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The Heroes Unite by GeneralVyse The Heroes Unite by GeneralVyse
Commodore John Paul Jones with ornate naval sword
Colonel Liam Ross with robust sabre, and...

General Vyse with rapier wit and amusing military anecdotes....

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Ross and Jones (aliases :D) provided me with swords for this one. They're dressed as their namesakes, i chose to dress as the great Arthur Wellesley - The Duke of Wellington!!! hope you all like it!!

check out their work too!

Colonel Liam Ross:
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Commodore John Paul Jones:
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cesaralexis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
YOU MISS ADMIRAL NELSON
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camisicado Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aweosme!
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Potnky Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
Maybe I'm being nitpicky here, but the fellow in the middle's tricorne looks like it's falling off. Otherwise, nice job. =P
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
hahaha, yeah you're right, ancient picture though now! LOL
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DukeofWellington Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Damn straight i'm the Iron Duke! Well... not really. I'm not that old. But I am directly descendant from the good old chap. If there's no other candidates, I inherit the title. But that's very unlikely. In fact, several generations ago, our branch of the Wellesley family (we're cousins I believe) moved to Norway for some reason. I can't recall why, I think it had something to do with the mining industry there, which one of my great grandfathers had large shares in. Anyways moved to Norway and great grandpa changed our name to a Norweigian one, Dalshaug. We moved back to England at the outbreak of the Second World War, and the Norway name stuck. I'm considering changing the family name back to Wellesley when i'm head of the family. My father won't allow it though, I don't know why. We should be proud of that ancestry, not hide it with some Norweigian name.

Anyways, I can't draw great but i'm learning and getting better. Currently i'm doing a self-potrait of me, in Wellingtonian uniform, waving a cocked hat like Wellington himself did to signal the general advance at Waterloo. I don't have a scanner, so i'll probably take a digital photo of it then upload it to my computer from where I can upload it to Deviantart.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
aww man! get a scanner! i bet you're being modest too! there's me, colonel liam ross and commodore john paul jones all doing artwork from this era, we're sort of buffs for it all, only they know a lot more than me! i say you take the wellesley one back! of course you arent the iron duke himself, but theres no denying your heritage, and you have ervey right to be proud of it! general vyse was in charge of the kings dragoon guards at waterloo, i think, and im a relative of his, all i have is the middle name though; david vyse bell-hartley.

still, im very envious of you! (sir) ever considered a similar career to his?
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DukeofWellington Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
Awesome! I love history, and Wellesley is one of my favourite figures. His wry humour, and simple anecdotes always amused me. It seemed more... human that Napoleon's grandiose and pompous stuff, compare:
"Up Guards and at them again" Wellesley ordering an attack during Waterloo
to
"From the heights of these Pyramids, fourty centuries look down on us!" Napoleon before a battle in Egypt.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
my god! my heart leapt when i heard your name!!!! he is a fantastic character, and i love all those things; like the time during the peninsula war when he came across a british sentry holding his rifle and that of the french sentry who had just gone to the local tavern to get them both something to drink!!!!! or when he stopped a soldier running off with a beehive: "where'd you get that my good man?" the soldier not recognising him replied "over the hill there, if you hurry there might still be some left..."

do you draw at all?

im becoming obsessed with all things wellington myself!!! though if you're wellington, im a subordinate! [link]
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UnicornPoki Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
wow! great! I like
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
hahahaha thanks!!!! :D
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UnicornPoki Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
I really like :)
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome...and damn, you sure can churn these drawings out like there's no tomorrow!! :D
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
hahaha well this one was brewing for a week, colouring them in is such a chore, more than half my drawings dont get da'd because i cant be bothered to colour them!!!!

planning loads more soon though!!!
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL yeah...I never color my drawings, lol. I have one that I colored on my own, and the other color one was colored by my buddy from Wales.
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huzzah! That is jaw dropping! :D :D :D
I wonder what we're thinking...
"Is Ross thinking what I'm thinking?"
"Get the American!!!"
"One versus two? ;)"
LOL!
I'll start my "Musketeers" soon!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
can't wait for the musketeers though! lol
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha! All for one and one for all!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
aye! one for all!!!! (on that note, if we were the three musketeers, who is who? (aramis porthos and athos) and further more who is dartagnan?
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, its a take off of the musketeers. My idea behind the piece is three elite sharpshooters have been sent to Eruope to fight Napoleon alongside Wellington's forces. What's odd about them is one chooses to uphold an old family tradition and wear his father's uniform from 1765. Stranger yet, British Parliment has hired an American to join them. Its only the turn of the century, so the War of 1812 hasn't started yet. And the third is armed with the latest in sharpshooting equipment- a pioneer in the marksman trade. :)
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
hahahaha sounds fantastic! lol, but what i meant was, as a joke, if we were the real musketeers who would be who? lol,

i think i can guess somehow, who is who for yours! :D
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm. Who then? (Seen or read "The Man in the Iron Mask"? GREAT STORY!)
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
yeah i did see the film (and the modern 'count of monte cristo' which is also phenomenal!) , and it was great. i'd probably be athos the bitter one! lol
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
hahahahahaha no idea what shes thinking! i look fairly demented though! lol! she certainly doesnt look happy! lol

glad you like it!!!! did you like the medal? i think it was a medal of honor wasnt it?
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it was awarded to him by the French during the American Revolution. The whole Medal of Honor thing picked up in our Civil War.
I say... you've got some ornate hardware on your outfit there. :)
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
i know, i dont reakky know what the collar one is, i saw wellington wearing one in a film, i saw another similar one at auction today and its a 'mayors medal'?!!?!? the other, is an order of the bath emblem, very auspicious! but i also like the coldstream guards, so its a nod to them as well. shame i didnt get the medal right, i figured he might have been one of the first recipients!!!! lol
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It still looks great!
Whats weird about Jones is that, well, he wasn't even an American... he was Scottish. A bold, dashing character with a good head of thick red hair. (Sort of how I've become associated with him. I'm into the Revolution, Naval History, and the red haired ROTC cadet with a good number of ribbons and rank really puts the cherry on top. :))
The medal looks prety French- the blue ribbon and it looks like white dots/ stars looks like the whole blue field and fleur de'lis sort of theing the French would put into their awards. So I like it! :D :D :D
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
hahahahaah excellent! well intriguing that hes a scot! i have scots ancestry but from the borders! hopefully and i might be ano officer myself someday, you need 180 points to be one, i have 770!!!
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha! 770?! :D
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
yep, somehow, i reckon i'll be a general afterall!
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57Drawinc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
Very nice touch! .. Putting your figures against that aged parchment!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
thanks! the background is really 4 or 5 different layers of old paper, with a bit of ww1 type overlaid!

really sets them off though! i used to just have plain backgrounds, but this lifts them off the page... i think lol
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
This looks great, General!! All the details are spot on! I'm loving those regimentals. Looks like the 15th Foot to me. :)

General Vyse with rapier wit and amusing military anecdotes.... LOL Too funny. We could still beat you up though. Especially with that rather robust sabre. :D I'll be working on mine tonight and over the weekend too.

But you must tell me - how do you want General Vyse to look? Physically-wise? Tall, short, fat (ha ha), what colour of hair, eyes, etc? Complexion? And what do you want to wear?
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
do what you yhink is best, easiest thing is to draw me! -skinny (28"waist!!!) 5'10 tall, dark hair blue eyes, and fairly pale complexion but ruggedly-stubbly (not sure officers should look that way! lol) as for the kit? i dont know, ill put my lord lieutenants uniform on and get a pic of it if you want, it might help, but any good old infantry uniform would do

apparently the uniform is the 'buffs' (general howards regiment of foot)
most annoying bit was all the lacing, took a while to colour thats for sure! lol,

did you notice Jones' medal of honor too??? :D and my coldstream guards emblem? detail detail detail!!!! :D bet you're dying to read the paper in the background too (genuine ww1 page from 'le miroir')

could you beat me up?? hopefully i could stir up enough militia in five minutes to protect me! lol
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sounds good, Vyse. Except.... things have changed a bit. I've decided to draw all of us as WWI pilots. XDDD So, Jones is going to fly for the USAF, I'll be flying with the German Jasta 5 (was originally thinking of a Lafayette uniform but then Ross would end up looking too much like Lufbery :D) . So, how about you then? I was definitely thinking RFC. Any preference on tunic style?

Yeah, the detail in this is great. Lace shading is a pain to do. Ugh. And I'm still pretty sure we could beat you up, militia or not. Ha ha.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
awww no fair! lol, must think of someway to beat you! lol!!! the ww1 aces idea seems great! i'm still trusting your judgement! make it what you like! jasta 5 is going to be cool, but whats wrong with looking like lufbery? lol.

i read that you are or were being paid to do a book on wolfe? damn you're cool... everyone i talk to online puts me to shame; i really will have to join the army or something!!!

...actually, the general might not even be there when you want to take him, probably at a soire or being measured by a tailor for a new suit in st James'... lol
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha ha, glad you like the idea! Yeah, I'm pretty pumped about it... now I just need to find some time. Trouble is, I need to be in the 'zone' you know... Got to get the perfect image in my head and then work from there. I just happen to be in the zone for a lot of other drawings right now. Soon, though! I promise!

And there's absolutely NOTHING wrong with looking like Lufbery. At all. Not in the remotest sense.
He's also the epitome of pilot HAWTNESS :D

Thing is, I want Ross to look like...well... Ross and if I go with a Lafayette uniform, I know I'm just going to end up drawing Luf. We'll see though. I might just break and bend under the pressure!

Yeah, that was my summer job last year. Managed to get a grant from the University to work on the book. As it stands now, it's about half finished but I'm going to rewrite what I have since it's pretty pedantic. Wolfe's also sort of fell by the wayside now in favour of other things (WWI, hockey, aviation, etc). I'll probably pick it up again at one point but it's on the backburners for now, anyways. Aww, don't feel bad, though. A lot of people here freak me out too... especially some of their wicked good art. I think it's amazing that you've got the militaria collection you do, especially since we're just about the same age. Wild, I say.

Ha ha, well thanks for letting us know. I'll direct the strike team accordingly. :evillaugh:
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
shit! noooo runs to his carriage!!!!!

i know what you mean about the 'zone' im in a napoleonic one at the moment! lol, just got a break from college/uni work so im releasing all that pent up energy into deviantart drawings!

hope you get that book done though, specially because of the money! lol.

can't believe how good some people are on here either! though yeah my extensive milli collection is impressive but its all the hard work of my wallet, not me! lol

...the general...erm...hides...
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
AHAHAHAHAAAAA! Run, General, run! You'll have to go fast to keep your distance between me and my SAS squad. Mwahahaa.

Oh, totally. I'm in such a 'Lufbery' zone right now that I'm incapable of doing pretty much anything else, including eating and doing schoolwork. It's dreaful. :(

The book will probably get finished at one point though. The grant was for a research project and I certainly did enough research over the summer to qualify for my pay.

Yeah, I can't believe some of the people on here. The ones that really get me are the 14-16 year olds who draw as though they've been doing it for fifty years.
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sketchysquirrel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007   Filmographer
Lots of great detail on the clothes... very nice!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
aww thanks, it really was an effort!!!! lots of pouring over books just to get it right!!!!
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