June 15, 2007

one more hero: The Unknown Soldier -- nelly



The Unknown Soldier is the physical manifestation of all unidentified fallen soldiers from all the wars in history. He is represented by the Eternal Flame. Throughout time the fallen soldier has taken many different forms and appearances. He is a legend; he represents those soldiers that are forgotten as well as the innocent victims of war. Taking a bullet from a weapon from the unknown soldier is said to condemn the victim to a never ending purgatory if your soul is deemed unworthy. By contrast, a pure soul dies a quick, painless death and everlasting peace.

4 comments:

P.M.Roth said...

This guy is awesome! I like his line of action and the incidental brush strokes of the flames and background give the whole piece a feeling of looseness and life.

Tony Bui said...

You have quite the imagination my friend.

Andrew Harkins said...

Wow this is kick ass. I could see this developed into a full on cmoic series. I like the concept of the changing uniform through different times and different wars. The combo skull and flame remind me too much of ghostrider though, so maybe one or both of those things could be reworked. Really awesome job though, and nice striking style.

Jaime Ramirez said...

I love the loose brush strokes you have here Nelson. The style reminds me of Jim Lee's Deathblow series and also Frank Miller art style. Great story concept too.