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...kennt ihr meine Farben?

("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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Gouache, prismacolour pencil, airbrush on 20: x 15 water colour paper.

Around 30,000 bc. in Europe, modern man and neanderthal coexisted for a few thousand years. They must have run into each other from time to time until neanderthal eventually went extinct.
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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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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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I'm not even going to try to explain what all is going on in this picture.
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Acrylic paint on a 16" X 20" hard canvas board. Painted by Mark Barnett in August 2011.
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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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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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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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After bloody fighting in the streets of Berlin, the Soviets captured the city. The Reichstag fell on May 2, 1945.

  Loaded with symbolism, the scene in question refers to a photograph taken on top of the Reichstag, by Yevgeny Khaldei. The photographer edited the image by removing the clocks of soldiers, objects looted during the invasion. (I kept the watches on drawing, as in the original image).
 
The photograph of Khaldei became one of the most important images of the war, and I could not but represent it here.

I used pencil 6B, 4B and HB. (Canson A3)
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Após sangrentos combates pelas ruas de Berlim, os soviéticos capturam a cidade. O Reichstag cai em 2 de maio de 1945.

Carregada de simbolismo, a cena em questão é referente a uma fotografia tirada em cima do Reichstag, por Yevgeny Khaldei. O fotógrafo editou a imagem, retirando das mãos dos soldados relógios saqueados durante a invasão. (no desenho eu mantive os relógios, como na imagem original).

A fotografia de Khaldei chegou a ser uma das mais importantes imagens da guerra, e eu não poderia deixar de representá-la aqui.

Utilizei lápis 6B, 4B e HB. (Canson A3)

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More drawings about 'World War II':

'The Ruins of Dresden - 1945'
The Ruins of Dresden - 1945 by EduardoLeon


'The Victory of Kursk - 1943'
The Victory of Kursk - 1943 by EduardoLeon
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