Illustration Friday: Green

Posted in History, Illustration, Illustration Friday, Military, Painting at 1:13 pm

Green Beret Army Staff Sgt. Robert Preiss

Green Beret

Specifically Green Beret Army Staff Sgt. Robert Preiss. He was reported missing in action in Vietnam in 1970 but his remains were never found or verified until 1998 when DNA forensic techniques finally made it possible. His mother never gave up hope that he was alive and she died in 1984 never knowing her son’s remains had been found. The victims of war are not always those in the war zone.

The drawing is done with a Photoshop pencil brush I cooked up and have been experimenting with. The background is watercolor. The coloring of the figure is digital.


  1. Constant Thing said,

    04.07.07 at 6:18 pm

    This is very nicely rendered, the military themed pictures you have are great. Thanks for dropping by my blog too!

  2. LDahl said,

    04.08.07 at 9:39 am

    Wow, I’m so impressed! You do fantastic work. Your theme for green was the best I’ve seen.

  3. Steve Mitchell said,

    04.08.07 at 9:43 am

    Very kind, thank you.

  4. Mike said,

    04.08.07 at 3:20 pm

    Excellent job…great work!

  5. LDahl said,

    04.08.07 at 4:09 pm

    I’ve linked to your blog, I hope others find your blog as interesting as I have.

  6. edna said,

    04.08.07 at 8:56 pm

    What a touching, wonderful illos and great technique. I appreciate your story–I grew up in a military family and what you state is very true. Thanks, also, for visiting my IF blog!

  7. Ammon said,

    04.09.07 at 10:14 am

    Great work. I really like the drawing and the great use of color.

  8. Brian B said,

    04.10.07 at 6:48 pm

    Another nice job…nice to see the respect paid to our military folk past and present…

  9. Maura said,

    04.11.07 at 5:54 pm

    Very moving.

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