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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 )
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  New member
lavaBucket Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  New member
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
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
Jackskeleton1987 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional 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 Traditional 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 :)
Unstable-Imagination Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An excellent picture! I love the detail you put into this! It must've taken a long while to make this.
Kavarr-Damian Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your artwork is amazing. I love your ships:)
alter-eye Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
An epic work of art
TheHerrHeinrich Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow...Truly a fantastic job...this one is faved :)

Many compliments :)
testdroid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is a truly amazing piece of work I cannot imagine the skill and patience that it took to create a piece like this one. You are truly an amazing person and I would love to see more from you.
Agawaer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
WOW. Just...WOW.
AndrejPetrovich Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
hooooo waaaawww the level of detail is just out of this world!! totally blown away with this one! :o (Eek)
birdsivu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not really a warship fan but this caught my eye and I'm glad it did.  The work is so incredible in every aspect, it is really a pleasure to behold!  Beautiful work!
arb-deviantart Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I will not repeat what others have already said, just that I added it to my Favorites instantly. One thing - I wish you could make the space between the ships a _little_ more clearer, since the eyes are automatically drawn there (at least mine are) and I would like to see some details. Maybe a frontal view of the battle next time?

*Note very important* - such an excellent piece must have already got ripped off and plagiarized hundreds of times around the internet. *Please consider adding a watermark.*
zhugebeifong Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is... OH MY GOD beautiful! Well done! Kudos!
RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Very realistic for an 18th Century (pre-Nelson) naval affair.  Is this the same HMS Royal George that capsized and sank in 1782 at Spithead with the loss of 900 men and women and Admiral Richard Kemperfelt.  
Rouxen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Wow. O.O
SGT-LOST-SPARTAN Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
God save the Queen!
(And this AWESOME picture too, nice job :D )
annewipf Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Wow! I'm speechless. Amazing light. :iconsparklingpinkloveplz:
72483 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
would love to mount this on a wall in my house on a canvas! best detail ive seen in awhile. would make an awesome addition to my aquarium room
boborly713 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
wowza, im mean wow. its peeps like you that make deviantart worthwhile
Tiriltoget Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Did the Royal George sink? Beautiful painting by the way
GrimalkintheThird Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
A most remarkable work! You are truly talented.
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