Yesterday I worked on a sculpture of a WWI Marine, using some of the reference photos I'd taken of Marines in period dress on Tuesday.
I had a 1/4-size figure of a 1912 Marine already in process, and I decided to move him forward six years and equip him for France, 1918. He's still a bit 'wooden' in the way the wrinkles and posture go, but he's developing nicely. Today I will begin crafting his pack, gas mask and all the other cartridge belt gear.
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.
"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