I oddly had the desire to try something. I drew the Rabbi in Israel in 1948, shortly after independence. I figured I sketch him up as part of the Pal'Machnik of the Portzim Battalion along the 'Burma Road' towards Jerusalem.
Taking on the Arab legions and Egyptian Army, that ragtag bunch , part of the "Negev Beasts" who raided commando style using jeeps ALA the Rat Patrol. Yes, he's armed with a German made K-98 Mauser, how ironic a twist is that? using the weapons that a former enemy used against you.
Sort of a history twist I put the Rabbi in.
I also did this after I had somebody pitch a fit over some far lesser art of Andy Rooney being declared 'racist'. I was about to pull the art to shut the whiner up, but rethought it and kept it up. I'm tired of whiners pitching a fit over political correctness.
4x5 watersoluble pencil and watercolor painting for a 4x5 contest at school (which goes into the school district)...
Monotremes consist of two species: echidnas and platypuses. A monotreme is a mammal with the ability to lay eggs and feed milk to its offspring. Both species have bird-like beaks as well as fur. They are only found in Australia and enjoy having tea parties.
Speaking of Australia, why does Australia have all the spiffy animals? Seriously; they've got kangaroos, koala, kookaburras, Tasmanian devils, and monotremes! XD
I'm uploading this today because knowing my school, I might not get this back. I still have to get back a drawing from the beginning of the school year and they put my drawing in the library without telling me, despite telling everyone else who had their art displayed there. I rather like this one, so I really hope they actually return it! XD
Edit: it's now December 6, 2009 and I still haven't gotten this painting back *headdesk* At least it got an honorable mention from the show
This piece was for the dinosaur portion of my Nature's Narrative class. The hardest part wasn't the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are easy. No, the hardest part was the spaceship as this was my first time drawing one. Not wanting to get into all the technical details, I made the thing more ambiguous. Half in clouds and half in darkness, it leaves more to the viewers imagination.