I’m really quite happy with this piece. I knew I had a lot of work ahead of me when I first received the commission, and I was right. This piece took a LOT of reference and research time to get things sorted for each figure and weapon type. Honestly, the weapons probably took the most time to do out of everything. I think I spent a cool hour and a half+ on the M240B alone. Lots of bouncing between reference material and looking up new details on the fly while I drew it. That’s one of the downsides to doing military illustrations, if you’re not careful, it’s all wrong!
The final drawing has names and the squad designation as well. But for the preview I’ve left them off. Never know who’s still out in harms way!
Swift. Silent. Deadly.