My good friend Joe is a Captain in the U.S. Army. As a favor to his wife who is heading up a military family support group, I illustrated this cavalry rider for her to make tshirts out of. I hand drew the entire skeletons of the rider and horse. It was referenced from a haggard, low resolution photo of an old patch so I had a lot of improvising. I did a quick reference study on ole’ Google for skeletal anatomy on both accounts and after a handful of tweaks to the details and arm position, we were set.