So again, I've been experimenting alot with both digital and traditional methods, trying to improve my art style and quality. As for the picture itself and its backstory, I suppose you could say that it's canon but there's no specific point in time that was in mind. If I were to put a time period on it then it would likely be between 2000 and 2005 because of his attire. He's not in full kit meaning he dosen't have his proper combat fatigues (the blouse is missing) for the Marines and his helmet is missing so he can't be in the marines. It's much more likely that this took place in the time period when he was in the Warfighters because they never really had a specific dress-code and were essentially a mercenary unit. As for where this is, it's anyone's guess. He's been a lot of places.