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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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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.
Neil2445 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Extremely good stuff. If you like painting this subject matter, check out my photos for ideas.
PanzerGoth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
I admire your love for details. I could spend days trying to catch them all up :D
ChibiHaruChans Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Incredible work!
Lykana Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Hi, your picture is really great, I'm from Belfast and your image really does set the mood at the time. I guess I just got used to this type of sight, I've never thought to look at it in an artistic way.
DragonStrider Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
arj03 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
This reminds me of a cross between fallout and company of heroes. Very nicely done!
Eafiu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
It is a really dramatic painting by itself but the pumpkin brings it to another level of drama. It's wonderful...
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks a lot
DeJaM29 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008

One Word : Awesome .
very nice work <3

Keep It Up =)
Fiskit Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Wonderful painting. I recognised it was Belfast even before I saw the title, because of what looks like City Hall in the background.
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