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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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:iconsukhichon:
sukhichon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  New Deviant
very nice
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:iconvaldiusmacto:
Valdiusmacto Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
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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:iconsiveir:
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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:iconthe-funny-kid:
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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:iconpurplesketcher92:
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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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional 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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:iconcrigby46:
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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:iconalyssa-mv:
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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:iconsannamak:
SannaMaK Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Amazing art!
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:iconmagicswordz:
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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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional 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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:iconmagicswordz:
magicswordz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Digital Artist
ok, just making sure :)
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SpyrotheDragon13570 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
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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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Apparently, there were no frigates clearly visible in PotC :XD:
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:iconspyrothedragon13570:
SpyrotheDragon13570 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
true, sorta different, whatever :D
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:iconbluefirelee:
BluefireLee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Impressive, most impressive :D
i don't think I could do that with a pen lol ;)
great piece :D
:hug:
:+fav:
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks :) I'm glad you like it.
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:icona-teivos:
A-Teivos Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Student 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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Alzirr Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ŚLIIIIŃ

...tak, zdecydowanie :aww:
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:iconfrohickey:
Frohickey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
This stuff is great! It's very much like an etching. That sounds like something you might try sometime. :D
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Who knows what future will bring with itself? Everything's possible! ;) Thanks! :D
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:icon88kwk:
88kwk Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
great detail,love those old ships
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:iconyushinmaru:
yushinmaru Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Student General Artist
Awesome! :wow: :D
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:iconriverking:
RIVERKING Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
AAH, DEATH AND DESTRUCTION.
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
With a sailing ship! I don't need anything more :D
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:iconquerulousartisan:
querulousArtisan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work on this! I love the amount of detail that you put into this! The shading is wonderful, and the way you used the crosshatching really brings out the detail in every part of the picture! Nice work!
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) I'm trying to do my best, but still it's not perfect! ;)
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:iconmazefall:
MazeFall Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
very nice, and very traditional
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
I like this way of drawing. :) Thanks!
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:iconmrx89:
MrX89 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Świetna robota jak zawsze :D Trudno coś tej pracce zarzucić, starałem się nawet coś znaleźć ażeby "skrytykować Cię zaawansowanie", ale nie zobaczyłem nic co warte byłoby wzmianki.
Jedyne co wygląda trochę nienaturalnie to wysoka na jakieś 2 metry fala dziobowa, która przy takim stanie morza powstałaby przy prędkości jakichś 20, może 30 węzłów, ale licencia poetica i takie tam ;P
:+fav:
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oj no, fregata mogła akurat spływać w dół fali i uderzyła gwałtownie w wodę... :P Dzięki za kommmennttt :D
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:iconlilielo-lawliet:
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Wow. Awesome!
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlilielo-lawliet:
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Your welcome:aww:.
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:iconshaddam89:
shaddam89 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning work, need i say more =]

gav
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconshaddam89:
shaddam89 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome!

gav
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:iconpaxaeternum:
PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
wow! i love the ship on the left
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Me too :lol: Thanks :D
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:iconmatahari7:
MataHari7 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful!!!
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmatahari7:
MataHari7 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur welcome!
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:iconmikopol:
mikopol Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Die die die my Darling :)
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
A nich mają Brytole :P ;)
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:iconmikopol:
mikopol Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Nie ma litości dla (ocenzurowano) :P ... Na wojnie jak na wojnie :P


A w ogóle kolejna ładna praca, w sam raz do podręcznika lub encyklopedii. Takie książki wymagają dobrych ilustracji oddających zarówno szczegóły, jak i ducha epoki ;)
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:iconsolaxe:
Solaxe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Pracka idealna na printa :P
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:iconjanboruta:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Dobra to może tylko zeskanuję w większej rozdziałce i sobie założę konto wreszcie :P Się zrobi kilka dewiacji jako printy ;)
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Svera Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
:wow: cool work :)
I would like to see someday a coloured battle between ships from you. I think that would look even more great.
But this way it has something unique and special, so I'm like this one, too :)
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