My next painting will be of Colonel Lucius Fairchild of the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. It will be a huge step up from the drummer I just completed as it will include a full background with officer tents and other things associated with an army camp. I originally was going to do the painting in oils, but decided to stick with a water based media instead. Here is the drawing of Fairchild drawn out on tracing paper. This will be transfered to multimedia artboard for painting. I still may add some more camp furniture and possibly a few smaller figures in the background. As the painting will be a portrait piece I do not want to make it too busy. At the same time I do not want the camp to seem deserted.