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Jej Milosc Panna Eufrozyna Jerzywoska of Mazovia by Gambargin Jej Milosc Panna Eufrozyna Jerzywoska of Mazovia by Gambargin
A(nother) quick sketch for the Polish Woman Warrior Eufrozyna Jerzywoska from the Historically Wrong Sketch Series Project Blood and Steel, based on the Late 16th-17th Century Era Warfare.

Now, originally she's drawn with the stylized Polish Winged Hussar armor, and the stylized helmet with fins and a face cover Eufrozyna Jerzyowska 2 of Rzeczpospolita Wendowie by Gambargin. However, after much readin and discussions, the depiction of "Winged" Hussar is most likely to be romanticized, as the use of such large wings would deter decrease the effectiveness and/or practicality in field combat. Regardless of what opinions and historical research done on the polish hussar, in my opinion, having wings attached the armor is quite cool, and the moral shock effect of having to face charging armored cavalry with large wings would probably be terrifying indeed =P

So, i wanted to see if i can re-design the armor with less wing and more face exposure to give a much more feminine image...and came up with this one. I decided to keep the armor and used the polish fur hat (used mostly by the Polish Szlacht) and fur coat instead of the leopard skin. In my opinion, she looks less like warrior, but more like filed commander. Perhaps it can be justified, as walking around the camps with wings on your back and helmet that covers most of your face (not to mention the hindrance it gives for breathing)...can be quite uncomfortable indeed. =P

As for her full title, i think it goes something like "Jej Milosc Panna Eufrozyna Jerzywoska herbu Czyrniech". Please pardon any error, as I'm really really bad at polish language.....the only words i know so far are Golabki, Kielbasa and Jestem glodny :D

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Eufrozyna in Court Dress:

Ksiezniczka Eufrozyna Jerzyowska Czyrzniech by Gambargin

Eufrozyna fast forward 4 centuries to the future:

Sierzant Eufrozyna Jerzywoska - Concept by Gambargin
 
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BrandeeHe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Women look just as beautiful as men do in Hussar armour.
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J4B Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how her coat and hat is drawn by drawing circles.
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Denis-V Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
So nice and smooth and gentle drawing. Strong lines are perfect and rounds character excellent! I like how symmetric it is and how monumental feel is achieved! Fantastic work mate! :D
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Woland0 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Well, there is many confusion about hussar's wings. As far as I read about it, wings on the back was present only during celebration where hussars acted as honor guards. On battlefield some has one short wing attached to back of saddle.
Also i recently heard that hussars sometimes fight on foot and they tend to switch weapons depending on opponent's equipment.
Any way brilliant picture. She looks like charismatic leader at the head of the great army.
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I felt the same as well, but i guess at the end of the day, when it comes to art, maybe a little rule of cool such as the wings on their back could do justice their image :D
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ThunderboltFire Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
One short wing was used in early period. (you can see it on, for example "Rolka Sztokholmska" painting). Yes, wings was rather the part of dress uniform on parades, but there was at least one battle when hussars used their late-type wings and it was Battle of Vienna (king of Polish-Lituanian Commonwealth Jan III Sobieski gave them orders to stand in their full equipment with wings). This type of hat is named "Kołpak". And I don't see any errors in her title ;-)
Anyway, I like this drawing very much, her face is brilliant as well as armour. :-) Nice to know that someone from other country is interested in our history. :-)
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Thank you for the kind words, Polish history is certainly and interesting one to study, and drawing about them is more fun as well!
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akitku Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful! I love her stern face. Also I love those fur caps they wore. So pretty!
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Thanks Akitku! I think she's probably the only character with the most redrawing out of my entire cast of women warriors in the historically wrong sketch series :D
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juha91 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Impressive work, I especially like the details on armor and the hat. :)
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
She looks very regal. :)
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Indeed, she is :)
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IDGYimagination Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
May I ask? What materials do you use to draw these? 
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Just a simple mechanical pencil and a drawing pen :)

You can find more from this link on how i draw my works fav.me/d6y40a7 :D
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work on the costume as usual! Love the hat and the fur in particular.
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Thank you my friend :)
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   Photographer
Really nice! I like the relative simplicity of the armour.
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Thanks, I guess it looked pretty regal when weating fur coat on top of the already expensive armor =D
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014   Photographer
I agree!
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Werkau Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hah, your polish isn't bad :D 3 words - it's good for beginning! :) I think that you should learn one more word - "pierogi" :D Delicious, very very delicious, like gołąbki and kiełbaska! :D

I enjoy that someone with other country is drawing something about my country :D Practically, in XVII Poland, women weren't husars, and weren't wearing armor, but close my eyes for this;)  And I like emotions in face Mrs. Eufrozyna!

Greetings from Poland:)
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Hahahaha! Thank you for the kind words, i will be sure to keep that in mind about the new vocabulary, and a warm greetings as well from Australia :)

The drawings are just part of Historically Wrong Sketch Series that i'm making at the moment, which tries to portray women warriors of different cultures (anachronistically), and as for her, she represents the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth :D
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paweldaruk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I've seen a number of authentic (I guess) hussar wings in Polish museums, so I'd say it's safe to assume at least some cavalry companies had them.
In any case, mate, this is an absolutely gorgeous portrait!!! I love it!
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I have seen their pictures as well, and looked pretty authentic. But nevertheless, like what you have mentioned, some did use wings on their back, and would certainly looked awesome indeed! :D
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Wissereth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Problem is, wings were used really late in the history of Husaria (sorry I will use polish term to adress them) when it was relegated to parade duties, so technically they are legit, but my opinion (which I developed after long lectures provided by historians who also do reenactment) is that they were not used in battle, or used in a different form (attached to the back of the saddle not the armor itself) so feel free not to agree with me. Altough I do agree they look badass.


I do wish to convey my deepest apreciation for this drawing, nice mix of feminine softness, soldiers hardness a healthy dose of nobleborn pride with a dash of arrogance, well maybe even more than a dash :)

PS Please forgive me any errors in grammar and/or style, I try to master English but its sometimes too hard for this old head.
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