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Manuel Rodriguez by GENZOMAN Manuel Rodriguez by GENZOMAN
Felices fiestas patrias a todos mis compatriotas chilenos :) Ojala pasen un bonito 18 junto a familia y amigos en torno a un asado (y su buen vaso de chicha :D) Saludcita!

Hi there guys! today we celebrate our national day in Chile, September 18th. Im uploading an image I done back in 2007 based in one of our heroes. Manuel Rodriguez. I hope you like it.

Bonus: Here is another Chilean hero: Bernardo O´Higgins
Bernardo O´higgins chilean


Manuel Xavier Rodríguez Erdoíza (February 27, 1785 - May 26, 1818) was a Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader, considered one of the founders of independent Chile. Rodríguez was of Basque descent.

On 18 September 1810, in the absence of the Spanish monarch, a national government (primera junta nacional de gobierno) was formed from which sprung the struggle for Chilean Independence.

In May 1811, he was named attorney for Santiago de Chile. His attitude towards the independence cause was moderate up until the arrival from Spain of his old friend José Miguel Carrera, a passionate revolutionary. the friendship between Rodríguez and Carrera (who by this time had seized control of the Chilean government) had begun to cool. Rodríguez and his brothers were detained and charged for conspiracy against Carrera. They were condemned to one year's exile on Juan Fernández island; however, Rodríguez was able to procure a document that impeded the completion of this sentence.

The government junta presided by Carrera was replaced by a new one led by Colonel Francisco de la Lastra, which Rodríguez criticized profusely in the newspaper Monitor Araucano. When the Carrera brothers were removed from command, José Miguel was concealed by Rodríguez. After recovering control of the government, Carrera formed a new junta in which Rodríguez was made Secretary. However, Spanish forces led by General Mariano Osorio advanced from the south towards Santiago. After the Disaster of Rancagua, the Spanish took back control of Chile and Rodríguez, along with many other patriots, fled to Mendoza, Argentina.

José de San Martín, Governor of Cuyo, welcomed the Chilean exiles with open arms and organized a "Liberation Army" with Chileans and Argentinians included. He saw in Rodríguez the ideal spy since he was very shrewd and skilled for this position, and furthermore, his humble origins allowed him to easily pass for a commoner. He began creating disguises and communications systems—often carrying out his duties disguised as a monk, farmer, street merchant, domestic servant or even as a woman.

He was the most-wanted man during the rule of the Spanish Governor of Chile, Casimiro Marcó del Pont. His assaults on Melipilla and San Fernando were an important part of San Martín's strategy to divert attention away from the "Liberating Army" that entered Chile and triumphed at the Battle of Chacabuco.a

After the victory the Chilean commander Bernardo O'Higgins ordered the arrest of Rodríguez who managed to escape capture and was hidden until San Martín was able to intervene on his behalf and conferred on him the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After the surprise attack by the Spanish forces at the Second Battle of Cancha Rayada, Rodríguez was instrumental in maintaining calm in Santiago amid false rumors of the death of O'Higgins. It was during this event that he uttered his most famous quote: "Aún tenemos patria, ciudadanos" (We still have a fatherland, citizens).

After the events at Cancha Rayada, Rodríguez and other Carrera supporters organised a regiment called the Húsares de la Muerte (Batallion of death). The characteristic symbol of this organisation was a white skull over a black background, symbolising their will to die in battle rather than allowing the enemy to win. However, this regiment was not considered for the battle of Maipú and was latter dissolved by Bernardo O'Higgins (he and San Martín both opposed the Carrera brothers).

Rodríguez was killed on 26 May 1818 in Til-Til by soldiers of the "Cazadores de los Andes" battalion commanded by Antonio Navarro, after being imprisoned by order of O'Higgins. His execution was extrajudicial, and it is widely attributed to the head of the government. His body was mutilated and abandoned in a trench, but a group of local peasants found it and recognized Rodríguez, burying him secretly under the La Merced's Chapel's altar in Til-Til with the help of the local priest. This was a sample of the affection the people had for Manuel Rodríguez, as well as the fear and contempt for the government of O'Higgins.

By the end of the 20th century, Rodríguez's body was moved to the General Cemetery of Santiago. It is believed today, however (after some research not yet finished), that the moved remains were not really Rodríguez's, but those of an older unknown soldier wearing the Husares de la Muerte uniform (although at the time of his assassination, Rodríguez was not wearing his legendary uniform), and that Rodríguez's body might still be buried in Til-Til's La Merced's Chapel.
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TearsFromBeyond Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Estaría bueno un Juan Manuel de Rosas con una mazorca en la mano y una expresion maligna en el rostro XD
Tornado-azul Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Javiks Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Espectacular!!! pero... para cuándo un General San Martín?? ;)
donwhitt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are a brilliant artist. You are so creative. Beautiful style!
Zyndarius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Creo que no debe haber mejor diseño de personaje para Manuel Rodriguez que éste. Felicitaciones por el trabajo.
Kefkloud Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Compadre estos dibujos hacen que me interese en la historia de mi país, realmente la raja!
naomijanus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Cuando vai a hacer uno de Jose Miguel Carrera?
Podrias hacer otro del Combate de la Concepcion, tambien.
airinlabrin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
no habra hecho un san martin por esas casualidades? .3.
yo quisiera dibujar uno pero los rostros de muchachos no me quedan tan bien y masculinos u.u
stanzs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hora si que estoy convencido de que deberia haber una version historia de chile del anime Sengoku BASARA XD
Slunfg Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Esta genial :)
Milenkachan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Conque usted, caballero, es el que hizo las ilustraciones para el álbum "Héroes" que salió hace unos años de Salo! Recuerdo este Manuel Rodríguez de ese álbum. De hecho, recuerdo que me lo compré sólo por esos dibujos, jamás le puse ninguna lámina encima para no taparlos D:
Maravilloso. Me encantaría dibujar como usted.
tamarushka Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
esperaba ver esta ilustracion en tu galeria!
Hannusan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lejos uno de mis personajes favoritos de la historia de Chile :love:
color-freak1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oohhh NICE! Bravo from the USA Buddie!
Aya-Creuset Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excelente! Sin palabras. Realmente, grandioso. Disculpa lo poco... Pero, me fascinó.
pachi1945 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
¿Eres chileno?
aMAGEnation Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is just great
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
liking this series
agumaster Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
saludos desde Argentina.Tiene un aire a comic bastante bueno, y todo junto con el cielo queda bastante bien
Mastahopo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic! :)
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
euronymus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
uta está hipersupercalifragilisticoespiralidosamente de la csm!
ugoyak Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Que dibujazo, genralmente estoy un poco en contra de idealizar a los héroes nacionales, pero con ilustraciones así, difícil resistirse :D
AntiTheDark Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
vivaaaaa la revolution! D:
DanLuna Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   General Artist
truxtonisimo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Te quedó la raja wn, si dibujas a don José Miguel Carrera te doy un hijo!!
Aeroon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
es de las cartas mitos y leyendas ?
Elinewton Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Thats great!! Really well done art and the character looks very imposing!!
medrazerblade Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
zoni-k Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Artist
¡Viva Chile mi alma!
Terrible-Dark-Blade Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aunque algo ya tarde, felicidades por el aniversario de su independencia
bakurio007 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Our my idol, you are getting better, as I like to desenhor and paint with you!
polivero19 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Esa carta era brutal, recuerdo que era una Ultrareal de la edicion Heroes. Lamentablemente jamas pude tenerla entre mis manos, a cambio obtuve al segundo perron de la hisotira de Chile: Diego Portales SP. Por que no hay nada mejor que patearle el trasero a tu oponente con los padres fundadores de tu pais, aunque con Leonidas se acerca bastante: SPARTA!!
powerino Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
está con calzas? xD
ruzovymonster Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
coooooooooool no sabia esooo
spicemaster Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Have you seen the new movie For Greater Glory? It's about the Cristero War in Mexico. It's on DVD now. Some of those characters would be awesome to draw.

The Cristero War (1926-29) also known as La Cristiada, was a mass popular uprising and attempted counter-revolution against the anti-Catholicism of the ruling Mexican government. Based in western Mexico, the rebellion was set off by the enforcement of the Mexican Constitution of 1917 by former Mexican President and atheist Plutarco Elias Calles, in order to persecute the Roman Catholic Church and its sub-organizations - a move inspired by Calles' atheism and freemasonry.
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I Didnt watch it yet, but I was waiting for the release. Very interested in the film and also in the OST by James Horner :)
spicemaster Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Its super good. Great performance. It will make you want to draw them.
IITheDarkness94II Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
excelente trabajo

y buena fiesta vecino
dale duro al asado :D
Ayito Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
ASADO??? en chile:::::. ponele...
leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Huh, so he was pushed into being a revolutionary by the dickish actions of the people he ended up fighting when they targetted him directly.

Interesting that he had such a varied career as a revolutionary too.
TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
:bulletred:A great hero,that had a tragic end. :raincloud: Your work is wonderful! :winner:
Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Very epic-looking! I am in awe at the epicness of this art.[link]
AzucenaLucero Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
genial el dibujo, muy creativa la readaptación
no pensaste ne hacerlo con Jose de San Martín? ya se que es un prócer argentino, pero está muy ligado a la historia chilena, y me gustaría verlo a tu estilo
es una sugerencia :p
rasec-dragon-91 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
despues de las fiestas patrias mexicanas caen las chilenas, interesante igual, ¡viva Genzoman! ¡VIVA!
Cosaco Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Que historia tan interesante.
Umi-Tatsuky Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Él es mi héroe favorito, es genial ver que alguien haga un dibujo con él de protagonista :la:
Felices fiestas para ti también :w00t:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Buen dibujo.
Y felices fiestas, vecino.
killjoySG Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
*Salute* You hero.
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