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("I am a Prussian, knowest thou my colours?", the title comes from one prussian song, so please stop accusing me of being a Prussian :D [link])

pheeew...my latest work, an episode from the Franco-Prussian war (1870) ...the war that humiliated France , abolished the Second Empire and created the Second German Empire , thereby ending the proces of unification of German states...

Prussian columns storming the French positions during the battle of Gravelotte- the turning point of the war, that ultimately confirmed Prussian superiority (you probably noticed my pickelhaube-fascination :P ) ... but during that war a surprise also happened to the Prussians...their forces armed with famous breech loaded Dreyse rifles met the French equipped with much better Chassepot rifles, with farther range and better construction..this forced the Prussian units to "flee forwards" to strike the French as fast as possible so that French soldiers couldn't use the main advantage of their rifles- range (1300 yards compared to prussian 650 yards).


It took my a very long time to finish this piece...you know...summer...laziness and simple impatience...(I couldn't draw more than 30 minutes a day ) but I hope the final result isn't that bad and comes up to my previous works... (I doubt if it's better :P )

Enjoy :)
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Washington, six foot eight, weighs a fucking ton. Opponents beware, opponents beware; he's coming, he's coming, he's coming...
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"A prayer to the God-Emperor for redemption and another to Mortis for a glorious death" - Flight Lt. Harlsson (quintuple ace), 101st Apostle (formerly attached to the Harakoni 553rd Falcon Flight)

Double Eagle stuff, Enothis theatre, M.41

Book by Dan Abnett.
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Soldier, Continental Army, 1779

During the War of the American Revolution, the Continental Army was an integrated army, with men of both European and African descent serving side by side in the same units. According to a Hessian eyewitness, "No regiment is to be seen in which there are not negroes in abundance: and among them are able-bodied, strong, and brave fellows."

The integrated part played by the African American soldiers in the Continental Army was one which, sadly, would not be repeated until after the Second World War.
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Species depicted: African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Time taken: ~4-6hours
References used: www.birdsasart-blog.com/baa/wp… interactive.wxxi.org/files/ima…
Tools of the trade: HB pencil and paper


Sadly I don't do much traditional art these days (except for the endless doodles at school) though birthdays offer a good opportunity to break that habit. This is a drawing I made some time ago for my mom, showing two wonderful species from Africa; the African elephant and the Cattle egret. Sometimes one herd of elephants may have double or triple their number in Cattle egrets walking alongside them, ever on the lookout for any insects that are startled out of cover. I always love the contrast these two species create; the small, fluttery and elegant egret, who is lucky to see his seventh year of life, and the enormous, eternally wise elephant who may live to be sixty.

The (somewhat silly) title is a joke on the fact that Elephants are referred to as cows, bulls and calves, just like the cattle the egret is originally named after.



COPYRIGHT NOTICE
All submissions in this gallery, be it photos, paintings or drawings, are copyrighted to me, Namu-the-orca. No one has the right to alter, distribute, copy or use my art without my written permission unless stated otherwise. My submissions are NOT stock

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Mordian is the embodiment of the Nazi and 3rd reich in 40k setting. Being racist, pure blood, uniform, jewsterminatus, hitlol, yadda yadda and awesome weaponries and discipline~

the hive world is a highly regimented society, its subjects separated by a caste system of high spire, mid spire, lower spire and underhive inhabitants. Majority of Mordia citizen are conscripted into the guard as imperial tithe, it is a tradition, of martial servitude.

but of course, as you would guess, a low spire soldier could not become lord commander, even if he is blessed by the emprah. the caste system is both a political governing body of the masses as well as a tool of discipline. Officers only came from the top spire and men of lower tiers are to serve them without questions, or it is heresy. With this, throughout millennias, the reputation of the Ironguard as a ruthless, discipline and effective martial force is forged.

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Ironhearts is senior veterans of the low spire, (mid spire can buy their way into junior officer while underhivers is cursed with a lifetime as levy troops and cannon fodder) their years of service marking them as heroes of the regiment they come from, but could not promote any further into officer school due to the caste system. Thusly, created the storm-trooper/elite role where they serve out the ends of their lives. Younger Mordians look up to them as grandfather exemplars, legendary hero figures, the old breed, the soul of the fighting regiment and they rally around them. Ironhearts are as much as a spiritual core as well as a fearsome fighting machine. Skills honed throughout a lifetime of war and carnage, these men are cold blooded killers who said farewell to mercy and compassion along with the foes they have slayed along the way, long time ago. what is left is just the honor of serving the imperium till the last day of their life. Most have serious augmentic surgery and holders of the prestigious Iron Aquilla and Macharius Sash.

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Just need to finish this, been put too long away and skill level is so different now it is hard to finish.

ps: greater good illuminated, with imperial steel~
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project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 022

SAUROPHAGANAX MAXIMUS
"The Largest Lizard Eating Master"
Chure, 1995 (originally "Saurophagus" Stovall, 1950)
Length: 13m (43ft)
Weight: 7 tonnes (7.7 tons)
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Era: Kimmeridgian age, upper Jurassic (151 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Tetanurae
Avetheropoda
Carnosauria
Allosauridae

Notes:
Saurophaganax is known from very scant remains, and may just be an oversized member of the Allosaurus genus.

Synonyms:
"Saurophagus" maximus Stovall, 1950
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I'm not even going to try to explain what all is going on in this picture.
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Sketch Cards for The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation's Treasure Chests of Art 2010.

Contact Paul at cecexpo@gmail.com if you'd like to jump aboard.

Top row:

Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson

Bottom:

John Adams, James Monroe, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, Samuel Clemens

Rendered in watercolor and watercolor pencils. First time I've used watercolor since school, and then I think it was only once or twice, so they didn't turn out too bad.
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A climatic scene during the Napoleonic Wars: two great fleets hammering eachother with brutal broadsides.

The original is larger, so full view it to see it a little better and download if you want to get a close look at the minute stuff.
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