The last one today, an Austrian cuirassier. Well then, where is the cuirass, you might ask. As it hides much of the regimental uniform detail and was worn virtually only in battle, it seems reasonable to leave it off. I might get round to doing one wearing the cuirass, eventually...
I'm never quite sure at what point to leave the very fiddly details. At this sort of resolution very fine detail can be lost anyway but in this case, as it is a rather plain uniform, I have drawn the fastening and small buttons on the breeches to add a little variety. In the original vector drawings all detail is very crisp at any magnification but these bitmap images are really quite coarse. It is a pity in some ways that there is still no compact and widely accepted vector format on PCs.
Friday, 29 June 2007
Posted by David at Friday, June 29, 2007