No, that isn’t a typo – I meant to “dragoon” instead of “dragon”.
Dragoon is a dated term for a mounted infantryman – a soldier who rides to battle but dismounts to fight. During the 19th century the term was slowly changed to refer to any kind of horse-bound solider, a trend that was spurred* on by economy. Per man true cavalrymen cost the Crown more so by calling them dragoons the Horse Guards could get away with paying a lower rate to regimental commanders.
All of which comes perilously close to the wilderness of Non Sequitur…
One of my on-going projects is a group of generic troop figures Marc Miller is going to be using in an up-coming project – and by definition they are not too terribly exciting so I render them on 8 1/2″ X 11″ paper. Every now and then I luck into something that a) is a little more interesting and b) usable for a book project of my own. I produce those images in a larger (11″X17″) more detail-friendly format. That was the case with this drawing.
Drawn with Pigma Micron felt-tip pens of varying weights. I usually come back in with Prismacolor markers but it’s nice sometime to see just the line work for the same reason I like dimensional work in one color: it lets me soak in the detail.
- yes, I know. Terrible, terrible pun.