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ALPEREN by ertacaltinoz ALPEREN by ertacaltinoz
Hi,
This is the second rider unit for Oghuz Turks. "Alperen" is a though one, no doubt.
We are coming to an end for Oghuzs, only one more character left. If you like this serie, please stay tuned.

The Oghuz (variously known as Ghuzz, Guozz, Kuz, Oguz, Oğuz, Okuz, Oufoi, Ouz, Ouzoi, Torks, Turkmen, Uguz, Uğuz, and Uz ) were a big group of Turkic peoples. In the ninth century the Oghuz Turks from the Aral steppes drove the Pecheneg Turks of the Emba region and the River Ural toward the west. In the tenth century they inhabited the steppe of the rivers Sari-su, Turgai, and Emba to the north of Lake Balkhash of modern day Kazakhstan. A clan of this nation, the Seljuks, embraced Islam and in the eleventh century entered Persia, where it founded the Great Seljuk Empire.

The Oghuz seem to have been related to the Pechenegs, some of whom were clean-shaven and others of whom had small 'goatee' beards. According to the book Attila and the Nomad Hordes, "Like the Kimaks they set up many carved wooden funerary statues surrounded by simple stone balbal monoliths." The authors of the book go on to note that "Those Uzes or Torks who settled along the Russian frontier were gradually Slavicized though they also played a leading role as cavalry in twelfth and early thirteenth century Russian armies where they were known as Black Hats.... Oghuz warriors served in almost all Islamic armies of the Middle East from the eleventh century onwards, in Byzantium from the ninth century, and even in Spain and Morocco." In later centuries, they adapted and applied their own traditions and institutions to the ends of the Islamic world and emerged as empire-builders with a constructive sense of statecraft.


"The Ottoman dynasty, who gradually took over Anatolia after the fall of the Seljuks, toward the end of the thirteenth century, led an army that was also predominantly Oghuz."

Hope you like them.


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Approx. 25 hours

See you later.
Ertaç
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:iconaeromars:
Aeromars Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome. Proud to be Azerbaijani Turk!
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maLavur Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
thank you so much, great work.
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aspirin111 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! this is real nice man! You did an amazing job, keep up the good work :)

benim adimda alperen :)
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:iconahrjey:
Ahrjey Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Lovely as always :)
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MinotaurosK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work.
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Koray.
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ProlificPen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
it's funny if you browse "game dev art" "most popular last 24 hrs." There is always a pro looking painting by you in the lead every day, followed by tons and tons of juvenile looking tripe. heh.
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ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa, I didn't even notice. But come on maan, they are not juveline looking, they are just very promising:peace:
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:iconboot-cheese-3000:
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
i like it all. you do good quick thorough work mi amigo.....;-)
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Dwayne.
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:iconboot-cheese-3000:
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
awww---you called me dwayne!:laughing:
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:iconzerdron:
zerdron Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
I just noticed the sword. The angle is kind of weird. I think the sword is in the wrong position.:jarksaber:
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Robin:peace:
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:iconkel-art:
Kel-art Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow, Amazing...
So much details and colours...
It look like it's real=D...
Awesome work^^...
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man.
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:iconkel-art:
Kel-art Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
No problem...
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MythArcana Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Don't you ever get tired of being so damned goo all the time? :D Really amazing stuff and I'm just over here collecting your art to my faves...don't mind me!
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You are always welcome my friend, thanks for all your support!
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:iconmytharcana:
MythArcana Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
You are quite welcome! Keep pumping out that magic!
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:iconwarlord-chris:
Warlord-chris Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Oh Shit it is the Crazy turk-guy!
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:beer:
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:iconwarlord-chris:
Warlord-chris Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
:pirate:
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:iconsamart7:
samart7 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
hey dude superb work,
u are really very good in digital painting.
keep going.:hug:
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Asadul!
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Luneder Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thought i would point this out, the hand guard on the sword needs a little perspective work, right now it is making the sword look like we are looking at the flat side headon instead of it having the blade turned a 1/3 tward us. I have a few reference swords I use for my art that i used to check this.
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Justin, I'm on it.
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:iconluneder:
Luneder Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
np
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:iconreddragonfly:
RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
This horse is much better than the last one!
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:peace:
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no1hellangle Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
coool work man

i like this one most.
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Ghassem, I don't really like the final look, I mean amount of detail; but I don't have much time to work more on each piece:) They are fair, that's all.!
See ya!:peace:
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no1hellangle Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
i know what you meaning dude.and i`m sure if you have much more time you will blow us away with details.
they have cool color pallette though man

take care
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goor Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great serie :clap:
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks Guido, how is life brother, we haven't chat for sime time. I hope everything is ok with you.
See ya!
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:iconkaiazes:
Kaiazes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love this series! Great work.
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Eric!
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Imaginatos Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
:typerhappy: GREAT work ! Like always. :woohoo:
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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:iconbdarts:
bdArts Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Amazing job :clap:

I like ur style :D
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconbdarts:
bdArts Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
you are most welcome :rose:
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MeWannaLearn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Horsey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But like always GZ =) /hug hug hug!
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:rose::hug::rose:
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joeyddizon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
cool!
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Joey.
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:iconjoeyddizon:
joeyddizon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
sure! no problem!:D
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
excellent job on this piece! :thumbsup:
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Alan!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
:D you're very welcome! :highfive:
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha wow! The texture on the horse's body is so awesome. It's not simply smooth but outstanding, as if you can grab it. I could imagine that this pose must have been difficult especially because the perspective is simply perfect. I love it! :)
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