Spasm

Generals etc

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I was thinking that I need to get a bit better at portraits so using up some old board from the garage I've started to do a few. Just in case they are unrecognisable I've written their name alongside. Obviously the older ones don't have a lot of resource material (pictures) available:

Genghis_Khan_painting.jpg

An on going project at least until I use up the old boarding from the garage. May last until I get bored or the living room is so full of portraits stacked about that the Admin Staff decides to tidy them up.

George_Patton_painting.jpg

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This one will be a pair

Bernard_Montgomery_painting.jpg

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Wow...  And I can barely draw a realistic stick man...

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ID: 5   Posted (edited)

Thank you Gents. 

Here's the one to finish the pair with Monty. Colours look a bit weird but I just trust in the camera.

Rommel_painting.jpg

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I rather think the names are superfluous!  Your usual superb work makes the identities quite clear. :)

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48 minutes ago, peter monahan said:

I rather think the names are superfluous!  Your usual superb work makes the identities quite clear. :)

I agree 100%

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I was struck how cool the Patton movie poster looked when I was finding pictures of him to paint and put it on the others. They're only practise sketches that'll be binned at some point and some of the older Geezers (Lionheart, Saladin, Henry III, etc) would be pretty hard to recognise :) 

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I think I would have gotten Genghis anyway - who else would it be? - but even with a background in medieval history I'm not sure about el-saladin or Lionheart.  Do we have contemporary illustrations of them, or are they somebodies 'best guess'?

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