A sketch of Steppe Female warrior in the historically wrong sketch series, based on the Eurasian Steppe Tribes, such as the Cumans,Kipchaks, Penchenegs, Tatars and Magyars. I decided to draw the steppe women warrior after my colleague asked me if there's anything else that i have studied besides mongols, europeans, arabs and asians.
The steppe people of Eurasia, composed mostly of Turkic Tribal Federations (Cumans/Kipchacks,/Tatars), dominated the great steppe that stretches from present day Moldavia to Siberia. Much like their Mongolian brethren, they were expert horsemen and lived a nomadic lifestyle. Much of their historical account did not survive today, and some of their language were already extinct before the 20th century.
In my opinion, it can be said that not many of the steppe warriors (except for Mongolians) are depicted in artistically, in comparison to the more common European knights, oriental warriors or East Asian fighters. Unless you're talking about the Huns, but then again, would be an entirely different story.
In this sketch, Khanum Sevindik is the wife of the Khan of the Begotoglu clan of the steppe federation. She drawn with a stylized-almost-fictional Cuman attires, with the addition of mail underneath her padded clothing and scale gauntlet. This was done to give a strike contrast to the more heavily armored female warriors I've drawn so far.
Derived from the Original Sketch of Female Steppe Warrior fav.me/d6cbcnm
Inspired by the Music Enkh: Jargal - Great Eagle Dancewww.youtube.com/watch?v=9EqT-A…