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Ocean Warrior by zulumike Ocean Warrior by zulumike
This has been a favorite among my deviantart friends and personally is one of my favorite subjects. This is my second rendition of the IJN Yamato battleship. Hopefully, I have captured the power and dynamics of this battleship. Also I think about the dedications of the engineering and shipyard workforce that built this mighty ship. I have been working on this project for several weeks. I never could get the BG I wanted. Finally, I decided on the blue/green/grey tones for final presentation. Also, check out my 1st Yamato work.

The IJN Yamato, named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 inch) main guns. Neither ship survived the war.

The battleship is based on a photo of a 3D model with permission from 3DHISTORY.DE.

Cheers, Mike
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zulumike Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. appreciate the feedback. I wanted the water and skies to compliment the ship for a grey cast and stormy weather. The mood sets the fate of this ship.
121199 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student General Artist
this has to be one of my favorite pics of the Yamato.
decophoto32 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
zulumike Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.
SirMauser Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this Battleship. It's my number 1 favorite right next to the Iowa Class battleship. 
RMS-OLYMPIC Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a powerful view!
zulumike Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, appreciate it.
warrior1944 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Awesome painting there of the biggest battleship ever, perfect in every way :)
zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I see these magnificent ships, I always look at another perspective of the engineering, machinery and manufacturing it takes to build these ships. The skills of the shipyard workers of the world was amazing. 
uncledon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Sir I am pleased to see you pay respects to the brave men who served aboard these mighty ships regardless of their nationality. As a combat veteran who has survived to long enough to learn a thing or two I can tell you that the real victors in any conflict are those that live to see the end of it.
I think this background is perfect. Gives the sense of a slightly heavy day under way without detracting from the ship.
I hope that some of those who served in the IJN and the JMSDF find this work and others you have done. I'm certain they will be most pleased as well by the honor you pay them.
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