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Some older commision for Uk edition of PC gamer magazine. My first big character, and I must say it was hard:).
Some of my friends helped me with the face and hands and some other details. Picture was done again for the game Empire : total war.
Im aware of some not natural proportions of the guy, but its just my first one. The picture was done quiet qick in some 10 days.
Done in Photoshop on wacom intuos.
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:iconb4ld3r:
B4LD3R Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i saw that cover!
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:iconvanderdecken:
Vanderdecken Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Photographer
Is there any chance of making this a print, or do licensing issues with Future Publishing prevent it?
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SirDaeltanFernagdor Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Magnificent pictures... Congratulations!
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:iconclymberpaddler:
ClymberPaddler Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
a fighting admiral...
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:iconsjbiddle:
SJBiddle Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Stunning piece of work, love the lighting
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!!!!!!!
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:iconjdravynsmoon:
jdravynsmoon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Writer
I do alot of rev-war and GOAP (pirate) reenacting, and this jsut screams battlefield madness! well done!
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Sutato Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
John Paul Jones? He was only a Captain during his time because the rank of admiral didn't exist yet.

None the less~ I love it~
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:iconalumfelga:
Alumfelga Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
I can feel the war in this photo. I'm amazed, fantastic background and the uniform, and the hat! :)
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DelayedReality Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Is this supposed to be on this site?

[link]

=/
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:iconkannibus-tun:
kannibus-tun Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Heh, wish we still wore those old rigs.

Amazing detail buddy, you've managed to capture the essence of chaos in naval battle like none other!
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:iconaxxaxxin:
Axxaxxin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
This has a strong feeling about it like it should. ;) :flaguk:
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:iconnero-clau:
Nero-Clau Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Perfect!
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:iconaurigale:
aurigale Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail is incredible! It must have taken forever!
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:iconparbuckles:
Parbuckles Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
yay great pic.^^
mhmuhahaha british Admiral.^^
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:iconthefishwhisperer1:
theFishWhisperer1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing!!! I love your detail and colouring! This has just made my day!
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Dazzled-Pet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
That is amazing! I love all of the detail you put into your colonial-themed work (and all of it at that!) and am seriously impressed with every single piece here. You can really sense the tension and excitement that war brings in his expression and just how ragged he's been worn through the wearing of his face and the hair. Just looking at this makes me feel the spray of the salt water in my face and the frenetic shouts of the crew. I love the detail in the background, especially the splashes in the water and every bit of those ships. Your work definitely captures every single aspect of a moment in time! It is evident that you did a ton of research in planning these pictures, and it's inspired me to do the same. I can't believe I hadn't discovered your work until now! <3
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goRillA-iNK Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Your still amazing even if you say that this one was a bit wrong with proportions. Awesome dude!!!!!!!!!
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fif1189 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
When i first saw the picture it reminded me of this quote from Moby Dick:

Split your lungs with blood and thunder
When you see the white whale!
Break your backs and crack your oars, men,
If you wish to prevail!
This ivory leg is what propels me -
Harpoons thrust in the sky!
Aim directly for his crooked brow,
And look him straight – in – the – eye!!!
WHITE
WHALE
HOLY
GRAIL

I know the guy isn't a whaler, but, you know.
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NagaSnake Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
that is so...amazing.

FAVE

It's on my DVD box of the game
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:iconwystemd:
wystemd Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
stunning work of art.[link]
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:iconedgarcia:
EdGarcia Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
If you don't mind my asking. How did the print version come out over the original file?
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:iconthe-13th-doctor:
The-13th-Doctor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right, this chap is going straight to my favourites! Absolutely stunning work.
I played Lord Nelson in a comedy play I co-wrote last year, and this picture made me smile.
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:icondivulged:
Divulged Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
He looks like a zombie!
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:iconlordmorris:
LordMorris Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
awsome!!!!
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:iconhelp-me-fall:
Help-Me-Fall Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
that is so...amazing.

FAVE

This is the first piece I've stared at in amazement for a long, long time.
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:iconlivala:
Livala Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Incredible detail!
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:iconpablotweaks:
PabloTweaks Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Lol this is one of my favourite PC gamer covers, excellent.
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TheCoconutGuy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
right out of action. wonderful!

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:iconsanderus:
sanderus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
You are genious!
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:iconrichiebrave:
richiebrave Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o



speechless....

awesome... !!!!
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EmmEmperor Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yet another aweome pic! ^^
I don't know why, but to me, it feels like his left side of the body is younger then the right side... The ligt should make his wrinkles fade, but... I can't really put my finger on it. It just feels like that. And I think his eyes a big part of my feeling, just as his hair, that seems to be a little bit to light on his right side but that is probaly because of the lihgt that's coming from behind.
This is some things I saw, but I've been in an artistic-class between 4th-9th grade, so I've learn to look at pics and give constructive critism. Hope you don't mind ^^
But, as I said, I've bean "traind" to look at pictures and that dosn't eman that I think your pic bad, no, I think it's awesome!
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!
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godsavebritain Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
Oh Yeah, I saw this on the front of the PC Gamer. Very well done
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castro-gfx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
the lighting and details are awesome
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:iconandigondi:
andigondi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love your works
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KD1only Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
I'll go and watch Master and Commander once again 0_0 great work !
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FoxMaq Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa... I didn't know You're that good.
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Thinzar Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
As usual, very amazing detail, especially on the coat. I also love the glow around him from the back. The guy's proportions aren't that bad. I see a couple things that are kind of off, but really, it's still very good.
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Alerize Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
With all do respect... Don't apologize for that human to be 'mis-proportioned'...
Seriously, wonderful work of at your have there, and let's face it, no human is perfect cause if they were, well, then no one would be striving for perfection!
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Leeham991 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse my French.

FUCKING HELL! HOW THE HELL DO YOU DO THIS!
*faints*
Your art should be worth more than Picaso... Because... omigod....
*dies from overdose of pure brilliance*
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DannyRocks Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
that is a cool pic. O.O
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MorrowRain Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Do I need to say how great this is!
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:iconeiccaske:
Eiccaske Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
wow. just wow.
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bruceyboy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Really great. The detail is simply amazing.
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:iconleopreston:
Leopreston Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Amazing! Truly! Love the little orders of knighthood there... :D
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:iconimlearning:
Imlearning Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Dude. That is simply outstanding. Faved it. And I don't usualy fav at all lol
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:iconhonoratus:
Honoratus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
It reminds me of the Bolitho Novels also freaking LOVE those books and this art. This is awesome
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cryptic-sacrifice Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Hi! ^_^

Your artwork has been featured here: [link]

Keep up the awesome work!

Nina xox
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162eRI Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Bloody English !
Well done ! I can see a poor French ship on the background ready to be sunk by the Royal !! Damn you LOL
As usual, a masterpiece of work !
Just the pistol could have been bigger, even if little like this one exist at this time [link] But, usually in the navy, they wear pistol with a long piece of metal on the left side (or right) to put the pistol on your belt ! (you follow me ?)
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