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Soldier Stairway by Berserk-Dragon Soldier Stairway by Berserk-Dragon
I did this for a community project, A Love for Soldiers, though it's the last day to hand in (because I totally forgot this one). But phew...I'm done with it and satisfy too.

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This image shows the meaning of soldiers who have to go for a war, away from people they love. The soldiers themselves don't wish to have wars at all, but many of them are blamed of wars existence. This shows that there are many people, too, that understand the situation. They honor soldiers' duty and they are glad to have them back home as the stairway directs....It's the beautiful sky, a bright future, that awaits the true sacrifice of loving soldiers. They're heroes.
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This is a photomanip. I have to give credits to the stocks I borrow. Thank you very much, people. Without your help, this piece couldn't be done.

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The stairway: :iconpmartike: [link]
U.S. Flag: :iconmonochromatic-stains: [link]
Soldier: :iconlostshadow1: [link]
Young Girl: :icondxstock: [link]
Young Boy: :iconcagurl23-stock: [link]
Man: :iconhomnoct-stock: [link]
Woman: :iconelisafox-stock: [link]
Man with headgear: :iconfantasystock: [link]
Sky: :iconberserk-dragon: <=ME! [link]
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My sincerest apology here if I have used your piece of art without notification first.
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:iconaquilla-whingate:
Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   General Artist
An this has not got a DD yet why?
This is an awesome image to represent Americas troops and returning home from the war front, it is well done. :D :+fav:
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Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. ^^
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xXxSp4rtyxXx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student General Artist
American soldiers.......
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AveNDarknesS Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So Touching! T.T
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:iconxakana:
xakana Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really well done!
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks a lot. :)
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:iconxakana:
xakana Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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dadagrafik Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
looks like stairway 2 hell
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Depends on how nostalgic and melancholic you are, huh? :shrug:
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silverwolf71190 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful in every way!
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconsilverwolf71190:
silverwolf71190 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No probs!
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:iconsoldierswife327:
soldierswife327 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Interesting I like it
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks. :D
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:iconcagurl23-stock:
cagurl23-stock Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008   Photographer
I love it! Good use of stock photos!
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconhooyahman:
HooyahMan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
awesome. thanks for using my pic in such a moving piece. thanks much! :)
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Beautiful sentiment, beautiful composition! :+fav: I'm honored to see my stock used this way!
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad you like it too, and your stock was also a great help!
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:iconk-ee-ran:
k-ee-ran Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"It's the beautiful sky, a bright future, that awaits the true sacrifice of loving soldiers. They're heroes."
A million amens.

I really love this... it reminds me of my friends that I haven't seen in years... of the ones that have recently left for the armed forces... and of the ones that will be claimed as soon as we graduate next spring. To me, it represents that path I dream of walking. It reminds me of why I want to be a soldier.

In short, this is completely amazing. ^_^
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad it reminds you of good memories. :D Thank you so much!
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:iconk-ee-ran:
k-ee-ran Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome. :hug:
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laetitiaferra Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
I love this photo! The concept shows something many people are going through right now: separation from a loved one who goes to war.
Why didn't you use an American soldier, though?
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Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I couldn't really find the photo of American soldier with his back on the camara, and I was hurrying to get this done, so it was my best at that moment. Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it.
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juskom95 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Its great to see pics like this.
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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elisafox-stock Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007   Photographer
nice layout and concept.
i'm glad that my stock photo was useful to you :)
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad that many people like this too. Thanks to your stock. ^^
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lostshadow1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
well done !
it's a bit strange for me the use of Israeli soldier in a very American meaningful picture..
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I could hardly find the US soldier photos, especially shot from the back. ^^; But it's still OK for me to use this.
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lostshadow1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
:)
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:iconredemptionshirts:
RedemptionShirts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007   Interface Designer
Wo.. Wow! Well done, friend
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I appreciate your comment! :bow:
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:icondxstock:
DXstock Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007   Photographer
Thank u, nice idea! ^)
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
It's because of your wonderful stock. ^^ Thank you and you're welcome too.
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DXstock Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007   Photographer
:)
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:icondea-89:
Dea-89 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
That looks great!! ^_^ Cool job!
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much. I'm satisfied with it too.
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FireballStardraco Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
I tell you something you make alot of Soldiers proud son, welldone on this.
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I certainly hope it to be that way. :D My humble bow to you. :bow:

Thank you so much!!
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
:bow: Thanks.
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prettyfreakjesper Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
welcome ;)
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SkyDragonStar Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist
Oh wow, that's brilliant! :thumbsup:
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much, Sky. You finally drop by again. :)
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Zea-Luvall Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Totally cool!
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:iconberserk-dragon:
Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much. I'm satisfied with this piece too. :D
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:iconnemisis11:
nemisis11 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional Photographer
Wow, this is wonderful! Some of the images used aren't stock though...please tell me you have permission from each of them to use their pictures :-/

Wonderful entry once again though!
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Berserk-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I notify them and I really need their permission on time too. So I'm waiting for them. If they don't allow, then...I guess I have no choice but just to take this deviation down. ^^;

And thank you for your comment, Jon. :)
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nemisis11 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional Photographer
That would be a shame for them to not allow it, especially if they see what you did with their shots. :)

And youare very welcome for the comment, I love the manip, as well as the words you used to describe it. ^^
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