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Wonderland Vietnam '69 by PenUser Wonderland Vietnam '69 by PenUser
Ah... Vietnam of '69 at night.

And a Vietkong ambush.

The guy on the ground just didn't strike lucky this time... :(


Made with markers and added a photofilter with CS3 to get the lighting correct. Music for this piece was "Brothers in Arms" by Dire Straits"-

"Now the sun's gone to hell
/And the moon's riding high
/Let me bid you farewell
/Every man has to die..."
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:iconbritton1999:
britton1999 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
uhh...SHit i-i'm so sorry for your loss
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EvilGermanTier Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
instant caption of feelings and torment that goes on the battlefield.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
War is hell, as they say.

Thanks for the comment, mate! :)
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57Drawinc Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Great piece.
Looking through what's going on inside of those mens heads as opposed to the facade of tougness they have to show.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)

I figured it'd be nice to make a piece that portrays war more accurately than the macho stuff that has become so popular these days. I wanted the soldiers to look more like normal humans who get emotional wear and fatigue like everyone else in this one. I suppose it worked.
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ShakalakaSunblaka Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
My husband is a soldier fighting overseas right now, so this is extremely intense for me.
But it's an amazing piece of artwork.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Good to hear that it has the intesity I was looking for.

I hope your husband comes home in one piece, too. :)
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nausicaaedu1 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student General Artist
o_O.........is sad :(
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:iconpenuser:
PenUser Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
War is...


Thanks for the fav-
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:iconlenotion:
Lenotion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   General Artist
Tsiisös tässä on niin kaunis ja herkkä tunnelma ;A; Sommitelma toimii tosi hyvin, ja yksityiskohdat ja taitava tusseinkäyttö on nannaa silmille!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oho, kiitos paljon! :)

Itselläsi on kyllä paljon parempaa settiä... :O
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zeraful Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist
OMG my bad, we don't talk a lot about this war xD
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zeraful Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist
It's a cruel war, isn't it.But maybe you should draw something about the NVNPLA a.k.a VC too.Because you see, the casualties for them is really high too,not just because of killshot(or something like that,my english sucks xD) but also the lack of medicine,medic and profer medical tools.My dad is serve as a medic back in the 79's,and he said that the most sorrow memories he had is when he had to watch his comrades dying in his hand when even a little bit of medical treatment can save their lives, but "they just simply stop sreaming,or their voice got fader and fader".It's just too sad.

And that's why we usually talk a lot about this war
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dam it, this brings the wrong mood to my military course just came back from, where we were playing Vietnam music in the bush =P

Anyhow, great job and details here buddy :)
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PenUser Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh... I'm so sorry for busting your mood- :D At least you had fun there, right?

Thanks!
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I was sorry for bring cheer to your sorrow =P
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kupocoffee Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is really well done, so emotional.
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:iconpenuser:
PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, thanks! :D

...as well as for the Llama-
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kathiiie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh man.. that's cruel. But true.
Fuck war!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree... I'd fuck it up, but you can't do it since it doesn't have a physical body... D<

You probably notice I've done lots of this kinda stuff, if you check my gallery-

Thanks for the comment- :)
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kathiiie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!

lol yeah. Sadly you can't.

Yes I saw that. Are you interested in that stuff?
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:iconpenuser:
PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep... I like drawing military every once in a while... the technical stuff is fun to draw. Then there's the type of pics which make a statement, like this one:

[link]

Mostly I draw scifi and comics tho, they're my favourites- :D
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kathiiie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, wow. This picture is in a way beautiful. Great drawing!
And I like the expression, the statement. Wow.

Yeah, cool. If it makes fun it is good!
I like to draw mostly sad things and I like to use strong colors or just normal things from every day life. :D I'm weird. xD
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PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, thanks! :D I'd change a couple of things if I'd draw it now... it looks a bit crapy in comparison to the newer ones- ^^;

Yeah, I do those sometimes too... strong colors are good! I always prefer using strong colours and contrast- :)

Oh, and weird is ways better than just normal! ;)
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kathiiie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome! It has a great expression. :-)
That's invariably the case. If I look at older drawings of mine it's nearly embarrassing. But you can see also your progress and that's cool. :D

Cool. Contrast is often very nice.

Taha! Ok, Yes, that's for sure!! :D:D
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PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks- :) Drawing reminded me, what type of uni are you going to? Art, business, something else?

It is! :D
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tuner7000 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
great work man I really like all the detail and the scene although it was one of the worst wars ever :D
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PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, it was...

Thanks- :)
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tuner7000 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
no problem :D
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ShiricomicsZ Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Student General Artist
We're fools to make war on our brothers is arms
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PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oho, joku muukin kuuntelee Dire Straitsia! :D

Kiitti-
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ShiricomicsZ Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Itse asiassa en. :D Olen kuunnellut Gregorianin ja Northern Kingsin versioita. Luulen kuulleeni alkuperäsen joskus radiosta, mutta en kyllä osaa sanoa varmasti. xD
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PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Noh, onhan nekin ihan ok... alkuperänen on kyllä paras- :D
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ShiricomicsZ Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Pitääpä ettiä tuubista ja kuunnella.
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misterhessu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Awsum.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Kiitti :D
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Kakashiforever Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow dude.. this is incredible (as always.)
I'm always astonished by the little details you put in, like the born to kill sign on his hat or the syringe in the dude's body.
Amazing work @_@
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PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, thanks!

It's just the usual level... ^^;
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:iconcharoi:
Charoi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Nyt menin kyllä ihan sanattomaksi. Hyvällä tavalla kuitenkin...
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PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No, sehän on hyvä... kyllä vähemmästäkin markkereiden tuhlauksesta menee- :D

Kiitti-
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Charoi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oles hyvä vain :)
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GeneralZadrek Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
NÖööööyyhhh! Urheat jenkit eivät itke, sinä kommunistien kätyri!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Onko aina pakko paljastaa lavastetut propagandakuvat noin nopeasti? D<
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