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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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sklaera Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks amazing :)
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blankfaceisclaimed Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why do i suddenly have the urge to turn this into a motivational poster?
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skualninja Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
i love this one, amazing work!
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LizzyMeow Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
your work is amazing! check this out : [link]

hope you like it!!!
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Taka67 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
And then...they met Sir Francis Drake...
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Bestygoth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks Fantastic
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GloriousJoy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
This is absolutely amazing! The detail is wonderful, and the lighting just gorgeous.
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Majestic-Mind Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAYUM.
Okay, that's it.
You can have my first born.
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AmerielleSeaglass Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Prior to that NASTY hurricane that whipped the Spanish armada.
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Pilchardo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
When you say 'hurricane', you do mean the English Navy don't you? -.-
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AmerielleSeaglass Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Spain was the superpower prior to England, wasn't it? And on their way to wage war, getting about to Ireland, I think, they encountered a large hurricane and it decimated their forces. Am I incorrect? Do tell me and I'll retract all of my nonsense!
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DiNunoMendes Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
What i know is that they had it coming since they stole Portuguese ships among other things.
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Pilchardo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Ok. Here are the facts:
The Spanish Armada set off from the port of Lisbon, with the intent of picking up the thousands of Spanish soldiers who had been fighting in Nederland, and escorting them across the channel to conquer England. After 2-3 failed attacks by the English, the Armada was sent into disarray after the English cleverly deployed 8 burning ships into the Armada's midst at night. The day after, the Armada were forced to pass Flanders, in France, where they were supposed to escort the 20,000 or so Spanish soldiers to England.With their plan foiled by the Royal English Navy,they had to return back to Spain. They could not turn around, because the English were pursuing them with desperate intent, so the only way for them to return safely home was to loop around Britain and Ireland. It was a long, arduous journey, and many Spanish sailors died of Hunger and Thirst. As the defeated Armada passed Ireland (ON THEIR WAY HOME), they were struck by ferocious storms, devastating the already weary Armada, and destroying hundreds of their ships. CLASS DISMISSED! ;)
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AmerielleSeaglass Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
*has taken many dutiful notes with a clicky pen*

I'm saving this comment forever. :D Thank you, very much. :)
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Pilchardo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student General Artist
It's okay! ;D
See, I go completely nut-job when it comes to History.
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AmerielleSeaglass Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
I understand. I generally restrain myself when it comes to the late Victorian period, especially the Gilded Age. *readies self-duct tape*
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mplc1958 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
love all things nautical your art's wpnderful
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Arturandr Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thie piece of art is wonderfully Amazing!
You have done a Great job mate! )
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wasagamack Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is an amazing piece love all the lighting feels like your there
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Elorhan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've had this as my desktop for ages! Your attention to detail and lighting is amazing. Can really get lost in your work :)
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meteorguppy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say... this is wonderful. The feeling is very powerful. :D
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Lorn6 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
:bulletblack::bulletyellow::bulletred:...:iconplusfav: ...:thumbsup:...:handshake:
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Morganvogel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student
It´s cool, but one note: Lisbon is not in Spain, it´s in Portugal :P
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pauladaruk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Magnificent! Beautiful colours and contrast.
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winterarrow Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student Interface Designer
unbelievable!! truly stunning. wish I could make things like these too in photoshop.... :(
for a moment, I truly thought the armada was gooing sail right ou of my monitor.
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Genkkis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow ! Another awesome work !

Genkis
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Ombre-pluie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
:dalove: transparency in sailing, light on wather and the beauty of details:worship: exeptionel!
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Gerad110 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DETAIL - there is so much of it... wow...
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
There's something grand and graceful, even beautiful, about battleships and historical naval battles and I absolutely love your portrayal of them. If this is using your imagination, then you certainly have one hell of a good imagination :D
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GUILTZZ Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist
WOW... just WOW
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Tivari Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
This is absolutely stunning! I love the designs and details of the ships.
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ChurrucaI Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
precioso
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Loba-Sagaz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah :omfg: So beautiful!
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Fotokunst Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!
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SMS00 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
whyyyyy didnt they win!?!?!? :'(
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kgreene Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
WOW.
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Azbec-Kojaku Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
this is absolutely breathtaking and stunningly gorgeous, the atmosphere you create with lighting is astounding :D
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thebeckoningsilence Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Stunning![link]
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Axxaxxin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Im sure the Armada was breathtaking when it was leaving Spain. But Spain never laid a finger on England. ;) Great work!
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QuatricaL Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
holy $&^#!
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Nero-Clau Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
It's amazing!
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kazimkirmani Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
great work! Very well detailed!
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xx-Cappuccino Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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Gotterdamrung Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
this is one of my favorite depictions of ships i have ever seen. I love it.
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Nicoloff77 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So wonderfull ! Great work !!
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Lorn6-Stock Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
:iconplusfav: ...:thumbsup:...:handshake:
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RiparianVeins Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist
excuse my language, but this is fucking beautiful (and amazing).
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Dazzled-Pet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Once again, WOW! You could stare at the details on this picture for hours, and I found myself enthralled by the sunset and details on the ships in the distance for a good few minutes. I could never do something that amazing in only 20-30 hours! Every minute put into this piece was worth it :)
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MarieSerenade Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Stunning, youre very skilled
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Didip Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Armada ftw!
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