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Soldier by JessiBeans Soldier by JessiBeans
And now for something out of left field. Created around the time Saving Private Ryan was released, and perhaps even more resonant these days...? From a photograph, soldier on the beach after the battle of Midway. Pencil on sketchbook paper.


edit, 11.09.2006: Edited to make it a little darker, a little more exciting...
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:iconkagenochi:
Kagenochi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
damn realistic, awesome job you did back there, something I was looking for typing 'soldier' in the search bar. favourite at once
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:iconfreesialuver:
freesialuver Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome work. picture almost makes me sad though.
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:iconjennhoffmann:
JennHoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Wow. This is so real. It's amazing!
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:iconsnowflurrycat:
SnowFlurryCat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
Poignant and powerful. Very moving. I wanted to cry when I saw this wonderful piece of art.

~SnoCat :o
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:iconthehaveagohero:
TheHaveAGoHero Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Great picture!
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:iconvenkatvasa:
venkatvasa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
very nice work..
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:iconsuicidlemonkey:
suicidlemonkey Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
this is possitively beautiful...the detail is amazing! i absolutely love it!
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:iconxtreamcrazy:
XtreamCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful piece. It really captures the tragedy of war. *faves*
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:icondonnella:
Donnella Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007   Writer
*faint* sorry this just totally took my breath away... i love the soft lines of this but the harsh reality.. its really like seein something when ur just coming back to earth after u switch off to everything coz ur just so intent on the kill... its the most terrifying and exhilerating feeling and that is exactly the way things look.. sharp but fuzzy.... sorry its just struck a chord inme lol i love it so much.total :+fav:
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:iconjimtoonx:
Jimtoonx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Wow...! :omfg:
i thought this was a b/w photo. Gosh.... your drawing is incredible... :love:
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:iconmaleahasmile:
maleahasmile Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
i love the detail on this...amazing!
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:iconcobra6:
Cobra6 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
nice work, also on the shading of the clothes!

My only crit is that the helmet somehow looks like of of a German Fallshirmjager...

Cobra 6
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:iconc7ris:
C7riS Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
same thought, but too lazy to comment on it :p
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:iconstormstock:
Stormstock Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007   Photographer
this has been featured [link] ... thank you from a troop
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:iconrolandboyce:
RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it,brings back memories of an old picture I saw of my father taken during WW2.
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:iconeffigy7:
EfFiGy7 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
...he needs cuddles... lol, i love it.
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:iconunicornpoki:
UnicornPoki Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
very touching! great!
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:iconbouben:
Bouben Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
very, very nice. i love drawings with soldiers. this is fav.
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:iconpfctomasu:
PFCTomasu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006   Traditional Artist
Wow, nice work. Wish I could do that.
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:iconunicornpoki:
UnicornPoki Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
great! and awesome!
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:iconthe-black-goddess:
The-Black-Goddess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
Very good work ...
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:iconc-katt:
C-Katt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Gasp...this puts a tear in your eye!
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:iconmissy-sparrow:
Missy-Sparrow Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PERFECT
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:iconsupercrofty:
Supercrofty Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
Pretty nice man :D Hand is a lil' weird though. I like the shading in this . And the pose shows alot of emotion
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:iconincubus72787:
incubus72787 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
this and your other art is fantastic your drawings really capture emotion
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:iconsouverain:
souverain Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004
It looks like a photo.
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:iconjessibeans:
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
That was precisely my aim. Thank you :)
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:iconwendelin:
wendelin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
Wow! Very impressive! The softness makes it look like a dream. :)
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:iconjessibeans:
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
I can see that (though I may not have intended it, I like it. ;) ) Thank you!
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:iconfjant:
Fjant Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
wow this is a great drawing.. ;-]
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:iconjessibeans:
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks muchly... I'm farily proud of this one, would like to do more with it, but the original seems to have gorwn legs and wandered off. Curiouser and curiouser... ;)
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:iconfjant:
Fjant Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
thats a real shame..
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:iconbrennengeist:
BrennenGeist Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2004
Wow, very cool
It's not often you see people making art and whatnot about WWII
i really like it!
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:iconjessibeans:
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it was a phase, right around the time Saving Privat Ryan came out. I'm not too displeased ;)

Thank you!
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:iconsuzage:
Suzage Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
Oh... that's quite haunting. So sad and depressed.

Make love, not war :(

Touching drawing...
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:iconjessibeans:
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Amen.

Thank you very much! :thanks:
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:icontaiia:
Taiia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
I like its grainy texture. Full of mood.
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:iconjessibeans:
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :giggle:
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:icontaiia:
Taiia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2004
My pleasure :).
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:iconozrics-tentacle:
ozrics-tentacle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
War is Hell herein, the proof...
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:iconjessibeans:
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed... an how odd for me to be either political or timely (much less both at once!) Ah, but I'll not get too far into it, I get wordy when I'm ranting, eh what? ;)
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:iconozrics-tentacle:
ozrics-tentacle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2004
... How's the weather over there? [desperately hopes the sledgehammer-subtle changing of the subject has gone unnoticed]
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:iconjessibeans:
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Aren't you just hilarious? :sarcasm: Weather's fine, actually, and there?
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:iconozrics-tentacle:
ozrics-tentacle Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
:P
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:iconmabtheevil:
MabtheEvil Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
WOAH!
This one is so impressive!!!

Great job
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:iconjessibeans:
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :blush:
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:iconl0ne-star:
l0ne-star Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
This "sketch" really gives emotions.. something rare even in many people 's complete artworks.. (hehe like mine :p )

I really wish i had that control over pencil!
lovely 'soft' effect as well.. congratulations!

it's time to take a look at the whole gallery :gallery: B-)..
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:iconjessibeans:
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, these kinds of comments mean a lot (keepme going on those less inspired days) :giggle:
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child-of-the-night Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004   Writer
:jawdrop: daggblabbbfirrtfkmfda! awesome!!!!!!!!! and the shading!!!!!!! it's so.. so.. PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! supergreat job!!!!!!!
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:iconjessibeans:
JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, this piece meant a lot to me, and it's great to have ti so positively received! :thanks:
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