Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Follow Me

Introducing the latest Work in Progress: Follow Me, a new composite drawing honoring the United States Army Infantry. This one is for the Ground-Pounders. The Doggies. The Short-Sword-wielding soldiers who close with the enemy over the Last Hundred Yards, and achieve Victory on the field of battle the old-fashioned way: Up Close and Personal.

The drawing is based on the "Iron Mike" statue created by sculptor/designer PFC Manfred Bass, and his assistant, PFC Karl H. Van Krog. The original sculpture stands at Fort Benning, Georgia, with a full-scale replica outside the base at the National Infantry Museum. I will attempt to include as much Infantry history as I can in this drawing, focusing mainly on the shoulder weapons of our soldiers from 1775 to the present, with emphasis on the Seven Army Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.

Follow my progress in the Photos section the DS Art Facebook fan page.

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