrinkles in the paper that way, but at least you also see the full drawing! :)

I'll try to use the scanner the next time, see if I can get it to turn out alright. 
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BillyAustria Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the many faves! Some nice reenactment gear you have there!
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SavageBeatings Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
You're welcome! :) I started following you some time ago, but I realised I hadn't favorited anything. I know how great of a feeling it is when people like your work, so had to get that sorted. 
I have just started collecting medieval stuff, it's an expensive hobby I noticed, especially since I'm not part of a reenactment society or such. I just felt one day that I needed a mail shirt!
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BillyAustria Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I know that feeling too well! I've also thought about getting armor, but a hauberk or a sword and such are things I can't afford at the moment. But I keep that going by sewing medieval clothing and such :P
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