Wednesday, 27 June 2012

And Now for Something Completely Different

Well its a start of a new project for a new patron and this time its the English Civil War. If fact its the "Irish" regiments in Montrose's Army and first one it this chap. He is an Officer and is dress in the European style of clothing as opposed to wearing the  Irish style of clothing, he wanted a bit of class, lol. These fellas were the backbone of Montrose's Army and tough fighters by all accounts but some debate about them being actually Irish or being "Irish" from the Isles and Highlands. I personally think that they came from Ulster coming over with the Earl Antrim but who knows. Here is the Officer and I am rather pleased with him.

Officer in Montrose's "Irish" Brigade

12 comments:

  1. Nice one, PK!

    I look forward to seeing him in full techicolour in all his lacy glory!

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  2. PK: you are very skilled with the artist's tools. Very nice work! I thoroughly enjoy viewing it.

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  3. Very nice, I'll look forward to seeing this project grow, you do know this means more tartan don't you??

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  4. Lovely! Montrose and co are heroes of mine,I find this very spiffy!

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  5. Excellent work, looking forward to this as I need to improve my knowledge of the period.

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  6. Very nice drawing indeed. A lot of the 'Irish' that came over in the ECW were either English and Scottish settlers, English troops from the Irish suppression or New Irish, i.e. English and Scottish settlers of a couple of generations. Your view of them being Scottish from the small islands or highlands is also correct.

    Really looking forward to more on this

    Ian

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  7. Now that is very nice Sir.

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  8. That looks good Pete it's also bloody creepy as I've been making lists of projects for when I get home and a major one I'm looking at is doing a scots covenators army. Very odd that this would also be the same moment that you turn out this cracking sketch of the same period.

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    1. Great Minds and all old chap. I'm doing some pictures of Covenanter too.

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  9. Thanks there chaps especially as this stuff is going to a historical publisher, so I want to be as actuate as possible.

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  10. Nice drawing! Look forward to seeing more.

    http://www.englishcivilwar.org

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