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Zeppelinoffizier by JanBoruta Zeppelinoffizier by JanBoruta
Prussian militarism attacks! Here a mid-ranked officer of one of the stratospheric zeppelins of Wilhelm II's Kaiserliche Luftflotte.

I kicked off with a pencil sketch at school and finished it later with a black gel pen at home, it all took about 3-3,5 hours. There shall be more steampunk, I guess!

Enjoy,
Tom ;)
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:iconwoodenshipsnironmen:
WoodenShipsnIronMen Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
He looks so imposing. Like, he doesn't need weapons to kick butt.
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:iconironsides11:
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Could we see the British, French, Russian, and/or Austrian equivalents to this soldier?
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:iconcheridum:
cheridum Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
I like this uniform...if only I could find one.
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:iconmclanejeremiah:
MclaneJeremiah Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Weee!!! Death Korps! Just joking. :D
By the way, Did Imperial Germans had this "Gott mit Uns" belt buckle?
Anyway, amazing work!
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Yet I am mistaken, forgot to watch the pictures :D Apparently there were buckles during Imperial era [link]

Hell, you could place the motto everywhere :D
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I believe I came across the Death Korps (and whole WH40K and WFB) some time after I drew this one :D German Empire is seemingly an almost infinite source of inspiration for eveyrone out there :D

As I learned from the wiki (though you know how you can trust the wiki...) only the Wehrmacht of the Third Reich had "Gott mit uns" buckles (Waffen-SS had a patriotic slogan instead of religious one). Army of the German Empire had "Gott mit us" somewhere on the helmets, but to be honest, I hadn't seen one yet. Wiki: [link] This motto is far older than both countries.
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MclaneJeremiah Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Every Imperial Guard Regiment was based on some real army. British colonial troops, Soviet WW2 conscripts, or WW1 Imperial Germans. German Empire is popular, because you can add a little "germanic" feel to your art, without being a bloody nazi. ;)
Anyway, keep up the good work!
One of the best steampunk characters I've ever seen!
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:iconmagnuminominandum:
MagnumInominandum Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
More of them, good god - your sheer output of splendid Steampunk Wilhelmine German works is astounding! 5* yet again!
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
As this piece is three years old, I'm working on a few new Germanophile steampunk pieces, although the ones that are nearest to completion are K.u.K.-oriented. :)
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:iconhumblehistorian:
Humblehistorian Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sehr gut! :D
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:iconzombie-cakes:
Zombie-Cakes Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, awesome design and pen work!
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:iconticodude:
ticodude Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
so cool, steampunk genre is always great, and you are good at it
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:iconczaendermajer:
Czaendermajer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
many people these days do too many nazi. anyways prussians are awesome. they wherre basically the same people of germany of the time of the nazis. damn i could not beleve a nations identity can change in less than a decade! (from ww1 prussians to ww2 nazis 0__0) btw awesome drawing i rate 10,000/10 ^__^
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:iconhumbleviewer:
HumbleViewer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
That is a BITCHIN' coat! I mean, wow, makes me wish I had one of those :(
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:iconpilgrim12345:
Pilgrim12345 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
More that ia awsome i want more.......
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andrewtheh Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Love the image, the detail and craftmanship. Think the hoses coming from the face might snag in a combat setting or in a armored vehicle.

Placed it in the folder I did because it also looks like a Death Korps of Krieg in the sci-fi Warhammer 40,000. Keep it up.
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student General Artist
Ha, everyone loves the Death Korps :D Although my favourites are Vostroyans with all their Cossack-ness.

But hey, WH40k wasn't my inspiration here :D
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:iconandrewtheh:
andrewtheh Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
eh, even if you didnt it still looks bad ass. Congrats!
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:iconcutangus:
CUTANGUS Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
The respirator is a good idea, but maybe the helmet pin under an inmense gas bag is a bit dangerous...
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:iconp40-warhawk:
P40-Warhawk Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this is my favorite one, very origional and creative i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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:iconlamnay:
lamnay Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
He is not so tough, give me a trench knife and a Webley and I'll have the Hun on the run.

Great picture, looks like he could have come out of The Timeships.
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:iconzeppelinoffizier:
zeppelinoffizier Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008   Photographer
:-D I Love it!!!
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Student General Artist
Ha, great coincidence! :D It looks awesome on your profile page xD
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:iconzeppelinoffizier:
zeppelinoffizier Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008   Photographer
Yeah! :-)
Can you also draw a Zeppelin for him??
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Student General Artist
This is his Zeppelin: [link] :D
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:iconzeppelinoffizier:
zeppelinoffizier Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008   Photographer
nice france trip XD
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:iconunyin:
Unyin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
SO cool!

I'm a huge fan of gas masks (Yes.. that sounds weird), and putting it in steampunk style makes this even more awesome!

:+fav:
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:iconbouben:
Bouben Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
awesome job, awesome...so detailed and...interesting style
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:iconleselwyn:
LESelwyn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Yessss! Steampunk rulez! :D
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:iconcaboose86:
Caboose86 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Very cool! =P
It was a while since I was online now, I've missed quite a lot!
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Die-Spaghetti Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
PIMP
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:iconbodach:
Bodach Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Wow! great again ^_^.
Interesting concept. Alas anything that links my country and steampunk not would be bizarre and laughable, sniff.
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Seawolf512 Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OK.... just ....... wow .... heh ....
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:iconrushlord:
Rushlord Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Do you usually do a pencil sketch before you start to ink it?
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Student General Artist
Naturally :)
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:iconxenos60:
xenos60 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
I really like this one. It's one of your better character concepts
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:iconcptstarlight:
cptstarlight Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wait, by Kaiser Wilhelm's II, do you mean kaiser Wilhelm the second?
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Student General Artist
Yes... I wasn't sure if it would be correct enough if I wrote "Wilhelm II's" (I'm too lazy to check) :P
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cptstarlight Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wilhelm II's would have been right. Clever shameless ref to World War I, by the way.
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SWFAN6429 Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Um, what exactly is this guy's job descreption?
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Student General Artist
He's the officer.. he commands some people, soldiers and technicians in one sector of the zeppelin and inspects if everything is ok ;).
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SWFAN6429 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Does he also toss porly performing people off the Zepplin?
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:iconjaen-ni-rin:
Jaen-ni-rin Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
*me likes*

Fajny uniform ma.
Trudno jest wymóżdżyć uniform tak, żeby zaraz ktoś nie powiedział - a już gdzieś taki widziałem. A Jeszcze trudniej narysować go z takimi fajnymi fałdami i za to kudos :D
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Student General Artist
Dzięki :D Płaszcz powstał tak trochę przypadkiem, bo nigdy nie wiem do końca co narysuję, często zmieniam zdanie w ostatniej chwili.. nie mogę powiedzieć, żeby wszystko było planowane od początku ;)
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MEYERanek Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
świetne cienowanie, zwłaszcza na rekawicy, hełmie i w ogóle całośc wymiata :D
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Student General Artist
Dzienki :złezęby: (brak digowych emot czasem wkurza). Cieniowanie troszkę jednak zrypałem na dolnej części płaszcza, na prawej klapie (po naszej lewej stronie) powinno być jaśniej, tak jak pod kołnierzem no i niezbyt widać kaburę pistoletu pod jego prawym ramieniem.. ale już trudno ;)
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MEYERanek Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
w sumie nie rzuca sie to tak w oczy, można uznać że to cień jego ramienia.

w ogóle stwierdzam że masz świetną kreche, taką bardzo graficzną, ja sie na tego pana napatrzeć nie moge :D
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Metria88 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
podziwiam ludzi, którzy potrafią tak czysto cienkopisem rysować +fav :)
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Student General Artist
Dzięki :) Ale sporo zrypałem, jest parę zbyt ciemnych miejsc.
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:iconmetria88:
Metria88 Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
oj nie bądź taki skromny, efekt końcowy jest genialny :)

a tak zbaczając od tematu - jakiego tabletu używasz? właśnie się przymierzam do kupna i zbieram opinie
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