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ww1 - Western front , Artois -1918 French gunner by AndreaSilva60 ww1 - Western front , Artois -1918 French gunner by AndreaSilva60
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YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016   Digital Artist
I really like this one, you can get the sense of the emotion of the man, the movement, and the chaos around him. This is fantastic. :)
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Thank you so much, every time I try something new :)
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Gozac1198 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
Amazing work, dynamic and draw perfectly !
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Thank you my friend, you're very kind.
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Gozac1198 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome , your art is really fantastic !
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconanybronym0ti0n:
Anybronym0ti0n Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Not the Chauchat, he's not going to hit a single shot with it!
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:iconhistorian-js:
Historian-JS Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
or the mag will fall off after the first shot XD
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neinine9 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Great work! :D (Big Grin) 
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Thank you :)
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werejaguar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
The glory that is France, although I prefer a Lewis gun or BAR even as heavy as they are.  I had an action figure that was of the British army had a Lewis gun and a Webley that is a great combo, Americans I think had colt 1911s or 1917 to use, I wonder what, or if the French did the same?
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Well, it had many troubles in the loader design, if dirty or a little bent the weapon jams, the BAR was excellent, even then quite heavy.
And yes, french gunner often had the revolver Modèle 1892 as spare weapon.
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werejaguar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Ah thank you I was wondering that
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
:)
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job as always!
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Thank you my friend!
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome^^
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
:)
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Captain-Torr Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no Old Boy I wouldn't want to be that guy, he's got that horrible Chochat machine-gun. Why they came up with such a horrible design I don't know. However you did a great job on rendering this guy, obviously he's running across no mans land. If I have one criticism the gun looks a little to foreshortened. But still a beautiful piece. 
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Thank You Captain, and you are right, even if it's in perspective, it look a little foreshortened  :)
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Captain-Torr Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome. The weapon in question is not one I would choose if my life depended on it, I have heard too many bad things about the Chochat. Honestly if I was that guy I would throw it away and grab a rifle, the rifle would have been more reliable and sturdy.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
It seems that in itself does not shoot bad, the problem was the charger, always  filled with dirt and it bent the edges.
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Captain-Torr Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well all it takes is that little bit of dirt at the wrong time, like under fire, a jam and then a casualty because the weapon didn't work. The US Army was issued these same weapons in WW1 and they were a disaster to the crews that carried them. The weapon may function well but it has to be in pristine conditions, also the weapons were not built for mass production, so there for to fix it you couldn't just take parts from another for no two were ever alike.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Yes, it was the wrong weapon in the right moment, Italian Army after had  distributed it to the troops,  found the weapon unsatisfactory and replaced it with the double-barreled Villar Perosa, that had its trouble too ;)
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Captain-Torr Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it was issued to American forces in WW1, but only because some bean counter in Washington was concerned that the enemy might get its hands on a captured Browning Automatic rifle. BAR's could have been issued instead but no government logic left our forces with a substandard weapon.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
I didn't know this story, I though that the BAR went too late to partecipate ad WW1
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Artigianista Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Impressionante.
Puoi fare illustrazioni dei suoi antenati celtici? :)
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Sto disegnando un loro grande nemico, un legionario romano ;)
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stopsigndrawer81 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, did I inspire you?  Nice work!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Lol, maybe Jesusfood too, lot of Chauchats.
Well, I've scheduled two french infantrymen, one in Blue Horizont, the other with the flamboyant red trousers uniform, i've just drawn four times the Lebel, so it remained a Berthier or a Chauchat.........
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stopsigndrawer81 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have one up in my gallery of a French infantryman from 1914, did about 1-2 years ago I think. I also have a Lebel with three early 1890 Berthier carbines in another drawing. I'll have to check your other ones out.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
We are walking on the same path my friend :)
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2Dino Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
Polios had an amazing uniform, the horizon blue was really a clever ideia (too bad they didnt used it as it should,i mean, in front of a clear blue sky in a flat terrain). 
 Nice drawing! Can i ask you what you use to paint? Thanks!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
It was a very used color, Romanian, Austro-Hungarian, Portuguese, the uniform were a mess, people lived in the trench mud :(

Well, I do sketches quite rough  with a soft pencil, a 3B or a 6B,  then I took a photo, and then I use The Gimp.  I really love the Gimp, it's  free and very powerful, but it isn't so user friendly like photoshop.
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2Dino Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
The Portuguese! I forget that the portuguese used those (during their Estado Novo i guess).
 Thanks for sharing that! I usually do my things on Photoshop 7.0 (a kinda older one),i guess i will try Gimp soon
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
You are very welcome :)
I use Gimp with window 7 and on Linux Fedora 16 distribution, it's very stable.
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PavelKirilovich Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
"Keep up!"

Great energy in this piece. I have nothing more to say than give this video a watch sometime; www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCwP3D… . I found it very interesting, one of the few instances where technologically driven historical inquiry has something useful to add to the discussion.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Thank you , also for the link :)
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artkronecker Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work! Great sense of action. Brave man, running towards German machine guns.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Thank you!
Poor men, they had to.........
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Der-Himmelstern Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Nice.
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Thank you so much.
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Der-Himmelstern Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
No problem, tour art's quality deserve it.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Thank you very much :)
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heavens-champion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Very good.
Too bad the Chauchat was a lousy gun. They could have used them as clubs, but the enemy machine guns would have mowed them down before they could get close enough.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
The Italian army used it, then it was not satisfied and replaced it with the Villar Perosa, but it had a very weak bullet, a 9 mm Glisenti.
Nevertheless it was the most widespread light machine gun of the WWI, cheap and quick to build.  Thank You very much :)
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heavens-champion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
You're welcome.
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PavelKirilovich Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Regarding the Chauchat LMG, this may be of interest to you: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCwP3D…
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Thanks :)
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heavens-champion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
You're welcome.
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