Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More redcoats

A bit of a development on a painting of some redcoats I was doing months back, now pushed on a little further, adjusted, corrected, mistaken and revamped.

I reckon the beard is a mistake - I can't find a line of text which says British infantrymen (Light infantrymen in this case) had no beards in the Napoleonic era, but I have never seen a British soldier illustrated with a beard in any source from the period/illustration of the period. I'm not even sure 'taches were allowed for the rank and file soldiery. But I quite liked the way it looked, so there.

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