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Yahagi by U-Joe Yahagi by U-Joe
Imperial Japanese Navy light cruiser Yahagi.
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AmbergrisComics Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I like how you did the different structures here.
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Jaren117 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Do you have a png version of this? I noticed that your other images are in png.
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Bushido-Wolf-97 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By the looks of it,it seems to be an Agano class,if I'm correct that is. I could be mistaken.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, you're right, she is Agano-class. There was four of them, if I remember well: Agano, Noshiro, Yahagi and Sakawa. 
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Bushido-Wolf-97 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Seems that I'm getting better and better at identifying IJN vessels.
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ijnfleetadmiral Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Very nice!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
very nice, great mood you set with the colors
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? If I remember well, I haven't even thought about the mood of the picture. I just drew the piece of steel and some clouds behind it. It's strange, isn't it?
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
you picked the right clouds and colors for the background behind that lump of steel then :D
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Excellent!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad that you like it.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You only draw ships that were existed or newer weres too which only existed in the design stage?
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For the present I draw only formerly existed ships. I think it's more interesting, and somebody some day can use them as illustrations for their books or articles about naval history. Also, I usually use plastic models which help me to draw. And not a single model manufacturer produces models of ships that never built. So it will be difficult for me to draw such ships.

But if you have some sort of idea, please tell me.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see.
Well that is not always true as there are models of the A-150 aka Super Yamato or the British N3/G3 designs. But you are right there are few of those. I could provide with drawings and you could use your imagination and the experience you gathered.

But what I have in mind now is a battleship Franco wanted for the Spanish Armada. Essentially a repeat of the Italian Littorio's but with removed secondary triple turrets and twin 120mm Spanish AA guns instead of the Italian singel 90mm ones. I've made a line drawing of it as how it could looked like in my opinion:
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And what happened with this Spanish shipbuilding program later? It has just cancelled?

In terms of drawings it looks executable. But maybe it will be more interesting to draw Littorio class battleship itself?
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it was cancelled as the Spanish economy was in ruins after the civil war.
You could find it here:
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Franco's plan included 4 of such BB, 1 Cruiser which I've got a coloured drawing here as well as it's stats and other versions:
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Similar to this there was the Project 131 Heavy Cruiser and 124 light cruiser which would give the screening for the battleships
Project 124 CL:
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Project 131 CA:
[link]

All of them are Italian designs

As for the drawing:
Well for first that would be a good idea to draw the Littorio. :)
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the information. It confirms that Franco was wise man. If he would started on of these shipbuilding programs, then Spain, drained of resources by the Civil War, would call down the wrath of the Allies.

Unfortunately, in this half year some circumstances force me to draw only some ships (and maybe planes) of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Any other plans and ideas must be put off.

When I've read that forum, I took an interest in Spanish destroyers. Some day I'm going to seek information about them.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, it is good to give other ideas, will looking forward four you next drawings!
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Transportphotos Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work.
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pc104 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ship is cool but the water is amaizing!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I doubt whether I can draw such water again. T_T
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent!!!
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Shohndon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovely! Sea Trials in 1944? Must have been a trial by fire for this vessel.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She was scorched by fire in the Battle of the Philippine Sea and Leyte Gulf. And she was completely burned down near Okinawa. You may read about last months of this ship in the book 'Japanese Destroyer Captain' written by Tameichi Hara, the last captain of Yahagi.
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
You might also want to read 'A Glorious Way to Die' by Russell Spurr, about the final days of the Yamato (and the Yahagi as well).
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Shohndon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good info. Keep up the good work too. I love your painting style.
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is nice
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And entire process took only two nights. It's fast for me.
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