Like most websites Classic Military Vehicle uses cookies. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Classic Military Vehicle website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more

Continue

WATCH: Combat Artists – Telling stories through art

 

While training in Norway during NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2018, soldiers in the Alliance may have glimpsed an unusual sight: Richard Johnson, standing beside their formations with a sketch pad and pencil.

An illustrative journalist by trade, Johnson has sketched conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zimbabwe.

He has sketched vehicles and troops in combat, at rest and on the move, capturing the moment.

A screen shot from Combat Artists

“I usually start with the eyes,” Richard explained. “You really just enter the whole person from there.”

In Norway, Johnson mentored US Marine Corps Captain CJ Baumann, who says he’s benefited from Johnson’s tutelage.

A screen shot from Combat Artists

Together, they sketched US Marines as they moved tanks and troops through the Norwegian countryside.

Visit the Official NATO Homepage: http://bit.ly/NATOhomepage

Posted in News

NEVER MISS AN ISSUE...

Our Instant Issue Service sends you an email whenever a new issue of Classic Military Vehicle is out. SAVE ON QUEUES - FREE P&P

*/ ?>