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Old 08-28-2006, 07:59 AM   #1
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The Great Armada, Rado Javor (2D)



Title: The Great Armada
Name: Rado Javor
Country: Slovakia
Software: Photoshop

In the summer of 1588, one hundred and thirty ships carrying 30,000 men set out to conquer England.This is my vision of the glorious moment when the fleet is leaving Lisbon. In the foreground is the flagship San Martin. Ships design is based on reference plans that I could find on net. But its not much there about those spanish galleons of this age. So I must use my imagination:)

All is done in photoshop, +wacom, in about 20-30 hours

better quality pic (1.3MB) because this above is too jpg.
http://avor.konzum.sk/images/armadaHQ.jpg

P.S. I have created this pic as a tribute to all the drowned sailors, both spanish and english in this sad enterpise.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 12:24 PM   #2
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~~~I like the picture!~~~~~~I so like the scene's painting~~~~the lighting with colours are so nice ~~~~~~~~~****4stars from me~~~~good job ~~~~~~~
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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WOW! Fantastic work! Great details and mood... Congrats!

best regards: Kornél
 
Old 08-28-2006, 12:55 PM   #4
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Fantastic work!
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Old 08-28-2006, 01:04 PM   #5
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WOW ~~~~~~~

so beautiful
 
Old 08-28-2006, 01:08 PM   #6
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Astonishing
 
Old 08-28-2006, 01:57 PM   #7
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5 stars, nuff said.
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:42 PM   #8
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...great paintwork man... nexttime more red please
(4+/5...)

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Old 08-28-2006, 03:02 PM   #9
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wow immense amounts of details and great lighting btw... nice work.
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:18 PM   #10
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Outstanding!

This picture is great! You captured the mood of the age perfectly!
And I love the sales on the ships.
Keep it up =)
 
Old 08-28-2006, 03:29 PM   #11
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Nice work man
5* and it desirve front page
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:11 PM   #12
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Thank you

Thanks guys, im glad that you like it, my goal was show the optimistic mood when they dont know that whole invasion ends in disaster.
I have put a lot of effort to make it realistic (like design of ships, flags and colours). But there are some things that im not 100% satisfied with

For me, this pic is sad, It was for sure glorious look at the all ships in this day. But the whole invasion was wrong.

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Old 08-28-2006, 04:58 PM   #13
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I think war,famine and flood are terrible evils~~~~~especially war,because war is artificial disaster (actually war could have been avoided)~~~~but what a pity ~~~Whether an epoch of eat raw birds and animals or modern society~~war is indispensable to history~~~

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Old 08-28-2006, 05:12 PM   #14
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Amazing work. I esp like the lighting and the great details of the ship. I think it depicts very well the optimistic mood before the invasion, but I agree that there's nothing glorious about war at all.

Great work again!
 
Old 08-28-2006, 05:17 PM   #15
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Holy Sh*t DUDE! That is Amazing!!! Such amazing atmosphere/textures/details!!!
This should be the artwork of the week or something!! soo beautiful!

I could set this on my desktop pic but i like Sci-fi even more..
5 stars from me
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