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Britannia by Bjerg Britannia by Bjerg
Britannia - the embodied spirit of Britain (in much the same way as Uncle Sam is used in the US).

An Empire on which the sun never set... etc. etc.

This was done as a favour to a friend of mind who could best be described (in this context) as having a rather... Victorian frame of mind.

EDIT: I am moving this to the scraps section. It seems to attract a disproportionate number of my viewers, and for the most part these viewers are not interested in anything else in my gallery. Perhaps if the attraction of erstwhile British patriots led to more traffic I would appreciate it more, but having something this bad as my most-faved piece is just silly.

EDIT 2: And of course, this picture has more favs than any of my other images (possibly more than all my other pictures COMBINED). Yet the image quality is so horrible it's a complete embarssment. Yep, same old DevArt.

I'd take it down if I didn't pray that maybe one in ten of the ideologues who fav this travesty would stop and look at some of my other less-terrible junk.

Ah well.
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curtsibling Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your other work is indeed excellent - I guess it just represents an ethos that many Brits appreciate.

Compared to the current heap of junk that comprises the current UK, dreaming of the imperial past is perhaps more appealling to many...;)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Wow I love Great Britain so much, Ive visited it already 2x. The pictures is just awesome and so patriotic!
For the friendship between Great Britain and Germany!!

Nice greetings!
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mk456 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
wait i thouhg tbritannia was a island O.O back in roman times.....or did wikapedia fucked me over xD?
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gearoidgaa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Love the picture and how the Union Jack covers all of britain including Ireland. The soldiers are greart and Britannia overseeing the whole thing great work done.
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ilikecustard Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
dont be bothered about this being your most popular work its by far the best
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thefuguestate Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I used this image in my journal [link] I can see what you mean about it being one of your lesser works, but the composition is perfect! :)
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Hillfighter Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
There really is only two world circling empires, that of Britain and that of Spain.
Would you consider doing a similar deviation for Spain?
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LittleDivaQueen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
I don't really understand why you find it so embarrassing that people have favourited this instead of your other pieces. You did something that touches people's hearts and I personally do like drawing and artwork that are rough around the edges, the raw state is sometimes more interesting than a polished product.
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Timothy-Hardy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
stunning :)
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gamerknight83 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
I love the picture that you depicted as the one and only Great Britain-or Ms. Sovereign Britannia herself! Wait a minute, this brings me one question-How come the anime Code Geass has mention the name Britannia(and shown many times) that is based on the similiar real world concept, and yet the characters in the show doesn't speak the British accent? That's very weird...but great job of the artwork though! Very moving indeed!!


As the one of the old British sayings-"Rule Britannia!!!"
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