In honor of this 2nd day of February, which is customarily called Groundhog Day I felt I should post this drawing I did last year, which is a logo for the History Division's Marine Corps University Press. (HD used to have their offices in a trailer-- or rather a building composed of several trailer segments, under and around which dwelt many ground hogs--thus becoming the mascot in their logo.
By the way, what is his prognosis for this year's winter...? Did he see his shadow or not? (It's like that "Fall Forward Spring Back thing, I never can figure it out... oh I mean of course Spring Forward Fall Back....)
I am a fine artist and illustrator in the Classical Realist school, inspired by the masters of art history as I sketch and paint the world around me.
Recently I served as a Combat Artist in the US Marine Corps, from September 2006 till March 2014.
Though now once again in civilian garb, I continue to endeavor to uphold the traditions and standards of Marine Combat Art. The uniform may have changed, but the artist's fight remains the same.
"The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.”
― Steven Pressfield