Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Parliamentarian harquebusier

An unhorsed Iron side fires off his flintlock pistol, made in London. Only parliamentarian troops had access to these superior English arms.

7 comments:

Gonzo Brios said...

Lovely picture: A black silhouette cutting the crimson sunset... very heroic and epic.

I prefer TYW or EYW to ECW but your artwork is remarkable.

Cheers!

Secundus said...

Thanks Gonzo, you are a fantastic artist yourself, I love you figure work. You show a real passion for the era. Great stuff.

saxon dog said...

Great images... makes me want to paint!

Furt said...

Such a clean and striking image. Beautiful.

Frank
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Secundus said...

Thanks guys. I draw up these pictures quickly because I haven't enough time to paint at the mo, they help me get my history fix in the week. These silhouette pictures are done using the Lasso tool in Photoshop, then colouring in the shapes with Black. They are fun and quick to do and in many ways, more striking than a detailed pen picture.

Loving your ECW stuff Saxon Dog and will be using it to base my own regiments on, very Inspiring stuff.

Secundus said...

What inspired this picture was the length of the Civil war pistols. I love them. Probably next to useless at range but they look so cool. I just had to draw a figure firing one.

Curt said...

Yeah, those long horse pistols have such a great aesthetic. Very evocative image, bravo.