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Baghdad by RadoJavor Baghdad by RadoJavor
Some personal work after all those ships. Restfull evening in the Baghdad city. I hope that there will be more such a days without the killing. So hope you'll like it because slightly optimistic.
I played with the light in sligtly different way than on my last pictures. I wanted to paint some refracting ligt in darker street, but its not easy. I used refrence for the APC Stryker and the characters, hope they look realistic.
All done in photoshop as usually+ wacom intuos. Time spend was about 25 hours.
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done. :D
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:iconfisherchanx86:
fisherchanX86 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Photographer
so awwweeesome~!!
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:iconbta29:
Bta29 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
STOP war . 
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Bta29 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
:(
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:iconsashad69:
sashad69 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Great work. Like it.
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dragonmikegolf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Awesome artwork.
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shrouticus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Was no killing in Baghdad last time I was there in 2009 well at least no killing by my unit or any US Forces I knew of.
A few notes at least for Baghdad more trash, a woman would not be by herself the power wires should have at least triple the number of wires and be tangled up. The stryker is good but a camo net on top as well as air guards in the open hatches. not sure what year this was but my unit had rules against having a flag attached to the vehicle. lastly in theater stryker units paint over the bumper numbers so that they cant be identified on an individual basis.

should also be unit patches on the soldiers and 2nd ID rarely uses the M249 with full stock. Also if I had come up on this situation I would have ass chewed both those soldiers for having there weapons slung on there backs especially the MG thats an accident waiting to happen.

alot of times if things were calm and we were stopped like this we would be flooded with children wanting candy, soda, Gatorade or anything else they could talk us out of. most of them saw our strykers as the equivalent of an Ice cream track.

If you ever do another one of these I would love see it. I spent two years total there 2007 and 2009. the people are an interesting bunch if only ruled a bit much by the might makes right mentality but we havent done much to disprove that ourselves.
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:iconalpha568:
Alpha568 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome, simply awesome.
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:iconjheinked:
jheinked Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
wow! incredible
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconquiklain:
quiklain Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
very nicely done, great perspective and do love how you used the cage armor system.
sadly it seems that no killing in Baghdad is about as likely as no rain in the rainforest
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:iconvanvalfar:
VanValfar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
OMG! Great work!
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:iconmedjugore:
Medjugore Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
25 hours spent in a very wise way ;)
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:iconrenoverchat:
renoverchat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Wonderful. I love the lighting.
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:iconmausergirl:
MauserGirl Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Whoa. That's absolutely fantastic! *faints* Wish I could do this.
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:iconradojavor:
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks
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:iconchris-stahl:
chris-stahl Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding work!
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:iconhammerheadscott:
HammerHeadScott Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Remarkable masterpiece.
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:iconskoshi8:
Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Let's hope that there's nobody with a grenade or RPG on a rooftop nearby.
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:iconc4mper:
c4mper Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
U are genius, yes U are (!) :P...:P...
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:iconindigum:
Indigum Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible.
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:iconjakspigot:
jakspigot Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Artist
.............Niiiiiiiiiice!
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:iconmr-jupiter:
Mr-Jupiter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
awesome work my friend
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:iconraph04art:
Raph04art Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Woah :o
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Another Fast Fave
I Could Look At Your Artwork All Day Long
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:iconskirmisherdak:
SkirmisherDak Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! thats awesome! My favorite IFV/aPC!
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:iconfiretruckboy:
firetruckboy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello there, if you dont mind, could i post this and the blackhawks picture, which you did fantastic on, in my group, MILITARYfreaks?
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:iconradojavor:
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
sure
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:iconfiretruckboy:
firetruckboy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok, thx
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:iconcmerwin6:
cmerwin6 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Amazing work!
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:iconcipher80:
Cipher80 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
WIPE EM ALL OUT MARINES!!!!
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:iconcipher80:
Cipher80 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
MARINE CORPS SERGEANT MAJOR HERE!!! GIVE EM HELL AMERICA!!! NO MERCY!!! WIPE EM ALL OUT!!!!
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stealth42blade Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
I love it !!!!
Finally, a Stryker art I always wanted to see !!!
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dopushups Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice shit, im in a stryker unit now, 2 scr in vilseck germany... nice job bro
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:iconradojavor:
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
good luck
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:icongoeliath:
goeliath Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really good, makes me think of game development art
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SudsySutherland Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
As a combat veteran of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (though I was in Mosul and a little place called Rawah, not Baghdad personally), I think this is very realistic and terrifingly beautiful at the same time (as all war machines are both terrifying and beautiful at the same moment to me!). The only critique I would have regarding realism is the manner in which the soldiers are standing smoking without carrying their rifles at the ready, as no soldier outside the wire would stand like that without their rifle ready (too easy to get ambushed). Other than that, with each Stryker being configured individually beyond the basic armor package and communications configuration, its fantastic. I love how your color pallet isn't the 'green' that the Stykers are painted, but instead shows the reality of the desert, and the coating of talcum powder 'moon dust' that paints the vehicles for the duration!
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, 'moon dust' - as a space guy that knows exactly what that means - lol :D

Hey, shouldn't the woman be wearing a Burhka? I thought that was required, or is that just unmarried or married women or something?...
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SudsySutherland Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, she is still a girl, most of the women required to wear burka's are old enough to be married off. Its also a sign of maturity for women.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks for the info, its good to hear it from somebody who was there, and she is really a smaller girl so doesn't need to cover her face.
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demonsamuraizero Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Hi, I love your work! If you don't mind, I created a tribute to this art piece. It's a literal translation from your 2D work into a 3D medium. I hope you don't mind. You can find it at my site at [link]
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:iconradojavor:
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
no problem
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:iconsupercharged760:
Supercharged760 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student General Artist
gr8 job i like it its perfect artwork
thank you
i wish the best to you
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:iconraypettit74:
raypettit74 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it man! Been there, could be a beautiful place.
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:iconblackknife12:
BlackKnife12 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
The people who esign the MODERN WARFARE series should hire you for this kind of work! ^^
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:iconradojavor:
RadoJavor Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
I can only wish that:)
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StudioMADEINPB Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Incredible!
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:iconmessenger-of-chaos:
Messenger-Of-Chaos Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. Very calm and peaceful for a war scene.
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:iconmeyerchen:
Meyerchen Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
epic
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:iconfrazzimals:
frazzimals Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
this is amazing!!
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