Bombshells, artist return cards

'Bombshells' Napoleonic Wars inspired sketch cards by Soni Alcorn-Hender

‘Bombshells’ Napoleonic Wars inspired sketch cards by Soni Alcorn-Hender

For sale via my Facebook Page HERE. :)

The brief for this project was ‘sexy women at war’, so expanding on the Waterloo/Napoleonic theme of my basecard painting for this set, I imagined what it would be like if the British had some Regency-era ‘Amazons’ in their midst during the Napoleonic Wars. These are the final five (and most elaborate):

Sergeant Sarah Stoker's concealed dagger, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

“Sergeant Sarah Stoker’s concealed dagger…”

“Emma Morgan, Lieutenant of HMS Victory”

The gunners at Trafalgar, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

‘It was hot and dirty work for the gunners at Trafalgar who rejoiced when the battle was over.’

“Captain Victoria Hart, Heavy Artillery.”

'Olivia Black and Marianne Dauphin' , by Soni Alcorn-Hender

‘Olivia Black and Marianne Dauphin meet again…’

‘Bombshells, Women of War’ sketch cards

“Has Wellington nothing to offer me but these Amazons?”

I doubt the above quote was ever uttered by Napoleon himself; probably just a good line for a movie (‘Waterloo’, 1970) said while the Emperor was watching the approaching British army. Either way, I liked it.

The brief for this project was ‘sexy women at war’, so expanding on the Waterloo/Napoleonic theme of my basecard painting for this set

…I imagined what it would be like if the British had some Regency-era ‘Amazons’ in their midst during the Napoleonic Wars.

These are all the sketch cards I did for the ‘Bombshells’ trading cards.

‘Andraste of Waterloo’

'Andraste of Waterloo' by soni alcorn hender

‘Andraste of Waterloo’

A painting for the trading card set ‘Bombshells, Women of War’. I went Napoleonic. (Or Wellingtonian, rather.)
‘Andraste’ is a war goddess of the ancient Britons, said to have been called upon by Boudicca herself before battle. This is how she might look if materialising on the battlefield of Waterloo in 1815.

The inspirations for this include a very famous painting of Napoleon astride his horse (‘Napoleon Crossing the Alps’ by Jacques-Louis David), and a lovely photo of Florence Welch for Vogue.
12 x 10 inches on canvas

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