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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.


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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StarWarsmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I've listened to a thousand times before I saw this and it is awesome
SamannaGene-ocide Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
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:
EJ-1995 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
Nice pic :) The martion machines make me think of salvador dali paintings.
allen3601 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Jeff Wayne :D
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!
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!
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!
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!
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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