Here are more older drawings, a few of which I might clean up and make into 8 X 10 figure studies. Most if not all of these were done around 2001-2003. Every now and again i get these bursts of energy (not often) and crank out 5-15 in a few days. Mostly I do 1 or 2 sketches a week if I'm lucky.
1. Rifleman from the 4th Maryland Independent Company, 1776. A painting I did of this unit's drummer was the first or one of the first things I posted on my blog. I think this would make a neat little full color figure study one day.
2. I found this badge on Fort Ticonderoga's website one day and had to have it. Their site made it impossible to save or print so I drew it from the computer. As I wanted the badge to be accurate I placed a grid made from clear plastic on my monitor so I could get the badge exactly as it looked. I then did a detailed drawing in ink on bristol board. This is the pencil drawing with notes I did before the final drawing.
3. Various Revolutionary War cartridge boxes done from photographs of the real thing. I darkened the drawing so it would show better.
4. This was a fun little drawing to do. The original was drawn by Jean Baptiste Antoine De Verger. I did a smaller version of De Verger's drawing with my "modern day" version. It was drawn with a ballpoint pen and I really like how it turned out.
5. Smallwood's Maryland Battalion, Baltimore Independent Cadets, 1776. Here's another drawing I'd like to do a color figure study of. What's interesting is the unit wore a red coat with buff facings. Over this they wore rifle frocks/shirts. I wonder why?lol
6. Another ballpoint pen drawing showing various types of civilian dress.