This fierce lady is Juana Galán. She was a Spanish heroine known for beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Peninsula War (1808-1814). During the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808, there weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French troops. Juana, who was about 21 years old at the time, immediately rallied all of the women in the village to plan a defense strategy. When the French troops marched into the village, the women dumped boiling oil on top of them. As for Juana? She stood in the street with a large club and beat seven shades of shit out of any French soldier that crossed her path. The French beat a hasty retreat from the village, never to return, and Juana was declared a hero. Her combined intelligence, courage, beauty, and general badassery make Juana my ultimate history crush.
The Day of the Pumpking by Borruen on deviantART.
His description of the piece:
“Every year the inhabitants of Catratsburg celebrate the “Day Of The Pumpking”. A ritual, held every spring, to recall a legendary battle between the evil General Pumpking and the mighty hero Roland Ratsburgh and his loyal squire Kats.
The Pumpking was the impetuous general of Graveland, a militaristic city that wishes to destroy it’s rival, the peaceful Catratsburg. By conquering it’s nemesis, Graveland would be free to expand more and more with no opposition. The piece portrays the day when the two forces confronted each other. Two heroes against a horde of evil beings, the fate of the whole world to be decided by a valiant mouse and a loyal cat. The battle raged on.”
It was inspired by Fantomas, Zelda, Chrono Trigger (the rat was based on Frog), fairytales, Animal Farm, Tim Burton, Town Musicians Of Bremen and some other stuff
I got my painting in the mail today!
I basically just told her my favorite color scheme and asked her to do her thing, because I love all her art, and she created MY FAVORITE PAINTING EVER. I cannot wait to get this framed and hung!