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The Swedish Infantry by U-Joe The Swedish Infantry by U-Joe
Some background music:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQwwEl…

Can't remember how many evenings I spent drawing this. It seems I will always see pikes and blue uniforms in my future nightmares. How many men can you draw per time? Three? Five? Now imagine that you draw these three or five men, but there's still two companies to draw. Next time you draw next three men, but the number of companies do not reduce. Despite the difficulties, it was funny to draw this.

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CaptinWakajack Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sabaton brought me here! Great work man!
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paul-rosenkavalier Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic work - I love the attention to detail you've put into it!
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IasonKeltenkreuzler Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Highly Nice :D
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Snykdel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's some good shit, my dude. SVEA RIKE!

Btw, the swedish version is pretty badass too: youtu.be/83KC1DX2N-E
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WolleWolf95 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good Job ;) my favorite Song is Night Witches by the new Album Heros Sweden Flag and i russian to and also draw Military Things :D
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
"Night Witches" is the good song indeed. I also like "Resist and bite" of that album.

>> i russian to and also draw Military Things
Glad to meet you here. ^^
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WolleWolf95 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome! :)
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JonasComba Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job U-Joe. :)
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. (^_^)>
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. 
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Verysuperawsumdood Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Far beyond their nation's borders, there's an army on the march... I love this piece.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...for religion, king and glory...
Glad you like it.
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Verysuperawsumdood Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
In the name of Christ, their enemies chastise...

Keep up the good work. 
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll do my best.

By the way, I've drawn several Northern War related pictures for this book:
www.thehistoricalgamecompany.c…
I plan to upload them sooner or later.
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Verysuperawsumdood Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
I'm sure you.

That's pretty neat, as well, it's impressive how you've worked on that Great Northern War compendium, I look forward to seeing those pieces at some point.
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jomog369 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
As a history nerd, Charles XII and the Carolean forces are some of the most fascinating I've studied. Also, Sabaton is one of my favorite bands, so kudos on two fronts! 
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U-Joe Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.

>>Charles XII and the Carolean forces are some of the most fascinating I've studied
Indeed, it is very interesting to read about them.
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fredrikslicer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
You have excellent taste in music it seems
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? Well, I've never thought about it. 
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PolishTrooper Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Personally sir... I LOVE THIS. 
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your words are the highest reward for me.
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gcw1 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2014   Traditional Artist

Very impressive composition and technique, I like how clearly the background figures are individualised.  

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U-Joe Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad that you like it, sir.
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juha91 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
A show of admirable dedication, this picture is. And the result is impressive, the effort you put in certainly has paid off. :D
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Really glad that you like it. ^^
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
When war had order and style XD
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Lleu-Momiji Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Swedish infantry during Great Northern War?
Really an amazing picture.:D
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>>Swedish infantry during Great Northern War?
Yes, it is.

>>Really an amazing picture.
Thanks a lot. ^^
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Yes, there was a time when Sweden was a MAJOR military power.
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CJManson Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Only for the Swedes to lose that position of military power to the Russians, Austrians, French and Prussians...

(I really need to brush up on my studies of warfare during that era... Sweating a little... )
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Bushido-Wolf-97 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Omfg, yes, and that amazing pick for the background music!

Love the details in this picture, and I could easily use it for my desktop background if that's okay with you,

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn-eSB…
Here, have the Swedish version of the song in the desc.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Glad that you like it.

>>I could easily use it for my desktop background if that's okay
No problem.

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 the Swedish version
I like both.
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, they just keep coming!  Now imagine doing so with their ancestors!  A bunch of screaming Vikings ready to pillage a some poor countryside.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a terrible sight. ^^'
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AdmiralMichalis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Carolus of Sweden - Perhaps the man who came closest to defeating Russia.  If he had perused Peter rather than letting him go to finish him off later, he might have very well brought Russia to her knees.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe...
But Peter used the respite wisely.
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AdmiralMichalis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Aye he did.  Personally, this is my favorite clash of titans in all of history - Peter against Carolus.  In any case, wonderful work!

Also, excellent choice in music - Sabaton is one of my greatest favorites.
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CKyHC Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
ооо романтика была раньше а не война :3.......ооо..оо ..где моя нога???:D
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3
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13ShadesOfPurple Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this really caught my eye. I couldn't even tell that it was a digital painting and not an oil or watercolor :wow: The details are amazing. I envy how disciplined you must be to draw the details without giving up and cutting corners. This is way beyond my limits of patience! Great painting :D 
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, lady. ^^
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13ShadesOfPurple Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome :) 
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KeyTopia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nobody expects the Swedish infantry!
Seriously tho, well done a beautiful work indeed.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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J-Rusty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning! I salute your dedication and skills.
How come you painted the Swedish infantry?
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
Once I saw a friend's photo. He wore long blue jacket and blue cap. I added some brush strokes so he became to look like a Swedish officer. After that I found the book about the Northern War. I was reading it slowly sitting in the bus that runs between my home and workplace. The reading was interesting, and I decided to draw something about that War.
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J-Rusty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, interesting. Being swedish myself, it's fun seeing a part of history so well illustrated!

Keep up the great art ^^
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try not to let you down. ^^
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