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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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Frizzx Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
omigosh, i actually live in belfast!
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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!
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PaganiZondaFroadster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
your art is FANTASTIC!
I love the dark feel!
so mysterious and scary!!!!
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simpleoOgirl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
your art is insanely good
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RadziuPL Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
ooh beautiful
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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!
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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.
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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. 
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME !!!
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Nero-Clau Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Fantastic picture!
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:iconpissedoffofwrongnick:
il's not depressing at all!! Reminds the struggle... I was living in Bčal Feirste during the eighties...

TIOC FAID AR LA!
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steph301 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
I LOVE BELFAST
AND DAT IS A GREAT PAINTIN
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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.
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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]
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keef-kdni Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Yeah well it som craic livinh here
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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.
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wachmistrz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
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Featured in my journal - [link]
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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 ^^
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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!
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howlingshadows Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
awesome, u even got city hall in there to XD lol .... great picture
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
I was there in 90's dont forget:)
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howlingshadows Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
awesome, did it really look like tht then ?
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
not that bad:)
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hhryah Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
The detail is stunning! I absolutely thought it was a photograph.
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Neil2445 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Extremely good stuff. If you like painting this subject matter, check out my photos for ideas.
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PanzerGoth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
I admire your love for details. I could spend days trying to catch them all up :D
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ChibiHaruChans Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Incredible work!
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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.
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifull...
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arj03 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
This reminds me of a cross between fallout and company of heroes. Very nicely done!
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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...
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks a lot
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DeJaM29 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
ah._.

One Word : Awesome .
very nice work <3

Keep It Up =)
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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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Blassther Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
APC owns. i don't understand one thing. i've got photoshop and wacom, so why can't i paint like you!? ;)
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AMG123 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
being an ex serviceman who served in NI during the 80's and 90's i find this truly spectacular, you have captured the mood perfectly.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. It was hard to be there in 80s Im sure.
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Ajkababe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
depressive, sad but yet so beautiful, you inspired me, maybe I should Belfast someday...soon:)
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Beautiul and sad!

One day, I hope Great Britain realises that the Acts of Union are unfit for the 21st century and England will give freedom to the others. United Ireland, Scottish and Welsh free states and English Republic!
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks for this lovely comment
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Damaged666 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
brilliant! do you use photoshop or Painter to paint?
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drazaman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
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Wow!
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sobercollegekid23 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Very gritty and surreal.
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deeminllama Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
my same comment as with Baghdad...briljiant!
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Eimzz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
I live in belfast, and it's not that bad now O_O


still good work though :]
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
I know, this is artistic licence. And the picture shows belfast in 70's
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Seenae Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolument extraordinaire. love it !!
Il y a des détails partout c'est fantastique !
Bravo !! oO
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dziuban Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
impressive
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