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Frigate skirmish by JanBoruta Frigate skirmish by JanBoruta
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]

Enjoy!
Tom :)
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Siveir Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Looks like combat between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere... very good drawing. I love US frigates of those times :D
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Trainalf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Are one of those ships Old Ironside?
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the-funny-kid Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student 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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PurpleSketcher92 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic Job! :D
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Crigby46 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student 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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Crigby46 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
that's ok, nobody really won that war anyway :)
Do you know of the HMS Shannon?
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Alyssa-MV Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009   Writer
Amazing!!
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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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Amazing art!
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magicswordz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Student Digital Artist
the american ship bigger or the british ship just far away?
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