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La Rochelle by RadoJavor La Rochelle by RadoJavor
Finally i can start to post my newer works. I have some 5 pictures and wil lpost them in next 2 months hopefully.
This is a painting for the new project of the Creative Assembly.

The name of the game is Empire: total war. As I love to paint old ships I really enjoyed working on those pictures. This is only first one, the rest is waiting to be published.
The Image captures early mornig mood in huge french harbour La Rochelle, year 1715. The big ship on the left is the grandious Le Louis Quinze, most beatifull and biggest ship of its age.
I did try to make the ship as real as possible, reference was the model in naval museum in Paris. The general mood of the picture is maybe similar to some old oils from the 18.th century, that was my small goal.

The whole pic was done in about 30-40 hours. Original size is something like 2600pix so it was somehow hard to finish.

Im hoping that you will like this picture and i'll be happy to see any comments.
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:iconwraithservant:
Wraithservant Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. :clap:
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner 2 days ago
wooow this is spectacular
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EligoDesign Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
this is such an epic work, alone the front ship :)
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:iconmiwwi:
Miwwi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
WOOOOW! This is f*ucking awesome!!!! :o
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:icondiamonddashy:
DiamondDashy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Oooooooh I've found something that gives me peace
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Student General Artist
How did you do that? What did you used to create this masterpiece?!
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:iconepichorseman:
EpicHorseMan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Meh i could draw better but its ok i guess
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:iconmoulizax:
moulizax Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
so beautiful,
how to you make it?
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:iconkatsuma08:
Katsuma08 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful. I love it.
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:iconpraiphex:
Praiphex Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
wow....the details are awesome. Really great work
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:iconpmeowmix:
pmeowmix Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Words fail me here. This is beyond stunning. It's simply breathtaking and mind-blowing. Every detail is beautiful. Shocked 
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:iconsquishyed:
squishyed Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Amazing!  I love the traditional art look of it.
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C4799 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
The thing is I just played some Assassins Creed Black Flag a few minutes ago..so this is pretty cool to see.

Only thing I can say right now is "Way hay ad up she rises" :D
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Axion23 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work
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clarkk10x7 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
You are colossally talented.
Viewing your gallery... why "so dark" all the time?
Nevertheless, what does one do with a gift like this?
Do book illustrations, covers?
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:iconpravusdie:
Pravusdie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! I love it
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:iconcapscesdigitalink:
CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work!
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DreamInDigitalDreams Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a masterpiece!
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SatirusGS Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Empire Total War ... =_=
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Trystl3D Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2018
   A most excellent image. Very nice.
   I do have one minor critic, however. For such a large ship, very little of the hull seems to be under water. Even if the ship were currently empty (and it's not because there are a ton of cannons and people that I can see)  it seems to me the weight would have to press the boat much further down into the water. This could be explained away easily enough if the sides of the hull were steeper, but the shape of the hull seems to suggest that only a very tiny bit is underwater. The whole design of the ship would seem to be more stable if it were either twice as wide or twice as deep. Maybe I'm wrong about the hull, and this is based on an actual vessel, but I seriously doubt it. :) For one thing, it's much too cool.
   Don't get me wrong, this is a fairly minor issue that is relatively easy to overlook.  But it seems to me that the image is so fantastic that it is a shame to lessen it (even a little) with such a trivial quandry. 
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groovesoop Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
Reminds me of the Swedish Vasa of this implied era. Its kind had extremely deep draughts and were not very wide compared to deck structure, and look something like this, though I think the design here is literally one full deck too high to be reasonably stable at sea. That said, the Vasa tipped over on her maiden voyage.
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Trystl3D Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
Interesting. It sounds like you've very well versed in your topic... and I am not.
It reminds me of a picture my mother drew of a lamb lying on the ground. I told her the way the animal's limbs were bent didn't look real. So she showed me the reference photo she was working from and it looked exactly the same. And I thought, it still doesn't look real. Strangely, what is real sometimes doesn't look real. Which raises the philosophical question: is it better to follow reality or follow what look real. lol. It sort of has a fantasy feel to it anyway, so for all we know, this is a planet with less gravity, thicker water, or magic could be holding it up. :)  Whatever the case, it's certainly an excellent image.
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NormalOsborn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Love it!
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:iconmarvelouselation:
Oh my, its used in one of age of pirates 2 mods as loading screen (along with some others).
Never thought the author would be here on DA.
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DreamingSengA Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018   Digital Artist
I think you did a lot of work and this picture is a masterpiece!
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
who went and built a city on the water?
great picture!!
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13yearstheInquisitor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student General Artist
woooow. nice. nice, where are they sailing?
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ReiDelaCruz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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mobin911 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gODDAMN
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Modo2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
My respect.
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michaelshootsphotos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018   Photographer
Wow. That's really cool.
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elbushey Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018   Digital Artist
Very nice work!
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:iconmorirene:
morirene Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
I live here and it's awesome ! Good work ;) 
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spacenightlytraveler Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Photographer
I have seen this before. I think
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fatmarshmallow13579 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
How is this a new work if the game is already 11 years old?!
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:iconharko74:
Harko74 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
I love the ambiance. makes you drift back to a world that once was, romanticized in our imagination. Great work, my compliments.
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PaladinPainter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work in every single bit Cat nods 
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Jean52 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
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patriciaschmidt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
beautiful! 
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:iconcelticcastle:
CelticCastle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
so cool!
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IntelligentNigga Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
Awsome
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:iconvitani4000:
Vitani4000 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!!
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:iconribberjak:
Ribberjak Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Student General Artist
I soooooooo want a boat like that. Travel with friends, visit islands! And get drunk on deck xD 
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untuox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
An excelent work with historical style. Congratulations!Thumbs Up 
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dVicko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work! Good job!
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miragewolf64 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
The ship gotta face...
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MatrimTebb Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Student Writer
This is wonderful. This kind of work serves as inspiration in my writing. The grandiose Le Louis Quinze is absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. 
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Blitzgob Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"[...] This is a painting for the new project of the Creative Assembly. 

The name of the game is Empire: total war. [...]"
How old is this picture??? ow, 2007.
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fmelihy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very very nice! 
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