A Drawing for the Contest FFW Stock Challenge 2 hosted by the Fantasy Warrior Women Group > fav.me/d6px77t
with the stock reference "Alanna Exclusive Sitting" used >> fav.me/d64ac93
(the last 2 stocks from the bottom right).
This drawings is based on the two characters that i have drawn in my current Historically Wrong Sketch Series Project: Blood and Steel, which explores various armors and attires for women warriors in the 17th century era with all their anachronism and inaccuracies. The first one is Haratz-hazi Margit that represents Hungarian Soldier and the second one is Eufrozyna Jerzyowska, representing the Polish-Lithuanian Winged Hussar.
Inspired by the Music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZqAb6…
(listen for a more dramatic effect)
Drawing Women Warriors in all their fantastic armors and armaments, regardless of their practicality, has been both fun and rewarding. However, i feel that most of the drawings that i have made are full of Women Warriors in many different pose and expressions, but lack the "real-life" emotion. It's true that these women could be as beautiful as any men could desire, or as strong as any men could imagine. From simple commoners to the highest of aristocrats, sneaky ruffians to revered scholars, the poorest peasants to the richest nobles, they could be from any background, but as we all know, their image contrasted the ugly reality of war and battles. The aim for this drawing is not to depict women warriors in their usual glamor pose and fighting stance, but to portray them in a much simpler way, something that would make the viewer think not of the actual drawing, but the emotion behind it.
Just imagine, they would face a great battle soon, any one of them could end up dead..... Regardless of whatever terrible future that they may encounter, there's nothing more comforting than sharing stories to each other, stories of their homeland, families, friends, lovers, food, culture..... anything that gives them something to return to after the battle is over. Just imagine if you were in their shoes, what stories would you have shared?
The title With Goulash and Kielbasa is a parody of "With Fire and Sword", a polish literature work that tells the events during the Cossacks Uprising in the 17th Century. As you may know, each of these are national dishes for the two people respectively, and there's nothing more endearing to a person's heart and stomach than his/hers native food
I'd like to thank my fellow Hungarians and Polish DAs for inspiring me with the two characters, the feedback and suggestions have always been greatly appreciated