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BRAVEHEART featured in Shameless Self-Promotion 15 August 2011

BRAVEHEART featured in All Things Poetic, Artistic, Philosophical 14 August 2011

BRAVEHEART was drawn on the 14 August 2011 with ink and acrylic (mixed media)

BRAVEHEART is the 8th of my Top 10 Movie Series.

BRAVEHEART by Anthea Slade

BRAVEHEART follows the legendary story of Sir William Wallace, a Scottish Highlander who rallies the Clans against the tyrannical King Edward I – Edward Long Shanks. After the brutal slaying of his young bride by the occupying English, Wallace seeks revenge. Starving and outnumbered, the patriots of Scotland unite to form an army of warriors and capture the spirit of freedom, for Scotland, forever.

Mel Gibson stars as William Wallace and gives a powerful, sensitive and captivating performance of the courageous Wallace. He gives one of the most inspiring speeches on freedom I have ever heard or seen. A great leader in word and in action.

Freedom Speech spoken by William Wallace (Mel Gibson) in BRAVEHEART

“I am William Wallace. And I see a whole army of my countrymen,here in defiance of tyranny! You have come to fight as free men. And free man you are! What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?” “Two thousand against ten?” – the veteran shouted. “No! We will run – and live!”

“Yes!” Wallace shouted back. “Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!”


william wallace, mel gibson, braveheart, freedom, tragedy, loss, grief, sensitive, powerful, fight, anthea slade

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • banrai
    banraiabout 3 years ago

    like your “braveheart” very much… fine drawing!

  • Banrai thank you so much for liking my BRAVEHEART drawing.

    – Anthea Slade

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 3 years ago


  • Anna thank you my dear friend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 3 years ago

    amazing expressions..

  • LisaBeth thank you for lovely comment on his expression.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Barssel
    Barsselabout 3 years ago

    Your drawing is developing a real power…………….the bold technique translates to strength in this piece. Wonderful.

  • Adrian thank you so much for this beautiful encouraging comment.

    – Anthea Slade

  • adambogusz
    adamboguszabout 3 years ago

    very strong Anthea…love the palette too

  • Adam so glad you love the strength and the palette. Thank you so much.

    – Anthea Slade

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioabout 3 years ago


  • Yes intense is what I wanted to convey. Thank you Raymondo.

    – Anthea Slade

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 3 years ago
    Your compelling series just gets better & better Anthea , The Fantastic film with your great countryman Mel Gibson, and now your tribute sends shivers down my spine here in Scotland !

    Wow !!!!!!!!! Amazing .

  • Paul thank you so much. Yes it is a fantastic film and moves me with each viewing. Thank you for your wonderful inspiring words of encouragement.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghabout 3 years ago

    Every one is better than the last. Keep them coming! Cheers, J

  • Jerry thank you for your encouragement. So appreciated.

    – Anthea Slade

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago


  • Dear Liz thank you for this wonderful comment and your encouragement.

    – Anthea Slade

  • ClaireJane
    ClaireJaneabout 3 years ago

    One of my favourite movies too. Wonderful Anthea. x

  • Me too thank you so much my dear friend Jane. x

    – Anthea Slade

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