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Erwin Rommel (Desert Fox) by Firedrake

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Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel (15 November 1891 – 14 October 1944) was one of the most famous German field marshals of World War II. He was the commander of the Deutsches Afrika Korps and also became known by the nickname “The Desert Fox” for the skillful military campaigns he waged on behalf of the German Army in North Africa.

Rommel’s military successes earned the respect not only of his troops and Adolf Hitler, but also that of his enemy Commonwealth troops in the North African Campaign. An enduring legacy of Rommel’s character is that he is also considered to be a chivalrous and humane military officer in contrast with many other figures of Nazi Germany. more

Black and white conte pencil on brown paper. Drawn from a famous photograph taken of him during WWII, original photographer unknown.

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  • ozjami
    ozjamiover 6 years ago

    Freaking outstanding,well done Fire !!

  • alykat
    alykatover 6 years ago

    this is a really beautiful drawing, well done!

  • Tallulah
    Tallulahover 6 years ago

    Unbelievably realistic…fantastic drawing Firedrake, the detail is awesome.

  • Lisadee Lisa Defazio
    Lisadee Lisa D...over 6 years ago

    Fabulous – you talented thing you. Love the the bio too.

  • Firedrake
    Firedrakeover 6 years ago

    Thank you everyone!
    xx

  • Philip  Rogan
    Philip Roganover 6 years ago

    Excellent drawing, your skills with the pencial are unsurpassed. I also liked reading about Rommel especially his battles with Montgomery and Patton. A terrible time brings men or indeed women of history.

  • Thank you Philip! His was an interesting story, for sure.

    – Firedrake

  • Daniel Mathers
    Daniel Mathersover 6 years ago

    fantastic drawing – you convey so much character

  • Ganz
    Ganzover 6 years ago

    like WoW!

  • bites
    bitesover 6 years ago

    Excellent drawing !

  • Jing3011
    Jing3011over 6 years ago

    So so good.

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