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BRITISH SNIPER by glogauer BRITISH SNIPER by glogauer
I made this drawing last summer in order to make some experiences.
I realized it by hand copying a photo given by a friend of mine, Avary (which is on Deviant Art), to practice my sense of observation.
I tried very hard to be the nearest possible to the original photo, but there is a lot of differences between the two pictures.

I used pencils, inks and digital colors.

The subject is a British sniper protecting the advance of a sort of tank.

Comments welcome.
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:iconaran-munich:
Aran-Munich Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice job
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ruggedbloke Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
I have the privilege of knowing the guy from the original picture taken in Iraq during the invasion in 03 he will be very pleased with it
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fruckles Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would love to see the original pic...youve done a beautiful job dude
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:iconlinseed:
linseed Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
A very nice piece of work you have there.
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:iconmegaphonnic:
megaphonnic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
very nicely done mate :nod: ^^,
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kovat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
you know teh funny thing? the original photo..

My dads best mate whos not long got back from iraq was stood right behind him..says he knows him quite well..
hows that for coincidence?!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe... I remember seeing this same photo in the front page of my newspaper during the war.
Looks really nice. :)
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Addict120 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Ive seen the photo of this on the british army website it looks like a replica fantastic job
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jakednb Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
damn good job, if i might say so myself...
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anarchysometimes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
I think the tank is either a warrior or a scimitar

really good picture, great detail, I love the smoke :+fav:
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DarkWizard83 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006
The detail on this is absolutely fantastic, well done!
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:iconredguard:
redguard Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005   Traditional Artist
Nice. The smoke screens, or what ever it is, are great (I always have troubles with smoke and clouds). The sniper himself is neat, the camoflage and his gun...perfect!
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tieton Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
the detail is excellent

A link to the original photo would be nice

your shading and clarity work is admirable.
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glogauer Featured By Owner May 29, 2005
Thanks for your compliments.
Unfortunately, I didn't keep a copy of the original photo.
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:iconultranic-comics:
ultranic-comics Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Wow

Your hard effort was well rewarded with this drawing

Your talent is well represented
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StJoan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
i love the coloring here, and the detail is amazing
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Sablelieger Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
Good job on capturing the perspective and the depth of the imagery. :highfive:
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:iconheyphil:
heyphil Featured By Owner May 12, 2004
Ive seen the pic you are basing this on. It a good resemblance, very nice
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asgaron Featured By Owner May 5, 2004
Amazing job. Everything is great on this pic. I am also very impressed with the smoke, awesome - vey well done.
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camelhijackation Featured By Owner May 3, 2004
i really like how the clouds look and the colour is great.
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:iconsigma:
sigma Featured By Owner May 2, 2004
very nice work.
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likearaq Featured By Owner May 1, 2004   Writer
especially since we weren't supposed to see images of these guys 'engaged in combat'
ya captured the gravity
--(G
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Dopieeye Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004
wooooooo... this one is wicked!
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:iconsilentms:
silentms Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004
nice job.
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:iconavary:
avary Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
That's some pretty good picture you got there Marc. Kudos.
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merijn Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004
looks cool, i really like the shapes and style but it maybe looks a little too bright.
I'd expect a dirtier frumpier look than these bright clean colors in a desertwar soldier but all in all it looks great.
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FrostySharkSpain Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its true it should be dirtier but very cool anyway :D
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