Manning Machine Gun, After Howard Brodie


Quick study of a drawing by Howard Brodie

Quick study of a drawing by Howard Brodie


2 Responses to “Manning Machine Gun, After Howard Brodie”

  1. 19 September 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Wow….You’re cooking right now. What I like about this is with the tilt of that box behind him and the way you stroked the grasses in, it looks like he just rushed over there and sat down and got ready to aim. His beard growth and expression re-inforce the fact that he’s been there awhile and is tired. Nice drawing, K.

  2. 2 kswann
    19 September 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks Leslie, I’m glad I caught that. I think you’d like the original, in fact I think you would like Howard Brodie’s drawings in general. He would often use a “heroic” eight-head figure and would capture such emotion in his soldiers. He was a combat artist, in several wars, so his pictures are definitely a reference material for me.

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I'm an artist writing and drawing a graphic novel that takes place during the Second World War. On this blog I will display the sketches I do in researching and preparing for the book. Check out the about page if you'd like to learn more about me, or subscribe to the RSS feed if you'd like to receive updates.

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