Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Crimean Tatars sketches continued

Salve,
 it has been a nice dry Spring thus far and I am busy with horses :), riding, sketching and lately learning to train them.
A while back I 'published' this post on the Crimean Tatar sketches - http://dariocaballeros.blogspot.com/2010/01/crimean-tatars-tatarzy.html  - I have made some progress that I would like to share with you:

The  sketch above is based on a watercolour drawing made after mural paintings once located at the castle of Podhorce( freshly edited entry at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidhirtsi_Castle ), by the will of Joseph Stalin now in Ukraine, while near another old castle town of Podhajce  (some 90 km directly south of Podhorce - map here  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pidhaitsi&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&hl=en&biw=1732&bih=1234&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=il ) many battles were fought, including the last  major battle ( victorious for the Commonwealth) that took place between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces and those of the Crimean Tatars in AD 1698 (at this time the article at Wikipedia is less than miserable)


 In this older drawing I had to correct the placement of the bowcase and painted a covering on the arrow quiver (known in Poland under the Tatar name of 'taftuj').
More to come...

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I would like to  welcome the new  followers of this blog,  - ''Witajcie '' :)

3 comments:

Tom said...

Where do you get all the information from, or better put: where do you find it? The drawings look great, keep up the good work!

M.P. said...

Witam,

wykorzystałem w swojej karcie postaci do Dzikich Pól Pańską ilustrację, niestety za późno zorientowałem się o jej autorstwie(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T7gMfAG6gWI/TfTuvUt8dUI/AAAAAAAAAxM/y-Lx6vHzPEo/s1600/karta+postaci.png). Chciałbym jednak prosić o zgodę na jej wykorzystanie. W razie odmowy natychmiast wykasuję ją z mojego bloga. Z góry przepraszam za kłopot.

Łączę wyrazy szacunku,
M.P.

Dario T. W. said...

Czolem,

TOM - old paintings, drawings, prints; Russian, Polish and other artists' work (here especially Brandt, Gorelik etc) accounts of war and travel; books on costume and arms & armour etc. Thank you for your kind comment!

M.P. -
...moge dac zgode, nich bedzie w uzyciu, czemu nie; ale chcialbym wiedziec - kom ja daje? Wiec jesli laska napisz mi email na moj email, i bedziemy obydwaj zadowoleni :)