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The Fifth Battalion by kimsol The Fifth Battalion by kimsol
This is an original work (one of two entries that I am submitting, both vastly different), that I have created specifically for the ‘Billy Blue College of Design’ – ‘Change your World Contest’ moonbeam13.deviantart.com/jour…

How exciting - an Australian competition, we (Aussies) do get excluded (due to distance) from many other competitions so this is a fabulous opportunity. I wish I had more time for my submission/s, they are rushed - but I can’t complain after all I have only just returned from another fabulous overseas trip!

So the brief requires that I take anything from the world around me and improve on it / depicting a change that I have made to the world… I am a digital artist and as such I am constantly changing the world as I see it, bringing to life visions that others might also connect with or relate to. I can create or recreate time, worlds and people - such as this image that I am submitting. This image represents the Fifth Battalion (Australian) who were transferred to the Western Front in France in early 1916. After that, over the course of the next two and a half years the 5th Battalion was rotated in and out of the front line and took part in a number of significant battles including at Pozieres, Ypres, Amiens and the Hindenburg Line. Can I change history? No but I can influence others to become interested in our history and from this influence change.

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All photo stock used is taken by myself (most came from images taken last month on the old Western Front in Belgium including ‘no man’s land’).
Textures from my own resources and also sirius-sdz.deviantart.com/
Brushes from www.brushking.eu/Category/Abst…
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:iconperoni68:
peroni68 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great!! :clap:
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Thanks! :D
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:iconperoni68:
peroni68 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome dear! :D
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work, Kim!! Evocative and fascinating!! Good luck in the contest! It's excellent! :hug: 
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Thank you ever so much!
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Notvitruvian Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Love this piece and good luck !!! ;)
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Thanks so much!
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:iconnotvitruvian:
Notvitruvian Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Most welcome marmite love :hmm:
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:iconpjenz:
pjenz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work :heart:
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:iconkimsol:
kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Thank you :huggle:
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:iconpjenz:
pjenz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so very welcome :heart:
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Le-Regard-des-Elfes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful work Kim, very moving! and good luck! :love:
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
:wave: Thanks!
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DraakeT Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice concept and work......but above all great amazing passion! Heart Hug
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Yeah - it was an awesome tour we did that day when I got the stock photo's, lots of brave soldiers & too many losses :(
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mistersingh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Fantastic piece of work. I wish you luck my friend.:hug:
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thank you ever so much!
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mistersingh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Welcome my friend:wave:
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing:wow:
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thanks Karin!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome:heart::hug:
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A fascinating piece! Good luck!
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:iconkimsol:
kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thank you so much! :wave:
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DriPoint Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Terrific image - very evocative - love it.
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:iconkimsol:
kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thank you so much!
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DriPoint Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Mental3pal - :tiptophat: 
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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work, my, dear!Hug
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thanks so much! :huggle:
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Manink Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Lovely concept Kim!!!
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thanks! :heart:
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FictionChick Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very emotional, Kim!
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Yeah ... did a full day trip there with a personal guide, lots of emotion & reflection
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dragon70 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Hug 
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
:wave: :D
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dragon70 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hug 
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megan7 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Wonderful work Kim :heart:
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thank you :huggle:
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Ideasplayer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Great work Kim :clap:
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kimsol Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
:wave: Thank you!
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