thanx, zakon! i really had no idea where the original statue was resting. i had a photo taken of this (copy) base-relief hanging on a wall in an art gallery a few years back. so just to make it clear to you: this is not a drawing, this is a pyrograph (Pyrography - pyrographer) just like in Photography - photograph - photographer. Basically it's the good old wood-burning, but just done... differently. different tools, different technique, different approach. the image was burned into the wood by hand, using soldering iron type tools. unfortunately, still no PYROGRAPHY ART SECTION in Deviantart... that's why you see it in the woodworking - craft section ))
the only reason I pointed out that there IS an actual statue of a dying soldier as pyrographed by yourself is because I'm amazed by how little people know about art... they see something resembling, or in this case depicting, an actual piece of classic greek sculpture and they say "omg this looks like it came of a greek temple"! hello! it DID come of a greek temple haha
what also amazes me is how professional artists know so little about art... I see cartoons, video games and whatnot set in ancient greece or rome and naturally they show period architecture and sculpture sorta how we see it today... they never show how greek and roman architecture and sculpture was in fact painted in quite vivid colors... you could say it was quite kitschy hahaha
people should study art history more... especially those who fancy calling themselves artists...
oh and about pyrography... well you technically DID draw the picture in the wood hehehe... only you didn't use a pen or a pencil but a tool suited to your art technique... no offense meant to your art, of course! it takes a hell of a lot of skill to do what you do!
I study etching and printmaking and I use all sorts of methods of drawing the motif into different kinds plates for printing... but when people see the print, they usually think it's a drawing so I have to explain to them how it's made... well, I used to explain, now I just let it go if they show complete lack of knowledge in art haha