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War of the Worlds by RadoJavor War of the Worlds by RadoJavor
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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War of the Worlds by RadoJavor ( Suggested by Andorada and Featured by cosmicbound )
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LIFEARTMUSIC Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  New Deviant
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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mecengineer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
great
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Dylancomputorguy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Your artwork Is amazing!
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SKdaGamer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
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 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, great work.
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moose4975 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2017
Applause Clap Nice work, very well done.
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Thegremlinguy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As an Avid war of the worlds fan, I am happy to see this.  Much applause.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
thank you
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Z3LO Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Sublime
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MeltedChi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
it was a suprise I must say. 
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tbrosz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
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 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
This is an awesome scene.
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
cool one
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EndGuardian145 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
I loved the book!
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Gav-Indie Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
This is great! War of the worlds is one of my favorite science fiction books!
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Hairgoddess47 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
Omg, this is amazing!!!!
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done
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salyssong Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sanctus dominus
Infernus ad astra
Sanctus dominus
Infernus ad astra
Sanctus dominus
Infernus ad astra
Sanctus dominus
Infernus ad astra

Across the galaxy a new force of evil is rising
Wizards of Chaos fight to dethrone the brave king of Dundee
Entwined by mystic spells, they know where the sorcerer hidden
Imprisoned in ice on the planet of Knights, the powerful heroes of Crail

Aeons of warfare returning
No longer peace will survive
The intergalactic great Empire of Fife will die

For the king we will ride
Through the dark galactic skies
To defeat the foes
When the Chaos Wizards rise
Now the universe will burn
Evil sorcerer returns
Tragic fate rages tonight
Chaos Wizard rise

Sanctus dominus
Infernus ad astra
Sanctus dominus
Infernus ad astra

Ten centuries ago brave heroes defeated the wizard
Now Chaos reigns and evil returns to the kingdom of Fife
Wizard cultists rage - on dark wings of steel they are flying
To space they must go, great terror they sow, nothing can stand in their way

The Space Knights of Crail are defeated
The fortress of Triton is lost
Zargothrax rises once more from his prison of frost

For the king we will ride
Through the dark galactic skies
To defeat the foes
When the Chaos Wizards rise
Now the universe will burn
Evil sorcerer returns
Tragic fate rages tonight
Chaos Wizard rise

spoken:
And lo, after centuries of frozen slumber I am free once more
Cosmic infinity courses through my veins
My body is ablaze with astral terror
The galaxy shall once again tremble before the might of Zargothrax

Sanctus dominus
Infernus ad astra
Sanctus dominus
Infernus ad astra

For the king we will ride
Through the dark galactic skies
To defeat the foes
When the Chaos Wizards rise
Now the universe will burn
Evil sorcerer returns
Tragic fate rages tonight
Chaos Wizards rise

Rise!

Gloryhammer:Rise Of The Chaos Wizards
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Brunzen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
As an independent audiobook narrator, the spectacular beauty of this piece makes me want to consider recording a new production of the original H G Wells book... 
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DatGuy07 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
Awesome
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AngelOfDarkness089 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Wow this looks incredible! I have never read the book, but I saw the movie and it's definitely one of my most favorite Sci-Fi movies out there.
Love that ferry scene so much and you did such a fantastic job on this artwork and showing us this scene in another angle. I love this so much!
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
the book is really good. If you like victorian times a bit. 
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AngelOfDarkness089 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I will try to get my hands on it for sure^^
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83Imageing Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible, absolutely incredible.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW! Classic piece, wonderful interpretation! Congrats on the DD!
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Firest Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
It's really annoying that none of the movie versions of WotW have ever done justice to the Thunderchild battle.  Kudos on this version.   :nod:
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
I miss that too
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Jimbowyrick1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding!
In my mind, the battle between the Thunderchild and the Martian' war machine took place at high noon.
As seen in the old Classic Comic's version.
Your's has far more more action and atmosphere.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
this is a second part of that battle the timing should be right based on the book. 
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EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations on DD!
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AshClad-Shade Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2017   General Artist
     I'm listening, some time ago, to the 1968 radio dramatization.  Upon its first broadcast, the realistic, radio-news style of the drama is causing mass hysteria in many of its listeners who are under the impression that the events are actually happening.  The extent of said mass-hysteria is often exaggerated, however.

     Marvelous illustration, by the way.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
I know this recording.
thanks
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AshClad-Shade Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017   General Artist
     OHNOES_ :radio: 2 or Finding a station         hehe.
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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Excellent!
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YuraxX Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
It is great painting (as all of yours).
Only to notice - Thunder child has wheels. I remember, because i hate look of wheel ships :)
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
wheels?
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YuraxX Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
Cesky kolesa :) Mam pocit, ze slo o kolesovou bitevni lod.
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FeysalAnthonyNair Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
wow!
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EloraWinn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
Really nice! Well done!
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Expect-Delays Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
"Then suddenly out of the golden haze of the sunset came the vibration of guns, and a form of black shadows moving. Everyone struggled to the rail of the steamer and peered into the blinding furnace of the west, but nothing was to be distinguished clearly. A mass of smoke rose slanting and barred the face of the sun. The steamboat throbbed on its way through an interminable suspense."
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
thats exact. cheers
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
Holy, epically wondrous! This Phenomenal War of The Worlds Scene is stunning and The Hellbent Tripods look incredible! The designs, battle, explosion, flames, Thunder Child ship, ships, machinery, stern, mast, flag, martians, ocean, water, waves, reflection, sky, clouds, smoke, haze, debris, structures, lasers, wires, cannons, effects, movement, flow, realisticness, perspective, atmosphere, hues, textures, concept, composition, uniqueness, lighting, colors, style, and other details are also sensational! Amazingly radical work! :iconfantasticplz:
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vampyrerodent Featured By Owner May 19, 2017
I love the atmosphere here! This is inspiring! Thanks!
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Dinjai Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great one, guess I'll have to read the book once more :)
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thats a good idea
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firedragoness357 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
The movie was a big part of my childhood and this brings so much nostalgia.
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