Hope you've been doing well! I haven't written an update or see much activity here in DA in the past few months as I have been busy building up my art profile in facebook and Instagram (less on the later). But nevertheless, I'm happy to announce that for my Historically Wrong Sketch Series - Medieval Series
project, It's finally nearing its completion.
For those who are not aware, the series deals with the portrayal of Women Warriors in historically inspired armors based on the 800s AD to 1400s AD era of warfare. At the moment, the series has more than 80+ cultures listed
and each drawing portrays the historical attires specific to that culture and time
. The series will be turned into an artbook once the drawing is completed, and you can find more info below here HWS: Medieval Women Warriors Artbook (Update)
So far, if following the list, the HWS series has about 48
European culture listed, out of which, 47 have been drawn,
leaving out medieval Croatia as the last drawing. Once this is completed, I can move on to the remaining drawings of other eastern cultures to complete the artbook.
Also, I realized that after reviewing my sample pages, reading the descriptions can be tedious and boring. So I will try to reduce the reading material and instead, fill the gap with these sketches to help with visualization, alongside the main drawing and historical references.
So, apart from 80+ main drawings of HWS women warriors in various period arms and armor, you also get to see 80+ chibi drawings too in the final artbook! Here's a few sample of the "cute/chibified" HWS medieval women warriors which will be implemented in the final artbook to make the reading experience more pleasant
That being said, I'm still constantly reviewing the draft, layout and what to put/omit so that the drawings and the accompanied description can be presented in the most attractive way to readers of all ages and background.
Please wish me luck so that I may blessed with continuous strength and drive to complete it the artbook by somewhere mid-this year!NB: To those wishes to reach me the fastest for the time being, please contact me on my FB (Gambargin) as it goes directly to my phone. Unfortunately, it's harder to keep track of messages in DA
Below are the list of all the 48 Medieval European cultures that will be represented in the final book. They are further divided into corresponding geographical/ethnolinguistic group, each compiled into different chapters of the book.
Chapter I - Shieldmaidens
Norse Viking, Anglo-Saxons, Norwegian, Swedish (Svear), Danish (Danes).
Chapter II - Feudal Western Europe
Normans, France, Occitania, Low-Counties, Burgundy (valois), Late Medieval-English
Chapter III - Iberian Peninsula
Castillan-Spanish-Basque, Portuguese, Catalan, Andalusian
Chapter IV - The Celts
Irish (Gaelic), Scottish (Gaelic), Wales, Breton (Brittany).
Chapter V - The Holy Roman Empire
Central German, Western German, Northen German (Hansa), Eastern German, Southern German (Carolingian Swabia), Austrian, Bohemian (Czech), Hussites (Czech), Landsknecht.
Chapter VI - Italian Peninsula
Southern Italy (Italo-Norman), Italian Mercenaries, Italian Merchant Republics
Chapter VII - Eastern Europe and the Taiga
Polish (Poland), Baltic (Lithuanian), Rus (Kievan), Eastern Slav (Russian Principalities), Finnish (Finno-Ugric), Komi-Permiyan (Finno-Ugric).
Chapter VIII - Carpathia and Balkan
Hungarian (Magyar), Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian (Vlach), Croatian*
Chapter IX - Byzantine, Anatolia and Caucasus
Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantines), Varangian Guard (Byzantines), Armenian, Georgian (Kartvelian), Ottoman (Anatolian Turks).
*Croatia has not been completed at the time of this writing.
All drawings and its association with Historically Wrong Sketch series are the property of Gambargin.