I am based in Tadley, Hampshire.
As an artist, what makes me stand out is my passion for research and looking at the details. I will always look to improve my skills with knowledge and a lot of practice. My main interests lie in Military History; I find studying arms and armour fascinating, and take great interest in researching all historical periods. I also enjoy the science fiction and fantasy genres, such as Star Wars, 40k, Tolkien and Marvel. All of these elements add to the development of my artwork.
Historical European Martial Arts
I am an instructor at Basingstoke HEMA. I teach how to use various weapons in different styles. For example, I teach German Longsword techniques from the 15th and 16th centuries. All lessons require independent research, and reading of books with translated versions of the original manuals of the time; this demonstrates strong self-motivation. This knowledge of History and martial skill, gives me an edge in creating accurate and practical art and designs.
I have a YouTube channel called ‘Robbie McSweeney’, which discusses a wide variety of topics about film, games, history and zoology. Click Here to view my YouTube channel.