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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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RMS-OLYMPIC Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a powerful view!
zulumike Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, appreciate it.
Awesome painting there of the biggest battleship ever, perfect in every way :)
zulumike 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. 
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.
zulumike Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words.
blanket86 Oct 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very interesting and beautiful work! Congratulations!
zulumike Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank  You.
Yes!  i am a huge...thats an understatement....hmm...a dedicated loyal fan...or well you know what i mean...i love the yamato and all her glory...and morn her lose each yeah, this is an amazing piece of work you've made
zulumike Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it.
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