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Has anyone noticed missing watchers. Like someone you was watching you mysteriously no longer are. This happened twice to me now. 

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CSX heritage unit by DragonWolfACe
CSX heritage unit
With a little photoshop magic, I was able to create a CSX Baltimore and Ohio heritage unit, a what if. The train exits Carothers tunnel at Paw Paw, West Virginia, as it speeds towards Cumberland, MD.

Took me a little over an hour to do.
Smile by DragonWolfACe
Mitzy shows off her pearly whites for me. She is the very definition of lone wolf. Always being picked on by her sisters, she chooses to sit far from the pack and quickly becomes agitated when they come close. Poor thing, I just want to sit and pet her, comfort her broken soul.

Mitzy is a Mexican Wolf at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
Art Deco by DragonWolfACe
Art Deco
The building style of Americana of the 1920s to me is the most attractive and elegantly designed of all structure types. Combining steel and stone with sky scrappers touching the heavens with complicated designs and large gargoyles protecting them. Americans thought themselves to be invincible and rallied heavy on the stock market. Life was good. Then the market crashed and all hope was lost...all except the will to survive. Railroads where still the major way of travel and with the coming of air travel, they began to design their passenger trains to look like long sleek bullets. In 1936, New York Central started running a all streamlined train called the "Mercury". In the coming years, Henry Dreyfuss, the designer of the Mercury redesigned one of the most famous and iconic trains in railroading, "The 20th Century Limited".

Here the Mercury departs Cleveland Union Terminal with Tower City Center looming in the background as clouds bellow off the lake. Batman himself would be home here.
Mon Valley Neighbors by DragonWolfACe
Mon Valley Neighbors
Long ago in a place not very far away, the Mon Valley, just southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, PA, was bustling with industrial might and strength. Huge steel mills lined both sides of the river with several railroads, the PRR, B&O, P&LE, and Union all crammed in what room was left. Then you had tough steel towns using what land was left, Braddock, Homestead, Duquesne, Mckeesport, and Clairton, that housed the thousands of mill workers that gave their life to produce the steel that made everything we used.

Here we see three of those railroads, a Union railroad switcher working the mill at Mckeesport, a mighty 2-8-4 powering a P&LE freight, and to the right, a B&O 4-8-2 T3 with another freight. All while the mill, one of many, works endlessly. This was America in its prime. The greatest generation.

But alas, in pure American greed, the owners where more concerned about quarterly profits and failed to modernize. Then the EPA was formed and like a scythe over hay, all the mills fell. The 1960s and 1970s was a hard time for the mills and what was once the steel belt became the rust belt. Once strong towns became ghettos. Hundreds of acres of mills turned into fields of despair. The railroads fell on equally hard times and the ones that served these mills faced a near collapse.

Ironically, the fast food chains and retail stores built on the sites of these mills where a good living wage could be earned now have employees working minimum wage where workers are demanding more money.

Progress? Hardly.

Pen, 5 hours.


Journal Entry: Sat May 23, 2015, 5:04 AM
Just a Journal of pictures and drawings that dont get much attention. Give em some attention.

Sneaking a peak by DragonWolfACeProwling by DragonWolfACeFiona Shake by DragonWolfACeStand down! by DragonWolfACeClyde Builders Plate by DragonWolfACeFierce by DragonWolfACeThomas and James by DragonWolfACeFor The Win by DragonWolfACeInto the sky by DragonWolfACeA little tease by DragonWolfACedragon in the clouds by DragonWolfACeRising by DragonWolfACeFace the storm by DragonWolfACeYoure Next by DragonWolfACeTrain time by DragonWolfACeLightning by DragonWolfACeIn the drivers seat by DragonWolfACeCrow over Summit by DragonWolfACeTunnel Vision by DragonWolfACeJ Class Nose by DragonWolfACeInto the clouds by DragonWolfACeTakeoff! by DragonWolfACeDragon sky fire by DragonWolfACeHow tomorrow moves by DragonWolfACeVegi Express by DragonWolfACeNight Steam by DragonWolfACeDark Eyes by DragonWolfACeAmerican Queen by DragonWolfACeDawn over Heinz Field by DragonWolfACeWheeling action by DragonWolfACePain by DragonWolfACeDragon Muw ha ha ha by DragonWolfACeBroken by DragonWolfACe

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Matt Sell
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United States
Hello my fellow deviants, my name is Matt Sell. My three major artistic interests are in my name, DragonWolfACe.
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Engine97 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Good sir, do you take requests?
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Depends on the request.
Engine97 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
If you wouldn't mind, Western Maryland 4-8-4 #1411 blasting out of the east portal of Big Savage tunnel. I can provide reference material :)

Thank you for your consideration!
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im interested in seeing this reference material...I may very well do this.
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
They only sell each shirt for a day I think though .
decophoto32 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you might like this shirt.…
saxwaxmusic Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I invite you to watch my page, I believe you would enjoy it. 
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, will do.
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