Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
HWS Blood and Steel: The Orhans War Drums by Gambargin HWS Blood and Steel: The Orhans War Drums by Gambargin
An upgraded concept sketch of the Turkish Woman Warrior in the Historically Wrong Sketch Project: Blood and Steel, set in the 17th Century Era of warfare and based on the Ottomans Empire at that time.

Inspired by the music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIEruM…

I felt that i have left the Turkish for sometime, so decided to return and do some re-sketching of Ikhal Effendy Apek Ergotoglu Ikhal Effendi Apek of Devleti Aliyyei Orhaniyye by Gambargin to project more of the ambitious nature and Military might of the Orhan Empire. Here, I redesigned the headdress with a longer feather decoration to create a much more striking image. The overall Janissary dress has also been redesigned, although it is more stylized than historically accurate if anyone can notice. Regardless, It would be wrong to say that female janissary existed, as memberships and recruits were drawn exclusively from the christian boys within the domain of the Ottoman Empire. Although, it the historically wrong sketch series, anything is possible, and the title Ikhal Effendi is used for the Sultan's favorite harem, so she could possibly be entrusted with military affairs or martial duty (Which is almost impossible in real life)

The ink has been dried, the Sultan's command has been announced, and the Orhan Empire has finally sounded their war drums. Their Invasion of Eastern Europe has finally begun, with 80,000 men, loyal to the sultan's command, descended upon Carpathia and another 100,000 sailed towards Crimea to take over the Steppe Khanate before launching their assault to the Tsar's domain and the Wendish Sovereignity.

Here, i have drawn Apek during the assault on one of the Carpathians fortification, whereby she is about to draw her sabre and execute the Carpathian Commander, the father of Margit Haraszt Haraszti-hazi Margit of Karpatok Kiralysag by Gambargin, the Magyar Woman Warrior in the series. What will become of her will be explained in another drawings.

Historically speaking, in the period of 14th to 17th century, the Ottomans launched numerous successful invasion of the balkans, taking over the Byzantine capital Constantinople and staging further conquest towards Hungary, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Wallachia and finally the Hapsburg, who defeated them in Vienna in the late 17th century, marking the end of Ottoman Military Supremacy over Europe.

===================================================================================================

War has been declared! These Women Warriors shall face the might of the Orhans!

Khanum Sevilay Begotoglu of Dalachi Yurtu by Gambargin Khanum Sevilay Begotoglu of the Steppe Khanate
Eufrozyna Jerzyowska 2 of Rzeczpospolita Wendowie by Gambargin Ksiezniczka Eufrozyna Jerzyowska of the Wendish Commonwealth
Boyarina Sviatoslava of Tsarstvo Kaviarovkoye by Gambargin Boyarina Sviatoslava of the Kaviarov Tsardom

and eventually,

Erzherzogin Ilda Luitgard of Harzbergerreich by Gambargin Ilda von Harzbergs, the Archduchess of Harzberg Sovereignity

HWS stand for Historically Wrong Sketch
Add a Comment:
 
:iconbrowncoatmando:
BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist
still wondering about her background you come up with any of that?
Reply
:icongambargin:
Gambargin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Let's say, a daughter of one of the Balkan beyliks, who became part of the sultan's harem and rose to prominence.

You can have a read the story of Roxelana, Hürrem sultan and favorite of Suleiman the Lawgiver. Apek character is partly inspired by her story, a relationship born out of trust and virtues, that complemented each other in governing their subject. You can say, the phrase "behind a great man, there is a great woman" applies to Roxelana.

Although, given the setting of the series, the Apek's relationship with the Sultan would be more of pragmatism than romanticism, something which i have yet to explore:)
Reply
:iconbrowncoatmando:
BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist
I did something like that with the Minamoris- political marriages within the clan that grew into real love.
Reply
:icongambargin:
Gambargin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Ah yes indeed, the bautiful story of courtly love, just like Oda Nobunaga's sister Oichi and Azai Nagamasa....although both ended up tragically :(
Reply
:iconyossepha:
Yossepha Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
She 's So strong...
Perfect work
Reply
:iconironsides11:
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I'm already excited for the Battle of Vienna :D
Reply
:icongambargin:
Gambargin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Oh, that will be something that i will not spoil first :P
Reply
:iconbrowncoatmando:
BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist
 as you stated women essentially ruled the Ottoman Empire at times- same  kind of idea but taken to another level
 more importantly-Historically Wrong...
Reply
:icongambargin:
Gambargin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Yes, the women in Harem did at one point ruled the Ottoman empire by influencing the weak sultans :P
Reply
:iconcontravoice:
Contravoice Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013

Perfect, dear Gambargin! ;)

Reply
:icongambargin:
Gambargin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thank you! Glad you like it!
Reply
:iconmarcxangfenix:
Marcxangfenix Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing
Reply
:icongambargin:
Gambargin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconmistasilentkiller:
MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The War...now all the fun begins :D
Reply
:icongambargin:
Gambargin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Exactly, the invasion has just began! Let's see how the events drag along =P
Reply
:iconmistasilentkiller:
MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep :D
Reply
:iconkaikainat:
KaiKainat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I wanna see the war...! That must be epic XD

Really like the design of her clothing, artistic but still practical.
Wondering if Turkish people in my dorm see this.
Reply
:icongambargin:
Gambargin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Ohohoho, therw will ne more to come, don;t worry :D

Ah, you have some Turkish people living in your dorms as well??
Reply
:iconkaikainat:
KaiKainat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Not only Turkish, but also people from Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan  ^ ^
Reply
:icongambargin:
Gambargin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Woah, so the Whole Turkic people i see :o

That must be interesting, i havent seen any of these turkic people so far in Indonesia :D
Reply
:iconkaikainat:
KaiKainat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
After I got into Turkish school, I realize there are lot of them.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×





Details

Submitted on
November 17, 2013
Image Size
2.7 MB
Resolution
1258×935
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
4,154
Favourites
103 (who?)
Comments
21