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Dead Member of Waffen SS by MeTheObscure Dead Member of Waffen SS by MeTheObscure
rank ???< Waffen SS< Nazi Germany< WW2
Normandy, 1944

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Finally done. :phew: It took a great deal of effort... and patience...

On A3 paper.

Tools used:
--thin mechanical and B2-6 pencils
--about 4 napkins
--an eraser that needed sharpening every 5 minutes
--lots of small papers that I used to cover different parts of the drawing

See the WIP: [link]
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SuperiorGenetics Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
i know the original picture, nice drawing.

as for information i believe this was a private, probably member of the 12. SS-Panzer-Division „Hitlerjugend“

he is carrying a container for additional MG-42 barrels, Rest in peace young heroe
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PlasmaDrone Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
perhaps it was inspired from a photo right?
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Tankdog81 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
This machine gun loader ran out of luck.
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Haguss Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
It was hard work?? Every pencils you as needed?? :lol: :lol: :lol: [link]
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Maishul Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Poor soldier, war sucks even for the Iron Fisted men of the SS v.v
I wonder if he was still alive before he died when he was laying there, it doesn't look like a natural way of someone to drop dead, maybe he died of wounds.. T~T
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lucifer409 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Writer
i dont care what america thinks this man died a hero *sniff* this is why imwriting ww2 stories
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XxDemonLordxX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Looks like he was ambushed or was hit by a sniper while playing cards. :/
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TheIrishSoldier26 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now thats sad...
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Skenberg Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Amazing job. Looks extraordinary good. Great.
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1stWololo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Tis exeptional, though, he looks a hell of a lot like my bio dad's grandfather for some reason...
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Supercoolawesomedude Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
I'd probably guess he's either a SS-Mann through maybe an SS-Scharführer. :P
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Neutral-Right Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Great work!
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TheRedSkull Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
The Red Skull likes this image, danke.
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LSSAH Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
This was a picture right?
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HaraKiri523 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, I find this truly breathtaking, I don't know why but I have a strange fascination with the SS. I certainly don't like what they stood for or what they did, but I find them incredibley interesting.
Great job on this:huggle:
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b0xhedmuzza Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
i got the Original Pic of this Picture, fellow was young
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Rommel101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
The most feared element of the German army :) My grandpa was one of them. He fought in the 12th SS Panzer Division with much honor and distinction during the Normandy Breakout, and in the last few weeks of the war was one of the last defenders of the Riechstag in Berlin when the Soviets finally broke through and took the building. By the grace of God he wasnt killed, he was fortunate to fall into the hands of the well-disciplined frontline Russian troops.
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SDKFZ251 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Be careful...Americans are really ignorant. You shouldn't tell people he was with the SS...they are sadly deporting Germans from America for something they did many years ago because this country is rude and unforgiving. They cannot let go of the past, and for that I am ashamed to live here.
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Rommel101 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
They are STILL deporting them?? :O Why? Germans are our allies.
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RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Photographer
She's/he's write about us Americans being ignorant. Even I had that "OMGEVIL" reaction when I read your comment. I think that hearing about a Nazi just leaves a bad taste in our mouths or a bad feeling in our stomachs.

See, now we know the cause they defended was evil, but back then, they were fighting for their country and leader. While their cause wasn't to be admired, their loyalty and honest-to-whatever-God-you-believe-in courage is.
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Rommel101 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Well I understand that, people have a deeply rooted hatred for the Nazi party and what they did to the Jews, but to my grandpa and his comrades he was fighting for a noble cause, which was the defense of Germany...even though Germany started that war. I see where you're comin from though.
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RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Photographer
Defending Germany is alright, of course, and from what I heard a lot of the soldiers didn't know about the extermination attempt until it was over...
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Rommel101 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Only the higher up SS and the generals knew about it, you're right. It was amazing that they were able to keep such a terrible thing a secret almost right up to the end of the war.
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RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student Photographer
That's true, without a doubt, but things like that can be hidden if you have the right kind of power and influence.
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SDKFZ251 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
One thing you'll learn about America if you haven't already, we are a very corrupt system with a lot of twisted people backing us and commanding our government, and we like to hold a grudge. I don't know if you know this or not, but back during WWII, after the war happened. Truman ordered any Germans (military or civilian) to be killed. German-Americans or Germans in general. In my opinion he was a wicked man. Now a lot of people will fight me on this and call me a nazi, and whatever to them I say. I know a lot of things that could get myself deported -_- America basically did the same thing they claim the Germans did (killing the jews etc.) but they did it to Germans and then later on Japanese in camps that were supposed to help the Japanese during the War, but they were slaughtered, beaten, raped etc. (American Concentration Camps) America is a giant hipocrite. I'm not anti-American either, I just know the facts and have accepted them. It doesn't mean I'm bad for being American, it just shames me.
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RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Photographer
I've never heard of any massacres in the American concentration camps. At the very least, I don't think they can be compared to the Nazi camps.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not exactly proud of being American either.
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Rommel101 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Well ive known the government was corrupted for a long time. Its easy to see when you see what they're spending all out money on. Obama is running this country dry, and America is doing nothing about it. Its sickening....sickening.
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SDKFZ251 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Yeah he is. I cant stand Obama, but I figure with any president we get it seems like theyre gonna be a screwup and they have been. Im not too into politics for the sole reason its all a lot of bull and lies, so why wrap myself up in it.
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Rommel101 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
I agree with that...every president we get is worse than the last. Its best not to get involved in all that mess...we have enough to worry about on the local level as it is.
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SDKFZ251 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Agreed.
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MeTheObscure Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
War tales are fascinating. :)
My grandpa had one too, but it's anything but joyfull.
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Rommel101 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Unfortunately, most veteran's stories seldom are.
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IgibberI Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
well... rot you maggot... (teh nazi) good art anyways! :D FOTOREALISTIC i would say :)
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MeTheObscure Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Would you believe I'm trying to surpass this photorealism? I'm being told I need to create the impression of movement instead of capturing a moment. They say this leads to a bad imitation of reality, not giving the real sense.

Well I be damned if movement fits in this drawing/ picture! :?

And thank you for your appreciation! :bow:
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IgibberI Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
too many smart words for me :D i just wanted to give a complement :)
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Hugh-Mann Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Nicely done! You make it look so real, captured "the moment" so well... HM
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ScorpionLover Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Wow, nice!!! :O
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SDKFZ251 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
My grandfather fought in WWII and had to see things like this. He never had that classic attitude, "Die Nazi" he just said it made him sad to see those guys get hurt and be killed and that they were so young and what a shame it really was, but he had to fight and he did and what a battle WWII was. One of the greatest wars of our time and most interesting. God bless history - great artwork.
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MeTheObscure Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
My grandfather fought in WW2 as well. Horrible memories he had...

Thank you for your appreciation. :bow: :>
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PariahRising Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Do you mind if I attempt to color this?
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MeTheObscure Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Of course not! :>
The only thing I require is to see the final piece. Don't forget to show it to me!

Oh, and I wouldn't mind if you gave me a little credit in case you choose to post your version here on dA. Just mention my name somewhere, ok? ;)

And please excuse my late reply...
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PariahRising Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Thanks so much, I will be sure to do all of the above.
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Prosephone Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
have fun while you can i bet he was good poker player!
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vikingravenfuehrer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
You should've drawn a gun next to him, and whats beneath his head?
and by the boots I see some bullets, but again - no gun ;)
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MeTheObscure Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Yes, I could have done that, but I didn't see it as a necesity. :)

What do you think is beneath his head?

It's all about interpretation. When people view this, they focus on different things. Their comments show it.

Thank you for your comment! :>
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vikingravenfuehrer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Looks like a Panzerfaust.

The man can fall; the Flag never !
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MeTheObscure Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Thanks ;)
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Woge Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Student Filmographer
amazing.. i love the details of the clothes and.. the position, really good drawing :clap:
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MeTheObscure Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Thanks a lot for the fav! :bow: :>
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