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Washington Character Design by comic-chic Washington Character Design by comic-chic
I suppose I don't have to keep this one secret anymore...! I was holding onto it until he made his grand entrance in The Dreamer. I wanted it to be a surprise! :D

General George Washington circa 1776. Enjoy!
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Shini-dono Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
George Washington was never fat or even pot-bellied. His max weight was 220 and he was known for his athletic body. Any bulge you see in his stomach was clothing and distorted by the artist to make him look richer (since extra pounds meant extra food and the ability to lounge).

Here's a picture of his body more accurately: [link]

He was a guy that did physical work even when he owned slaves. When he was younger, he preferred to sleep outdoors than inside (until he got sick all the time). That mofo would kick yer arse :P
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Revanchist Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
George Washington.

More awesome than Chuck Norris and Mr. T put together!

A farmer who beat the most powerful Empire in the world.

A General who resisted his troops trying to make him king.

A Conqueror who gave up his comission to ensure civilian rule.

A President who voluntarily gave up power when he'd served twice.


If we all strived to be like him, our country would be better off for it.

Great picture, by the way.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional
He was amazing. I love him.

I, uh, actually have a life-sized George Washington bust in my living room next to my fireplace. ^^;
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Snoopykatlover Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
LOL! your awesome^^
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ashiey-chan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
The more I learn about Washington the more I respect and honor the man. He was a true hearted American and he fully deserves the title "Father of our Country." I do tend to agree with some other comments however, I thought Washington had a rather athletic build...but it each his own right? Your artwork absolutely floors me, I can't wait till you update every week, it's such a highlight!!!
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Jubilant-chan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Note to self: Even Founding Fathers had bits of Pudge. :)

Helloooooo beer belly! Or rum belly. Wine belly? Not too sure what Revolutionary soldiers would be drinking at this point.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional
Rum belly! :giggle:
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Snoopykatlover Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
i knew he probably had a small gut,but during thistime,dude was riiiiiiiiiiiiiiped!!!!
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Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Interesting gut he has. Though that can't compare to poor Henry Knox.
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Kostou Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is cool, but from what I've read about Washington during this time, he was basically a brute. To give you an idea, he actually lifted two soldiers off their feet with his bare hands and shook them. This was because they were participating in a snow ball fight. Just something to consider. This reminds me of John Adams or something lol.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional
Washington was the man.
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z-t-l-fire Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
um not to be rude or anything buuuuuuuuuuut...it looks like he's sporting a beer belly. *ducks*
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional
he had one. look at the portrait paintings of him from the time.
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z-t-l-fire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I was under the impression the man had an athletic physique? He was an exceptional horse rider and any rider can tell you it's a huge work out. I have seen his portraits but the only really accurate depiction of him was a frenchmans bust and whole statue; so I never really took any of his paintings as accurate. For the life of me I've got a mental block and his name just isn't hitting me but I know the man was a French artist well known for his busts. When I saw his statue I can honestly say that the dude didn't look like he was sporting a belly. Unless what I was looking at was really inaccurate?
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional
Do you mean Houdin? A lot of those sculptures are all done in the classical style, which is highly idealized.

I don't know why portraits painted by contemporaries while he was alive would be considered inaccurate? :shrug: Who knows. I never met him. I could be wrong.
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z-t-l-fire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Im alittle obssessive about the FF's and read the volumes of washington letters ( two summers reading just everything I could get my hands on and through out highschool right up to now :P ). His own grand daughter Nelly even complained how most the of portriats never could capture her step-grandfather's likeness but was astonished by how accurate Houdin's bust was. Later on Laffette remarked about the life size washington being ' the man himself ' so I always took his statues to be more accurate than his paintings. Let us not forget how his appearance changed every time he'd get a new set of false teeth...that wern't made out of wood :P

I swear ask me a question about the 1700's and I can answer it. Its really sad too, my mind gets stuck in that time period. So your char is definately not alone when she's dreaming. I had a dream once, I was visiting mount vernon and talking to Martha Washington a few months after her husbands death. Slightly creepy ha ha....and for some reason my wardrobe didnt change and she was talking to me like I was a time traveler. It didnt bother her either but I can safely say it amused me and I giggled a bit when I woke up. Haven't had a dream like that since though :sad:
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theLadyBarbossa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
LOL.. fantastic! Bravo! Looks rather good. :) Have you other figures? Even de Kalb? :::bats eyelashes::: I have a massive soft spot for the man.


~Lady B
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional
Nope, not him! Sorry! Alexander Hamilton is in my gallery though, and General Sir William Howe.
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theLadyBarbossa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
LOL.. oh, yes. I saw Howe. :) And a couple others. Like thus far. :) curious to see how the story progresses if there will be more characters and historical figures... if she will travel farther, and more. And the Peggy Shippen clip on your site by someone else was just rich! LOL She's become the brunt of some gossip by we historical minded ladies. ;) Some of it not good for her "assistance in converting" Arnold as one put it or "the honey trap" as another put it as well.
Keep up the good work. And enjoy the historical trips! If there are any workshops, conferences, or symposiums that I know upcoming, shall let you know. ;)

~Lady B
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional
That would be awesome! I love traveling, and try to do it when I can. It's just the expenses of it all. :(
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theLadyBarbossa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Yeah, I completely understand that part. Most unhappy that it costs me triple the amount to attend a reenactment or historical event than it did over 5 years ago. Just kills any hope of doing more to support the historical events, places, etc. Sad, but a reality. As foolish as it is, I still hope and pray for gas and other things to come back down.


~Lady B
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theFishWhisperer1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
George Washington...good leader, but he kinda drives me crazy because he didn't like camp women, not that anybody really liked them a whole lot, and tried to get rid of them...It didn't work because if it worked, we'd have no country! But Washington is cool anyway and this drawing is amazing! I love the color and design, excellent job!
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional
I love the man. He was willing to learn from people and take advice from them if they had better ideas. And... he usually had good ideas himself, but I think that's the mark of a great leader. He allowed his opinions to evolve over time, like his resistance at first to having blacks in the army but by the end of the war his whole opinions on race had changed because he was able to observe the men who fought for him/next to him.

If he was president again, I'd be very very happy. :D
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theFishWhisperer1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would, too! He's a pretty neat guy. He had some opinions that some might not appreciate, but he was still an awesome guy! I have one of the books he wrote on manners, it's pretty neat!
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wondering-souls Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
hahaha xD reminds me of my washington picture lol
I love the shading on this :D
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional
You might like this one then! [link] Rawr! George Washington! :D
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wondering-souls Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Hahaha! Super Washington!
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Limey-Yankee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Great depiction of Washington...I love his natural hair. I once read that General James Wolfe caused a bit of an upset when he ditched the wig and let everyone see his flaming red coiffure. Men! ;-)
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional
lol, Red hair wasn't in fashion back then! But Washington, Hamilton & Jefferson all had red/auburn hair!
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Limey-Yankee Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Haha, no wonder red-heads back then dumped powder all over their hair (except Jefferson, right?). It's rather ironic how today, people (especially women) panic when they see gray hair and use dye to cover it up. In the past it was the exact opposite! ;-)
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional
I'm pretty sure that Jefferson powdered his hair like the best of them. But it had become fashionable in America to wear your own hair rather than a wig. Something about that whole democratic, we hate aristocracy thing... ;)
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vertigeaux Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Jefferson thought wigs were too British. He never wore them again after he got back from his stay in France.
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havayosunu Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
very very professional. great job!
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional
Thanks! :D
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havayosunu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
you are welcomed. I really respect you; because you do traditional comic style, which is hard to do and rare -at least I think that way-
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18thcenturyclub Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Wow that's very impressive! His face expressions is simply amazing. Gotta love that outfit as well. :)
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional
thank you!
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18thcenturyclub Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Very welcome. :)
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earthsprite Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The face is ... oddly suitable to the portraits we've all grown up with. But may I suggest making the interior of his coat a slightly different color than that of his breeches? Compositionally it melds the tails and his legs together, making him look a little more pudgy (than his tummy implies).
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional
I think I made it a shade darker in the comic. It was the same color though on the uniform he really wore, though, so... I don't want to stray too far from that.
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lennan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
I dunno, but when I see this, I just go "d'awwww", he's so serious. *fangirls* He looks so much cooler au naturel. Did not know that about Washington and wigs. I feel enlightened now.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional
ha ha!
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sayokitsune Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
BRB, fanning self.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional
ha ha ha!!
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Neosun7 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Find it amusing that Washington has a bit of a belly. ^_^ Just makes him more real! Great job!
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DekeNicki Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
hahahaha!!!!!!!! That'll forever change my mental image of Washington... we'll talk about him in class or something and I'll just start giggling. *dies* What a good intro ;)
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional
Today I saw my mom, and she said, "Yeah... on Friday I looked at your blog and there was George Washington, swearing!" She was so offended by it...! I told her it was a real story...! ^^;
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DekeNicki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
OHMYGOSH SHE WAS OFFENDED BY WASHINGTON SWEARS?!?!? HAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!! That is so awesome@
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional
my mom, ha ha! I didn't even think that was swearing when I wrote it..! ^^;
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DekeNicki Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Hahahaha!!! I didn't either!
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