Sunday, December 28, 2008

Graveyard Soldier...

Alright, I've always been fascinated by the two World Wars. The events leading up to the wars, the players involved, the motivations and, in this case, the costuming. This image was a costume study of a Canadian soldier, circa WWI. Now, I did take a few liberties -- the jacket is based on an Australian soldiers, and the collar is based on a Russian. What fascinated me most when reading up on the Wars was that soldiers had to carry upwards of 40 kilos worth of equipment when running into battle -- thus, the enormous backpack.

I would like to include some more smoke. As well, perhaps some phantoms chasing our good soldier through the graveyard. Regardless, enjoy!

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