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Wolfpack Rendezvous

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Thought I'd try something a little different than normal for me so came up with submarines or U-Boats if you prefer chasing down a convoy just visible on the horizon. Must admit this is a bit experimental not sure if it works entirely and graphite pencil probably not the best medium to use for waves but still I gave it a go :)

The U-Boats in this drawing are based on the famous/infamous type VIIs used by the german navy in WW2 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_o… the main workhorse submarine they used. I wouldn't say mine are 100% accurate to the originals but they are fairly close :) used lots of old photos for reference and this WW2 painting for perspective help fav.me/d5c7gp9

Used mech pencils and my trusty 2b,3b pencils plus a rubber to try and whiten the wave crests, tried to add colour for sunbeams but looked wrong so faded them digitally as I said all very experimental :)
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5029x3398px 13.21 MB
Make
Canon
Model
CanoScan LiDE 210
Date Taken
Sep 8, 2012, 12:36:46 AM
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Great work on this one. The fact that you chose to do this without adding any color helps convey the boredom that U-Boat crews contended with when they were not hunting/being hunted. The lack of color also makes the sea seem more ominous. I like how, if you look at the top left corner, you can see the smokestacks of a convoy on the horizon.

This particular scene sort of reminds me of Das Boot, where two U-Boats nearly collide with each other. In this scene, one can imagine other hidden U-Boats nearby, waiting to strike. Keep up the good work!