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HMS Repulse by U-Joe HMS Repulse by U-Joe
British battlecruiser Repulse, 1924.
I drew her sistership HMS Renown before and wrote 'cool story' about both ships. You may find it here: [link]
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moosemin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Like HMS HOOD, REPULSE had a similar layout and silhouette and WAS indeed, a very handsome warship. Before the Japanese began their attacks in late 1941, PM Churchill ordered REPULSE and the ill-fated PRINCE OF WALES (repaired after getting the hell beat out of her by BISMARCK earlier,) to the Pacific to show strength to the Japanese. The two warships arrived just in time to get caught, unescorted, in the open, when land-based Japanese dive- and torpedo-bombers sank them both.

This painting, with early evening colors, is striking! Excellent job!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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Brit31 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done - I had Renown a little while ago. I would like to see you do the Japanese ISE - although I'm not sure how it is pronounced!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ise? I want to draw it someday as well as some other Japanese battleships, but I don't even know when I will be ready to start.

It is pronounced simply as [ise]. 
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Brit31 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I will look forward to seeing it when it appears. I like your work.
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Davidaggeros Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
great job!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Kellyn87 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful! She was such a Beautiful ship!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I always thought this a graceful ship!
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Badwolf66 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Shame we don't have ships like these anymore.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's too expensive to maintain such a ships. So Admiralty's decision to sell them for scrap was wise...

But whom I try to deceive? I understand your feelings, our own fleet was ruined too.
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Badwolf66 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
The whole world seems to be ruined nowadays... by the evil 1% since 1815.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found that photo which shows the ship with the exact same position:
[link]
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damnation, you are really persistent person. I hope you are not working in the police department. ^__^'
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHAT??? :D

I've got a good memory and remembered I've seen the ship somewhere just that I could not post the link :D

And no I'm not in the Spetsnaz :XD:
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vulturiuspl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work as usual!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, sir. I'm very glad that you like these pictures.
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Count-one Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Ох, чую, пришлось посидеть над бегучим такелажем)
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Да не то слово. Я в последний день, когда корпел над окончательной детализацией, проклял все на свете. ^^'
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khor11 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
QUALITY!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!
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khor11 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
;)
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice job Joe,I was wondering,this is not a ctitic but....you are getting your model to that stage why you are not trying to texture it and to add reflections and more intense lights and shadows.You will see that you work will looks all the way professional !

I like it many many details
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Antonis.
Yes, that's the problem and I understand it.
The main reason is impatience. I can't spend too much time to one piece. If I dawdle over my picture more than one week, I start to hate it. Because there are so many ideas wait for their turn to draw. Also, much efforts bring tiny results often. 'Aim small, miss small'.
So it is my task to learn how to draw quick and efficiently without losing picture's quality.
Reflections and shadows... I am studying it now, and I even have lesser successes, but there are tons of secrets of light and color I still not understand. Or, if I even understand, I'm unable use them in practice.
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well its not a problem but its evolution,for example for me ,the difficult part is to get to that stage but to do the lights and reflections are easy.You just need to practise,what i used to do is,take an old picture and start adding effects,you will see how nice it feels when you transform an old picture to something more interesting !
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, 'evolution, such a pretty little word'. I just need to draw more, and the results become more or less proper some time.

Hm, it's not bad idea to remaster some old picture. It's necessary to try it some time.
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Another impressive work, this time with a 'going away' perspective. Unlike Renown, Repulse was not much altered in the late 1930's and kept her original profile to the end.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
Yes, you're right, sir. Later modernizations didn't changed Repulse's appearance much in comparison with Renown.
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, sir. I'm devilishly tired after drawing all these tiny details. ^_^'
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder...
Am I the only one who fins this photo quite resembling???
[link]

:)
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
N-nope. I used another photo that helped me a lot. :3
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know of a photo, same position like this one, but without the canvases, I can't post it because the forum it was posted unavailable from this laptop (Dunno why...)
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Next time I'll try to draw detachment of several ships without photos. Maybe it will be Hiei with escorts.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which Hiei? The BB or BBCV?
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The BB. [link]
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh Hiei!!!! The Battlecruiser! I mistaken somehow her of Ise XD
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