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Yorktown by RadoJavor Yorktown by RadoJavor
My latest work for the game Empire. Its just my artistic vision of the Yorktown siege at the end of the Indipedence war. The picture is a little bit patriotic which is not a bad thing, especially on the thanksgiving weekend:)
I used a more colours as usually, the picture shall be somehow optimistic, from American point of view at least . I would like to see your opinion about it. The characters were still a pain to do for me, but its gettin better I hope.
The whole thing was done in some 30-40 hours, just photoshop and intuos tablet.
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Asadron Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I always admired the art in the loading screen for Empire Total War. I'm glad I finally found the creator on deviantart!
ColorGold Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist
i like it .... so good.... but can i ask ... that type of canon ... is it the genuine type of the american independence ... i mean this canon in ur painting is the actual one at that days ???
WWGeneral Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
It is a early form of a mortar(they say it is a howitzer ingame, i just thinks it looks more like a mortar) that instead of firing straight forward it fired in a step arc, lobbing shells of obstacles, had less range than the usual cannons(long barrel).
SamuraiCrow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! Shows a pretty good image of what Yorktown might've looked like to the Patriots PoV!
Hey-You-Raichu Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I believe someone is using your works [link] . I don't know if they have permission because they've blocked me from asking them.
TeslaMan4 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
I love the total war series and this is my favorite picture from the Empire: Total War game, i was truly astonished at how this is an upload of the original picture, im completely awestruck and greatly pleased to be in your presence. I have nothing bad to say bout the artwork itself, i've studied the battle of Yorktown countless times and this is an exact copy of how i imagined it! I myself am also working on some art for a game, it's more "Conceptional" but i hope you have time to check out my gallery and review my concept art, but anyhow, AMAZING PICTURE!
ForeverYoursMarine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
WOW!!!! This is really AMAZING...and exquisite. It looks like a painting, only it was done on a computer.... :wow: I cannot believe how working on photoshop and tablet can create such a wonderful image! The lighting you did on certain parts and the shadows that the characters are in, are awesome as well. What stood out the most to me was the lighting that you put on the American Flag, and how much detail you put into just that small part of the image. I LOVE THIS!!!! :squee:
SirHoneyBadger Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Really beautiful. Great tree, really epic lighting, and absolutely stunning work on the primary flag!

If you don't mind a bit of minor criticism? Just because I like this picture so much: The soldiers could use some more facial characterization and a bit more individuality, particularly in the faces (which aren't bad, just a tiny bit bland), and the weapons-spear, saber, cannons-could use some careful detailing.

Everything else is glorious and perfect.
Woverdude Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Whoa. As I'm going through your gallery I'm seeing all the pics that were used in the game. Totally awesome, man. :-D
MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful Work!!
thefatjedi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Yeah nice
lscr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
all the heat of battle in one painting
jennystokes Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
ALL your work is WONDERFUL.
Rashidy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
you are the man
HolyHell-Ent Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student General Artist
i new it i new it was york town i played the game and was wondering what battle this would be based on great work
Rotaken Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
It's great to see who is the artist behind the game (yes, I have played and it's good) cause I'm allways thinking who did this or that etc. Great work
DRunkCoWBoy69 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
so im guessing u did most or all of the artwork for ETW. Probly seen this one a couple hundred times in game but still love it.
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Hey, I saw this pic in the game, and it was as awesome as there as it is here ^_^!!

Respect :D!
DaFosco Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
another great painting. =)
gubgubgub Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
serekenha Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
It's veeeeeeery nice ;O
Mindbender2810 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Harhar! I live right near Yorktown, and it's nice to see the town get some love.
SunnyBlueDay Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
whenever you paint a flag, it's amazing- you seem to have this instinct for putting tears in just the right places and lighting to make it tell a story.

love love love!
Ciceroplato Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Writer
I think this one is my favourite. The urgency and the lighting combines to make this one a very nice piece. I also like the attention to historical detail, very nice!
akuzhin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
This is great. So much detail and I love the color scheme.
Coronaholic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
just awesome
nuke135 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
I just cant believe how many pieces you have done! It blows my mind how quickly you finish things! I have been working on some of my pieces for like 3 months now! Better yet, 2 of them have been over a year (laziness!). Any way, keep it up!!!
NightHerald Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Wait, what? You made this? Nice, I remember admiring it on the ETW loading screen.

Utterly amazing work.
thehiddenhellcat Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Haven't played Empire. Love, LOVE, :love: the way the American flag is portrayed, all movement, dude.
GermanMessingAround Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Awesome Man... always see em when i play the game...really are magnificent
goldenhide Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Love seeing your art in Empire man!
Balian-21 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Wow!! very cool, im busy playing the game.. so i c that pic all the time!! very well done!
Falon2007 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I have the game and I just have to say it's such a good piece of artwork.The whole atmosphere.Well done.
Stylograph Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009   Writer
Amazing work! I love it!

Not at last, i am playing Empire on my own :)
hhryah Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Aaaah, nothing gets me more than a waving American flag in a painting like this. Beautiful, and definitely uplifting for me. :)
I absolutely love it all, though I think the man pointing seems to need a little more shading to lengthen the look of his arm a little.
Beohun72 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
A great piece of art and it's good for Thanksgiving or July 4th. :)
deeminllama Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
i know a war fanatic who will love this pic...
Typen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done painting :) I love the lightning and the flag :+fav:
PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very inspiring brush work!
MightyWarlord Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Really brilliant work with a great feel to it - when you say it's for the game 'Empire', do you mean Empire Total War?
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
MightyWarlord Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I knew I recognised it! Fantastic work, keep it up!
Jasphur Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
I feel like playing Age of Empires again!! :D

Nice Job!!
olde-fashioned Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
This is great! :O Do you ever plan on doing any more American Revolution, or even perhaps some French & Indian War pieces?
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
I did one but its not very good.
olde-fashioned Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I'll bet your "not very good" isn't bad at all!!
yankeedog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Brilliant work! Very inspiring to this Yankee!
freyajuvelle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
The use of light in this is stunning.
paultree Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
the flags are amazing! I'm not american or anything, I just love how you did the flag effects
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