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Matt Ridgway
2010
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Pen & Ink

Nikola Tesla was arguably the greatest scientific mind in modern history, and one of the most eccentric. He created a myriad of inventions including radio, remote control, robotics, our entire alternating current system, the Tesla coil, and x-rays among a host of others, many of which he never got credit for. He also claimed to have invented flying saucers, methods for worldwide free wireless electricity, and something he called the "death ray". Considering how well all of his other inventions worked, I see no reason to doubt these claims. Look him up, its utterly fascinating!

Right on, my first DD! Thanks to yui--chan for suggesting it and sphilr for the feature!
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Given 2010-10-24
An absorbing glimpse into the world of Nicola Tesla; stunning pen & ink rendering from ~mattridgway. ( Suggested by yui--chan and Featured by SRaffa )
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PsychoCyclone95 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Just BTW, but he ALSO had planned to make a "peace ray"; it's basically a force-field generator.
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VesnaRa-14 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
 Fantastic work!Well done!Heart 
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spunkybuddy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016
Love this!
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ObscureFamous Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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sacralige Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Are you selling this in print? My husband would live this.
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ObscureFamous Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
Hello, apologies for my absence. You can find prints of this image here:
pixels.com/featured/tesla-matt…
Thank you for your interest.
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II-edison-II Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! :la:
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ObscureFamous Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
thank you:)
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II-edison-II Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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matmax426 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent! 
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ObscureFamous Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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jerdog35 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
Great job Matt,

As an Electrician and a technology nut I'm a huge Tesla fan. Thanks for the picture. Awesome work !!!

jer
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ObscureFamous Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks Jer, glad you understand:)
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ArTRefugiuM Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016   Traditional Artist
Hello ... just wanted to say someone used your work as title image for an article without crediting you : www.higherperspectives.com/nik…
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ObscureFamous Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I contacted the people at HDwallpapers about this issue. Waiting on response. Have a wonderful day:)
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ArTRefugiuM Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome, keeping fingers crossed for you, good luck! :)
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xXForestMist Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Wonderful! Love Tesla and I love this, fantastic work! small heart - black 
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ObscureFamous Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy it:)
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makertango Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Artist
Great composition.
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ObscureFamous Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconzorabelle:
zorabelle Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Beautiful piece!
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keyBon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And today it's his birthday! I loved this
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MaxRideWizardLord Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
what is that pingeon?
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theawesomeguy12 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
I was gonna make an electricity joke, but then I was stunned by this drawing. (Anyone? No? Okay...)                   
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Tonixel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Hahahaha made my day xD
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Subject23-17 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Fantastic piece of art! Bravo!
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Thundersglory Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool!, Tesla is such a bad ass theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla (hilarious and true comic of why Tesla is fucking awesome.
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Feebius13 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That man was incredible. Amazing work
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Bedrich-Smetana Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful.
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Yes, this is what I want as a wallpaper on my living room ceiling. sorry if my English sucks, its 1 am in europe, but dude, im serious.
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Maxthehedgehog1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Why can't I favorite? :C
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sayxo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
This is the best picture of Tesla I have ever seen ! You really captured his whole life in one picture. Well done mate :)
By the way, there is a great blog about Tesla's life and you can even download some files that were kept under the hood for many years, so if you are big Tesla admirer, simply go to:
fbi-about-tesla.blogspot.com 
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MarshalWalker Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Epic!
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lois1cute Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist
It's so beautiful....Damn it, I'm crying right now...Tesla's just so...wonderful...my hero....
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White-Knuckles Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Edison is a failure. Tesla is the greatest man to ever live. R.I.P
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blackhole72 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
He was great but unappreciated
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le-chat-fou Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing composition. What a lovely commemoration for this great man.
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ramosmanny Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Nice, I like the collage of his innovations.
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Anonymous10000 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
WE MUST FINNISH HIS RESEARCH!!!
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Gamemaster007 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Spectacular,Really one of the best art on DA.
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Philo-Of-Ohio Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Spectacular!
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beresofi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can i put it on my facebook if i mention your DA Profile? :3
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MatR0CK Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Tesla !!!! That is excellent
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Extraintelligence Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tesla's my hero. To say you deserved a DD is an understatement.
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exileinvadercat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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RebekahKroeplin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I see "Tesla" and I think of the vampire from the TV series, Sanctuary. :rofl: That's not right.
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AntonioColon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible. Talk about talent. You are incredible!
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SweetMahartaSongbird Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
FINALLY! Someone recognizes him for his talent...great depiction :] did you read about how Edison pretty much ripped him off after they both worked together on a few projects? You know what...down with Edison! TESLA forever!
Heehee, big fan.
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HendrixMusse Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work!
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