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Old Submarine by RadoJavor Old Submarine by RadoJavor
Just some newer picture done for my mate's project. Its a scene from post-apocalyptic future. The theme is really great for me, so there will be more pictures soon. Older damaged submarine is repaired to use it as energy source.

Done in some 25 hours, was a bit complicated painting. I used many photos of the actual dockyard for an inspiration.
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I always have the utmost respect for any artist who can produce absolutely stunning pieces of digital work from scratch. This work here is no exception.

Although a lot of the objects in the scene are quite dark, the detail and forms of the objects are neatly picked out with strategically-placed shafts of light.

It doesn't just feel as though I'm looking at a flat image on a screen, here. I almost feel as though I can actually reach into the image. That, to me, is the making of a good piece of art when the viewer knows it's just a flat rendering, but is able to suspend their disbelief and almost imagine it to be real.

Another neat tough is how everything almost points to the left-hand centre of the backdrop.
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JazzMann121 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love all the little details, nice work
vincemecrazy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
and once again, your lightining is superb!
FlightoftheMoon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really like the way you used shadows and light sources in this picture. However, I'm confused as to how there is light streaming in from both sides, from the left, aka the sun, and right. Also, what is the puddle reflecting? On another note, the way that you used clouds, give the impression of movement and time passing.
spell657 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I don't know what to say... really really great work. It is my wallpaper.
automnal-glimpse Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful ! The details, the light... Everything ! :D
Rattusaureus Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Incredibly innovative, with a great sense of detail and composition.

Only critique is it seems kind of huge, like everything was scaled to one size and you added the people and railings in as an afterthought.
hernandelsur Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
very good thank you
braeonArt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing.
PaganiZondaFroadster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Words cannot explain how talented you are!
Love your art!
Rom4980 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
You did an awesome job! Incredible detalisation!
NiegelvonWolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, now were talkin', SUBS!!! :D Awesome work!
adjt111 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
That's great do u draw Fallout?
Riwyn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
mineralz4Dream Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
*catching breath
*crumbling down on the floor
*last words ''this is just so freaking awwsuum''...dead =^w^=
Zloygrin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aran-Munich Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great jobs
shadowedlion Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Wow, this is amazing. It looks so impressive.
StefanAlexandru Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
I love post-apocalyptic future scenes :D btw you've got awesome talent (seen all your works from deviantart)!
paecmaker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
there is something interessting (sry about the spelling) about rusting ships and structures, EPIC.
Jason9811 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This needs to be in a fallout game haha
FaFpNd Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Student General Artist
so. much. detail. too. awesome..
AlexandriaLaNier Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Better than any movie set I've ever seen!
oktarb Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Well done. Who doesn't want to stumble upon an old sub?
Samuel-Nordius Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your skills are sick. I'm very impressed.
Sharkfood Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
I love Submarines, poor old thing. This is very haunting and well done.
ILJackson Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's just awesome.
diamondage Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Nice work, the rim light on the nose of the sub looks a bit to sharp (very continuous) for my taste. It makes it seem cut out while you have all that nice , softer lighting and streaks elsewhere.
sivousplay Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic ... love the attention to detail
Cabooseak Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I really like this one, as I'm writing a post-apoc story myself. It definitly shows the survivability and adaptability of the human race.
Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Very nice work ;) :thumbsup:
ghost8526 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
really amazing work
Wooz69 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Oh yeah, also found this, might be helpful:

Wooz69 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Since you requested critique for this piece that I accidentally stumbled upon while doing a google search for 'old submarines', here goes:

1) You'd want to detach the sub from the background. It kind of blends in too much with the sky at the right, and with the foreground shadow at the lower left. Since it blends in, it's pretty hard to miss all the detail on the nose and sides. Furthermore, you could either tone down, paint fog or plainly abandon the buildings behind the sub, as they take away much of it's shape by breaking down the hull's shape. On that same note, keep in mind that the foreground can be blurry if it's not important, especially if you're having so much detail on your main subject. The half-painted, half-doodle detail on the water, cranes and junk around your sub is distracting, and again, makes the pic messy. I would leave the shapes and forget about small-brush play.

2) Lights. Your artificial lighting has the same hue as the sunset, which isn't good. Using a cold light on those reflectors would make your picture look less flat and allow you to play with more colors. By the way, the reflection in the foreground is a bit impossible, unless you had the sun or a very brightly lit building in a direct vertical line over it. In this pic, you'd have the broken, looming crane reflected there. You also want to pay attention to how your lights work, as they're a bit messy as well.

3) Finally, again, try to keep your details to the main subject :). While the sub and the stuff under it looks absolutely gorgeous, the rest of the painting distracts the viewer from the main part. Remember that areas in shadows don't show as many detail as brightly lit areas, and that contours at a distance are more blurry.

There. I hope I didn't sound too harsh. It's a great mood piece, and the composition works great. It just needs a tad more work or a new, different approach :)
Nero-Clau Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Beautiful sky! XD
TheSoftCollision Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
if you like post-apocalyptic future, I hope you enjoy this comic [link]
wanjun575 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
elw323 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
I think you've got the "light thing" covered...EXCELLENT WORK!
mada697 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
but small proplem it's too small to my screen
Pietroigor Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
The mood of this picture is very sad...
I like it!
greensandsguy Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
great scene! Oo

jeremy6759 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
nice share
Abiigaee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student General Artist
WOW... this is just.. I LOVE YOU *_____*
Mr-Jupiter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
VERY AWESOME! breath-taking
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c313527077 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
that is so nice!!!yo !
IAFLY Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
wow that really nice
valentinwinkelmann Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh thats realy cool:o
Magnum117 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Incredible attention to detail, and a solid idea for the piece overall. The composition is great as well.

Good stuff!
Ciceroplato Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Writer
This one is also really nicely done. The lighting in particular is exquisite.
djinn-world Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
awesome!!!! I like the atmosphere of post-apocalyptic era!
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