Art and posts by Kristopher Battles, Marine Combat Artist
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Workin' in the New Year
To all who see these presents...Greetings and Happy New Year!
I've been a busy little beaver lately, working on some graphic illustration projects (images to come upon publication) as well as the normal "fine art" things in the studio.
Here are two little oil sketches I've been working on, and I think they'll be complete shortly. They are based on photos and sketches I did while in Afghanistan, and depict a couple of artillery Marines in India Battery, 3rd Bn 11th Marines at Fire Base Thunder, now known as "Fiddler's Green".
The first one, in process:
The Basic Sketch and color block-in...
More color and detail...
a detail of the face and hands in the curious light made by the camo netting...
The Second painting, in process: the basic sketch and color block-in...
More color, and a little more detail (but not too much in the end, I hope...)
I am a landscape and portrait painter of the Classical Realist school, inspired by the masters of art history as I paint the world around me.
I am currently serving as a Combat Artist in the US Marine Corps.
ALL VIEWS expressed on this blog are mine alone.