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DeadlyBlondeArcher (May 24, 2004)
from an old b&w photo from which the caption reads: A marine covered with dirt, grime and coral dust boards a coast guard assault transport in February of 1944 after two days and nights of fighting on Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.

More than anything else, I wanted to capture his expression... that "thousand mile stare". Think I got it.
DeadlyBlondeArcher (May 24, 2004)
drawn in 2 hours 48 min
DeadlyBlondeArcher (May 25, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 52 min
thug (May 25, 2004)
OMG You are just blowing me away! this is so realistic. I'm always looking forward to what you will come up with next.
Gigandas (May 25, 2004)
Whoa, this is awesome DBA :)!You did great on that facial hair.Usually that's something that's really hard to do^^;;;.Well, time consuming anyways.The detail is just amazing...if I were to mention one thing that I might fix, it'd be the eyes.They have a little too much ovalness to them and seems like it's just pure white so you could add a little shading near the corners at least.But besides the eyes, it looks just perfect^^.Great job once again DBA :).Always nice seeing your stuff....
emmamommalag (May 25, 2004)
Wow! This is going to be great.. already is, actually. Excellent job on those facial features. Gigandas is right regarding the eyes.. otherwise the face is almost like a photo.
supermimi (May 25, 2004)
I'm speechless
davincipoppalag (May 25, 2004)
Good job can see the shocked fatigue in his face. They took Eniwetok from the Japanese First Amphibious Brigade in January 1944. The Japanese had fortified it as a defense of their airstrip on a neighboring island. Later on, Eniwetok atoll was where we conducted ongoing nuclear tests in the 50s... Great job
Aubrey (May 25, 2004)
Excellent Cindy! You can really see the wear and tear he's going through just by looking in his eyes.. the dirty clothes only show the half of it.. the eyes show it all.
DeadlyBlondeArcher (May 25, 2004)
drawn in 3 hours 14 min
Gigandas (May 25, 2004)
Hehe, you toned them down >v<.I think you did a nice job there :).Gave the eye more shape to it too.Now to see it completely finished....XD
xwindflyer (edited May 27, 2004)
Here is a picture of a man who has been in one helluva fight! I wish I could meet him to say Thanks for what he did for all of us.
misterjimsan (May 26, 2004)
wow! it's so realistic, looks like a photo!
gloworm043 (May 26, 2004)
A big DITTO on everything everyone else said Cindy...It really does look like a photo..fantastic talent..You're awesome girl!!!:)
DeadlyBlondeArcher (May 26, 2004)
drawn in 2 hours 6 min
bumpinthenight (May 26, 2004)
Gods... Thats so sad.... Beautiful picture though!
Gigandas (May 26, 2004)
This is awesome....the bg works well too....and very fine nice details you have there......sorry, I'd be more enthusiastic right now, but I'm really not feeling very well......I'm sorry...
DeadlyBlondeArcher (May 26, 2004)
Aw, sorry, Gig... what's the matter? :( Hope you feel better soon...
Gigandas (May 26, 2004)
You probably know what it is.....and I don't care if everyone criticizes me as of now, I already have the biggest wound you can possibly have in the world.....
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited May 26, 2004)
Aww, a broken heart will heal, it just hurts worse than anything in the world. :( Wish I could fix it for you.
edit: I sent you a memo.. go there.
Gigandas (May 26, 2004)
It's okay....and sorry I put this onto your drawing.The thought just keeps haunting my mind.....
DeadlyBlondeArcher (May 26, 2004)
It's okay... mine are never filled up with 50 something comments like yours.... lol. There's room. :)
Gigandas (May 26, 2004)
But they should be.......*tries to crack you a smile*
DeadlyBlondeArcher (May 26, 2004)
Naw, if they deserved it, they'd have'em. *Grins like a possum eating you know what* as we say around here. :D
Gigandas (May 26, 2004)
I see plenty of pictures around this site that deserve more comments, but don't seem to for some stupid reason....and that would include yours.....
Supergurl103 (May 26, 2004)
ooo, another nice soldier face, nice job, dba ;)
LovelyLori (May 26, 2004)
love the eyes.... the whole pic is great.... nice dba!
Kasha (May 26, 2004)
wahh! the expression is freaking unbelievable. I love you. :D
Pandora (May 27, 2004)
Have you and Gigandas ever collab. together? Your a master too..This is heart felt drawing. The unknown of the day and the tomorrows. Beautiful work.
dixielandcutie (May 27, 2004)
i have no words...amazing dba
aaliyah123 (Jul 29, 2004)
cindy i have seen all ur drawings and ther eare all beautiful. this one u made,omg its amazing,like they said it looks like a looks like he was shot 2 seconds ago .i love the shock in his eyes.nice pic cindy
Ty854 (Aug 25, 2004)
the face is incredible.
Suntan (Dec 8, 2008)
I saw what you wrote about the new book and I went to look at your gallery. For what it's worth, I think the book will be lacking by missing you. Your work is fabulous.
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