The Great Schaffhausen Knights’ Festival

I went to say hi to a friend at the medieval tournament in SH today. He is a member of the Company of Saynt Georgea group of enthusiasts recreating the military and civil life of a Burgundian artillery unit between 1460 and 1480.

I only bought the ticket for the museum and the medieval camp, going to the turney would have more than doubled the price... which should not keep any of YOU from going there!

I sketched most of the helmets on display in the museum - even tried one on. Boy they are heavy! The knights must have had muscles in places I wouldn't even know of to support all the weight from their armor.

Then I went back to sketch my friend. Lots of children stopped and asked me questions and they were all excited about me sketching, which made me even more excited. Other members of the Company appreciated my doings as well, and I got a spot to sit on under their kitchen tent when it started to drizzle a bit. 

All in all I had a great time sketching but now my brain is fried. :-)


  1. No wonder, the children were all delighted about your sketch of your friend. This drawing has a
    classical elegance.

  2. Very cool, Monica. Looks like you had a great time. Drawings super as usual!