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War of the Worlds
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Published: April 24, 2017
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Victorian naval battle inspired by the book ''War of the Words'' by H.G. Wells from 1898. A big battle including Royal Navy capitol ships agains the Martian invaders, at the coast of Essex.

This battle is just starting in the novel, as the story of the book goes to diffrent places. So that gives me a space for imagination. The ship close to the camera is HMS Camperdown, I've tried to make it realistic.
Whole pic done just as a relaxation thing for me, after some difficult times. 
Hope you like it. 

PS. for those who read the book, the ship  Thunder Child is destroyed and this scene is a second act of the battle.
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MultiverseInquisitor's avatar
Ah, one of my favorite stories.
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StoneSoldier's avatar
Nice, hoping the new TV series sticks to teh books like this.
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Schwarzweiler's avatar
fantastic piece.
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kingamegamegame12|Hobbyist Digital Artist
yoooooo, thats awesome!
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LIFEARTMUSIC's avatar
this is wonderful, may I use it will credit to yourself and your page for a youtube wallpaper video for my audio?
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Dylancomputorguy's avatar
Your artwork Is amazing!
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SKdaGamer's avatar
Oh man, this is amazing! I've been into The War of the Worlds for a while though, although I've mainly only enjoyed Jeff Wayne's musical version of it, but I love how this looks! It's so realistic, and it really captures that scene really well. Nice job, and keep up the great work!
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OCphotoart|Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely incredible work! HG Wells is my all-time favourite author, and the original War of the Worlds is one of the most disturbingly unsettling books ever written. Unfortunately, most artworks relating to it, don't capture that creepy juxtaposition of familiarity and horror - but, your work does exactly that! This subject (the wider battles between the Martians and humans - hinted at, but not directly covered in the book) is an amazing source for inspiration, and I really hope you do more. Maybe the large siege guns around Richmond blasting away at the tripods approaching London, or the defence works being prepared across the midlands? Either way, absolutely AMAZING work, thank you for sharing!
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RadoJavor|Professional General Artist
thank you. I wish I have a time for another picture from this novel. maybe in a year or so. 
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mycreed9004|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, great work.
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Applause Clap Nice work, very well done.
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Thegremlinguy|Hobbyist Digital Artist
As an Avid war of the worlds fan, I am happy to see this.  Much applause.
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RadoJavor|Professional General Artist
thank you
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Z3LO|Hobbyist General Artist
this is rad man.

pun intended

I wish to see how you painted this masterpiece. it looks ungodly
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CirceLaSombre|Hobbyist Photographer
Sublime
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MeltedChi|Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic!! Love War of the Worlds, and this is a great rendition of it! Congrats on the DD!
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RadoJavor|Professional General Artist
it was a suprise I must say. 
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tbrosz's avatar
This scene is one of my favorites from the book. Although the ship is burning and demolished, it still manages to ram the Martian tripod and "crumpled him up like a thing of card-board." I still cheer in my head when I read it. This is a wonderful work of art.
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Megaadair's avatar
This is an awesome scene.
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Ururuty's avatar
cool one
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EndGuardian145's avatar
I loved the book!
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Gav-Indie's avatar
This is great! War of the worlds is one of my favorite science fiction books!
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Hairgoddess47's avatar
Omg, this is amazing!!!!
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