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FFW Stock Challenge - With Goulash and Kielbasa by Gambargin FFW Stock Challenge - With Goulash and Kielbasa by Gambargin
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 by `faestock (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.

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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 :D


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 :)
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ThunderboltFire Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Great drawing!
Polak-Węgier dwa bratanki i do szabli i do szklanki - Lengyel, Magyar – két jó barát, együtt harcol, s issza borát
"Polish and Hungarian are two brothers, together they fight and together drink"
This translation isn't the best, sorry for any errors.
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susandevy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they looked happy and content :)
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Shungie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dawdjwld The detail ~~~~
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
it's not as detailed as other artists would have done, but thanks :D
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Irlandka Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
beauties! :)
more for you to explore: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category…
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
WOAH! That's a lot of materials, deifnetely more than what i need! Thanks a lot :D
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Irlandka Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
just waiting for next drawings! :D
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Dhacxaahsvost Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, a Polish Hussar lady! In their time, the Hussars rulled the battlefield, they saved Europe during battle of Vienna in 1683.
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Indeed, i have read about their accomplishment, the Polish hussars did dominated the battlefield for years in the 16th and 17th century :D
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akitku Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful image! The quiet before the storm...! I like how comfortable they seem around each other and how calmly they seem to be waiting for what is to come. Great job!
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
I'm glad you like the drawing! I wanted to draw more of these two, maybe perhaps the next one will be the battle scene against the Turkish Orhans =P
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akitku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds great! Can't wait to see it! :)
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013   Photographer
Hi!
It would be "Haraszt" not "Haratz". But more importantly, I think this is a great picture. I hope you win the prize! Also, the Polish-Hungarian friendship goes back a very long time. I really like it, yeah!! :)
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Ah yes, i realized the error in the name!

Exactly, i remember you mentioned it before, the polish-hungarian friendship was an interesting topic altogether. It's nice to see something different than the usual rivalry between the major European powers.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Photographer
It is, isn't it? Makes a change!
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SteveD4ve Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
You can really feel the difference between the armour and the cloth due to your amazing shading. Nice to see some smiles as well :) they look really comfortable sitting together, wonderful positioning.
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Thanks steve! Glad you like the way it turned out, i guess i should try something more expressive :)
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
obviously you are a master at shading, the armour of the hussar lady looks very real!
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Thanks bro! I'm still not proud of my shading, but I'm getting there :) the compliment really helps :D
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Schweinebeine Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
killer poses!
damn if i could draw those backgrounds
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Thanks man, but you draw multiple characters in one medium better than me :D
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Schweinebeine Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
yours are true drawings, mines are only sketches compared to yours :P
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paweldaruk Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
"With Goulash and Kielbasa" HAAHAHAAA!!! Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! :D
In Poland, there's a saying "Pole and Magyar - Two Brothers", showcasing the long lasting friendship between both nations, which kicked off sometime in the 17th century with a couple well-timed military alliances.

Oh, there's even a wiki page about it!! :D
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pole_and…

In any case, you've just remodelled the saying into "Two Sisters". :D Awesome work, mate. I love the casual feeling in this artwork. Well done, as always. I bet they're sitting there talking about food. :D
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Indeed, i have read the article about the historic friendship of polish people and the hungatrians, apparently they were quite unique, something of a contrast to the rivalry that plagued many European nation.

I kinda like drawing them both, it's sad that few people make drawings for eastern Europeans and the Balkans :(

Yeah, i kinda assume they would be talking about food, or some girl talk like "Nice wings you got there on your back"
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paweldaruk Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
"Nice wings you got there on your back."
"Yeah, they're eagle's."
"Mmm, I could eat an eagle just about now."
"Or roast chicken."
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