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George Washington Tribute Painting by TheHylden George Washington Tribute Painting by TheHylden
This is the full painting of my George Washington Tribute animation/movie. Painted in Photoshop. Original description for the project:

Merry Christmas, and whatever else, everyone! :) This is a piece I've just finally competed for my father for Christmas. You get to see it before he does :D One of his and my favorite historical individuals, George Washington. I wanted to depict him in a truly epic way. I first had the idea of depicting him as he was as a colonel in the French/American Indian war, as that is where the most famous of instances with him being shot at and surviving happened. Well, then there was this time the British sharpshooter had him in his sights when he was a General in the American Revolution, but he just felt the need to drop his weapon... At any rate, as a colonel, he was ordered to deliver a message by horseback across the battlefield to his acting general. He did so, but not before surviving two horses shot out from under him and three bullet holes through his clothes -- two through his coat and one through his hat! Needless to say, that's quite the image of a man having his horse shot out from under him and his clothes riddled with bullets, yet still he doesn't waver, presses ever forward, and survives unscathed! I liked the uniform probably better from his colonel days, being an awesome red and blue. But, ultimately, I decided to meld that in with this showing him in his General regalia, leading his men in the Revolution, instead. So, it's a piece more depicting the seminal character and symbol of George Washington now than any one particular event. I viewed his portraits for reference and the life-sized recreation of him based on all evidence available at Mount Vernon, so that is why he doesn't look like the guy you see on the One Dollar Bill;). He was pretty ruggedly handsome and tall.
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jamberry-song Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh, this is awesome!! :D
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TheHylden Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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OtakuWolfCub Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool.  i've got so much Washington art on my back burner i feel horrible for leaving them on hiatus. I had to ask though, have you been to Mount Vernon? I'm from Canada and it's one of those places that is on my bucket list to visit. lol.
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TheHylden Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi and thanks for the comments and favs :) Also great to see Washington is appreciated up north in Canada ;)

No, I haven't been. I'd definitely like to go someday.
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TheHylden Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yes, I am using a tablet -- one of the best purchases I've ever made :)

It's a WACOM CTE450K Bamboo Fun Tablet.

*Salutes* Thank you. At ease, soldier :D
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krazzydragon33 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very cool :)
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TheHylden Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thanks. Merry Christmas, CD
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krazzydragon33 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
You too dood :)
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soulrelic666 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Wow very good man! Are you drawing and painting with a tablet? If yes which one are you using? :)

BTW congrats in becoming a General in the Eidos LoK forums ;)
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TheHylden Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yes, I am using a tablet -- one of the best purchases I've ever made :)

It's a WACOM CTE450K Bamboo Fun Tablet.

*Salutes* Thank you. At ease, soldier :D
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