I am going to submit some cool stuff today and two of the lessons will be military related. My ten year old brother is obsessed with the military, and because of that once in a while he will ask me to do a tutorial on something he really loves. Two days ago he asked me if I could draw him a lesson that could teach him "how to draw a soldier", step by step. My response to him was “I already have a lesson on a cute chibi soldier”. He looked at me in a way to say “are you serious”. Well, needless to say he didn't want some kiddie looking soldier he wanted me to draw a wicked cool soldier that was in fatigue and fully equipped with a military issued weapon. So, that is what I drew. You guys will learn "how to draw a soldier”. The soldier I drew is my depiction on what my brother will look like all grown up and ready to go. Of course I don't think any man or women should be fighting battles unless it is absolutely necessary. For instance, if our freedom was being threatened to be taken away from us, I would fight that war myself. But if my country is going out there invading other countries for someone else's benefit, then you can count me out. Let's just get off that subject shall we? Anyways a soldier is a man or woman that is a member of their countries armed forces. Whether it be a Marine, part of the Army, Navy, or some other form of military complex. Now if you are a soldier that is from another country and your are asked or hired to carry out certain missions, you will then be called a mercenary. Mercenaries come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and ranks. Speaking of ranks, lets talk about the certain levels or official technical names used to describe what an individual is. There are soldiers that are called troopers, commandos, infantrymen, marine, paratrooper, ranger, sniper, seal, engineer, gunner, tanker, and they are even called dragoons. There is so many different ranks as well for each soldier that is a part of a different unit. There is different military ranks for the Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marines. My grandfather was a Marine in the Vietnam war, and my great grandfather was also a Marine during WWII. I guess you could say that my heritage or bloodline is filled with loyalty, honor, and discipline. I feel that every man that steps foot into a war, they are really fighting because somewhere down in their soul, their ancestors fought for survival, and most importantly FREEDOM. Even though my country is lost in their own puddle of mud, and because of that we as humans are loosing the one thing that this country has always fought so hard to keep. We will one day find our way back to peace, and individuality making us free men once again. I hope that we as a race are not so diluted that the path toward the light is too foggy to push through. Only the strong will survive, and the weak will perish. That's the way it has always been, and that's the way it will always stay. Have fun guys learning "how to draw a soldier step by step". Remember, freedom isn't a gift, it's our God given right!