My dad goes to the re-enactments back East every summer. He just took Williamsburg for the British this past weekend--yes, he's a Red Coat. (Tangent: Look at all that wool that he's wearing. In Virginia. In the middle of the summer. They should really do these re-enactments in the dead of winter.)
A guy in his regiment needs to have a drum (you know, the drum that one unlucky, unarmed guy in the army played in front of the army while they marched) painted with their seal/coat of arms/what-have-you so tonight I will be trying this out on paper and then I'll accept the commission to paint it on a drum:
They already have one drum painted and it's a bit worn, so I'll need to paint this one to match the semi-worn drum. It's actually supposed to have the crown above it (you know, God Save the Queen!) like in the picture below on the tent, but I'm just going to practice the shield tonight since he didn't have a better picture including the crown right now:
Contrary to what I sell in my Etsy shop I actually started as a realistic artist, not an abstract artist. It'll be fun to do something that calls for an incredibly steady hand and minute detail--it's been a while. The last time I did something realistic was for my dad for Christmas this past year. He really likes this Charles Scheeler lithograph, so I drew it for him:
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