I wanted to leave one more comment for you on this. My mother was a Marine, which is why I picked that as Military service area for this character.
She passed away yesterday. I really wanted her to see this, but never got a chance to. However, she was in a military hospital when she died and there were other Marines there and she was so proud. This picture will ever be special on a personal level because I do feel it was a small gift to her and my dedication for her serving her country.
Anyhow, again, another thank-you for this absolutely amazing picture. It means just so much more to me now.
Being a US Marine, this made me stop (cleaning out the tons of notifications in my inbox) and say, this is amazing. Very well done piece with intense detail, down to the parade rest and Marine haircut. Excellent work. Semper Fi and Oorah
Goodness, this is very beautiful. It looks like it should be hanging in an office building!!! The texture and the uniform details are spectacular. He really stands out as a person, and not just a painting.
I cannot tell you how much I love this. This character is such an integral part of my series, and as familiar as his face is to my readers, it's sometimes easy to forget, he didn't look like that in the beginning.
You did an excellent job on this. The uniform is amazing. The details. And the pose you ultimately picked is perfect. And I am just floored how you managed to work with the references I gave you and create his looks, which very much reflect those of his son, but still are unique enough. I could go on and on. Literally, I was staring at him for a long time.
I know this is the first time we've worked together, but I could not be more happy or pleased. Thank you so very much.