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Major Heyward 60th Rifles by GeneralVyse Major Heyward 60th Rifles by GeneralVyse
"Major Duncan Heyward - A young American colonist from the South who has risen to the rank of major in the English army. Courageous, well-meaning, and noble, Heyward often finds himself out of place in the forest, thwarted by his lack of knowledge about the frontier and Indian relations. Heyward's unfamiliarity with the land sometimes creates problems for Hawkeye, the dexterous woodsman and leader. "

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I was intending to Illustrate the Last of the Mohicans, but it appears I've been beaten to it, though like many pre-exisitng Novels its somewhat lacking in integrity. Who knows, maybe i will do the Novel some day.

Keep an eye out for the rest of the main Protagonists.

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EdenianPrince Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
British officer uniforms look great. 
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
They do, but they went for red because it was the cheapest dye!
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DeepWoodian Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, Major Heyward, one of my favorites from the book alongside Cora, Uncas and Hawkeye. You have brought him to life very well and I can truly see the books Duncan in this. I have been (and still am) a big fan of Cooper's books and Last of the Mohicans is the best of those. When the film was released I was very keen to see it but it was a big disappointment to me. Like you have said here the movie was like a totally different story than the book. I especially disliked how they had to add and mix up the love stories and how they made Duncan to be such a jerk in that movie. So my point beeing to all who may watch this. Read the book. It's much much better.

I also looked those other character portrays you have made from the book. Very well illustrations. Especially the clothing.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Thankyou for your kind words, I'm glad that you enjoyed the art and particularly the original Story!
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StarConvoy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
I am just now finishing the book. It's so good!
I love the way you drew Duncan. His uniform...:love:
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ultima-vara Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Though I love the film of Last of the Mohicans, I do like how Duncan is a more sympathetic character in the book, and I think you captured that well here.

His pose really speaks to the way he often admitted his own lack of knowledge and deferred willingly to that of Hawkeye and the Mohicans (which we don't see so much in the film), but his facial expression shows the eagerness and determination to help in any way he could.

Wonderful job!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
This is how i pictured him reading the book; I'd seen bits of the film when i was little, the massacre being prominent in my mind, but i'd forgotten it all when i read the book and having seen some of the film since, they're almost completely different stories.

There's a picture of Hawkeye and the general in my gallery if you haven't already seen them.

Thankyou very much for your comment, it's very much appreciated!!!
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IsBreaLiomCaife Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the new work! Your drawings really befit the novel (and history) quite well while still being modern in style. Great job, General!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Heh, thank you very much, I've still got a few left to do!
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J-Jammer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Looks very good. :D
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thankees!
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J-Jammer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
welcome.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it, Vyse! He is such a cutie. Srsly don't know what Cora's problem was....
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
I thought he didn't fancy Cora? Anyway, i liked Cora and i though Alice was a bit of a swooning simpering wimp... But then, i would probably be Gamut the singing nutcase :D
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The face is excellently drawn - gives him personality.
I'm looking forward to the rest of the cast! :nod:
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
I hope i can do the same with the rest of the gang!
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MissCassidy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
**wolf whistles**

Damn I could wrap him up and take him home!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Hahahaha, glad you like him, If you know the book, I've got the scout to do as well.

Oh and in case you didnt notice, his coat facings have changed colour since you commented, he's blue now! (was green)
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MissCassidy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
I see I see, although I quite fancied him, just a shame about the whole 1776 incident. No hard feelings though, right?
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
HAHAHAHA, well lets hope he'd left the army by then and lived happily after in peace through the revolution and didnt get kicked out as a tory after? :D
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MissCassidy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Hmm ah can resolve that lil ol problem. He can hide with me down in New Orleans (N' Awlins). We'll make a fortune selling cotton and tobacco to you sweet lil ol Englishmen an perhaps a little sugah cane to whet your whistle, or some fine rum. You know, just a little somethin somethin on th' side.

An I'd have me a big ol mansion on th' river.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
So long as you promise to feed him and tell him bedtime stories, you can have him!
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MissCassidy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
;)
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