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Hungarian horseman

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By Kronosaurus82   |   
Published: February 28, 2016
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Titolo - Hungarian horseman
Tratto - Matita B
Colore - Digitale
Software - Adobe Photoshop CS6
Hardware - Macintosh MacPro
Originale - Matita su carta
Data - Novembre 2015

Disegno storico che ritrae un Cavaliere Ungaro. Gli Ungari sono gli antenati delle attuali popolazioni magiare, ed erano – per riassumere moltissimo – discendenti dai popoli delle steppe asiatiche: rientrano nella stessa etnia dei più famosi Unni. Quello ritratto nel disegno risale più o meno all'epoca Carolingia (quindi attorno all'anno 1000).
Che ci crediate o meno, questo è il primo cavallo che disegno nella mia carriera! Non l'ho copiato, e mi ritengo alquanto soddisfatto del risultato.



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Title - Technology
Line - B Pencil
Color - Digital
Software - Adobe Photoshop CS6
Hardware - Macintosh MacPro
Original - Pencil on Paper
Date - November 2015

Historical drawing depicting an Hungarian horseman. Hungarians were – to make a really long story really short – descendants of Asian steppe people, and were from the same ethnic group of the infamous Huns. The one depicted here dates to the Carolingian Age (thus around 1000 a.d.).
Believe it or not, this is the first horse I draw in my entire career! I didn't copy it, and I must confess that I'm quite proud of the result.

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ilPocket's avatar
ilPocketHobbyist Digital Artist
Per essere il primo tentativo è davvero niente male! Bravo!
Kronosaurus82's avatar
Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Grazie. :)
NikosBoukouvalas's avatar
NikosBoukouvalasProfessional Digital Artist
It's pretty amazing for a first attempt. Horses are a pain to draw.
Did the Hungarians wear such turkish-style helmets? Ithought they were more westernized and prefered bascinets:
www.outfit4events.com/eur/prod…
Kronosaurus82's avatar
Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Horses and good looking women are the most difficult subjects for a drawing... :D ;)

About the helmet: as I replied to another similar comment, I'm not such an expert in medieval military, so I a consultant helped me. He suggested to draw an Avar type helmet, and what you see is the final result of a couple of redesigns. ;) :)
Zeonista's avatar
Puta tasseled spangenhelm on this guy and he becomes a Rohir horse-archer. :)
Kronosaurus82's avatar
Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Eheh! :D
This is actually from a quite different tradition from the ones that inspired the Rohirrim horsemen, but I know what you mean. ;) :)
Hashashin619's avatar
Hashashin619Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Composite bow was indeed one of the deadliest weapons of the history and Hungarians mastered it like their ancestors.
The helm looks like Ottoman helmets, did Hungarian also use this kind of helms?
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
About the helmet: I'm not such an expert on medieval history, thus my consultant told me to give this horseman an Avar type helmet. This was the result of a couple of redesigns. :)
Hashashin619's avatar
Hashashin619Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah i see, not a bad idea, after all many of those nations were related to each other, it's likely that they used the very same armour and helmets :)
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Indeed. Anyway, if I remember right, the Ottoman-type helmet is even more pointy than this one, which is a bit more tear-shaped. :)
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Thanks. :)
artlovr59's avatar
artlovr59 Photographer
Congratulations! I wish I could draw, but I can't so I take photos!
Just one small point, if you don't mind. My "honourable ancestors" :) did not carry their quivers on their shoulders, but on a belt.
Kronosaurus82's avatar
Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Thank you. :)
About the quiver, according to my sources it was carried the way I drew... :)
artlovr59's avatar
artlovr59 Photographer
You're most welcome! :)
If you really have sources showing a back quiver, I would be interested. I have been studying the Old Magyars for the last 35 or so years, have even written about them, but I must say I have never heard of the English-style quiver. I'd be interested to see the info!
Here is an example in English of a study of closeable quivers, which include the Hungarian type. (Also, according to all grave finds, the arrows were pointing up in the quiver.) www.atarn.org/islamic/bede/CLO…
Kronosaurus82's avatar
Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Thank you for the link. :)
The source in question was an Osprey book, but unfortunately I don't remember the title (it's even possible that I just found a page of that book with Google Images). The fact is that – depending on the job type – I don't always have a lot of time to gather sources and documents if it's not the client themselves to give me sources. Thus, a few small inaccuracies sometimes might happen. ;)
artlovr59's avatar
artlovr59 Photographer
You're welcome. There's lots more where that came from, e.g., reports from archaeological excavations etc.
Osprey books are often very good and sometimes not so good, it varies.
But either way, good luck to you in your work! :)
Kronosaurus82's avatar
Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Thanks again. :)
artlovr59's avatar
artlovr59 Photographer
Sure, you're welcome! :)
Kazuma27's avatar
Kazuma27Hobbyist General Artist
Come hanno detto altri, il cavallo mi garba veramente tanto!
Oh, e anche il cavaliere, ovviamente :)
Kronosaurus82's avatar
Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Ma grazie. :D
TheArchosaurQueen's avatar
TheArchosaurQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work
Kronosaurus82's avatar
Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Thanks. :)
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