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Homesick,
And when he looked uppon the sight of destruction, he realised there was no reason anymore. Going home, away from this all, his biggest wish.

I always wanted to do such a matte painting. I think, when I finally got the sketch I was pleased with, the matte came out great. The piece touches me and gets me thinking. But maybe that is just me.. what do you think about the war?


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Akajork
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:icondonnaoriana:
donnaoriana Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Great work of art!
Part of this image I would like to use for a book written by an Afghan refugee, soon to be published in the Netherlands.
VluchtelingenWerk Nederland will organise an event on World Refugee Day 2015.
If it is possible to partly use your work for the cover of this book, that would be great!
Hope to hear from you!
Best wishes!
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ThrivePandorum Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
* art
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ThrivePandorum Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Just wow... I did 3 tours and when I saw this.... everything just came gushing back, for lack of better words. You're are is just, well amazing. My apartment's walls would be covered with your stuff if it could.
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On8-The-Keeper Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I think it's it's not about who is right but who is left
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Ahmad9292 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Student
Great
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:iconrocamiadesign:
rocamiadesign Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Digital Artist
Great piece! It reminds me of when my son was in Iraq, and how he never wants to have to go back.
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Akajork Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
hmm I guess that was a very hard time as a mother.. he quit the army? I hope he came out ok!
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:iconrocamiadesign:
rocamiadesign Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Digital Artist
He's home safely now, thank-you. Great art work should evoke emotions like that in people. That's what sets it apart from paintings that are just mimicry.
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DanceswithElvis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008   Traditional Artist
Well, hopefully you don't mind a comment out of the blue on an older work; but I had to comment on this piece. I saw it featured on another deviant's favorites and it caught my eye. It is absolutely stunning. I'm impressed and in awe of your work here. Very very nicely done.
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Akajork Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
hell I dont mind.. I like comments like these;) thanks for the nice words man they are appreciated a lot! glad you liked my work
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SaidinWhitewolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work on the photorealism of this picture. You're skills are amazing, man. It really gets me, and has a strong meaning to it.:)
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Akajork Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
thanks:) I really intended it to touch people with a story.. Im very glad it did that to you! thanks a lot for the kind words
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DrNeo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Humm..... fucking MOOI! man :D
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Akajork Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
glad you like it!
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Pen-scribble Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
No, I get it when you day 'it gets me thinking'. I often find myself writing down ideas for stories when I listen to songs, that's when I get the best ideas from
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Damnit-Emmett Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
It's too much. That's what I think. It is a war over nothing, as said by Connor Oberst.
I hate it. And my brother wrote a song, of which the third verse concerns the war.
Let me see if I remember the lyrics...


"" There's a sad brother,
In a country he's never heard of before,
He got up in all the terrorist hype,
Sure to be the one to settle the score,
You didn't have his father,
You couldn't understand,
This boy was born to be a military man,
Before long he holds a boy's life in his hands,
This fool is grinnin' a grin,
He must not understand,
Maybe he thinks this soldier is his friend,
Cause this delivery boy is not a terrorist,
Now he's lyin' on the ground,
Clutching the place where the blood flows and drips,
All because our brother's itchy finger slipped,
...Our brother looks down his uniform and gun,
He cries out, "WHAT HAVE I BECOME?" ""


I love that song.
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
woa thats nice:D! yea this war must stop.. but really amazing comment:) thanks a lot for this great input!
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Damnit-Emmett Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Yeah, I wish that I could send you a recording, but I don't think Seamus ever recorded it. Yet. :P
You're welcome my friend, thank you for this great artwork.
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darkwrld Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
i really like the quote
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theviderman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this job...
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:iconleos728:
leos728 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Great!!!! I love your work
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
thanks a bunch:)
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darkxxhorse Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
This brought tears to my eyes.

It's perfection.
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
wow thanks for the amazing comment:) so glad you like it!
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KotkaMroku Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Prachtig.

We're in such times now, when war is a daily thing for some. Fights are everywhere, and I bet, that a lot of people would be touched by this work.
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
thanks.. well yea I think the time is right to look at such a piece.. its such a daily thing of life indeed.. even for those who are safe in their homes..
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dPone2 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
zeker anders dan wat ik laatst zag, weaw.

proper good job m8
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SeeingNight Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008   Interface Designer
that is fantastic i love the feel it almost seems as thogh the sun is hitting your face
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ScottKaneGUIs Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
wow really nice man
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
thanks bro.. we need to finish our collab sometime:P!
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:iconcliq:
cliq Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing piece with an amazing message
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
thanks.. yea the message was the most important thing for me in shit piece.. glad you like it mate!
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The-Vheissu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Student General Artist
Jorik. That piece is sick. Very well done.
:+fav: and It'll make a great wallpaper on my newly formatted computer. :)
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
haha great! so your pc is working again.. nice.. thanks for the comment and support man! hope it looks sexy on your desktop
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Jesus-Tks Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008   Digital Artist
absolutely fantastic, as usual :D great quality with the painting too
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
thanks a lot for your constant support:D means a lot!
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MJ88 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Beautiful. War is a desolete place and has no right to exist. It saddens me whenever I hear about another battle won and lost, because people have unnecassarily passed, leaving behind family and friends.
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
damn right.. thanks for this input.. means a lot! I wanted to show suchs a situation in a piece.. I hope I succeeded! thanks for the support
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Josif Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
looks good man but i think some of the shadows shud be darker, otherwise pretty sweet.
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
yea.. I guess some shadows on the foreground mountain could be darker.. Ill try it out! thanks for the comment man:)
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PhobosKE Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work man
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:iconakajork:
Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
thanks for the support!
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GarethJohnson Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, very impressive.

Incredibly dramatic and it says a lot... I like it :D
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
:) thanks
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:iconelucubro:
Elucubro Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Wow, all a painting? No stock!?
Really nice work, I must say. Impressive. :)
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:iconakajork:
Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
no its a matte painting.. so thats photomanipulation and digital painting combined;) glad you like it!
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Sir-Anthony Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Awesome! Just one crit is that the background mountains are not very convincing for some reason :O
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:iconakajork:
Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
yea its a weird shape I know.. but Ive seen some photos of mountains in iraq and afghanistan.. and they have really weird shapes.. but anyways this piece isnt ment to be 100% realistic in any way.. so that leaves me free to use some imagination;)! glad you like it!
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gamepr0 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Student Interface Designer
amazing lighting, detail, concept, colours.
pure awesome
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:iconakajork:
Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
thanks a bunch!
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