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Elbinger cog

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From my new sketchbook for drawing class.

A cog was a medieval (XIII-XVth centuries) merchantman and warship alike. It was designed upon earlier Norman longships, but was bulkier and suited for carrying large cargo. The "castles" mounted on prow and stern were treated as lookout posts, command bridges or a place for soldiers and archers to fight the enemy from.

Here is a small cog flying the colours of the city of Elbing (medieval Prussia and member ofthe Hanse, today part of Poland), sailing across the Baltic.

Drawn with 6B and 8B pencils.

Hope you like it! '
Tom
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BricksandStones's avatar
Śliczny rysunek - naprawdę fajne przedstawienie i super że akurat z Elbląga :) z tego co wiem na morzu Śródziemnym kogi też pływały tylko szybko zastąpiono je nowocześniejszymi modelami a na Bałtyku nie było takiej potrzeby.... śliczna praca!
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Like it? I love it! The sails especially - they really look as if they are puffed up with a brisk sea wind.
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Wow its great.
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Teironius General Artist
Żagiel posiatkowany linami w jakimś celu jest? Ogólnie zajebiste jak zawsze :)
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JanBoruta General Artist
Ciekawiej wygląda :D Spotkałem się z paroma modelami z takimi żaglami, ale to nie było nigdy regułą.
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Victoria-Poloniae General Artist
:love: Koga Elbląska! :love:
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JanBoruta General Artist
Rysowałem kawałek w szkole i nawet nie wiesz jak mi ulżyło kiedy sprawdziłem herb miasta i okazało się, że narysowałem proporzec w dobrą stronę :x
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Victoria-Poloniae General Artist
Rysowałeś całkiem z pamięci? To świetne, że potrafisz odtworzyć tyle szczegółów z głowy (olinowanie i inne takie).
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JanBoruta General Artist
W olinowaniu akurat może być trochę błędów, bo bardziej starałem się oddać ogólny kształt i wyobrażenie o kodze jako takiej :)
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Victoria-Poloniae General Artist
W takim razie i tak wyszło to wszystko bardzo naturalnie :)
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JanBoruta General Artist
kurde co to za emota, nie taka miała być :D
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mferratonHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very well done.
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Hanseatic Ship! Awesome!
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:bulletblack::bulletyellow::bulletred:...:iconplusfav:...:thumbsup:...:handshake:...
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For some reason I thought a cog was a variety of rowboat.
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JanBoruta General Artist
Nope. Oars could be used for maneuvering in harbour, but never on the open sea. Plus cogs were entirely seaworthy and didn't need to stick to the coast like oarboats and galleys. Thus they were brilliant for medieval sea trade.
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Fajna łupina! :D
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Great shading on this one. Well done!
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JanBoruta General Artist
Thank you! I haven't drawn in such style in ages. It's good to be doing this again.
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Great picture - one could even taste the Baltic wind and the fear of Danes :)
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JanBoruta General Artist
Danish corsairs I presume? :D The Hanse was the Danish king's natural enemy over sea trade lanes.. ;)
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Of course :)
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