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The Armada by RadoJavor The Armada by RadoJavor
In the summer of 1588, one hundred and thirty ships carrying 30,000 men set out to conquer England.This is my vision of the glorious moment when the fleet is leaving Lisbon. In the foreground is the flagship San Martin. Ships design is based on reference plans that I could find on net. But its not much there about those spanish galleons of this age. So I must use my imagination
All is done in photoshop, +wacom, in about 20-30 hours
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Hobbz007 Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simply amazing!
Kriegerml Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work, specially with the San Martín, (São Martinho is the real name, but...) a ship described as big for it's time, the proud of portuguese navy at that time. After many defeats, almost all ships didn't survived, but the São Martinho did, like a proof of the portuguese superiority over the spanish in building and mantaining ships. Is sad thinking that Portugal never returned to be the "Ruler of the Seas", but this is amazing when I remenber that if they did, Brazil's independence would be much harder. I you need more pieces of information, there is something in sites of both brazil and portugal. Yes they in Portuguese, the language of Camões, but they worth the translation.
Edward-Smee Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The San Martin reminds me a little of the french galleon La Couronne beautiful work by the way.

Well done and encore! I raise a glass to thy skill!
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Hmmmmmm.... I sense some perspectivic errors. In comparizon to all other ships behind, the flagship is too large for the position it is. And the flagship's hull also seems to contain some perspectivic errors, related to the sides and front dimensions: the combination front/side looks too much like a flat wall, not rounded enough. Hope you get the idea based on my poor wording.   :-)

Technically a great jop (colors, contrast, etc.).
Stunning colors and light, but there is a problem with the flags on top. Those flags should wave according to direction of the wind. Best regards.
cheeseburger49 Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so awesome
Looks real beautiful
CrypticPython Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
Another stunning piece. I have to say, your sail ships are one of the highlights of this site for me. Gorgeous.
Sisterslaughter165 Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive painting! :wow:
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