sooooo, here it finally is after about 20 hours of work. yikes, i wonder if thats going to be the new standard for them?
anyways, the drawing took 7 hours, the rest of that 20 is painting.
i started this piece with many expectations and funny ideas, and in the end i just went with a single figure. i suppose some of you will look down on referencing another painting so closely, but i used this one [link]
Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David, 1801.
at first i started with something more original (lol) with my own poses, but in the end i had such a purely specific piece in mind i just went with it. afterall, that particular painting gave me the idea to do one in the first place.
i went into this whole thing with a very light heart and open mind, as the idea still makes me giggle. it turned into something more serious when i was trying to make it the best it could be i suppose, but i still dont regret using so close a reference because it was never taken seriously. not like i'm trying to hide it anyways
so, i used quite a bit of ref also for the costume, and the gun, but drawing the costume from a different view was quite challenging for me.
anyways, thats about all i have to gab about.
if you dont know who adam ant is, youtube him. he is so fucking cool