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The last voyage of the Kaga by Jacklionheart The last voyage of the Kaga by Jacklionheart
When i was a child, i loved to build modelkits of ships and planes. But it was the artwork on the box top, that really excited me. Those artworks were done by artists like John Steel, Jack Leynnwood or Roy Cross and all those years, they still impress me.

My painting is a homage to all those great artists. It shows the IJN Kaga, a heavy aircraft carrier of the imperial Japanese navy on her last voyage in 1942. At first light, she is heading trough heavy seas of the pacific towards Midway island, where she will meet her fate.

I spend hours and hours of research to get the technical details right, but the most challenge became the waves, which I have overpainted a couple of times until i was satisfied.

Photoshop, no cheats, no texture, no 3D...just painting.

"edit" I resubmitted the print for a larger size and better contrast."

Great quality print at Artflakes [link]
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Seiji-Amasawa Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a sight! Frightening, yet magnificent.
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Jacklionheart Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I thought that ship needs a little tribute as there are so little photos and illustrations out there. Everybody focuses on the Akagi which was the flagship of the carrier fleet.
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:iconmsaga:
I like this =)
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Jacklionheart Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconrickthewolf:
i love the designed and creations of anything mechanical i have never seen anything like this and by god it is beautiful fantastic work making this every hour spent on this was worth the amazing piece of work you have made.
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Jacklionheart Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Yeah, it took me some time. As there a so little artworks and photos of this ship out there, I thought she deserves a painting ;-)
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:iconwillfish14:
Very well done.
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Jacklionheart Mar 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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