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House of Dreams - WIP4 by Phaeton99

I have been staring at this plan sporadically for the last few hours, trying to make heads and tails of this intricate drawing which is...


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Current Residence: Romania, the wilderness of Eastern Europe.

Favourite genre of music: You know those guys with the mohawks and weird piercings? Those guys. Well, and a lot of others, but mainly those.

Favourite style of art: Bauhaus & Constructivism.

Operating System: Apertures 3+4

Shell of choice: Armour-Piercing Ballistic Cap B-420 for the 107mm divisional gun M1940 (M-60)

Wallpaper of choice: 18th century hand painted

Skin of choice: Human female

Favourite cartoon characters: Tank Girl, Spider Jerusalem.

Personal Quote: When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!
Personally I am a completely non-religious humanist, but I wish a hearty Happy Easter to those who celebrate it.

I know you think I'm a bit late, since for a lot of the world Easter was this past weekend, but I live in a country where Easter is celebrated based on the Julian rather than Gregorian Calendar, which means this year Easter comes on the 12th.

Oh, and while I'm at it, Happy Passover for those of Jewish faith.

But moving on to the primary reason for this post, I bet you are wondering why I haven't posted anything since October of last year.
Well, let me tell you it's been a gruelling six months. Nothing bad per se happened to me directly, but a lot of bad stuff happened to my loved ones, culminating in my mother being seriously injured in a car accident in February.
As a consequence, I spent the last few months in a support/ primary caregiver position, which meant all my free time evaporated.

However, I did manage to work a number of projects of which I am very pleased, including two books already published and a Comic book which is to leave the press in a couple of days.

First off, I know this might come as a surprise, but I've illustrated a children's book for a friend of mine, Mari Arsenie, named "The Adventures of Laslo the Dawrf".
Let me tell you, it was a surprise for me as well, since I'm more adept at drawing artillery pieces than dwarves, but there you have it. The artwork, by the way, can be found here:
 The Adventures of Laslo the Dwarf by wingsofwrath

Secondly, it is exactly artillery pieces I drew, since I illustrated a non-fiction book about the Focsani-Namoloasa-Galati Fortified Region (Also known as the Sereth Line).
This is the second book I illustrated for the Romanian Military museum, the first one being about Austro Hungarian artillery, waaay back in 2011.

 Coperta final carte 800 by wingsofwrath
 The actual drawings, added as I post them to DA - so far, six out of nine:
FNG Fortified Line - Cover by wingsofwrathFNG Fortified Line - Plate I by wingsofwrathFNG Fortified Line - Plate II by wingsofwrathFNG Fortified Line - Plate III by wingsofwrathFNG Fortified Line - Plate IV by wingsofwrathFNG Fortified Line - Plate V by wingsofwrath

Finally, the one I am most proud of, I have been asked by the good folks over at Mythopoeia to make a few drawings to accompany the second issue of their dieselpunk comic book, Skies of Fire.

The issue itself will be released in a couple of days, at which point I will also put my drawings up on DA, for all the world to see.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Franz Ferdinand - 40'
  • Reading: "The Proud Tower", Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Watching: The Romanovs. The History of the Russian Dynasty
  • Playing: World of Tanks
  • Eating: carrots
  • Drinking: Pepsi Twist

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Orphydian Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Mi-am mai diversificat folderele din galeria grupului meu sia cum pot sa primesc si o parte din arta ta. M-ar interesa urmatoarele:……… (ar trebui sa-i schimbi denumiread in Romanian soldier..)……

Ilustratiile  cu artileria Skoda iti apartin? Oricum am trimis si pentru ele.…………………

Din cate imi amintesc ai parasit grupul pentru ca nu vroiam sa accept Cartoons. Raman pe positie dar pot sa accept illustratiile astea mai realiste/tehnice.

Te rog sa te intorci in grupul meu.
wingsofwrath Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
De fapt nu am parasit grupul - pur si simplu a fost o perioada de cateva luni in care nu am dat deloc pe DA din motive personale si invitatia a expirat pana sa apuc e sa o vad.

Ilustratiile Skoda sunt ale mele intr-adevar, au fost facute pentru o carte publicata de Muzeul Militar National si aflata in vanzare la acesta. La fel si ilustratiile FNG.

Imi pare rau, dar nu schimb denumirile desenelor pentru nimeni. Take it or leave it.
Orphydian Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

vrei sa te alaturi grupului meu?

Ti-am vazut galeria dar din pacate nu primim cartoons and comics.
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
A fascinating gallery, your work reminds me of Miyazaki, and I have no higher praise.
wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! That is high praise indeed!

I am a fan of Miyazaki, but I've tried to not let myself be influenced too much by his work and instead do something else whenever possible.

Still, that is not always possible and, in fact, there are a lot of similarities in those cases where we ended up using the same primary sources for our inspiration - for example the wondrous machines of 19th century illustrator Albert Robida which served as base for the machines in Howl's Moving Castle and which I've also used for some of my drawings.

This is also why I've ended up grounding my work a lot more in reality rather than the realm of imagination in order to better create a world which is "my own" and, why not, show off a bit of my research...
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Very interesting.
Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
 Are you a fan of Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise?
wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
In fact I only watched it a couple of months ago and found both our worlds remarkably similar in both scope and concept.

Not really surprising, since we most likely drew inspiration from the same places - prototypes, paper projects, all the paths real life didn't take but we choose to walk, in order to create a world which is both alien and familiar at the same time.

As such, there's no way I can't be a fan - it's a very good movie, set in a world very similar to my own...
Alright, just asking.

I have some stuff you might be interested in on my account, just an FYI.
TAFFYWOLF12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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