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war of the worlds by enolianslave war of the worlds by enolianslave
No one would have believed that
in the last years of the 19th century,
that human affairs where being watched
from the timeless worlds of space.
No one could have dreamed we were being scrutinized,
as someone with a microscope studies creatures
that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.
Few man even considered the possibility of life on other planets;
and yet, across the gulf of space,
minds immeasurably superior to ours
regarded this Earth with envious eyes,
and slowly and surely
they drew their plans against us.

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this is for my wee sister's birthday. she was looking for posters of the art that came with one of our favourite musicals of all time. there's wasn't any that wasn't just the front cover of the CD. so I recreated it. I didn't change much, and no one needs to redesign the tripods.....cause to this day, 20 years later, they're still PERFECT!

man that musical gives me goosebumps, STILL. this made up my childhood and everytime I heard a creak or anything went bump in the night, I was positive it was those martians coming to get us.

if you listened to it now it might be a bit tame, but you just don't understand man, you'll NEVER UNDERSTAND *CRIES*

this is of course from Jeff Wayne's masterpiece of the H.G.Wells classic: 'War Of the Worlds'

fucking timeless! I implore you, if you haven't already heard it, listen to it now.
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:iconstarwarsmaniac:
StarWarsmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I've listened to a thousand times before I saw this and it is awesome
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SamannaGene-ocide Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
THE CHANCES OF ANYTHING COMING FROM MARS
ARE A-MILLION-TO-ONE HE SAYS
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Reixma Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nathaniel as he wards off the Martians with his holy cross. That's in the leaflet with the Vinyl. Been listening to that since I was 6! Dad introduced me to it. It's brilliant. Especially the single voice at the beginning, then the blast of music after!!! :excited:

Movies were rubbish in my opinion. 2nd one had Martians closer to the book/audio. But it was set in modern times... :shrug:
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EJ-1995 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
Nice pic :) The martion machines make me think of salvador dali paintings.
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allen3601 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Jeff Wayne :D
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ExplosiveParanoia Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I absolutely LOVE that musical, and the artwork. Now just to build up the funds to travel half way across the world to see it live!
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Olaunis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
My father owns the original vinyl record. And when I already had 9 or 10 years old, I found it at home, and when I looked at the illustrations, they creeped me to the bone. Even 16 years later, they make me so anxious. And the music was really good.

This drawing is inspired in the illustration with priest Nathaniel, isn´t it? I like the simplicity of lines, and of course, I think that the insect-like eye are just fine: they give even more creepy sensations to you... When looking at the original illustration, I always end up thinking of Salvador Dali´s picture called "St Anthony´s temptation". Sometimes I really think the 70´s illustrator also thought someway of it.

Really creepy and great recreation, truly! It does justice to the ambiance of "red death" from the play and the book!
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
inspired? more like 'shamelessly stole' hehe. I've always loved the artwork book that came with the CD as well, and I wasn't going to be able to do anything better than what they had done soooo I just retouched it.

thanks for the lovely comment!
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Olaunis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
you´re welcome! Its always nice to find followers of this "not-so-well-known" works and curious stuff from literature!
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noxxigirl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Oh I LOVE that musical! It scared the shit out of me when I was a kid but I still love it. This picture just sums up how epic it is :heart:
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Tehlivingpencil Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
I've got the musical war of the worlds on my MP3 player.
I can't listen to "The artilleryman and the fight", "Thunder child" or "Dead london" at night. The vocoded alien wailing just freaks me out.
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Deus-est-femina Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic...beautiful interpretation!
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kiananuva12 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Cool:D
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Emilehxx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That picture is neat.
:nod:
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MadOttsel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
best way to listen to that album, in the dark..with earphones..dead london is especially creepy with the mournful cry of UllA from the fighitng machines X3.

Great work on this piece =3.
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TFA-fan4ever Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
im listening to the song right now.not so ENTIRLY freaked.just a little bit.but not really tho
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh HELL yeah! thanks hun!
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T-babe Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Love This Piece! Love That Book! You are SO AMAZING!
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marinated-fish Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
no way, there's something like a war of the worlds musical?!
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh yeh, it's kick ass! check it out.
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marinated-fish Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
hehe I will!
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islandboy1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
More than awesome Hun!!! Im sure Nicole will be freaking out!! I am! Ok Im going to listen to the soundtrack now!!! xoxo
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
doooo iiittt! it's so amazing! right, I'm gonna go to bed and read, cause I'm on me holidays and I can do what I damn well please.
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Ligeias-Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
I was actually listening to the Jeff Wayne music when I saw thing in my deviations inbox. I'm SO glad that someone else worships that album as much as I do!! :D
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Twinerism Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Looks like I'm going back to the oldies again. Time for War of the Worlds movie night.

Thanks for the cool reminder :thumbsup:
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
me too, I really need to have one of those too!
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rueyeet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Wow, they're BIG. If I had to say two words about this picture they would be "insurmountable odds".
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I can defeat it with religion! *zapped* oh....well, I guess even religious zealots aren't safe. *shrug*
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rueyeet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
So much for Scientology?? :XD:
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I haven't listened to the musical *hides from thrown rocks* But the Orson Welles Play is badass :thumbsup: :heart:
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Tediz-Leader Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
this is a really good piece!

sadly, after watching the 30-second bunny re-enacment, I can never take this movie seriously anymore XD
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
well, it's not the movie that I'm talking about, it's the musical.
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Tediz-Leader Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
oops! sorry :blush:
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
np, but listen to this version. it's killer!
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Donniesgirl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Nice. very nice.
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BecSparrow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Oh gosh, I totally agree! The musical of War of the World is wonderful! Forever Autumn has to be one of my all time favourite songs <333
Lovely work :heart:
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks hun, that's a pretty good song.
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DarkKelChan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love listening to my CD's of War of the World!

This is a beautiful piece!
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks hun!
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urworstnytemare Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Amazing job, I enjoyed "The War of the Worlds" too! :D
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JessKat-art Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The chances of anything coming from Mars
are a million to one, he says!
The chances of anything coming from Mars
are a million to one - but still they come!"

I freaking love that musical. Never seen it, but my boyfriend has the soundtrack.

Nice coloring, really sets up the mood, and the tripods look great.
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
that needs to come round as a stage performance in my town like NOW!!!
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charco Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I only got into WOTW last year, and its fantastic. Missed the live show on account of moving back to Scotland. Boourns.
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enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oohh was it playing in Ireland? it plays pretty sporadically really.
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:iconcharco:
charco Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, and I think it went to Glasgow as well shortly afterward.
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chaoticwaltz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I. LOVE. THIS.
Haven't seen the musical, but used to own the CDs, and I LOVED THEM.
War of the Worlds is not only epic beyond all measure, the songs are so memorable, and the imagery is so vivid you can close your eyes whilst listening to it and lose yourself in the intriguing horror that is the alien invasion...

"The chances of anything coming from Mars, are a million to one, he said...
The chances of anyTHIIING coming from Mars! Are a million to one! But still, the-ey coooome..."~
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:iconenolianslave:
enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
true that! you don't need pictures when you have such awesome imagery.
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:iconchaoticwaltz:
chaoticwaltz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! <3 Ah, it's just a wonderful, wonderful story... told with music ^^
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Necrofuckup Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Awesome.
My parents just went to see it in London, they loved it.
I myself have the CD.
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:iconenolianslave:
enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lucky them, tell them I'm so jealous!
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