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Belfast by RadoJavor Belfast by RadoJavor
The hallowen evening in Northern Ireland. This picture captures my memories and feelings of Belfast. Of course I am too young to see the worst years of civil disorder, so the burning vehicle is inspired from the photos. But everything else, especially the weather is exactly such as I remember.. Hope you like it, even when its rather depresive picture.
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agisstr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hard to find an artwork so realistic to express the terror of Northern Ireland.
SnowCannon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome work!
ThatAnthroNut Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
It's a shame that this city was fecked up by the "balaclava bastards", IRA, UVF, what is the difference, they're all the same. 
SoftQuality Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Don't blame the I.R.A for defending their own land >_>
ThatAnthroNut Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
What "own land"? It was just their excuse just to kill people and if not make money and publicity off of it. After the Partition of Irland, the people of Ireland (even the original IRA) got what they wanted. Just some sectarian assholes both IRA and UVF based took the names and think they where fighting a "cause". There was none.

And if they where "defending their land". Why where killing what they claim as their own people? And if you say that it was just a "casulity of war". Then you are just as simple minded as any balaclava bastard.
Royburnsart Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"Then you are just as simple minded as any balaclava bastard".

Talking about the balaclava simple minded SAS bastards who got their arses kicked by the IRA in South Armagh?
ThatAnthroNut Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You mean the IRA ambush in Drummuckavall? 

That was against British army regulars. But it was the last straw and they called in the SAS to be deployed into the country.

What at about the Loughgall ambush? The one that sent those terrorist thugs a message that they where skating on thin ice. 

The troubles was and will never be recognised as a "war" but rather a state of emergency. Thanks to that mess, the country will never recover thanks to febel minded idiots both in the streets and in Stormont. 

N.I. is slowly roting. The best future for any bright mind in the country is to leave and let the country destroy itself.
SoftQuality Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
I'm talking about all of Ireland, the main goal of the IRA was to defend their land from the British which have been ravishing Ireland forever. The IRA did break into 2 factions, one side was done with fighting and was happy enough to keep only half of Ireland, the rest wanted all of the land back. There was a cause, even today Britain has its dirty fingers all over Ireland. Their own people? You mean the Protestants that were equally as eager to kill the Catholics. Whenever the IRA planted a bomb in a civilian populated area they always called the authorities and warned them. And if you want to dig deeper into history lets look at the 300K + starving Irish the British took as slaves and sold. Or the (potato famine)  sponsored by her majesty. Look at it how you want, but this is what happens when you screw with the wrong people.
ThatAnthroNut Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
Who said I was screwing with the wrong people? 

And face it, there is no cause anymore, it died out after the 1930's. Any sane person in Northen Ireland doesn't give a flying damn who they are ruled by. I don't even give a damn who runs the country. The Troubles was nothing more than pointless bloodshed. The real victims where the civilians who just wanted to live life.

The majority want to move on and just live life. But there has to be bigots who claim they repersent an entire community that claim they want it their way or otherwise cause a civil disarray or harm to others. 

Overall, I find these good reasons to leave this shithole of a country. 
Royburnsart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haunting.  Brings back memories....BTW it's still raining.  ;)
mangart96 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
i like it! i was born in belfast, and it looks similar to some things i've seen in videos, pictures etc.
Rain-Loom Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice the way i can see the Town hall, yea but this picture is slightly abit of nostalgia because i've seen a street just like that
monkey226 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Images like this really help to understand just how horrid the troubles were.
coolmandaz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
good contrast between the flames and the coldness of the street
KatoAkane Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Now... now I'm stunned, sorry >.<
I haven't words to describe this... ^^
DavidService Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing painting make :)
XxKonataIzumiX Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
wow! thats cool! and I am from us! :3
kevinell Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I think having lived the same memory nearly helps makes a brilliant piece of art, oddly beautiful?

Fantastic :)
FisHPastE89 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
i think the most depressing part is that no one is visible in the picture. good work :)
LordCorvell Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Pictures like this are so much less to me until I realize that somebody PAINTED it. One person. It's incredible...
Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting APC, the "Pig".
Art-an Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks so perfect really looks so profesional...... urghhhhhhhhh you are awesome!!!!!!
Koguma-za Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student General Artist
no offence to those who r gonna take this too serious but belfast would make an epic map on Call of Duty.
DavidService Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree and I'm from Northern Ireland
ThatAnthroNut Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I too am from NI, but I disagree, not just because I hate Call of Duty, but because the troubles was and pretty much is a bad issue that is so hard to handle, the best to do is to forget about it and don't look upon it again, trust me, Richard Hass tried to settle things, but he was bombarded by nutters, I'm sorry, it's a hard issue to put this kind of thing in a game. 
Cakobelo Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
perfect sharp painting!
Frizzx Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
omigosh, i actually live in belfast!
KriptroniK Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student
i was searching you for a long time! The first time I saw this picture, i just fall in love with it! beautiful ambience, lighting and fire, man, i love that fire!
PaganiZondaFroadster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
your art is FANTASTIC!
I love the dark feel!
so mysterious and scary!!!!
simpleoOgirl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
your art is insanely good
RadziuPL Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
ooh beautiful
cristinaw Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
although the picture is quite depressive but i do enjoy ur drawing style. so details so many things i can look for in ur picture!
diversdream Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
did u serve in NI ?
my dad was SAS (Aust) and did 2 attachments with SAS (UK) including one of 8 months in NI.
his records are sealed in aust til 2050 so i don't know much more then that.

great bit of art
while i am not a fan of some incidents such as 'Bloody Sunday' - i also think that the average sod stuck in that role did the best they could much as they are now doing in the current roles they are serving in.

my dad had a old SAS Saying he always used to use when people asked him about Ireland which i cant use here but in short it involved the bullet and the ballot box and if you were there then i am sure you know what i am hinting at.

the final bit of ironic insanity is this
my family came from Ireland and Scotland originally (emigrated to work horse teams and bullock teams in Victoria and also NSW and South Australia during the 1800s), while researching my family history recently i discovered that not only did we have Family members involved in the 1916 Uprising at the GPO and the Hall of Surgeons, we also had some known to be involved with Michael Collins in the events after the Easter Uprising.
one of them so the Family 'legend' has it left Belfast and 'arrived' in Aussie in 1922 and if you know your Irish History you can guess why!!

stephen aussie.
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I was just visitor there and affected me somehow.  you got a really interesting heritage. 
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nero-Clau Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Fantastic picture!
il's not depressing at all!! Reminds the struggle... I was living in Bčal Feirste during the eighties...

steph301 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Dave--The--Rave Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
As someone living in Northenr Ireland, I love how gritty this piece is..brilliant work.
che18530 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
You are by far my favorite artist here! Your work is amazing in detail, color and perspective. I love your work![link]
keef-kdni Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Yeah well it som craic livinh here
Lijkel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
As I live in Belfast I can tell you that it looks so real and the weather is just the it is all the time rain and I love seeing the City Hall witch makes it look even more like Belfast.
wachmistrz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Featured in my journal - [link]
10-GunShOTreSiDUe-01 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Verrry nice. I live in Belfast as I have done my whole life and its sad to say that everytime the 12th July comes round there are places that still carry on like this [although it has got a heck of a lot better in recent years] Anyhow, its a great piece well done ^^
Spaceroses Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Very, very spooky. The feeling is so strong here...the dark color palette really makes the small fire stand out and the rain adds to the desolate air. It's the same details that catch me...the markings on the wall, the few leaves left on the trees. Amazing work!
howlingshadows Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
awesome, u even got city hall in there to XD lol .... great picture
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
I was there in 90's dont forget:)
howlingshadows Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
awesome, did it really look like tht then ?
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
not that bad:)
hhryah Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
The detail is stunning! I absolutely thought it was a photograph.
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