Saturday, July 15, 2006

Hessian
















Another painting continuing the funny-facial-hair-goofy-hat theme. I was watching a show about the American revolution and they were describing these German mercenaries that the British used called Hessians. I loved the description of them fighting, how the Americans reacted to the strangeness of their conehead-type helmets w/bizzare moustache thang. Yet they were taken off-guard with how brutal and savage the Hessians actually were.

11 comments:

Kevin Keele said...

Ryan, you are unbelievable! This guy is awesome.

Joe said...

Totally rad! I'm gonna link you if you don't mind.

Mustashrik said...

lovely lovely dark and moody colour palette

;)

ljay said...

Welcome to the life of a blogger! it'll be nice to be able to see your work again. Hope you post often!

Steve James said...

It's really great to see you work online again. (since canhead) I am really looking forward to see more of your new stuff.

GhettoFab said...

awesome stuff! Bookmarked

Oliver Kurth said...

Hi Ryan!

This is a great picture. Wonderful color palette. Is this done in Painter?

A friend of mine is a real Hessian. He hasn't got a moustache, but he can be really nasty too ;)

I subscribed your blog - so keep the stuff coming!

Cheers from Germany,

Oliver

Ryan Wood said...

Oliver, I really thought ALL Hessians had moustaches, to add a little extra intimidation. Crap.

Jon Diesta said...

YOU ROICK!!!!

Dave McClellan said...

That is the coolest big dumb helmet on a big dumb head that I have ever seen!

Ryan Wood said...

Don't forget the big dumb moustache, oh wait, it's SMART!