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HWS Kaiserin Jutta zu Linz of Heiliges Kaiserreich by Gambargin HWS Kaiserin Jutta zu Linz of Heiliges Kaiserreich by Gambargin
A ConceptDrawing of a German Woman Warrior  (Tourney Knight) in the Historically Wrong Sketch Series: Medieval Revisited, which is roughly based on the Middle ages covering 800s AD to 1400s AD. She represents the Holy Roman Empire in the later middle ages as well as the famed Knight Tournaments and Jousting.

Inspired by the Music: In Taberna by Andreas Waldetoft (CKII OST)


DRAWING COMMENTARIES


This drawing is a special piece which will be included the comin  Historically Wrong Sketch Series: Medieval Revisited Artbook, dedicated to the famous medieval tournament and jousting, where noble knights test their martial skills against other knightly opponents in the time of peace. While the origin of the activity is rather orbscure, by the late 14th - 15th century, tournament had developed into a famed sport in mainland europe. Here, the participants often dressed in extravagant attires to show their prestige, while also at the same time, prompted development of special arms and armors dedicated solely for foot battle and jousting.

As such, this drawing depict the extravagantly dressed empress Jutta of the Empire, parading on the toruney field with other participants. Her arms and armor is perhaps somewhat mix and match (with possible anachronism); her helmet is the distinct frog-mouth jousting helmet (Stechhelm in German), developed in 1400s and saw use until the first quarter of the 16th century. Unlike other helmet (like sallet or armet), by the late 15th century Stechhelm was mounted with screws or rivets onto the wearer's cuirass for stability, which makes it somewhat less usefull for use other than jousting. Still, the frog-mouth helmet was highly popular due to the protection it offered the wearer from splinters of broken lance upon impact. On the other hand, her armor is perhaps the usual fluted gothic style or the "white" milanese style with large jourting shield (drawn in questionable accuracy). Since gender are impossible to distinguish inside plate armor, I have included a decorate skirt to add some feminine style, though historically speaking, even this was worn by the tourney knight of the time. Instead of barding, her horse is depicted wearing thick decorated cloak which includes my stylistic decoration from a famous German song.

In the background, I have decided to include some elements of medieval tournament which I have found during my research. The most noticable is probably the knight on the left, wearing the Grille helmet used during "Kolbenturnier" (Club-Tourney), based on the depiction from "Le Livre des tournois" written by René d'Anjou. On the other hand, the knight on the right is depicted wearing a late Milanese plate armor under stylized surcoat. I tried to add some bits od detail to give an arthmosphere of a late medieval tourney to give some flavor, even just for a bit.


RELATED WOMEN WARRIORS IN THE SERIES

See the other women warriors in medieval plate armor

HWS Late Medieval Burgundian Woman Warrior Concept by Gambargin Duchess Edith IV of Kingdom of Albion (English) by Gambargin Dauphine Tibors d Bordeu of Ducat d Aquitana by Gambargin Freiin Ilda I von Harzberg of Kaiserreich (German) by Gambargin

A Part of the Historically Wrong Sketch Series: Medieval Revisited - You can find more on the various faction on the map here:

HWS Medieval Revisited - Faction Map v.1.32 by Gambargin

For a Full Lyrics of the Horse Tabard:

Zu Bacharach am Rheine
Wohnt' eine Freiin
Sie war so schön und feine
Und riss viel' Herzen hin.
Sie war so schön und feine
Und riss viel' Herzen hin.

Und brachte viel zuschanden
Der Männer ringsumher.
Aus ihren Liebesbanden
War keine Rettung mehr.
Die Augen sanft und wilde,
Die Wangen rot und weiß,
Die Worte still und milde

Ich selbst muss drin vergehen
Und bin des Wartens müd',
Denn keiner kann bestehen,
Der meine Augen sieht,
Denn keiner kann bestehen,
Der meine Augen sieht.

Zu Bacharach am Rheine
Wohnt' eine Freiin
Sie war so schön und feine
Und riss viel' Herzen hin.
Sie war so schön und feine
Und riss viel' Herzen hin.





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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
 Wicked Chivalrous!Chocobo Knight 
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Neo-Castilian35 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist
This is an amazing drawing, I'm a fan of late medieval and renaissance era because of the fashion and armor designs. I also praise the background of the tourney and the banners they are so well detailed.
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Tyr90AT Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
And just a small tipp you should add "römisches" before Kaiserreich because it was seen as continuation of the Roman empire by the people of the realm ;)
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Tyr90AT Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Wow this is amazing you draw something of my country! Linz is indeed an old town and important. When you need to see good plate armour which was mostly in use then check if you find some photos of the Zeughaus in Graz. The armour and weapons (also a model with horse plate armour) in there are partly from medieval times and from the later periods (muskets and the like). I visited it twice and recommend it to everyone. I study history and like to draw, I find so much inspiration in your work! Greetings from Austria :)
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ugiel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
More plate = more fun (although less mobility :P)
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Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent scene of Middle Ages jousting. I recently drew something along this theme, though not as detailed.
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Love the detail.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Epic man!
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AuriV1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous work! :wow:
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aristi1982 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist
Awesome!! Love this one!
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Whoah that horse is so pimped-out, I love it
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Gagoterapia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that this is my favourite.
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