Soldier by Mark Smith

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Originally produced as a CD cover, commission for a small record company. CD info here
acrylic ink.

I was trying to get across (as much as possible for someone like me who has never had to deal with war) the emotional atmosphere of being a soldier during WW2, the idea fit with the title of the album; which was the only guideline I was given for the Brief other than the size requirements and leaving space for text.


acrylic ink, fields, ink, landscape, rural, sky, soldier, war, ww2, wwii

Born in Oxford UK and now living in a small town in Cornwall (UK). A major source of inspiration in my work is Landscape and natural objects; and I was heavily influenced by the work of Kurt Jackson during my years at art college. In general my painting is about creating atmosphere; I also have an interest in photography on an amateur basis.

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  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryalmost 7 years ago

    Oh my, this is a powerful work Mark.

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistabout 6 years ago

    you succeeded. excellent.

  • Thank you.

    – Mark Smith

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistabout 6 years ago

    you’re welcome. i like your style, it’s interesting because some of your acrylics have a lot of qualities of watercolors.

  • oksancia
    oksanciaabout 6 years ago

    stunning work!

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonabout 6 years ago

    Lovely use of ink. Great work.

  • Kristal
    Kristalabout 6 years ago

    great work!!

  • Arie van der Wijst
    Arie van der W...about 6 years ago

    Great work! Love it!

  • Rachel Counts
    Rachel Countsabout 6 years ago

    Awesome piece of work.

  • AndresLM
    AndresLMabout 3 years ago

    I really love this illustration! what is the size of the original?

  • Thank you. The original is approx 840mm (33in) x 297mm (11.7in); so about 2 A3 sheets side by side.

    – Mark Smith

  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 3 years ago

    Great portrait showing their aloneness when they are deployed and away from those
    they love. (That’s my take on it.)

  • thanks Marriet; yes it was meant to convey all the various feelings of sadness and loneliness that a person must feel at times when in that position, i’m glad it worked!

    – Mark Smith

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