Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Home on the Range

"Every Marine is a rifleman", as the saying goes, and since its inception, the Marine Corps has instilled in its Marines not only pride in their profession, but also a love of their rifle-- and skill in its employ.

To insure that this tradition continues, each year all Marines must qualify with their weapons on the Known Distance (KD) Course,  known by most as the rifle range. Shooters must learn how to hit targets from 200, 300, and 500 meters.

In August, I had the privilege of firing on the range here at Quantico, and qualified "Expert" with the M16A4. Out of that experience came several sketches, as well as this graphite wash drawing:

It depicts a shooting coach giving some helpful pointers to a shooter on the two hundred meter line.

 passing on the wisdom, keeping the tradition...


Jeff said...

Nicely done sketch with a lot of human interest. I'm interested in how you created a graphite wash. Any tips?

Perez Studios said...

Very nice!

Makes me recall the old times when I was down on the range!

Semper Fidelis!