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Battle of Courtrai by EthicallyChallenged Battle of Courtrai by EthicallyChallenged
Done for a historical magazine
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blablaixion Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
that horse killing spike is interesting, I wasn't aware those existed.  
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Daimyo-Takeo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
To those wondering about this battle, this battle was fought between the Flemish Communal Army, led by Count Namur and Count Julich, and a royal French force of 3000 heavy cavalry led by Lord Artois. The battle ended in a Flemish victory with Artois dead, and many other French lords and knights being captured or following him to the grave. Some minor criticisms for the artist: Due to the weapon he is carrying, the goededang, I assume the Fleming engaging the French knight is a militiaman, which made up about 80 percent of the Communal Army. The Flemish militiaman's armor typically consisted of open faced metal helm, mail mittens, and maybe a leather cuirass. The only Flemish to wear full mail were the professional core troops and the small number of knights with the army.
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LighthouseLady Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
The quality of the painting is out of discussion. But your fidelity to the medieval clothes, weapons, materials and color is awasome. All the details are..as they were!. THANKS!Worship (I´ve got a degree in Medieval History, and I´ve seen such atrocities..!)
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! I try to research things properly and I get help from the authors of the articles my paintings illustrate. Ultimately it is they and the editor who have the last word when it comes to things like that.
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LighthouseLady Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Then, you get your objective superbly, because I was unable of finding any improper or anachronic detail. God (or whatever was) bless you!
Besides that, you are a really great, great painter. Hopefully there were more than you intended for historical painting!!Clap 
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VonStreff Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very well painted, good composition and strong rendering. Shared here: www.facebook.com/StevenRaaymak…
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/02/d…
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archproart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning works you create...keep up the good works..
from archproart.com
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VictorTran Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
YOU SHALL NOT PASS !!!:D (Big Grin) 
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lavoieqc Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
omg... this deserve thousands of favorites. The detail is amazing, love that french knight!
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   Digital Artist
I don't care much about thousands of faces. But I'm very pleased you like my work and that you're watching me for more :-)
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Rikud0k0 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Awesome... How did you do the chainmail?
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! I combined using: custom brushes (semi circular shaped), layers and locking transparency.
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Rikud0k0 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Thanks for sharing! Your work is really great!
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DarioTW Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
As illustration goes - this fine work, but eg you do not want the horse to rear before the infantryman, for they will rip its belly open, you spear the infantryman . NIce rendering of the mail
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Very well done! :thumbsup:
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anderton Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
wspaniały obraz! ile detali i szczegółów :) kompozycja również bardzo dobra. Od razu przykuły mój wzrok szczegóły materiału na szyi konia i faktura stali na hełmach.
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Dzięki! Będzie więcej o tej tematyce :]
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Ofidian Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Can you tell me anything about the bizarre weapon the left footman is carrying?
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Sure. It's called a goedendag and apparently it was a major ass whooping factor in this battle. Read about it on wikipeia here:
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Ofidian Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Thank you for helping me.
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012   Digital Artist
No problem!
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Riccasti Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it !
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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CKyHC Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
good color
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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