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The Fire by RadoJavor The Fire by RadoJavor
My most complicated picture in last time. But also my favourite theme again. I spend days on paintig just the fire and light effect on this picture. The goal was make a monumental painting like in the old times.
For history fans it is a battle in Vigo bay between spanish and british fleet. All ships should be historicall correct as in begining of 18th century.
The whole picture was done in about 35 hours stretched in about 3 months. Just photoshop+ wacom intous.
Please bear in mind Its a Creative Assembly copyright .

Thanks for any comments.
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What an amount of detail! The Fire by *Radojavor ( Suggested by RadoJavor and Featured by Norke )
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Alexandrevla Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Breathtaking..! Splendid work.
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evadelasangre Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
SICK!!!!!!! Do you sell these?
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Daughter-of-Shadow Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The fire effects in this are amazing, and the texture of the billowing smoke looks so realistic.  If you were going for monumental painting, you succeeded.  This wouldn't look out of place in an art museum.  :D
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mkps111669 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
have a huge interest in the event of Vigo Bay , battle for the great treasure of the Spaniards 
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JoeyIsHere Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Wow this is really amazing! w00t! 
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sfaber95 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning:)
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
"Awesome work"
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yazackak Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Very beautiful! Empire: Total War is one of my favorite games (I believe I have 350+ hours logged on it from a single campaign, conquering the world as the Polish), so I saw these loading pictures a lot. This one always moved me the most. The fire from the flames give it such energy. I didn't fight many naval battles, my venetian allies did that for me, but this picture always managed to hammer in how badly I failed if I suffered defeat.
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YumikoLi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. 
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Kavarr-Damian Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous painting! I love all the detail on those old galleons:)
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Horloger-Corsaire Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
<font><font class="">Manifique ! j'adore ce chaos de bataille navale !!  </font></font>
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Jhaynn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Beautiful fire... with so amazing reflects on water! Clap 
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DarkAngel5252 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Awsome just awsome

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EnimgaKenshin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
You.... are.... amazing! :squee: 
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bkworm5 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! It must have taken you forever!
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66frenchfries Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Great artwork for a very unworthy game.  I love the sense of atmosphere you put in your work.
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SvenLittkowski Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
The Spanish fleet incorporated one of the very view "four-deckers": ships with four canon decks! The paint color was mostly red instead of yellow.

I like this artwork.

Let me know, when you want to start an artwork of the "Battle of Actium", I would like to assist.
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trafalgarhero Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Great view, wonderful work!
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lelloLi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thats so awesome.. i always tried to draw and paint fire and water... i managed water but i never managed fire. this looks just awesome. thanks for sharing!
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Sut-Kemik-Yapar Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Beautiful drawing. :)
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purple-haired3lf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   General Artist
it's like a pirates of the Caribbean styled water fight!
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iliveunderground Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Daddy, that's pirates!" That's from my 3 year old. She loves it.
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Sabeath Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
very realistic!
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ArchonLives Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Read Alan Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" and specifically the portion with the rewriting of Pirate Jenny. Gives a beautiful darkness to this sort of incredible work.
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Hamerindus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
And a monumental painting you did. Job well done!
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cheeseburger49 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha!!!!!!!!!! this is so freaking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im spanish!!!!! lol.
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Darkstar7016 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
B-b-beautiful.......
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xD00mxx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! =o
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Solvernia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Woha... Stunning!!
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CrypticPython Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So much going on there, looks a horrific place to be in at the time. Fantastic detail, great work!
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DIABLOTINA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Estoy enamorada de tu arte....impresionanteˇˇˇ
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LadyYurei Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely fantastic and gorgeous!
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StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Wow! This is absolutely amazing!
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Greekspiritor Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
W-O-W!
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yagaminator Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing... Love it indefinitely... Amazing depth and catchy( I've been staring at it for the last 10-15 mins)!! Great job, really well done! ^^
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Blacksky959 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! I love how you lit the piece!
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Good job ![link]
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schocki15 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pic :heart:
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CardboardIndia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
The mood of this piece is so powerful.
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gurkanzengin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
wov
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bawathor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
:wow: stunning !
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PixelArtBRO134 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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karter151 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I couldn't say which is the greatest pirate movie ever made, cause there's almost never a bad one. But this scene would have to be in it for sure, it might as well be a screenshot or a photograph, I love it.
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HeruAnubisSolares Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Everyone's thinking it, and I'm just saying it.
Pirates.
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karter151 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Well I do enjoy pirates.

Except for when they're tryin to steal my treasure
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seedsinthewind Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
whoa man, you are the artist of empire: total war game :D your art style is very detail and complicated, these pieces must take a lot of skill and time, cheers! respect your art
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FlameXero Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!
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Azelma Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Genius.
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Gatlin-Martino Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this picture, it's epic.
BUT it suck's to be on those ship's on both side's
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