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Pancho Villa by GENZOMAN Pancho Villa by GENZOMAN
A old Illustration done in January of 2008

may 5 or "cinco de mayo" is conmemorative date in Mexico. General Ignacio Zaragoza and the mexican army defeat in combat to the french army in Puebla. So, my salute to mexican people in this day :)... BTW, Pancho Villa is not related to this battle, but... well, u catch the point XD

Feliz 5 de mayo a los amigos mexicanos :) como lo prometido es deuda, aqui esta Pancho Villa.


José Doroteo Arango Arámbula, better known as Francisco "Pancho" Villa, came from the northern state of Durango. He was one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution. Villa with his army of Villistas joined the ranks of the Madero movement. He led the Villistas in many battles, such as the attack of Ciudad Juárez in 1911 (which overthrew Porfirio Díaz and gave Madero power), the Battle of Celaya.

In 1911, Victoriano Huerta appointed Villa his chief military commander. During this period Huerta and Villa became rivals. In 1912 when Villa's men seized a horse and Villa decided to keep it for himself, Huerta ordered Villa’s execution for insubordination. Raúl Madero, brother of President Madero, intervened to save Villa's life. Jailed in Mexico City, Villa escaped to the United States. Soon after the assassination of President Madero, Villa returned with a group of companions to fight Huerta. By 1913 the group had become Villa's División del Norte (Northern Division). This army led by Villa had numerous American members. Villa and his army, along with Carranza and Obregón, joined in resistance to the Huerta dictatorship.

Villa and Carranza had different goals. Because Villa wanted to continue the revolution, he became an enemy of Carranza. After Carranza took control in 1914, Villa and other revolutionaries who opposed him met at what was called the Convention of Aguascalientes. The convention deposed Carranza in favor of Eulalio Gutiérrez. In the winter of 1914, Villa and Zapata's troops entered and occupied Mexico City. Villa's treatment of Gutiérrez and the citizenry outraged more moderate elements of the population, who forced Villa from the city in early 1915.
Columbus, New México after being attack by Pancho Villa.

In 1915, Villa took part in two of the most important battles during the revolution, the two engagements in the Battle of Celaya, on April 6–7 and from April 13–15. Obregon defeated Villa in the Battle of Celaya, one of the bloodiest of the revolution. Carranza emerged as the winner of the war and seized power. A short time after, the United States recognized Carranza as president of Mexico. On March 9, 1916, Villa crossed the United States–Mexico border and raided Columbus, New Mexico, in a vengeance attempt against the arms dealer who sold the ammunition used on the Battle of Celaya which was useless for Villa's forces. During this attack, 18 Americans were killed as well as 90 of Villa's men.

Pressured by Public Opinion (mainly driven by Hearst Newspapers) to confront Mexican attacks, US President Wilson sent General John J. Pershing and 10,000 U.S. troops on an unsuccessful pursuit to capture Villa. It was known as the Punitive Expedition. After nearly a year of pursuing Villa, Pershing was called off and given command of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. The American intervention had been limited to the western sierras of Chihuahua.It was the first time the American Army used airplanes on military operations.

Regardless of the intervention, the loss of the Battle of Celaya meant the rise to power of Carranza and the Sonora generals.

In 1920, Obregón (one of the sonorenses) finally reached an agreement with Villa, who retired from the armed fighting. In 1923 Villa was assassinated by gunfire while traveling in his car in Parral. It is pressumed such assassination was ordered by the sonorenses who feared a suppposed bid for the presidency by Villa, breaching the 1920 agreement.

Photoshop CS/cant remember the time, but was arround 6 hours/bamboo.
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Nemesisvenom Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
That's so awesome
J-chapsthe1Artist Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
I am Mexican and I LOVE this guy! One of my ancestors hid Pancho from the American army!
Deviantbandito Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Hola, may I please use this character for my YouTube thumbnail? :D
ellobocelis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is zapata or villa?
dante396 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
actually he was kinda chubby
WinterFox51 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
This is a really amazing drawing you did! I really love it.
I have a cool bit of family history concerning him. On my Mexican side of the family (Dad's side) my great grandpa was a friend of Pancho Villa's :) He used to ride the horses with him and got in several shoot outs against the government and Americans. 
Erzherzogg Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
El temible centauro del norte XD
Georgedx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This picture is just bad***. F***ing love it.
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lucho33 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
dude, your work is awesome. Awesome!!! Congratulations! really.
Mark570 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Viva Pancho Villa!
napashini Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
I'm looking to find an artist to draw me some images for a comic book. I'll pay you of course are you interested? If anyone wants to contact me, thank you!
alex674 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
viva mexico!
DelLaNada13 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It is beautiful art my friend, just so beautiful:clap:
Hotaru-No-Kuronichi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the artwork and history lesson.
chibikagocathe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
que hermoso te quedo, yo admiro a ese personaje y orgullosamente soy mexicana y de la sierra norte, te felicito.


MajoSushi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist
me encanata!!! viva mexico cabrones!! y la feria de san marcos ajuaaAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yokill Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Te quedo genial! :)
TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Pancho Villa along with the Incas, Mongols, Somali Pirates, Zandes, Fidel Castro, and WWII Americans, British, Russian soldiers all to today are my favorite parts of history along with the equal rights movements! I LOVE history as I do with Biology, Chemistry, and everything I like to do with my downtime!
uncore Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Amigo your ilustrations are from Veracruz Mexico and i really surprised with your work...Thx.
laigged Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Hiiiiijos de la chingada aqui esta su GENERAL!!!!

cual tumba abandonada ni que 8 cuartos... Todos aqui presentes recordamos a mi general Doroteo... y Usted Maestro Genzo ah hecho la mejor representacion de el que eh visto.

victorrim Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
mm pancho villa was fatter... THATS ABOUT IT... YOU MADE AN AWESOME ILLUSTRATION..
do you use illustrator and then photoshop the details? is it necesary a wacom tablet?...
I just love your work... hands down.!
Donovan-greendust Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
¡Viva México!
Ermeneutico Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Dios Mio....GRandeee !!!
MrDusc Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Este Villa fue el que hizo me convirtiera en tu fan
terraxxx Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wórale...otro pasón épico! Yeeehaawww, man...! likey, yep, lots...
terraxxx Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wórale...otro pasón épico! Yeeehaawww, man...! likey, yep, lots...
DarkLightmus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Don doroteo, el centauro del norte, que hermosa pic, de tan sola verla me hace llorar *.*
D4rkG0th Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Viva Mexico cabrones!!!
Guilles Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Vancho Villa era un chingon.
DKSTUDIOS05 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lindo dibujo lastima que el tio sea un vil violador, maton, en mi familia del pasado tienen historias terribles gracias a este cabron : ) pero como en los libros de historia de mexico nos ponen viva este wey

fuera de eso el dibujo esta de lo mejor.
usaunseudonimo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
whoa the face really does look like Villa's, but you did him a favor though, he was like rounder XD I love it anyways, specially the clouds and the background
Arcotroll Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
copperarabian Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Photographer
"EL TOPO"! that's what I think of when I look at this O.o A movie I only now of because of film history, the first "midnight movie"

Great work!!!
saishadow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
viva villa
Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome. :D

I really like it.
budahhh Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
gotta be in mah favs.. great work!!
ZentryofChrist1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
impresionante dibujo!! :O me encanta!! :D
KujaryaM Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
poca madre!! :3

just amazing!!
ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm writing a comic where Pancho Villa will appear, so I searched him on DA and THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATION. O__O Also, the info in the description is incredibly helpful. I really really love this.
KingRedDark Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!!!!!!!! VIva la Revolusion!!!!!!!!!!!:gun:
KingRedDark Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!!!!!!!! VIva la Revolusion!!!!!!!!!!!:gun:
waterwarrior305 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
hell yeah thats my people!!! XD and the thing is they never found his head which they were offering a reward for
IndieEstef Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
tsss "El Centauro del Norte" XD con sus caballotes burlandose de los caballos que traía Zapata XD jajajajaja

Molto Molto Bene
Zazaza47 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
"Look children, iz Zorro!"
Chars89 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Chingonsisimo....took my breath away
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
wow so this is the famous pancho villa! i have a dog that came with this name..had no clue what it meant till now! wow! i learned something^^ wonderful details and pose!
KITCHSUNE Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Hola es impresionante la ilustración, el color la imagen solo tiene un detalle el atuendo de Pancho Villa es distinto, el atuendo con el que lo retratas es característico del ejercito zapatista del sur sobre todo el sombrero... (el que dirigía Emiliano Zapata) y aunque no lo creas son muy diferentes el de pancho villa es un uniforme de obrero.. ya que la Division del Norte (el ejercito que dirigía Villa) es de base minera y obrera de un color beige por eso eran "los dorados de villa".
Me encanta tu trabajo y la serie de la revolución mexicana.
FER-PMD Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Viva la revolucion mexicana!
Sodic Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
se ve excelente muy bueno, solo que villa no peleo con los franceses
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