In the year 2055 the world was invaded, humanity sat on the brink of destruction the world governments united and sent agents back in time to get the best general we'd ever known...Andrew Jackson and throughout his life he did a lot of cool shit, dueled people...a lot which is how he ended up with a musket ball in his chest pretty much exactly like Tony Stark.Went to war, gambled, etc etc .
This is a war portrait as he stands victorious in yet another battle.
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Thomas Jefferson was never much of a warrior history tells us, but yet again history is wrong. This is an image of one of the many attempts by Jefferson to battle all the manliest animals on earth while trying to teach them the ways of America.
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He's one of America's most bad-ass presidents....Teddy Roosevelt. Not only did Teddy Roosevelt give a speech with a bullet in his chest, but what many people don't know is he slaughtered many bigfoot in his time...this is a picture of one of those events.
Merry Christmas, and whatever else, everyone! This is a piece I've just finally competed for my father for Christmas. One of his and my favorite historical individuals, George Washington. I wanted to depict him in a truly epic way. I first had the idea of depicting him as he was as a colonel in the French/American Indian war, as that is where the most famous of instances with him being shot at and surviving happened. Well, then there was this time the British sharpshooter had him in his sights when he was a General in the American Revolution, but he just felt the need to drop his weapon... At any rate, as a colonel, he was ordered to deliver a message by horseback across the battlefield to his acting general. He did so, but not before surviving two horses shot out from under him and three bullet holes through his clothes -- two through his coat and one through his hat! Needless to say, that's quite the image of a man having his horse shot out from under him and his clothes riddled with bullets, yet still he doesn't waver, presses ever forward, and survives unscathed! I liked the uniform probably better from his colonel days, being an awesome red and blue. But, ultimately, I decided to meld that in with this showing him in his General regalia, leading his men in the Revolution, instead. So, it's a piece more depicting the seminal character and symbol of George Washington now than any one particular event.
My next thought was animating this to music, and I really got crazy ambitious with all of that. First, I've never animated a flash piece before and second, I've never composed a musical score before. I was very rusty on my reading of music, and have only ever played the trumpet over a decade ago in my Elementary through High School days (graduated in 97). However, I have mixed musical scores for films before, and I found that I could work midi through Garageband and also ProTools. I wish I would have started with ProTools, because having to switch back and forth due to Garageband not having adequate ways to share was painful. But, anyway, I was intending to use the Star Spangled Banner as inspiration. This is The George Washington March, as I've now labeled it. *One final master was mixed to give little more separation to the instruments by a friend that offered to do it really quickly, once he heard it. I eventually animated this piece, fighting it tooth and nail because of how large and slow it was, through After Effects, then had to search around crazily to try and get it properly converted to swf. After Effects, let's just say, while it can do it, I wouldn't recommend it for something this large. A 1GB to 5GB flash file also is completely useless. I wound up saving the portion I could get working to an MOV file, editing that in Final Cut Pro, and taking that MOV file and using a converter to make it into a workable swf file. The MOV, I think I will upload to YouTube later. *later is now
With all of that together, though, and after 2 1/2 months of composing, photoshoping, and animating (the animation itself didn't take but a night, or two), literally forgoing lots and lots of sleep, exercise, and working sometimes all night and all day (I felt like I was possessed), here I finally have my ode to Washington and a tribute to him for my dad -- the best dad I could ever ask for
I hope you enjoy it, too. PS: if you're not American, I hope the piece at least speaks to you also in some way
This is the full painting of my George Washington Tribute animation/movie. Painted in Photoshop. Original description for the project:
Merry Christmas, and whatever else, everyone! This is a piece I've just finally competed for my father for Christmas. You get to see it before he does One of his and my favorite historical individuals, George Washington. I wanted to depict him in a truly epic way. I first had the idea of depicting him as he was as a colonel in the French/American Indian war, as that is where the most famous of instances with him being shot at and surviving happened. Well, then there was this time the British sharpshooter had him in his sights when he was a General in the American Revolution, but he just felt the need to drop his weapon... At any rate, as a colonel, he was ordered to deliver a message by horseback across the battlefield to his acting general. He did so, but not before surviving two horses shot out from under him and three bullet holes through his clothes -- two through his coat and one through his hat! Needless to say, that's quite the image of a man having his horse shot out from under him and his clothes riddled with bullets, yet still he doesn't waver, presses ever forward, and survives unscathed! I liked the uniform probably better from his colonel days, being an awesome red and blue. But, ultimately, I decided to meld that in with this showing him in his General regalia, leading his men in the Revolution, instead. So, it's a piece more depicting the seminal character and symbol of George Washington now than any one particular event. I viewed his portraits for reference and the life-sized recreation of him based on all evidence available at Mount Vernon, so that is why he doesn't look like the guy you see on the One Dollar Bill. He was pretty ruggedly handsome and tall.
I was asked to depict George Washington at the battle of Monmouth, where he had to take charge after General Charles Lee simply didn't follow orders to attack the British. Upon seeing his troops walking past them with their heads down in the blazing son, George Washington rode to confront his General. Reports were that his cursing out of Lee was unprecedented. General Scott's claim I loved was that Washington cursed until the leaves shook on the trees. I incorporated that figurative recount as a symbol in the meeting on the left of Washington and Lee. The middle section is factual. George Washington took charge and rode in front of his men, heedless of the hail of fire he was under, and he rallied those troops in over 100 degree weather to match the British. Their sharpshooters aimed and fired at Washington, but none struck him. One of the many times he did take the front and walked away unscathed. I used the upper right as a very faithful portrait of George Washington, based on the forensic reconstruction of him at Mount Vernon. I didn't quite do him justice in my previous Washington piece. In fact, it's one of my worst paintings, I think. I appreciate that others have enjoyed it, though. This time, I was not going to let Washington down, so I made sure to give it my all. I've grown a lot also since I made that first painting, doing all that texture work and such, so I was able to incorporate that into this to bring it as much to life as I could. Little details in sweat on skin, some troops stripped of their uniform's coat because of the heat; things like that.
A lot came up over the past few months since being asked to make this, but I hope cpsamawi is happy with it
Painted entirely in Photoshop, some blending of real textures into sections, and a little bump in After Effects.
print 2 copies on 11x17 inch paper. glue to posterboard with one side overlapping. cut, score, fold, glue, enjoy! Sized to hold a single serve banquet brand salisbury steak meal while maintaining the original size ratio.
NOT satisfied with the salisbury steak placement. could be more like the in game placement. making some home made steaks to re-shoot the photo. EVERYTHING ELSE is perfect. The fonts used in game are RAGE italic and Rockwell.
i needed to redesign the blamco we have all seen at instructables (or ripped off by those papercraft dousches who stole other peoples work) Because it was not entirely acceptable in my opinon. while it works for the casual collector, this one works for even a discerning eye. Seriously, go to the vault wiki and look up blamco this is scary accurate...
Commodore John Paul Jones wearing the blue and white Continental Navy uniform that he designed in 1777. This particular uniform was favored by officers as it had gold trim and epaulets while the blue and red garb ordered by Congress in 1775 didn't (though Jones added gold braid and epaulets to his blue and red uniform anyway). A group of officers and Jones presented this idea to Congress in 1777 and it was politely struck down, blamed for too closely resembling Royal Navy uniforms and giving a too powerful appearance to naval officers. Shortly after the uniform's refusal, Jones and the other officers had sets personally made and wore them out of sight at sea... though they opted to omit the gold trim just in case they were seen wearing them (Jones however, the usual mavrick, made his as dashing and fancy as possible, even wearing an unauthorized red sash.)
It is believed that Jones was wearing this particular uniform when the Bonhomme Richard engaged the HMS Serphis at The Battle of Flambrough Head on September 23rd, 1779.
The first row of uniforms reflect the regulations authorized by Congress upon the Navy's founding. From left to right, the uniforms are: - Midshipman - Sailing Master - Lieutenant - Captain - John Paul Jones' Variant of Captain
In 1777, John Paul Jones collected the opinions of several other officers and proposed a new set of uniform regulations to Congress. In addition to being a dandy, Jones was an advocate for asymmetrical warfare. As such, his primary argument to Congress was that adopting uniforms faced with white and trimmed with gold would liken them to the Royal Navy, displaying their ability to match them blow for blow. Congress was vehemently opposed to this proposition, as they wanted nothing to do with uniforms that suggested wealth and power. Nevertheless, when John Adams was at a dinner party in France in 1779, he spied Jones wearing a blue and white uniform, which was even more gilded that the Captain's uniform he had proposed to Congress. It is believed that Jones was wearing this uniform at the Battle of Flamborough Head on September 23rd, 1779. The uniforms in the second row are, from left to right: - Midshipman - Sailing Master - Lieutenant - Captain - John Paul Jones' Variant of Captain
The bottom row is dedicated to the Continental Marines. Initially, their uniforms were green with white facings, as seen in the first two uniforms. However, in 1779, the facings were altered to red. When ashore, the Marines wore spatterdashes to maintain the cleanliness of their uniforms. The uniform on the far right is that of the French-Irish Marines who served on Bonhomme Richard.