United at last

I recently visited a Franco-German military cemetery from WW1 in the Ardennes. A guy from the village told me that his grand father just picked up the bodies and put them all together, since none of them had wanted this in the first place.
I wanted to both do an Homage to these fallen soldiers and denounce the absurdity and savagery of war, a useful thing to remember, especially today.
In the end, they all have much more in common than differences…

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Solid shot:

This piece was really a composition and rendering exercise, I have relied very heavily on assets on sketchfab. There ahs been a lot of work to make everything fit together though :wink:
Thanks in particular to @janovich_films and Andy Woodhead (find him on sketchfab) for the CC assets.
“German Medic WW1 c1916” (https://skfb.ly/CQt7) by Centre for GIS & Geomatics.
“WW1 Jacket” (https://skfb.ly/o7IYZ) by InReality Solutions
“Machine Men” () by Gabee
“German Pickelhaube (ww1)” (), “French Adrian Helmet (ww1)” (https://skfb.ly/o9xoz), “German Stahlhelm m16 (ww1)” (https://skfb.ly/ovAGK), “Cavalry Saber - WW1 Sabre Sword” (https://skfb.ly/opUXB) by Janovich
“Cavalry Officer - WW1 - British - free” (https://skfb.ly/6SVZD), “French Infantry - Franco-Prussian War” (https://skfb.ly/6Vnys), “Prussian General Bust - 3d printable” (https://skfb.ly/6VzPI) by Andy Woodhead
“Dry flower” (https://skfb.ly/otMpy) by E Komatsu
“Rose Scan” (https://skfb.ly/6RIro) by Bandit
“SKELETON (Esqueleto) - Downloadable” (https://skfb.ly/66FRG) by Daniel Geraldini
are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!

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Thanks Bart, great honor :pray:

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Hi Everyone,

Here is the “Behind the Scenes” article of this historic piece of art!

Do check this article written by the artist himself. It describes the process of making the artwork step by step, providing a quick workflow of easily importing assets from Sketchfab with an insight of the inspiration that led to achieve this artwork.

Alina Khan
Editor at Blender Nation


Thanks for the opportunity! Really glad you guys like it


Big topic bump here.
I wanted to share a picture of the piece reworked, printed and framed. It took quite a bit of time getting a result that feels right, hope you guys like it.