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I wanted to depict a mongols raiding a settlement/camp of another mongol tribe. This artwork has many flaws. I want the viewer to know the few things are wrongly depicted, as i didnt make my research well. Those are:
The entire camp outline is wrong, there is no defense that has to be set up.( For an insight: Nomadic Mongols "back in the medieval war times" The entire tribe would used their hundreds of carts to make a fence circling around the camp - so the enemy horses cant come through if there is to be a sudden attack. One family had around at least 2 to 3 carts minimum to load up their tent and other household items. So one tribe was made of up to 10+ families. And that made 200 cards for a tribe - enough to make a fence around the camp)
Also the shape and size of the nomadic tent (ger) is not very accurate.
Other than that, I think its ok to end it like this. I also didnt like the view point.
I actually didnt want to put this up in DA. But the time i spent drawing it gave me no choice. It took me long. And im a slow artist. LOL. And i hope to make a remake someday.
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SpadeRiff Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You kidding, it looks awesome, man

And the fact you actually back your work with research is something I really respect.
BurenErdene Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aww big thanks man, i appreciate it
MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
You seem to know a lot about mongols. And be quite ambitious with the drawings, I can feel the heat of the massacre.
I'm trying to make a story that happens in early-mid XVI century in the mongolian/siberian steppes. Can you tell me where can I find information about those nomadic people?
Wikipedia helps not too much.

BurenErdene Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You can go to Steppe History Forum for a lot of info. Such as armory and clothes and such.
And of course there you can connect to a lot of folks who are nomadic fanatics.
Wikipedia is ok, but a lot of digging on other sources is required as i'm sure.

Take Care. , Thank you
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
The attacked are fighting back. Nice. :-)
Serge2nd Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
<font><font>Хоть и неверно нарисовано, как вы сами говорите , но атмосфера внезапного ночного нападения передана замечательно!</font></font>
BurenErdene Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the comment. 
GH0ST-FACE Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist
I think it's sick. I'm really interested in Mongolian khanates , really cool stuff.
MoonyMina Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really cool :)

well done, wonderfully depicted :)
BurenErdene Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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