Monday, 14 May 2012

Reinhard Heydrich painting

This is the final piece for my tutor's personal project which should round off another good year of illustration. Yikes! How time flies!

The frames seen show my process of painting portrait of a 60 year old Reinhard Heydrich.

Based on the novel Fatherland by Robert Harris set in an alternate history where the germans have won ww2 Heydrich has risen to assume the mantle of SS Reichsfuhrer from the deceased Heinrich Himmler.

This portrait is based on a scene in the book where the protagonist (an ss major in the Berlin police) is having a supposed staring contest with said portrait of Heydrich.

In reality Heydrich was assasinated in Prague in 1942.

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