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The Beauty Of War by occasionallyxxx The Beauty Of War by occasionallyxxx
Widescreen wallpaper: 1920*1200

Soft: Illustrator

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Given 2012-02-29
The Beauty Of War by ~occasionallyxxx is outstanding in it's detail. ( Suggested by 4EverYoungKid and Featured by DomiSM )
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SonicTheDeviant Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
ah god this makes my eyes hurt.
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SeanChristopherWard Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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happyhorseshoe303 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
i faved this a while ago, but i think i forgot to tell you how TOTALLY AWESOME this is!!!!!! really, though, beautiful. drop-dead beautiful.
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ru23 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
love it.
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:iconmannyaaj:
Mannyaaj Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like your work...!
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occasionallyxxx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Guys, I haven't logged in here for a while and imagine my emotions when I saw that one of my works earned a DD :D I am very grateful for all your guys comments and opinions and for all kind words.
Hope to realease some new stuff soon :)
Have a great day everyone :bounce:
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ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work! I love you!
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TriadischArt Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012   General Artist
i have always tried to stress that there was a beauty in war , glad someone understands that
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davonne Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist
There's a beauty in war? Please explain how my friend.
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TriadischArt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   General Artist
it takes a special mind to understand the beauty of war. and it would be hard to explain to someone who didn't already understand. i think guns bombs explosions grenades ammunition, all of that is beautiful. thousands of people fighting at the same time in the midst of it brings a certain sense of honor and thus beauty. read up on samurai culture to further understand. war was a more beautiful thing back in the day when battles werent fought with guns and it was more sword to sword type deals. thats what they should bring back haha
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davonne Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Taking your words carefully, I'd wager you've never been in a war yourself? Most of those who possess such "special minds" tend to feel the way they do about war through spectating rather than experiencing. And in most cases, it is these same people who fail to realize the notion of enlightenment and tolerance in understanding that we're all human beings. Many don't understand why 18 U.S. veterans on average commit suicide daily. There are things that happen in war that a person shouldn't see.

"We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools." - Dr. Martin L. King

I understand what you mean when you say war was more beautiful in the old days where people used swords rather than guns. Although I disagree with your stating it as being beautiful, indeed there was far more honor present in the battles of old times, specifically in those of Feudal Japan. Anyone can shoot someone or drop a bomb on a little village, it requires less morale and less thought. However, in the old times, you had to look your opponent in the eyes when you're killing them. Warriors at that time took it very seriously to respect even their opponents after defeat. I know well of the Samurai and their history. And they certainly did fight for their honor. But that's not the way things go anymore. Soldiers fight for the interests of corporations and bankers. Presidents are quick to send young kids to war but have never been in war themselves.

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs." - Former U.S. General Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower


It would be for better if that was the case. We would have less war if you took the guns away from the soldiers and instead gave them swords. They would be a lot less inclined to step on the battlefield. It appears the U.S. may be heading to war with Iran soon, which will spark WW3, I'm sure someone with quite the "special mind" as yours would love to enlist in the upcoming months. I'm not one to tell you how to think, but it's never great to encourage murder and genocide, that is unless you're willing to experience it yourself. I'm guessing you're still in your teens, so you might not even be able to lift a rifle yourself yet. Understand that war is the ultimate failure of any culture to bridge peace. I quite fancy the words of the character 'Nameless' from the movie "Hero": “The ultimate ideal for a warrior is to lay down his sword.”


"How vile and despicable war seems to me! I would rather be hacked to pieces than take part in such an abominable business." - Albert Einstein
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TriadischArt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
i dont fight for countries interest, i would rather fight for my own interests. but yes im highly anticipating ww3, im 26 and own several guns (with ammunition, i have a picture in my gallery if u like to check them out .but yes i encourage as much death in humanity as possible. i call it population control.
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davonne Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Hmm, I see. So you are indeed enlisting then?
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Zmaslo Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice vector work. But as wallpaper - useless.
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slinkygrrl Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Gorgeously graphic. Congrats!
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CORY-MARINO Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like this, the mushroom cloud reminds me of the way chinese artists used to use the Ling Chi Mushroom of Immortality in clouds, but with the opposite effect. Cool!
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Frozenwolfart Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Epic!
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:iconicygumball3000:
icygumball3000 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
I thought it was supposed to be a tree until I read the title. :XD:
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:iconrikiwulf:
Rikiwulf Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the background
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uranusamara Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. has a dip message
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:iconhullabalooh:
Hullabalooh Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful and frightening at the same time
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kittiexLioncourt Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
It's an awesome pictureee!! You choose a perfect name for it
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:iconminkymy:
Minkymy Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
This is clearly the WMD tree.
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TaintedRiolu Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Writer
LOL.
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fadingfaraway Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
awesome!
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Kemmi-ke Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Sweet! At first I thought it was an atomic bomb-type explosion... but then it looked like a tree... so confuzzled
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Morgan1380 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I thought this was a tree and then i realized.... this is a explosion... and i was like WHOA!
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Lizala Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm a sucker for a good swirl!

And,if you like cute creatures chk out mine :) [link]
and if you like him, vote for him :D
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Tocsyk Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I love it! <3
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dreamingoflight Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Writer
the picture is beautiful, the subject matter, not so much.
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XxKraitxX Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Wonderful
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
looks great
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EccentricallyAlive Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, really crazy and awesome.
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BreathFlux Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love it love love it *W*
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:icongogo-ghosty:
GoGo-Ghosty Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
this is so interesting!
I love it~
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skaggzy Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Do you mind if I use it as a background or wallpaper? It would make an awesome print to hang in a post-modern style house! Love it, dude!
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NIJMI3SKIJLL Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mushroom cloud looks like its blooming in a way. Like from destruction comes creation and new growth will emerge. Ironic title and design, the whole thing really 'pops' conceptually for lack of a good vocabulary.. There is a real order in the chaos in the background. Ill leave it at that cuz someone else can say it better. This is awesome though
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Wow, good job. And congratz on the DD :D
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DoctorCrocodile Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
That's a fantastic style, here's a weird thing I have a phobia of mushroom clouds and that forbids me from looking on deviant art for related works. Which is aggrivating because cold war/ nuclear arms/ civil defense is a huge interest of mine.

I would love to see vector art done on cold war world maps much like the penagon would have have ona world situation in a war...think WarGames.
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LuzyMew Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
It's like a Tree of Dead. Is so beautiful.
Good job! ;)
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OneZenDude Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
HURR DURR! >_____________<
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:iconalexlemenestrel:
Alexlemenestrel Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So strange, so beautiful...
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acartoonist Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
the best think i have ever seen man
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DEMON-FOX-96 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
wow it looks really amazing!
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:iconsecret-mirror:
secret-mirror Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012   Photographer
nice job
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Jailboticus Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
epic background
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ShaBry Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Every time i get high i will stair at this Pic lol Ur the shit 4 this
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SuperAimster Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :iconclappingplz:
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful :)
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AllyxChan Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Love the patterns in this!
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