Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Visit to Bitche, France - medieval festival

being far away from my studio I am doing some exploring in Europe, and past weekend I went to Bitche, France for the Medieval Festival, taking place at the Citadelle de Bitche

Here are some photos from this joint French and German reenactment event in Lorraine , where our twice deposed king Stanisław was the duke of Loraine.

 here videos from this year and last year Grunwald reenactment 1

and here very nice video of cavalry dzhigitovka  during the World War I reenactment in Poland

Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - some Sketches

I have been away from my studio so this month's output of my new posts and images is thin , mea maxima culpa.
Allow me to share with you some sketches that are still very 'green' and will eventually end up as illustrations to various posts, albeit in the future.

Hussaria or winged hussars


Trumpeter or trębacz

Kawalkator or horse trainer

I did some illustrations for maestro Christian Cameron, actually for his new e-book. The action takes place in the Medieval Southern Europe (starts in France during the last stages of the Hundred Years War, via Venice to newly conquered Constantinople) after 1453 AD ; and main character is a young but quickly growing up Englishman aptly named Tom Swan. The novel will be released next month and it is a fine piece of historical adventure. I had the pleasure of reading it and enjoyed every little bit of it. Once the novel is released I will post here my drawings, as they show Byzantine horsemen (presumably of Morea), Medieval horses and tack and riders etc.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Salve friends,

some sketches of various ideas and in-progress, to share with you. By the way the newly updated MyPaint is one awesome painting programme. Here Ramon Miranda talks while  painting and explaining the secrets of MyPaint - hope you enjoy these :)

until the next time