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Trafalgar by RadoJavor Trafalgar by RadoJavor
Another work for Napoleon total war. HMS Victory in fierce duel with french Bucentaure at begining of the Trafalgar battle.
The biggest and most important battle between Britain and Napoleon empire. Sadly the Admiral Nelson fell on this ship.
The ship is currently sitting in dry dock in navy museum in Portsmouth and Im seeing her quiet often:) Looks amazing, also to think she was launched in 1765. She is the oldest naval ship still in commission.
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Kitsuchan59 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
She was indeed launched in May of 1765, but as was the practice, that was just a stripped hull.  She had her masts, rigging, guns and sails added later in the year, was commissioned, then came back for  refit early in the next year.  This is normal because the ships kept getting bigger, and the Masts and sails weren't always the best combination for the design.

Despite being in drydock, the HMS Victory is perfectly ready and able to take to sea.  She's need to flush out her crew, provision up and take on powder and shot, but otherwise, she is sea worthy.    Not bad for a lady 257 years old. ^_*
Tenrecresearch Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Great stuff. You have an excellent ability to visualize and express your concepts.
Rochaluarts Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gabrix89 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LeonMello Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
jaguarxj13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just fantastic. So much action. Would love to be able to get a print of this to put on the wall! For now it is just my desktop wallpaper.
SJBiddle Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Love this, really beautiful work
MillieB16 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible!!!! I love drawing ships as well :)
CrypticPython Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Detailed and moody. Full of action and drama, well done!
AshCamber Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Excellent as always!
itifonhom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful artwork, masterful painting indeed and a great theme! Really like the mood of it, it´s amazing!!
GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here :[link]
AfroMatrix007 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
We had 33 ships to their 41.

Splitting into two rows the Royal Navy, lead by the HMS Victory and the HMS Royal Sovereign flew head long into the combined French and Spanish fleet guns blazing, for if they lost the attle there would be nothing seperating Britain from the invaders.

But with brilliant tactics and hearts of courage the Royal Navy fought valiantly, after the battle the combined Franco-spanish fleet was in ruins; Nelson's navy stood victorious even though he was wounded in the fight but lived long enough to find out that he had won.

This battle turned the tide of the control of the seas, Britin was propelled from a lone island nation into the centre of the largest and most powerful empire seen to date.

'ENGLAND CONFIDES THAT EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY' - Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson.
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My god, what a wonderful artwork! i have no enough words for describe such a beautiful art
Cthulhu1001 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Being an ex-sailor myself and having a fondness for all things naughticle I found this picture particularly moving. You have captured the sheer menacing atmosphere of a naval battle perfectly. Well Done and thanks heartily for your efforts!
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you.
Alamaris Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
How you exactly do such perfect works! I'm amazed
Flobelebelebobele Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
featured in my journal [link]
InkyPinkyDots Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
My favourite ship in another of your gorgeous paintings! Yet again I'm speechless!
Tank50us Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
She may be the oldest still in commission, but the Constitution is still sea-worthy. Not to nitpick or anything, both are great examples of the Age of Sail.
dark-is-howling Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
The detail and Motion that is in this is simply mind blowing keep up the good work :)
Silverfang2 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very neat, the heat of battle through a perspective that emboldens it, very cool (Iknow im liking everything, but your work is just nplain awesome)
cybernuth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
SKEGGY Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
i being on the victroy two time.
PekeDevil Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an awesome work! Absolutely impressive
Joky153 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nič k tomu nedodám len , WoW !
angelcreative Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
a lot of spanish new sailor recruits also died in this battle, they fought with courage even when they were enough trained, they fought even when many imperial french ships take sials towards cadiz, spain letting the allied spanish fleet alone, as well many brittish and french sailors died here, not only nelson
jonboy56 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011   Photographer
This should have a DD. Incredible work.
Lothrian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Again, wow!!! Totally awe-inspiring. And again, unusually for a battle picture, the emphasis is not just on making the ships look lovely - looking at this picture, you can feel the full bloody thunder of war, the horror, the destruction, the loss of life. Brilliant, brilliant work!
mickythesnitch Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
huge fan of naval battles... this is amazing!
SeraphimCrystal Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me so much of Pirates Of The Caribbean, good work!
Neo53 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist about detail orgasm! I just don't know what to say! OFF TO YOUR GALLERY - Its the only option. :D

This is stellar dude. WHY HAS THIS NOT have a DD yet? I have no idea.
RadoJavor Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
its not that good :)
DoubleTalKingReu Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeah it is
Malteaser88 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is great, love the movement and impact!
thingmebob Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
You've captured an amazing event in world history, rediculously well! You've done the orignal ship designers proud!
brutality84 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cool man
HisCarlness Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
He may have fallen, but it was the most honourable death he could have had I think, dying at sea on the eve of his greatest victory. This is a wonderful painting.
NiegelvonWolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
decophoto32 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work.
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Ice-calibr29historia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING.STUNNING.BREATH-TAKING.INCREDIBLE.LOST-FOR-WORDS. The mood of this is incredibly captured. This looks incredibly real, so real, like it was happening right in front of you. An amazing piece of art, and a very well captured scene of the Battle of Trafalgar.
GMPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god… this battle is awesome. True, we Spanish got our arses kicked, thanks to the coward Villeneuve. He got his fleet captured by the Brits, luckily.

Again, wonderful work. You earned a deviantwatch ;) and a llama! :D
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vrgulnik Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Photographer
Your ship and naval paintings are superb!
aprileagle Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
It reminds me of the paintings by William Turner. The same love of details and the same realistic atmosphere! Thanks for sharing :) .
MrStarsNrockets Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
your art work is mind blowing
KEArnold Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I had the honor and pleasure of touring this ship when I was living in England.
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
WOW!!! Amazing!!!
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