The First One
Given the lengths to which I’m going to redo all the artwork for 6-Commando, I thought it might be interesting to see where it all started. This, aside from some sketches, was the first 6-Commando drawing I ever did. It’s actually at the bottom of the page, as well, in with all my publishing disclaimers. Originally Mike was a lot smaller, more like a very heavy conventional tank. I have no idea how his turret was supposed to traverse with those two sensor masts at the back, and the Sentinel tanks have a much more conventional look, now. Speaking of which, if you want to Vote To See What Mr. Average Drew This Week, you’re welcome to do so!
This was a very busy and exhausting week for me. I did a lot of travelling, had meetings with contractors, subcontractors and clients, wrote enough boilerplate to fill a binder – a BIG binder. I also had the pleasure of seeing one of my oldest, closest friends get his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, and win an honors award for his work in the field, AND have several of his professors tell him he was the most sophisticated and well-rounded psychologist they’ve ever known. It was extraordinarily well-deserved, and I was thrilled to be able to be there. It was also, of course, Mothers’ Day in the United States, so I went to see my ma.
Also, on my travels, I happened to have the opportunity to see, first hand, an M60 “Patton” Main Battle Tank at an American Legion post as I was passing through Pennsylvania. They had it on the lawn. So I thought what the hell and just went over and took a ton of pictures. Though I have a very large library of reference photos, it’s rare that I have the opportunity to get such detailed and close-up ones as I did this week; it was really fascinating to be able to approach a subject that closely.
So all in all, an excellent but very worthwhile on all fronts. And now, I rest. And don’t forget, next week the guest story begins! I’m looking forward to it, myself!
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