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Battle of Courtrai

Done for a historical magazine
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Gaijincatgirl's avatar
Brutal people hurt miserable horses... let them all die!
WhIppIng-b0y's avatar
You hae a very nice style :D It looks so realistic! Especially since it doesn't abuse the airbrush and over exaggerate the lighting XD If it wasn't for the "drawings and paintings" part you list this under, I would still be having trouble discerning this from a photograph :o
that horse killing spike is interesting, I wasn't aware those existed.  
RelativeEquinox's avatar
That there is a Goedendag. It's a spear/club hybrid that's basically a heavy spear with a fat piece underneath the spike that's filled with lead. 
Daimyo-Takeo's avatar
To those wondering about this battle, this battle was fought between the Flemish Communal Army, led by Count Namur and Count Julich, and a royal French force of 3000 heavy cavalry led by Lord Artois. The battle ended in a Flemish victory with Artois dead, and many other French lords and knights being captured or following him to the grave. Some minor criticisms for the artist: Due to the weapon he is carrying, the goededang, I assume the Fleming engaging the French knight is a militiaman, which made up about 80 percent of the Communal Army. The Flemish militiaman's armor typically consisted of open faced metal helm, mail mittens, and maybe a leather cuirass. The only Flemish to wear full mail were the professional core troops and the small number of knights with the army.
LighthouseLady's avatar
The quality of the painting is out of discussion. But your fidelity to the medieval clothes, weapons, materials and color is awasome. All the details they were!. THANKS!Worship (I´ve got a degree in Medieval History, and I´ve seen such atrocities..!)
EthicallyChallenged's avatar
Thank you! I try to research things properly and I get help from the authors of the articles my paintings illustrate. Ultimately it is they and the editor who have the last word when it comes to things like that.
LighthouseLady's avatar
Then, you get your objective superbly, because I was unable of finding any improper or anachronic detail. God (or whatever was) bless you!
Besides that, you are a really great, great painter. Hopefully there were more than you intended for historical painting!!Clap 
VonStreff's avatar
Very well painted, good composition and strong rendering. Shared here:…
rajasegar's avatar
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
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archproart's avatar
stunning works you create...keep up the good works..
YOU SHALL NOT PASS !!!:D (Big Grin) 
lavoieqc's avatar
omg... this deserve thousands of favorites. The detail is amazing, love that french knight!
EthicallyChallenged's avatar
I don't care much about thousands of faces. But I'm very pleased you like my work and that you're watching me for more :-)
Rikud0k0's avatar
Awesome... How did you do the chainmail?
EthicallyChallenged's avatar
Thanks! I combined using: custom brushes (semi circular shaped), layers and locking transparency.
Rikud0k0's avatar
Thanks for sharing! Your work is really great!
DarioTW's avatar
As illustration goes - this fine work, but eg you do not want the horse to rear before the infantryman, for they will rip its belly open, you spear the infantryman . NIce rendering of the mail
Noitusan's avatar
Very well done! :thumbsup:
anderton's avatar
wspaniały obraz! ile detali i szczegółów :) kompozycja również bardzo dobra. Od razu przykuły mój wzrok szczegóły materiału na szyi konia i faktura stali na hełmach.
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Dzięki! Będzie więcej o tej tematyce :]
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