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Frigate skirmish

By JanBoruta
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British-American war of years 1812-1815. An American frigate rakes and finishes encountered British vessel of same class.

I used a gel pen, after sketching the scene with a mechanical pencil. Added (slightly) some texture from here: [link]

Tom :)
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very nice
Valdiusmacto's avatar
Amazing. I've always loved old sailing ships, and you've done a spectacular job with these. Though the clouds are a little lackluster in compassion(waves are nice though!). 
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Looks like combat between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere... very good drawing. I love US frigates of those times :D
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Are one of those ships Old Ironside?
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the-funny-kidStudent Traditional Artist
Just wondering, but is the American ship supposed to be that high out of the water? Just asking for reference :)
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PurpleSketcher92Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic Job! :D
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Crigby46Hobbyist Writer
great piece of art, well done :D
but the British frigate is only pierced for 20 guns as far as i can see, whereas the Yank is a 24 gun ship :(
i like the way that you have done the sheet-lines and halyards though; not all straight lines :)
But i have to point out that the Courses would be furled in combat to prevent fire taking hold above decks.
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JanBoruta General Artist
Sorry for sinking a RN ship, but I've got plenty of victorious RN ships in my gallery :)

And yep, I know about the courses, but I wanted to show the 'full-speediness' of a sudden engagement :) Nonetheless, it's an obvious mistake ;) Thanks for kind words! :)
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Crigby46Hobbyist Writer
that's ok, nobody really won that war anyway :)
Do you know of the HMS Shannon?
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Alyssa-MV Writer
The detail is incredible, I love drawing ships as well, but unfortunately I'm no good at it...
The action... its so real!!
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Amazing art!
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magicswordzStudent Digital Artist
the american ship bigger or the british ship just far away?
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JanBoruta General Artist
It's far away :D Their size would be comparable when set side to side (though the British would be slightly smaller)
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magicswordzStudent Digital Artist
ok, just making sure :)
SpyrotheDragon13570's avatar
your really good with ships, This types of ship style has always been my favorite, reminds me so much of that of Pirates of the Caribbean, lol
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JanBoruta General Artist
Apparently, there were no frigates clearly visible in PotC :XD:
SpyrotheDragon13570's avatar
true, sorta different, whatever :D
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Impressive, most impressive :D
i don't think I could do that with a pen lol ;)
great piece :D
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JanBoruta General Artist
Thanks :) I'm glad you like it.
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A-TeivosStudent Interface Designer
S tou textúrou to vyzerá celkom 'dobovo', to treba priznať. A len tak mimochodom to vyzerá fakt dobre aj ako celok - trošku mi to pripomína ten štýl použitý na ksichtoch ľudí na bankovkách :)
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AlzirrHobbyist Traditional Artist

...tak, zdecydowanie :aww:
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FrohickeyProfessional Traditional Artist
This stuff is great! It's very much like an etching. That sounds like something you might try sometime. :D
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JanBoruta General Artist
Who knows what future will bring with itself? Everything's possible! ;) Thanks! :D
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great detail,love those old ships
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