"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum"
I wish this drawing could be as epic as this music www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivAzHl…
This is my first conceptual drawing for the upcoming project of Historically Wrong Sketch Series "Blood and Steel" which is set the age of enlightenment and exploration, circa early 1600s - early 1700s. The aim is to depict historically inaccurate drawings of women warriors based on the respective influential powers of the time (albeit in an alternative historical setting). As such, there will be a LOT of anachronism, but i try my best to depict each women warriors as accurately and as practically as possible.
After the conclusion of my first Historically Wrong Sketch Series that depicts women warriors in the middle ages, (initially started from a simple discussion in portraying them in practical armor, instead of fantastic chain mail bikinis), i wanted to explore another 2 historical period that are popular in the media, the era of classical antiquity as well as the age of exploration (post renaissance).
Project Blood and Steel will include some elements from the previous series, which you would be familiar with if you have been watching over them....mainly because i'm not that imaginative and there's about 1400 years worth of history to study
. The main theme of the this series would be the zenith of the Turkish Orhan Empire that is preparing for their invasion of Europe, similar to that of the Ottomans in real life history. As such, the image of gallant Knight in Shining (and cumbersome) armor is replaced by professional soldiers and brutal warfare involving muskets, smoke, and idealism that contrasted the middle ages.
I have to honestly admit, I have a practically very minute knowledge about the post renaissance era warfare, armors, uniforms. Given the timeline, I'd prefer not to dwell into the Napoleonic era, (which will be another future project in itself) and I'm trying my best to dig deeper into the world's History that spans Africa, Europe and Asia.
I would really appreciate some suggestions, feedback or perhaps direction that can help me the project's drawings. You can check more on the about the countries on which the women warriors will be based on (the link is provided below). If your country is included in the map, by all means feel free to share your historical knowledge with me
And oh yeah, I think i will include Female Pirate as part of the drawings, just for the sake of fun
The characters depicted in the drawings are my early concept for the Women warriors that i include as part of the Project. They are from left to right:
1st. Boyarina Sviatoslava Novgor of the Tsardom of Rus. Descendant of the character from previous series, Knyaginya Olga Novgor
. She is depicted in a very stylized Cossack attires.
2nd. Marquis Lorraine de Mause of the Empire of Francia, or simply the French. A new character concept based on the Royal Musketeers employed by the Bourbons in 17th century.
3rd. Ikhal Effendi Apek Ertugrulogu, dressed in stylized Janissary attires inspired by the real life counterpart worn during the era of Ottoman Empire. Developed from the concept
Faction Map of Project Blood and steel:
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