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The Three Musketeers by CdreJohnPaulJones The Three Musketeers by CdreJohnPaulJones
The Three Musketeers

For my fellow history geeks, General Vyse and Colonel Ross. :)

Sharpshooter Jones- An American sent for by the English Parliment. He is supposedly the best sharpshooter in the New World. He wears the uniform of a lieutenant in the US Army, 1808. He carries the most deadly weapon ever made in the Americas: The Kentucky Flintlock. This rifled, extended version, equipped with a brass sighting tube, can accurately fire a ball at a range of 400 yards.

Sharpshooter Vyse- As the best marksman in the 95th Rifles Regiment, Vyse was called up by Parliment to join the elite trio they were putting together. He wears the rank of General, which he earned through his excellent shooting in the heat of battle. His weapon is the most deadly ever created by the British: The Baker rifle. The usual design is only about three and a half feet long, but this personal weapon comissioned for Vyse's specific use is nearly double that. The barrel is tarnished to better conceal his position.

Sharpshooter Ross- Ross prides himself as being the best shot in the King's 25th Foot. He wears the gorget of Colonel. What makes his skills so outstanding is his ability to achieve impossible shots with a mere brass sighting tube. His Brown Bess musket is otherwise unaltered. At his hip is his favorite weappon... the heavy saber known as the Highlander. Crafted by the Scotts, it is a blade sure to hack anything to pieces.

Hope you lads and lasses like this! :D
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TheIrishSoldier26 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I enjoy learning about the Colonial Era and i give this a 10/10 =)
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koach2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
The third guy reminds me of my epic shot on an officer... with a Long Land Pattern... 500 yards away...

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VelenSnowdrop Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Sighting tubes? Bah, some of the best Baker shots where achieved with the iron sights. :P Nice pic otherwise!
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankee!
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bigbellyfatbob Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Very beautifully drawn and coloured! But I have to ask...what's going to happen to this team when the War of 1812 breaks out...?
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh heh heh... very good question! ;)
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SuzumeGhost13 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
At first sight...I though the red soldier is British...and the green one is Russian...and the blue one French..
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Nope I have never heard of NationStates, but It looks interesting.

Most of my maps are Alternate History, which is part of science fiction where stories (or in my case, maps and flags) are written about what would have happened
The colonies never rebelling, the CSA victorious, Nazis flags over the Kremlin, Buckingham place and the White house that sort of thing.
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, well, if you are interested in nation simulation and "what-ifs", then I'd suggest hopping on to NationStates. Pretty fun! :D
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Already beat you to it, Hail to The Commonwealth of Greater British States!
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha ha! Very good!

I'm The Armed Republic of North Devia (circa 1952), residing in the region of "The South Pacific".
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Why not come to the Imperium Romanum? I covertly slipping the union jack into everyone flags.
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, I'm a sailor. The Pacific is my element. ;) Plus, though I am an Anglophile, I'm an All-American and a Patriot. (I am proud of the America of yesterday. Today's America needs an overhaul and should revert to its status during WWII...)
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Nah American needs to be a Jeffersonian democracy, leaving Europe and East Asia to empire building.
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In all honesty, I would prefer to live in America circa 1812 if given the choice. The only part I wouldn't like would be the slavery issue. I was born exactly 200 years late... if I had been born in 1790 and not 1990, I'd have been 22 years old in 1812... perfect for being an officer in the USN!
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Edit: What could have happened.
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lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
A fine drawing. Worth a shilling. Here why not take it...
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankee sir! Glad ya like it!

Question: Took a look at your gallery... are all these maps for NationStates or something? They are very interesting (though as a very old fashioned and patriotic American, I hope the USA doesn't shatter... though I suspect we will weaken a bit in the next 50 years).
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TheDauphine Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Excellent job on the uniforms :D
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankee! :D
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TheDauphine Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
You're welcome! :)
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BlueDeathRose Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
Hmmm...and you said people weren't your forte..they're awesome...wow look at hte details and the faces?? wow impressive..btu of course I expected nothing less form you Frank ^.^
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was one of my lucky ones... they happened to turn out looking good. And perhaps I'll get better at people now that I'm learning some new tricks from Mrs. Trefethen (my art teacher).
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
Ha! its so great to see Ross in a pic with other folks. (no offence to anyone else but he's the one I'm farmiliar with due to costuming) Anyways, about the art, I think the proportion is really well done and I love the detail. I tend to sketch myself and so am never able to produce anything on quite that level of detail.
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thankee! *Doffs hat* Your costuming is quite superb! :)
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
And thanks to you aswell, I rather pride myself on the costuming (though in the grand scheme of things, and acording to most of my friends, its a pretty lame hobby)
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lame?! I say that it is not! And do seek inspiration from the good Colonel Ross, for your hobby is not "costuming", but rather collecting and making clothing, it is merely from another period. Her signature reads along the lines of "You know you're a re-enactor when you have more period clothes than you do modern and the period items are in better condition!" ;)

I take it that your friends do not appreciate history? :| What a shame, it is so facinating!!! :D
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
I must say that niether is it my inclination to think of "collecting and making clothes" as lame or pathectic. Therefor, to prove said point I am spending my winter holiday in the construction of a Jacket, of a period from 1775 to 1785 and commonly called a Caraco. I have for myself no vacation ambitions that do not, in some way, relate to sewing. Perhaps I should amend my prior statement to call myself fenatical not lame. ;)

While I believe that my friends enjoy history as much as any other, they do not share my passion for counted stitches and fine white linen.
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol! :) Ahh. I get it.

Lookin' forward to seein' the jacket! :D
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I was having fun with my frase-ology. (I tend to get more verbose the more tired I am and I tend to check for dA comments right before bed...)
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. I tend to check after I finish homework, then right before I retire for the night. :)
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like General Vyse the best...the green uniform, cape and tarnished rifle make him, for me, the best of the three, most suited to concealment; sniping Is my personal favourite method of warfare :)
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aye, it is an exciting method! :)
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UnicornPoki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
wow! very realistic!
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :) Glad you like it!
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UnicornPoki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
;)
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, bravo, Jones! This is REALLY well done! Ha ha, best shot in the regiment! That's right. :D The colouring is superb. What sort of pencils do you use? You must have to go over everything like ten times or something for that level of opacity. Those regimentals look immaculate too. Love your coat, btw. How long did this take?

I must apologize, I've been rather slow with this project but like I've been telling Vyse, I need to get in the 'zone' first and get a really good image in my head (need to find the time too!). I find I'm really anal with art and if I can't get it 100% the first time, I feel like I haven't accomplished anything! Ah well. We'll all be making an appearance over the next month or so. Reading break is coming up and I might have some free time.
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here, if it doesn't look amazing the first go around, I feel crappy and unaccomplished. :)
I use a base color of Roseart markers and go over that with Prismacolor pencils. Their leads are thick and smooth, I press down hard and get a great finish, then I go inthere with a black, brown, whatever is needed to give it texture, shading and the like. :) Took me a couple days to imagine it, get into the zone and draw it. Then another two to color it. :) (I've got time to kill on weekends right now, its between track and cross country seasons, so the usual race almost every Saturday isn't happening right now. :))
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, it's a pretty bad mindset, eh? Just about cripples the creative process. Looks like I might have to get myself some Prismacolor pencils - I've heard good things about them. God, you'll get out of shape with all this sitting-around-doing-art! I need to run some more too - I don't do it competetively or anything - just mostly to stay in shape for hockey.
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hockey eh? Sounds fun! What position do you play? How's the team? (I know very little about hockey... bear with me if i don't understand you position! :))
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, it's a tonne of fun - definitely my favourite sport besides equestrian-related stuff. I play left wing which is a forward position - it's pretty much our job to take the puck into the opposing end and try to get some shots on net. My team is great - it's co-ed and we just play recreationally - nothing too competitive. :)

How long have you been running?
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Since 2002. I started small, 3-4 days a week with low mileage. Now I'm running everyday about 8 miles minimum. After this Spring, I plan to start running "two a days". A morning run and evening run. I'm pretty competitive in my running, next Fall I'm going for first place in the reigon. :)
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
fraid im not a perfectionist, if it aint right, hide it... thats my motto! hence unusually thick hair in places, and strange medals poking about - all to cover mistakes! lol

oh yeah, the duke of wellington has appeared! - a uk deviantart person?!?!?
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha! I've done that every now and then myself. Whoops, we'll just give him a Purple Heart. "For bravery and rumpled clothes!"
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
hahahahahahah
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Mayku Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Professional Artist
Realy nice done! The clothes, the positions, the details... great job! ^^
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I had fun creating this! :)
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
:love:!
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! :D
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
my god sir! thats fantastic!!!! and exactly as you said; always better still!!!! you've done a masterpiece!!! i really like the narrative as well, i think we'll have to do even more like this one!!!! love the uniform and especially the tarnished barrel, what a good idea!!! absolutely cracking!!!!

the other uniforms are fantastic too, ive got to do another 'generalstaff' for all the people i missed in the first one, though it's 50% american so i'll be doing a lot of your uniforms!!!! ross of course always looks outstanding! a proper soldier!

ive got another idea for a pic, designing our own ships?!?!!? im sure you've got some parameters and designs we can work from, and maybe after a battle? seems a bit ambitious at the moment but tell me what you think.

im still going to be putting out ross jones and vyse work of other contexts though :D
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