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HMS Royal George by RadoJavor HMS Royal George by RadoJavor
Again my favourite theme. Artwork for the game Total war:Empire. This one was my biggest and most complicated painting, so I hope It was worth the time spend I have finished this piece some year ago, but cant post it because the marketing policy.
It shows the Battle of Quiberon Bay near coast of France. The ship on the right is HMS Royal George, pride of the british navy with almost 900 souls on the board.The battle fas fought in late november so the weather was very bad. Ship on the left is french La Superbe, and this ship ended very bad at the end.
I painted the ships as they were, based on many historical resourcess: paintings, engravings and models. And of course a bit of my imagination. No other references were used.
As I said this was my biggest work till now. Original res is 3000x1500, it takes me about one month to finish. Done in Photoshop CS3 from the start. I'll be happy to see your commnets and critics.

Please dont use the picture, because its property of creative
assembly. If its something really serious just write me note.
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HMS Royal George by *Radojavor is an intricate piece of beauty, which captures the bigness of a canon fight. The attention to detail is absolutely breathtakingly amazing. ( Suggested by Annachuu and Featured by cosmosue )
Birdsatalcatraz Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am just in awe, I love tall ships and have quite a growing collection of prints and paintings. This is just mind blowing on so many levels. Truly a masterpiece xxx
Poolday Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing . I wish I could paint like you . One day perhaps! My congratulations to you!
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Professional General Artist
Im sure you can, its just patience and some love for ships. 
mhoonruk Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
This is incredible, I thnk ships and beautiful New England scenes are your 2 best topics. You are inspired when you create these :)
tazzmanien Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my most favorite pictures I've seen in the last years. Just astonishing!
Eleynah Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love it! Such action! I love how you make paintings historically correct and based on true events.
LazyRayFinkle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
Oh my. This is some outstanding work. 
wiedzminka Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing
alithking Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
WOW! beatiful and epic art work, congratulations!
newsanno Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
This is just breath taking. I have been looking at the masters and this is something I want in oil. 
Park-Bench Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Utterly astounding, well done.
Bigjack66 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
Great pic! I love pics of old ships in full sail! The cannon fire makes it even more evocative! There's a lot of detail.
Palliden7 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
I love painting of these sailing vessels in a running broadside. Great work!
StellaRose1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
DaybreakersInTheMist Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Absolutely stunning!!! *_*
Muraki3777 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
stunning work!
GreenSunWolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absoloutely phenomenal- you can feel the power just radiating off these ships, this painting. Can't you here the thundering guns? The splintering wood? absoloutely wonderful!
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Incredibly powerful, a tremendous depiction of naval warfare in the days of wood and flying iron.  So many things done so right here, the black smoke, the confusion, the carnage and havoc.  I always have the same problem with your work, and it seems ungrateful to cavil--but all your ships are very lightly laden, you can see their lower hulls out of the water, when the hulls would lie lower, with the burden of the ammunition, ordnance, and men on board.  But it's just a tremendous painting.  By way of poor thanks, here's a movie I think you'd truly enjoy watching.  The battle takes place off Korea, but they got it right in the film, too:…

The world has seen very few admirals of the quality of Hawke, or Yi Sun-Sin.
EternalUniverse1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Just like Pirates of the Caribbean. I love it.
martinanthony99 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
warrior1944 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Just freaking amazing picture and I cant to help but be impressed by this and also see those ships firing broadsides at each other :D
RabbitShelter Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
lavaBucket Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Awesome and totally stunning! I guess every person who ever played TW:Empire won´t forget your artworks. They are almost too good for loading screens ;)
PukingrainbowsArts Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely phenomenal, the details are ridiculously remarkable! Enchanting & eerie scene!! Wow! Clap 
LizzyStorms Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Photographer
I'm breathless right now....
DCaron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
spectacular, evocative and so beautiful, bravo :)
EvertonianChris Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Castor1527 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Un travail de génie!!!!!
LizzyStorms Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Photographer
Jackskeleton1987 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Goood ... amasing!!! Good job!!!
MichaelVance-ART Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very, very good! :-)
H8Leech Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
amazing work sir... but i came across this other art work for a metal band that i listen to and their cover for their album is very similar to your piece.… .. Jamie Koala did the work for the band and its pretty identical,  Im just hoping she would at least give you credit for inspiration if she did in fact refer to your work.. I apologize in advance if I may have violated any posting rules of the site but im a firm believer of giving credit to where credit is due..... and this may all be for another as well... but again , great art work!
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
yes. its based on my picture. I didn't know about this. 
H8Leech Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
i figured as much sir, I have her if she has given you credit but obviously no reply.  One again sir amazing work and thank you for sharing.
REDDTRIBE Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!
EZENT Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thats amazing!!!!
Chopay75 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
great work!
Grim-Reach Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Goddamn this is epic, i dunno what else needs to be said, well done
evewq Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
awesome 超赞!
pantheratigris10 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yukosake Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
1 month to complete? Wow, that is a serious commitment. I guess that explains how phenomenal this painting is.

I'd be proud to hang that on my wall.
Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This REALLY needs to be made available as a print!!
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
I need to ask the company if they allow to do it. 
Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please do! I'm dead serious about purchasing a print I can display in my home.
artyharry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Oh my word!  My nine year old daughter is doing a project on her great, great, great, great, great, great Grandfather and came across this astonishing picture.  We are very proud of our ancestor Admiral Lord Hawke and have many pictures, books and memorabilia about the great man.  I have never seen a picture like this however, which brings the spirit of the battle right into the modern digital age.  You can almost hear the cannon fire, the splintering of wood and the cries of the many souls who lost their lives that night.  

For those on the site who don't know the story, in 1759 the French navy were amassing a huge fleet with the intention of destroying the British naval bases, from which the British fleets were heading to fight in North America, the Caribbean, the Med and India.  Britain had been left virtually undefended.  Hawke was sent to blockade the French fleet in Brest.  He did so, but had to withdraw in severe winter gales, to Torbay. The French Admiral Conflans seized the opportunity to escape Brest and sailed south with the intention of rendezvousing with the invasion army.  The gales were severe and he was little expecting Hawke to make chase.  However, on hearing the news of the French escape, Hawke immediately set full sail and pushed the French fleet into Quiberon Bay, in the dark, in a huge gale, without any prior knowledge of the treacherous coast, and without accurate maps.  He refused to obey Admiralty convention (much like Nelson) and didn't wait until his ships had reached linear formation before engaging the French.  Every French ship was either damaged beyond repair, or was sunk that night.  2,500 French sailors lost their lives, whilst only 2 British ships were sunk and 50 British sailors were killed.  

As a result of Hawke's epic battle, the French ceased construction on their intended invasion fleet, and their army were disbanded.  Britain was left alone and the consequences in other parts of the world, where the French fleet were expected to engage after the planned invasion, were huge, resulting in tremendous victories for the British around the globe.  

Many naval historians believe that Edward Hawke deserves his rightful place alongside Admiral Lord Nelson, in the annals of British History and that his demolition of a French fleet that night, had rewards and consequences for Britain that outshone all that Nelson achieved in the seas off Cadiz.  However, the man was no sycophant, and right royally annoyed both the Admiralty and the politicians of the day.  Thus he had to wait 17 years for his peerage and never achieved the infamy that Nelson did.  He has slipped away from the history books and is not remembered in the way he should be, today.

However, in 2009 our family celebrated the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Quiberon Bay and over 300 direct descendants gathered together to pay homage to the great man.  It's a large family and there will be much excitement when I tell them of this fantastic work of art that you have created here.  How exciting to see this great Battle being brought to life.  Many congratulations to all who had a part in making this picture.  

I would love to purchase a copy, if possible, to put into our hall, which contains prints and copies of the more historical paintings and etchings of Hawke and the Battle.  Please let me know if that would be possible.  Thank you so much.

Kind regards
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
hi. sorry I didn't seen it earlier. If you still interested I will try to make some print. 
CoolHandDude Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Stunning! Anyway to get the Original Res. would like it for my desktop wallpaper..... :)
Art-lil Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
ekmule Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Excellent job :)
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