Being rather sucked in by all the Trafalgar 200 bicentenary celebrations back in October 2005, I ended up creating this piece; a somewhat characterized portrait of Admiral Nelson. I felt that Nelson, of course being the beloved naval hero fondly admired by the British public, deserved some artistic attention. So here he is, dum de dum dum dum ta daaa!!! This was drawn freehand and coloured entirely within Photoshop and I was glad for the practice and rather pleased with the resulting fleshy tones. Sadly, however, I may have gone overboard with the shading of the uniform. Id like to think that there is a certain resemblance, however, nobody can really be sure of what Nelson truly looked like in real life (considering the multiple tiny differences within his many painted portraits). All thats left for us are rather romanticized hints.
(Image © Leona Preston 2005) Please remember to respect my Copyrights!