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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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Given 2012-08-03
:icontrixgirl4:
trixgirl4 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That is really beautiful! Excellent job! :D
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:iconturbo-umar:
turbo-umar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking
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:iconbilautaa:
bilautaa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Filmographer
Congrats on the DD! You deserve it!
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:icontenwalker:
TenWalker Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing work ~
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:iconcaen-n:
Caen-N Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
wow. epic scene, strong layout and composition
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:iconcallergi:
Callergi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Really nicely done! Congrats on the daily deviation! :D
My only suggestion would be related to how distance could be better suggested near the orizon in the middle right side of the image. I think that even some lighter tones would do the job.
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:icondavidluna:
DavidLuna Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this a drwaing? Like, for real?? Damn you gifted people. 
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:iconjon8805:
jon8805 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
The carriers were so detail ~ beautiful art ! 
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconyuukikoala:
YuukiKoala Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Wowmygod. Just painting, but wowmygod. It's...Wow. Wonderful  !
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconchiichen:
Chiichen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist
amazing job on the details!!
keep it up! Meow :3 
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icon0uterhaven:
0uterHaven Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This detail on the carrier is superb.  And don't get me started on the ocean waves. O_O
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Much appreciated!
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:iconfe0:
Fe0 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015   General Artist
Wow; This is absolutely amazing. It is so realistic, and the detail of the ships is wondrous. The streaks of rust really just pull you in.
   And the waves are definitely the highlight for me. Not only is it the fact that they look so real, but also you did an great job forming them around the ships, showing a real eye for physics & pull.

   Beautiful work.
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Those rust streaks and water were definately most fun to paint :-)
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:iconfe0:
Fe0 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015   General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:-)
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:iconrazanul:
Razanul Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
This is so epic! Great job! :D
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconax01:
ax01 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
It's great to see that there is a story behind and research, great job!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah, some stories behind the painting are more intersting than the painting ;-)
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:iconax01:
ax01 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
You're welcome :)
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:iconmikeruni:
Mikeruni Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  New member
wtf, SO GORGEOUS
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you vey much!
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:icontrek1912:
Trek1912 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, professional work ypu have here.
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconpensulliwen:
Pensulliwen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student
Wow, gorgeous work! I can really feel the weight behind the ship, which is especially impressive given the medium.
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconodysseusut:
OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Had to double take. Thought it might have been a photo for a second. It looks amazing.
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconshould-ra:
Should-Ra Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
awesome!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmitsosr:
MitsosR Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
WOW *0*
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnekr0ns:
Nekr0ns Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well done.
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconjordum:
Jordum Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really good attention to detail.  Brings me back to BF1942
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Yeah, it was hard to find references. Took me longer than the painting itself!
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:iconlorythme:
Lorythme Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely brilliant artwork! The details are breathtaking!!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconlorythme:
Lorythme Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :>
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:iconalien-i:
Alien-i Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here have a llama 3D Llama Badge and a watchAdded to my devWatch! 
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thaaaaaaank you! :-)
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:iconalien-i:
Alien-i Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COOL *dies*
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :-)
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:iconalexisprz:
Alexisprz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondylan120:
Dylan120 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool *fainted*
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