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Empire by LotharZhou Empire by LotharZhou
one of the few digital paintings I did in photoshop, mainly for our project at the moment. Hope you enjoy it.
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:iconstereoset95:
Stereoset95 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, this was posted on my 13th birthday! :) Awsome painting
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Thanks very much! Sorry for the late reply.
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Dkundzinsh Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is such a sad piece, the terrible fact of war, the lost souls fighting for politicians and bankers, not much changed.
Great piece!.
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Thanks for your sentimental great comment, glad you like it :)
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Dkundzinsh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this piece of artwork really touched me emotionally, which in my book is a great success for an artist. great work sir.
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:icontechymarines:
Techymarines Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
This picture is incredibly good, it tells a story, it almost seems like a march to death
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Thanks very much, this is the mood I hope to create.
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:iconpropagangjah:
propagangjah Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Its great!
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconlunarknight316:
LunarKnight316 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
The fall of an empire. I like the 'weight' it holds in this picture.
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Thank you! I like the word " Weight"!
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:iconsmashbrudda:
Smashbrudda Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
very nice
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconpandaren-chaplain:
Pandaren-Chaplain Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No more from sound of drum retreat,
While Marlborough, and Galway beat,
The French and Spaniards every day,
O'er the Hills and far away!
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Very poetic, I love it, thanks!
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Outstanding!
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
A true pleasure Lothar, you're most welcome! :salute:
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DarthMandius Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
─wesome !!! I love it !!!!!!!
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Thanks, glad you like it!
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Amazing piece! :)

:+fav:
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013

Thank you!

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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :)

Hope you have a wonderful day! :)
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist
I could never understand why the Brits insisted on wearing bright red to battle. Sitting ducks, and yet they had an empire. It boggles the mind, considering in battle you're supposed to blend in with the background; no wait a minute; you're just supposed to stand and shoot at each other. So stupid.

Lovely sense of depth, I'm wondering who the blue guys are. French? At least they were a wee bit more sensible in their blue uniforms.
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Wolvercorte Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
It was because identification. Bright colours help to recognize friend/enemy in smoke from gunpowder. Battles in 18th and part of 19th century was fought and won with line combat system, when two armies stand face to face in lines and soldiers shoot at the enemies. Rifles in that times was very inaccurate and soldiers needed a lot of time to reaload their rifles to shoot once more. And a lot of shots makes a lot of smoke, which make sometimes recognizing of another soldiers immposible without a bright colours of their uniforms.
Cheers and sorry for my bad english.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist
No worries, man, I understood you perfectly well. Those muskets were more dangerous than useful, but at least they had a spear on them. I still think it's a stupid waste of men, but then, war usually is.
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davidhoang0123 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I'm gonna take a wild guess and say the blue lads are Americans.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist
I reckon so, too. :D
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thanks a lot, the Brits uniform is not actually accurate, just loosly based on memeories, the battle field back then was indeed very different from nowadays, both mentally and physically, formations and spirits are the key for victory.

The dead soldier in blue uniform wasn't based on any historical resource also. It's just a painting, :)
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legendarycarcere Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
They didn’t have rifles (musket like guns with rifleing in the barrel) they had muskets which were very inaccurate so fighting in lines and shooting volleys at the enemy was much more effective at that time. Also camouflage wasn’t need either then too, no machine guns, which started the need to blend in with the environment. Hence the reason why at the start of WWI countries easily fell to the Germans/Austrians.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
I know about how inefficient, inaccurate and dangerous those muskets were but why hadn't anyone thought of guerilla warfare at the time? Planned properly and conducted in stages, it could have changed the course of a battle or war. When you ambush a convoy, you can shoot volleys at it and then come close with swords, daggers, the spear in the musket, and pistols. When you rely too much on a particular weapon or two, you're a dead man.

So true about the allies falling easily at the start of WW1, it took the Germans/ Austrians to garner some common sense on warfare, but the whole running at each other into machine fire is just as stupid. What a waste of men.

Pictures like this make me feel sad. It's a stupid, stupid waste. A wise chess player does not waste his pawns.
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Casper-viccc Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
They didn't used guerrilla warfare en masse because it wasn't just infantry versus infantry. Cavarly watched your every move, and whenever you concentrated, artillery would bombard. Having your regiment in a loose formation against an enemy in line might seem brilliant, but you're pretty much fucked when a squadron of cavarly turns up.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Ah, yes, the cavarly. Keep forgetting about that. We got the Romans to thank for the cavarly...no, hang on, wasn't that Hannibal's idea?
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Casper-viccc Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Cavalry existed centuries before Hannibal did.
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legendarycarcere Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Also there are rules in war, even today. for example chemical war fare is outlawed and the use of such a weapon is suicide sense that would start what you would call a "total war". World Wars 1 and 2 were total wars.

Now war back then had three important pieces of "play" infantry or "line infantry" cavalry to flank and protect your flanks, and artillery to weaken stronger positions or the weakest parts to put holes in the enemy's army.

Also you would need to have the environment on your side if you were to engage in guerilla warfare. The battle(s) of Lexington and Concord, specifiably Concord, can be examples of guerilla warfare of the time. But the likeness of that happing was pretty slim sense it was a battle of militia and colonials against a professional military.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist
I think you meant to reply to me.

I suppose you're right. Knowing the environment is crucial, and a wise use of the cavalry devastating.

Nobody can afford a total war these days. Terrorism is more effective in any case, what with tech and all. I often wonder how many chemical weapons are in storage for 'safekeeping'.
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TjockSteffe Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Is that a danish flag in the background?
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
It isnt.Thanks!
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Zoomer666 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
It does make me wonder about what it would have been like to walk across an open feild while being shot at
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
It is beyound imagination of us normal people.
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Hello,
Your deviation was featured in this news article!
Have a great day! :)
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LotharZhou Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thanks!
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
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LotharZhou Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thanks!
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LoxiasPhoebus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Beautiful! :D
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LotharZhou Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thanks!
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YraelMogget Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Noes! The Redcoats! Very well done, though.
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LotharZhou Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thanks!Like their uniforms.
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Ratteckrieg Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Simply stunning!
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:iconlotharzhou:
LotharZhou Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thanks!
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