Chindwin Crossing
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I recently finished up another WW2 illustration for the ‘Soldiers of Empires’ project, depicting the Japanese army’s disastrous night crossing of the Chindwin River in Northern Burma. Hundreds of men were killed, thousands of cattle, mules and half of their ammunition was lost as the Japanese massively underestimated the crossing. Front and centre is Private Ito, who is cradling a bottle of Sake from the Emperor himself which was to be shared with the officers after the crossing. This was the most challenging, research heavy and envelope/sanity pushing illustration that I’ve ever completed.

Simon Carr
Gelnica, Slovakia

I am a Freelance Illustrator and Senior Graphic Designer. I have 25 years of professional experience and my art is exclusively digital with a base in traditional mediums. I've w… Show more.

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Over the course of several series books, Simon has been an absolute pleasure to work with — he’s talented, professional, and detailed. He deftly translates entirely imagined worlds into amazing works of art that make those worlds real on the covers of our books. His talent speaks for itself in his portfolio and I would recommend him to anyone looking to work with an expert in character and scene illustration.
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