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The Channel Fleet by RadoJavor The Channel Fleet by RadoJavor
One quick personal painting, think its time to leave the sailships for some time.
I really like ironclad ships, wonders of the victorian engineering. Most of them never fough in any war, but their look is impresive. This battleships were the most advanced machines build in 19th century.
My other goal is to make a stormy sea, so you can tell me how it looks. And I really like the location on the picture, it is the Solent straigt near Needles in South England.

The whole picture was done in some 4 evenings about 15 hours together. Just photoshop and wacom intouos+some photos of the ships for reference.
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WagmoreBarkless Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Excellent painting, and your whole gallery is impressive!
As to the stormy sea; I affirm what TigerStryke noted - its a good rendering of the surface, but not a storm.  
Even though it was many years ago, but I still remember doing search and rescue missions in the Aleutian Chain in a U.S. Navy tug (USS Choanoc ATF 100).  A Fleet Tug is an ocean-going vessel, about the size of a WW II Destroyer Escort. I remember storms where the bow would completely disappear under the water.  Even in Adak, Alaska harbor the seas were so rough one time that several of our three-inch mooring lines broke.
If you get a hold of the old Victory at Sea films (they're available on CD), there is a lot of excellent storm footage in there.
TygerStryke Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
your stormy sea, while EXCELLENT for what I might call "Post-storm" or a "Squall-Sea", ((as these two scenarios would present a more calm sea-scape)) is not choppy or high enough for a true sea-storm.

On the other hand, it is VERY VERY VERY WELL-EXECUTED!!!
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you!
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
CloudLeingod93 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Amazing Image.

Quick question, whats the best way to achieve the detail in the clouds, I am currently designing a piece and I am having trouble with my sky.
noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I always liked these "early modern" ships and such, where the technology was still pretty new. For example the early 1900s and late 1800s
Coconutdawn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
freaking awesome! its rare to see stuff like this for pre-dreadnoughts (or dreadnoughts for that matter). really nice job!
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you. those are my favourite. 
Coconutdawn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, I really like the Dreadnought and pre-dreadnought era. 
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
great design dude
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