This is one of nine illustrations that I
did for an historical arms museum [See
all nine finished illustrations]. The illustratrations will be printed
lifesize on glass and used as signage inside the museum [See
the signage]. My job was to illustrate full-length figures of soldiers
dressed in the appropriate clothing and holding the correct weapon for
the time period being depicted. Each illustration will be screen-printed
life size on glass, so the illustrations must be carefully rendered.
These illustrations are being used by a museum, so it is understandable
that the most critical factor is to get the drawings historically accuratethe
curator at the museum checked the progress of the illustrations, making
sure that all clothing and arms were correct.
Follow the steps to see how the Spanish Soldier illustration on the left