This is a commissioned piece for user cpsamawi cpsamawi.deviantart.com/
I was asked to depict George Washington at the battle of Monmouth, where he had to take charge after General Charles Lee simply didn't follow orders to attack the British. Upon seeing his troops walking past them with their heads down in the blazing son, George Washington rode to confront his General. Reports were that his cursing out of Lee was unprecedented. General Scott's claim I loved was that Washington cursed until the leaves shook on the trees. I incorporated that figurative recount as a symbol in the meeting on the left of Washington and Lee. The middle section is factual. George Washington took charge and rode in front of his men, heedless of the hail of fire he was under, and he rallied those troops in over 100 degree weather to match the British. Their sharpshooters aimed and fired at Washington, but none struck him. One of the many times he did take the front and walked away unscathed. I used the upper right as a very faithful portrait of George Washington, based on the forensic reconstruction of him at Mount Vernon. I didn't quite do him justice in my previous Washington piece. In fact, it's one of my worst paintings, I think. I appreciate that others have enjoyed it, though. This time, I was not going to let Washington down, so I made sure to give it my all. I've grown a lot also since I made that first painting, doing all that texture work and such, so I was able to incorporate that into this to bring it as much to life as I could. Little details in sweat on skin, some troops stripped of their uniform's coat because of the heat; things like that.
A lot came up over the past few months since being asked to make this, but I hope cpsamawi is happy with it
Painted entirely in Photoshop, some blending of real textures into sections, and a little bump in After Effects.