Faces of Stalingrad

My work on the Blue Max “Rupp’s Sketchbook” has been a bit on the back burner lately as time demands within my online squad and “studying up” for the release of “IL-2 Sturmovik : Battle of Stalingrad” has used up a lot of my free time.

While reading about Stalingrad I have continued to experiment with sketching soldier characters on the ipad. I have found a number of very moving photographs and tried to capture the faces . There is so much suffering by German and Russian soldiers in this series of battles.  The first one on the left is the most successful.  Trying to develop a style that could have been a field sketch by a soldier in a sketchbook.  The ones on the right are a bit too cartoony to communicate the emotion of the situation.

Hope you like them