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The janissary

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Stephan, Thank you my friend for following my step by steps, although at times I imagine they may be a bit long and tiresome.
    I usually start my research about two weeks before and continue it while I progress through the step by step of the actual painting of the figure.

    I use the Library, the Internet and my own reference books that I have accumulated over the years; I find the research almost as enjoyable as painting the figure.
    By the way your English is very good, I do understand it.

    Keep up the good work

    Ciao

    Roc.
  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Roc,

    I follow your SBS. You invited Guy to paint together. I hope he takes the opportunity to do so.
    I wouldt see how the two figure's turn out.
    Then we all can see what a good painters your both are.
    I hope Guy is doing it.

    Marc
  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yes......Guy got out the Janissary and will clean up and file tonight. After priming and the flesh is done, I shall post some pictures. My camera should be back by then as my wife has it in Budapest.
  4. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Marc, I'm glad you talked Guy into it, he is a good painter, and I'm also looking forward to seeing guy's version of the Janissary. ;)


    cheers

    Roc. :)
  5. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Guy, that's great, I'm looking forward to seeing version of the Janissary,I know you will do a great job. ;)

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  6. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    [IMG]
    Head of the Newly Recruited Janissaries

    Newly Recruited Janissaries

    Water Carrier in the Janissary Corps




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    Newly Recruited Janissary

    Janissary Officer of Low Rank

    Sailor of a Sailing Warship

    Fireman in the Janissary Corps
  7. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey guys, I just finished painting the Janissary’s pantaloon, It is now drying in the oven, time permitting I'll post some pictures by mid week.


    Ciao

    Roc :)
  8. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ottoman Empire:
    Organization




    The main institution in the Ottoman Empire was the army, which was put together of both Turkish cavalry called sipahis, and financed by grants of government revenues, and from the middle of the 14th century slave soldiers, called kapikulli. The extension of the army with kapikulli was necessary as the there were not available troops among the Turks.
    While it is correct to call the kapikulli slaves, they were not mistreated slaves in the Western sense of the word. Most of them were Christian youths from the Balkans that had been taken from their families at an early age, and taken through education and training. In many circumstances, the members of the kapikulli represented the elite in the society, even if they were slaves — the property of the sultan. It was f.x. kapikulli troops that formed the famous janissary infantry which was famous for its military skills.
    The administration of the society had 3 main parts: The sultan's household; departments administered by the Grand Vizier; Muslim religious institutions which were in charge of law and education.
    The empire was divided into military districts ruled by officials. These were in charge of putting together the armies of free Turks, as well as raising money and supplies for the kapikulli troops. The districts were also in charge of constructing roads and bridges in order to facilitate warfare.
  9. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    COOL UPDATE,Roc (y) ! Thanks for posting it ! I'll be looking forward to the next step in your SBS( both the painting aspect and the research portion) Cheers !
    Kenneth :lol:
  10. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi kenneth, thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying it.

    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  11. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    The pantaloons are finished,waiting for it to completely dry before I apply extreme highlights and shadows.



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    Cheers


    Roc. :)
  12. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Hey Roc,VERY NICE job on the pantaloons (y) ! I can't wait to see the final result once the paints dry and the final touches are added.Cheers !
    Kenneth :lol:
  13. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Kenneth,thanks again for your encouragement,I appreciate it a lot.


    Keep up the good work.

    Ciao

    Roc. :)
  14. gary New Member

    Hey Roc,
    Nice job on the red! I could see this as either a madder or kermes dye since either could have been used.

    Gary
  15. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Superb choice of colours. Red not being the easiest of colours, you have done a wonderfull job. Can't wait to see this one progress.

    Greetz,

    Gino
  16. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    Great painting job, wating to see the next steps......
  17. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Gary,thanks, I appreciate it that.

    I tried to portray it as a madder dye,I hope I succeded.

    I used the following procedure for painting the red:

    A- I undercoated the Pantaloons with an acrylic medium red to which I added just a little violet.

    B- Base = Cadmium red deep wit just a touch of touch of Allizarin crimson.

    c- Medium shade = Allizarin crimson.

    D- Deep shades = Medium shade plus a little bit of purple.

    E- extreem shades = Dark green (COMPLIMENTARY COLOR)

    C - medium highlights = Cadmium red deep + Cadmium red light.

    E - High highlights = Cadmium red I applied to the folds of the upper half of the Pantallons.



    Cheers

    Roc :)
  18. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you Gino, your comments and encouragement are always appreciated.

    Keep up the good work.

    Ciao

    Roc. :)
  19. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ernesto, thanks a bunch, I appreciate it.

    How is the Roman coming along?



    Ciao

    Roc. :)
  20. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Due to its great extent, the Ottoman Empire consisted of numerous peoples, of which Turks represented just one of several larger minorities. In general, the peoples of a region were left to their own devices, and the empire imposed little in terms of language and culture. The only exception was the conscription for the kapikulli.
    Estimates for urban dwellers are as low as 15% of the total population. Of the majority living in the countryside, a substantial part were nomads and semi-nomads.

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