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Polish Grenadier by JanBoruta Polish Grenadier by JanBoruta
Portrait of a Polish grenadier from the times of August III the Saxon (1733-1763).

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Sorry for mistakes and incosistencies. It's a one-hour sketch with little reference, done today after dinner.

HB Versatil pencil.
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doliwaq Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Świetny rysunek, masz talent!
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LucreziaNavarre Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I love that sketch! Great details and even better shading!
It's very interesting for someone like me, who is not as familiar as you with these uniforms, to see these hats from the side. I hadn't realized they actually do look quite medieval with an added plaque to the front.
Modern uniforms are a misery compared to those proud old ones :(
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :) I'm glad you like the drawing.

About the grenadier's mitre cap: there were lots of types of mitre caps used by soldiers in 18th century. This is one of the cheaper designs - it's just a leather skullcap with a brass or iron plaque, but there were more ornate ones, clad with better metals, like this one: [link] as you can see, it is hardened also from behind and looks "fuller". But there were also bearskins (Bärenfellmütze) that were worn most often by British and French grenadiers.
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LucreziaNavarre Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Yes, the one on the picture you've posted was known to me. I've already seen one of those in a museum near munich a few years ago.
It's very interesting, that there is a kind of "cheap" version to it and I was right with seeing a kind of "added plaque" there ^^

By the way: I'm still astonished by what you happen to know ^^
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MechaFurre Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Still looks good.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
faktycznie mimo, że nasza armia w sumie nie dorosła w XVIII w. do oczekiwań, to mundury wtedy mieliśmy zacne :D Trochę możnaby się poczepiać, ale skoro zdajesz sobie sprawę z nieścisłości to sie wstrzymam. No i co cię zainspirowało? Nieśmiertelny Gembarzewski? :)
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Chciałem poszukać czegoś więcej, zwłaszcza jeśli chodzi o płytę naczelną, żeby było możliwie jak najlepiej odwzorowane, ale: a)google mało mi pomógł, nie wiedziałem gdzie szukać, b)chciałem szybko skończyć :D Bo w sumie to tylko szybki rysunek. Wiem, że zapomniałem pasa przez pierś, ale pal licho.

Inspiracja? Szczerze - albo żadna, albo podświadoma. Miałem ochotę na mitry i peruki, ot co! :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Trzeba było uderzać do kajzera, latem byłem w krakowskim muzeum narodowym to fociłem mitrę bodajże litewskiego pułku gwardii pieszej :D a mundury malował Bronisław Gembarzewski w "Żołnierzu polskim" w tomie 2, staroć, ale prima sort ;)
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mikopol Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
To peruki były w XVIII w. częścią umundorowania?
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Raczej przede wszystkim mody, ale umundurowania też - o ile mi wiadomo, to w oddziałach starano się o jednolitość także przy perukach... było łatwiej, jeśli peruka musiała być bielona i pudrowana. Ale :iconkaiser-conti: będzie pewnie wiedział lepiej :D
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