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Battle of Myriokephalon by EthicallyChallenged Battle of Myriokephalon by EthicallyChallenged
Another pic for Medieval Warfare Magazine. This commission happily coincided with a holiday in Turkey, so I could check out the scenery before painting the scene :)
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SolidSamurai Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014
Was splint armor really used as far back as the 12th century, or was only in the eastern regions and the byzantine empire at the time?  I noticed on some of the infantry, so I was curious.

Perhaps I'd need to see an actual close up depiction of proper byzantine infantry.
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Digital Artist
Oh yeah, it was even used in ancient times.
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SolidSamurai Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Which civs?  I know the japanese used splint armor at one point. 
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Jfmam Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
A beautifully wrought painting. It has led me to look this battle up. From the sounds of it, an incredibly significant battle. I'm ashamed that I knew nothing of it. Thanks for enlightening me!
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words! I knew nothing of it either until I got hired to paint it, I don't think it's shameful ;]
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Jfmam Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I'm glad you think so. It's just that I'm a kind of interested in the Roman/Byzantine Empire, and am a bit surprised that I've never heard of it before (not that I'm an expert, of course).
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Ekremkral Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Amazing work crusaders vs turks ha!
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torreso0905 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Artist
Actually those guys in the bottom of the mountain are byzantine soldiers and you are a moron
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Excellent!
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anderton Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
dużo się dzieje. Ładnie, coraz lepiej :)
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Paquito-2 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Étonnant artiste dont l’œuvre se situe entre l'imaginaire le plus débridé et des reconstitutions historiques de batailles pour lesquelles il peut également - en se fondant sur des événements et des recherches intéressantes de costumes et d'armes - laisser libre cours à son imagination.
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Digital Artist
sorry, I don't speak this language, no idea what it says.
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Paquito-2 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
 
I said :

Amazing artist whose work is located between the most unbridled imaginative world  and re-enactments of battles for which it may also - based on events and interesting research of costumes and weapons - give free rein to his imagination.

And that's it!

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maracanda Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Impressive artist whose work is situated between the most elaborate imagination and historical reconstructions of battles, in which he - by basing on events and interesting researches of costumes and weapons - lets his imagination run free."
I agree, nice compliment!
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Nice! Thanks for translating it for me!
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davidlucas Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Remind me of Angus McBride!
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Holy shit!!! You're too kind! Thank you, I'm a big fan of his work.
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davidlucas Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i can definitely see the influence, from the way the viewer's eye is directed to following the action, right down to the costume details and the movement of the archers. Battle scenes are bloody hard, so it's great to see somebody continuing his work so well!
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Excellencia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Historically good looking. Great piece as always.
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DekaHussein Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013   Digital Artist
amazing !
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Great work!
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