2011-07-14 [Thunder Cid]: More more more more!
2011-07-14 [Dark Side of the Moon]: workin' on it ;)
2011-07-14 [Thunder Cid]: Awesome. I can't wait to see what you do :D
2011-07-25 [Dark Side of the Moon]: cripes, I'll have to get a camera to make these drawings look half-way decent. My scanner - it's no good. :^P
2011-07-31 [Dark Side of the Moon]: *note to self - new Lincoln scan uploaded*
2011-08-01 [jacen81]: Beautiful work!
2011-08-02 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Thank you much!!
2011-08-04 [Artsieladie]: Wow! Melanie your work is "Oh my gosh! Fantastic!" Kudos for both the topic and the the art. Simply awesome. :)
2011-08-08 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Well thank you dear! I'm working on Mr. Jefferson Davis at the moment. Hopefully will have it finished by this weekend so will have another to add to this page soon. :^)
2011-08-08 [Artsieladie]: ..And I shall look forward to seeing it. :)
2011-08-12 [Skydancer]: Places on watch
2011-08-12 [Kyrinn]: this is a must watch for a Civil War nut like me. Very awesome!
2011-08-12 [Lord Josmar]: Lincoln looks like he is giving me a "come hither" look.
2011-08-12 [Kyrinn]: O_O
2011-08-12 [hanhepi]: these are really good! finally, i'm invited to a wiki that's worth watching.
2011-08-12 [Thunder Cid]: Same here *stalk*
2011-08-12 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Thanks all! I just finished Jefferson Davis and I'm going to upload a cleaner scan of Lee tonight. I mentioned in a forum posting that it is my goal to complete one drawing a week for a year (50 - 52 drawings in all) for this particular wiki. Since it's going to be massive, I'll eventually divide everything into South and North and include some extra history, major battles, etc. beneath each portrait. Since my husband is Mr. History he can help me out with getting all of the facts straight. Hopefully anyone that watches this will not only see the artwork but maybe learn something as well. :)
2011-08-12 [Thrice]: Wow. Great job, Dark! I can't wait to see more.
And, I agree with hanhepi. "Finally, I'm invited to a wiki that is worth watching."
2011-08-12 [Paul Doyle]: Nice!
2011-08-12 [Lord Josmar]: @Celsius: What do you mean Celsius. I have never gotten an invite for a bad wiki...
2011-08-12 [Akayume]: I like dis. (:
2011-08-12 [Thunder Cid]: So much win!
2011-08-12 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Jefferson Davis uploaded and a clean scan of Robert E. Lee. Next on the drawing board - Ulysses S Grant. :)
2011-08-12 [Alexi Ice]: Ah! Love it!!
2011-08-12 [Lord Josmar]: Im going to have to start inviting people to my wikis. I keep forgetting I can do that, lol.
2011-08-13 [Lothuriel]: Oh wow!! Thank you for the invitation!
2011-08-13 [Stephen]: Nice page. :)
2011-08-13 [Paul Doyle]: Lincoln: "I don't need a neckbeard to be a 19th Century ladykiller. Just look at me!" *duckface*
Very nice renditions! The descendants of Lincoln, Jeff Davis and General Lee would be very proud :)
2011-08-13 [Lerune]: These are excellent, really. Thank you so much for inviting me to see it. =o)
2011-08-13 [hanhepi]: mort: those were forever ago. it's been months since i got invited to any wiki's as good as those! until i got invited here anyway.
2011-08-13 [Dark Side of the Moon]: The only thing I don't like about the scans here is that all of the really fine detail gets washed out, such as the lines at the corners of their eyes. The faces on the originals are more grey than what these show.
Thanks for joining everyone!
2011-08-13 [hanhepi]: my scanner does that too, but sometimes playing with the settings it will actually pick up some details.
2011-08-13 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Unfortunately, I have to use the photocopier at the office to scan these. It doesn't allow for very much of the finer detail, no matter how much I play with it. :P I might get a digital camera and take photos of the drawings outdoors to see how that looks.
2011-08-13 [hanhepi]: oh, not a personal machine. that does complicate matters.
2011-08-13 [Kyrinn]: digital cameras are a good alternative, I do that too when my scanner decides to be stinky. Just take pictures on a sunny day to get the best clarity. :D
2011-08-13 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Definitely! I have a really good digi-cam that my folks gave me, but darn it all, no one can find the adaptor to re-charge the camera. *sulk*
2011-08-14 [Dark Side of the Moon]: I swear I'll stop making changes to this page soon. After today, most of the changes will take place on the other related wikis. :)
2011-08-21 [Artsieladie]: I am delighted that I was invited and yes, even though I was already watching and admiring your work. This wiki is both informative and enjoyable. Awesome!
2011-08-22 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Thanks dear!
2011-08-31 [Dark Side of the Moon]: I promise there will be an update soon, folks. Grant is nearly finished. ;^)
2011-09-02 [Paul Doyle]: Sweet! Please keep it coming! This makes being a history buff more fun.
2011-09-02 [Dark Side of the Moon]: It shall be done! I'm kind of up in the air about what to draw next though. I think I'll create another branch of this for the abolitionists because I've wanted to draw Frederick Douglass and others.
2012-01-06 [Dark Side of the Moon]: Been away for a while, busy with other commissions. Have a few more to do and will (hopefully) be getting on with this project again. Next up on the board will be Nathan Bedford Forrest and afterward J.E.B. Stuart. Will probably be a month or so before I can get started again but will update soon as I can. :^)