Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Heavy Polish winged Hussars by CG-Zander Heavy Polish winged Hussars by CG-Zander
17 century arms.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconalfrov:
Alfrov Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Great work !
And, what a mustache..
Reply
:iconlucky7seven:
Lucky7seven Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing!
Reply
:iconsupercj:
SuperCJ Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Someone appears to have been "inspired" by this piece [link]
Reply
:icongritz-ko:
Gritz-Ko Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Суперовий гусар! =) Ідейного ворога - козака-запорожця у вас не виникало бажання намалювати?
Reply
:iconmarkosboss:
MarkosBoss Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My compatriot!
Reply
:iconeasyreds:
easyreds Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Holy Roman Empire?
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No,Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Reply
:iconeasyreds:
easyreds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
thanks
Reply
:iconhivesotto:
hivesotto Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
leopard leather? haha I see imagination runs wild
Reply
:iconaedionn:
Aedionn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
actually it's not imagination, but historical facts.
Reply
:iconhivesotto:
hivesotto Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
jak to możliwe? nie, to niemożliwe
Reply
:iconattryda:
Attryda Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Bardzo mozliwe zgodnie z historia takie skóry nosili, dowódcy nosili skóry niedzwiedzi wilków i rysiów
Reply
:iconhivesotto:
hivesotto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
ale pisałeś o lamparcie
Reply
:icontyruas:
Tyruas Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice xD just finished watching 1612(Winged Hussars are in there, good movie too btw) on youtube lol
Reply
:iconpepaputa:
pepaputa Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Kislev xDDD
Reply
:iconjothike:
Jothike Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
wow impressive
Reply
:iconcaptyn:
captyn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Wow! A lot of details, great colors, beautiful work! I usually see diffrent shape of hussar's wings but your are also nice.
Reply
:iconquenta-silmarillion:
Quenta-Silmarillion Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Great work!
greeting from Poland!
Reply
:iconkhor11:
khor11 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
nice :)

In fact, the wings are mith. They existed in late hussars parade uniforms- never used in combat.
Some hussars had a single wing, mounted to the back of the saddle. for 100% none of them had ever used two wings on the raiders back. This vision is based only on modern beliefs and few books from XIX century.

If you look at the pictures from for ex. XVII century you can see how Hussars really looked like ;p
like so:
[link]

As for the picture... You're style is Awesome!
Reply
:iconbrotherostavia:
BrotherOstavia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Always loved those wings. Great job!
Reply
:iconnemo941:
Nemo941 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Hussars was the best cavalery in the world.
I know because I'm Polish :P
Reply
:iconkazi2000:
kazi2000 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
U exagerate a little bit ! But u are also partially right, cose at the peak of the power and influence of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, this heavy cavalery was practically the best in Europe.
European empires and kingdoms was the major global power, therefore the polish hussars were the best in the world, AT THAT TIME :D:D:D
Reply
:iconsamuel-havana:
Samuel-Havana Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Thats quite a poking stick
Reply
:iconwarl88:
Warl88 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! :)
Reply
:icongermanshinobi:
GermanShinobi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Is this actually a real uniform? I don't mind the wings or fur but that nose guard is hilariously ridiculous looking. lmao
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
But, yes, it was real. I tried to be accurate.
Reply
:icongermanshinobi:
GermanShinobi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
You did an amazing job on it btw.
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:icongermanshinobi:
GermanShinobi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
np
Reply
:iconkerighan:
kerighan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Student General Artist
great job, it looks really great, the details, i expecially like the feathers on wings ;) hussary was one of the most interesting elements in polish military :)
Reply
:iconmaramu:
Maramu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
The guy who invented the nose guard needs to get punched in the face while wearing one. Its not fun.
Reply
:iconazraelusguy:
AzraelusGuy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Its a pleasure to see one of my favourite pieces of Polish history! Gread job, my firend! Colors and light looks really interesting :)
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconrivenpine:
RivenPine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Awesome work! :clap:
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconlagnor:
lagnor Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Great work, I always love to see hussars drawings, but I must correct a little mistake Polish Hussar was considered to be a light or medium cavalry for example the armour that is in Polish Army Museum weights only 8 kg mostly thanks to magnificent craftsmanship of their makers and if we add all the weapons and stuff :) I think that I wouldn't exceed 25 kg which is very light if we compare it with mediaeval full plate which could weight 60 kg

About the wings historians still are not sure if their were used in battle, because some sources say their were and some say they weren't so most likely their were using them if they wanted to :)

I would really love to see you draw them in battle.
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks you very much!

But I do not agree with you concerning weight of an armour a little. Actually a medieval armour was easier than a seventeenth century armour as the weapon in the Middle Ages was not such powerful, there were no effective fire-arms. An armour of the hussar or reiter 17 centuries, should was protect reliably from bullets, a thickness of a hussar bib was 4-5 mm and if to consider imposing of slices of 8-10 mm, in the Middle Ages than 3 mm are rare more, on it such even not complete armour as a rule was heavier than the medieval.

60 kg it are too much for a medieval armour, is possible for tournament, but is exact not for fighting, fighting weighed no more than 30 kg as a rule, good it is less. And for the reservation of 17 centuries it is already more real, but I think nevertheless and then an armour weighed less.
Reply
:icondawnsentinel:
DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Finally, an great and overdue depiction of one!
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:icondawnsentinel:
DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
No problem :)
Reply
:iconkodama-sama:
Kodama-sama Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
some from polish history ^^
Reply
:iconnielspeterdejong:
NIELSPETERDEJONG Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Wow...

I love the sword the most :) were they really that long? :D
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

This unusual sword was named - koncerz.

And it really was such long.
Reply
:iconmyrth1:
Myrth1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Horse. You forgot about horse =P
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
And Heavy Polish winged Hussars could not will dismount from horse? ;)
Reply
:iconmyrth1:
Myrth1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Taking into consideration how much his armour have weighted that's rather less likely =P
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You are right it there was very heavy armour, capable to sustain a bullet from a pistol in an emphasis, the pedestrian in such long not on battle. But I have not drawn its battling ;)
I wished to show equipment of this soldier, on a horse it would be good but such task was not. We will assume, it will sit down after a while on a horse and then will battle.
But in general it certainly the horseman, in it specify spurs.
Reply
:iconmyrth1:
Myrth1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
And remember - when mounted, the wings should be taken off. They are part of ceremonial "uniform"
Reply
:iconcg-zander:
CG-Zander Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
"art of ceremonial" uniform "" - I read the special literature, I know, that it is disputable they were used in fight or not, nevertheless many experts speak that were used, but anybody is exact any more does not know.

Sorry for my English.
Reply
:iconmyrth1:
Myrth1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
When here, in Poland, film adaptation of "The Deluge" was made, they've tried to use hussars with wings on film-set. And the wings almost kicked off riders from horse-backs. For everyone is proof good enough to be sure that wings were only ceremonial :D

And sorry for mine =P
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Photo
Download JPG 640 × 875




Details

Submitted on
August 22, 2009
Image Size
131 KB
Resolution
640×875
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
28,437 (3 today)
Favourites
412 (who?)
Comments
58
Downloads
9,073
×