Painting Sikh History: Battle Of Chamkaur
EDIT: Visit www.sikhiart.com/for-sale/battle-of-chamkaur/ for further details of the painting and close-up shots
Hey everyone! This is another painting I am working on in my Sikh History series.
This part of the Battle of Chamkaur depicts Baba Ajit Singh pouncing upon the mughal forces, about to breath his last breath.
Baba Ajit Singh is surrounded by enemies, he's trying to stay alive while taking out as many as he can. He's gona be sweating like crazy, with a red face and pumped up muscles. He's gona have torn clothes, a few arrows and bullets stuck in this body, cracked armour, blood everywhere and a spear or a sword pointing at him from every direction, and it's just a matter of time, before one of those dismembers or even kills him! ...
Info on the battle:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chamkaur
Info on Baba Ajit Singh:http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php?t...ada_Ajit_Singh
Again, being inexperience in battle scenes, I turn to God of War 2 concept art, in an attempt to gain some skill and experience painting war.
So again, I welcome all criticism!
EDIT: Sahibzada (Prince) Ajit Singh's horse has been seriously wounded, forcing Ajit Singh to fight on foot. The young Prince, after being wounded himself, notices a Mughal cannon being readied for the seige. He charges the infantry that guard it. Some high ranking Bhumi militiamen and Cavalrymen see his strategy and rush to the spot...
The story of course is based on an actual event where Guru Gobind Singh's oldest son (Ajit Singh) volunteered to defend the small fortress they were in. The Mughal army had surrounded it, and there seemed to be no escape. Guru Sahib was sending Singhs in fives to keep up the defense. Inside the fortress, many Singhs prepared themselves for death, and many defended the fort with showers of arrows, along with the Guru.