Friday, May 21, 2010

French Voltigeur

A small framed, agile Voltigeur (vaulter) skirmishes a head of the advancing French column.

I love drawing voltigeurs more than any other Infantryman, I think Its the colours of these Light Infantry that catch my imagination. Like many a Napoleonic war gamer I got my first taste for the era by watching the TV series 'Sharpe'. After first hearing the term 'voltigeur' on the programme, I struggled to get a good look at them and I suppose my fascination grew from there. All my drawing are done from memory while I pass the time on the train coming home from London, so there may be mistakes in the details. It's a very tricky era as far as uniforms go.

3 comments:

Munchanka said...

haha, tres magnifique!

Anonymous said...

Mate, absolutely love your work. Brilliant!!!

Napoléon Bonaparte said...

How do you draw like that, i can draw things very.. life like, but i would like to know how to do cartoony things like this!!!