Another illustration done for Medieval Warfare Magazine a few months back.
This is the battle of Kutna Hora fought in a cold winter night between the Hussites, led by the famous commander, Jan Zizka, and the combined Hungarian and German coalition led by King Sigismund of Hungary (also soon to be Holy Roman Emperor). As you will notice the Hussites were a primarily infantry force based around the tactic of using war wagons as a bastion against enemy heavy cavalry assaults, a tactic Jan Zizka used to devastating effect and hence made popular among medieval armies of the European east. Here The Hungarians and Germans are caught off guard as Jan Zizka conducts an offensive push to break through the royalist forces which have surrounded his own.
Its was also interesting to read about the Hussite heresy and how it came about and why the Church was adamantly against them. There was even a letter sent by Saint Jeanne d'Arc to the Hussites threatening them with extermination if they did not renounce their heresy and embrace Catholic orthodoxy. Of course in such wars there's also always a whole lot of local politics involved which drove the conflict.
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And if any of you are interested you can check out the magazine here. Its a very interesting magazine if you're in to medieval history. >> [link]
This is an illustration done for Medieval Warfare Magazine, a dutch publication. It depicts a battle between the lightly armed but battle-hardened Almogavars of the infamous Catalan Company and the French Knights of the Duchy of Athens. Guess who won.
My entry, depicting a steampunk warrior character.
The only sound you will hear is the bullet's impact - and if you're close enough, the subsequent extraction and feeding of a new cartridge. That's why that gun is known as The Whisper, but it is also informally called a "ghost gun." Few technical details are available, other than the fact that it uses a 30 caliber magazine clip capable of dispensing thirty bullets in half a second...
As she levels up, changes will happen to her equipment and the background visuals. Some ideas I've thought of so far. 1 - what you see now. 2 - hollow point bullets, pistol grip, collapsible stock. Add some battle buddies in the background. Replace her sidearm with a blocky polymer-framed pistol that also functions as a hand grenade. 3 - more high capacity magazines, bayonet lug, threaded barrel. Air support unlocked in the background - whatever the steampunk equivalent of AC-130's or F16's is. She now has an impractically supersized handcannon as a sidearm. 4 - shoulder thing that goes up, scary lasers and a weaponlight. Ballistic missiles launching in the background.
I quite enjoyed working on it. Here a little description of the character, Estevao:
Estev„o is a Knight of the Order of Santiago, and one of the favorite of the Master of the Order, Dom Paio Peres Correia. After two failed attempts in the Conquest of the Paderne Castle, Estev„o crosses with Princess Rasha, daughter of Rashid, the Mayor of the Paderne Castle, and the two fall in love and plan to escape together. But Dom Paio Peres Correia won't give up, and the final conquest of the Paderne Castle, in 1249, will change their fate forever...
Pardon me for not posting anything for some time now. I've been busy with work and wedding stuff but I finally had the motivation to do some personal work. Here's my latest one.
The usual medieval stuff with a slight twist. A sister knight of the Holy Roman Empire kneels focused and calm before an assault. She is holding a poleaxe, the favored weapon of foot knights of the 14th and 15th century. Not as glamorous as a sword but its versatile and lethal against other knights and armored opponents. Think can-opener.
Muslims of Sicily served as superb archers under the Normans and went to war with them.
The island of Sicily was at one point prior to the 11th century, under control of Muslims, who conquered it from the Eastern Romans (Byzantines). Eventually they were conquered by the Normans but many remained in Sicily, living and serving under their Christian rulers, which made the island kingdom a melting-pot of eastern and western cultures.
This illustration was done for Medieval Warfare Magazine, a Dutch publication. You can check it out and subscribe here >> [link]
Another painting I did for Medieval Warfare Magazine back in 2012.
If you're a Brit who know his/her history, I assume you'll probably recognize the knight in red. Son of the famous crusader of the same name, Simon de Monfort was one of the founders of parliamentary democracy in England and leader of the Second Baron's War. Here he faces against Gilbert de Clare, fighting under the banner of Prince Edward(future King Edward I "Longshanks"), in the Battle of Evesham where he was eventually killed.