Posts Tagged ‘ship’

The ship Batavia, progress report 4 (WiP)

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Mainly did a portion of the main mast today.
The newly added ink texture  makes a lot of difference.

Also did a bit of work on a rope and more additions to the texture of the aft mast.

Here is the result so far:

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The ship Batavia, progress report 3 (WiP)

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Added more rigging and more details.
Also made another layer onto the aftmast.

Here is the result so far:

pen and ink drawing Batavia work in progress 3

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The ship Batavia, progress report 2 (WiP)

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Did work on the rigging and the mast.

Here is the result:

progress ink drawing Batavia

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The ship Batavia, progress report(WiP)

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Did some work on this drawing since last posting:P

It’s coming along nicelyprogress update ink drawing Batavia

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The ship Batavia, an ink drawing(WiP)

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Started this drawing about a week ago.
I visited this  full size replica ship in Lelystad  this summer and made a few sketches there.
Set up the main lines of the drawing in pencil, then got to work with pen and ink. Lots of details, it is going to be fun hopefully.

The Batavia itself is quite ornamented, I’m going to leave some things out.
The replica of the Batavia is an  artwork by Willem Vos.
I myself are not convinced by some of the details. So my drawing is going to be different from the replica ship.
I will also leave out some of the rigging to make the drawing itself better.
Otherwise it going to be a very cluttered picture:(

The size of this drawing  is about 32×45 cm

ink drawing Batavia work in progress

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Assi Euro Link sinking 3th layer

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Took me a while before I got back to this picture.
Hot weather, lots of other things to do:)
No time for blogging; Yep it’s summertime again:D

Anyway added another layer to this painting, here is the result:

Assi Euro Link 3th layer

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Assi Euro Link sinking second layer

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Added a second layer to this painting.
Developed tonal differences on the major elements in the painting.

Post with  the beginning of this painting and background info 

Used open acrylics, must wait a bit before I can add another layer.

Assi Euro link sinking second layer

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Assi Euro Link sinking first layer

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Finished the sketch for this painting about 6 months ago now.
Yesterday I decided it was time to start the painting.

Transferred the sketch to a 30cmx40 cm (12x16inch) panel.
Added the underpainting for the sky, and added a colored layer for the rest.

Info on the sinking of  Assi Euro Link below the painting.

Info on the Assi Euro Link:

She sank the 25 of januari 2003 after a collision with the Seawheel Rhine.
Assi Euro Link was fatally hit in the side. Seawheel Rhine didn’t reverse his engines and plugged the hole to enable the crew to transfer.
After the transfer of the entire  crew to Seawheel Rhine it reversed its engines to break free.  Assi Euro link sank in half an hour about 40 nautical miles northwest of Terschelling (NL).

The bow of Seawheel Rhine  was heavily damaged but she kept her watertight integrity.,She continued her voyage to Hamburg where she was repaired

A series of photographs of this incident can be found at .
I used those photographs and my personal knowledge of the ship as a base for this design. I sailed three months as 3th officer on the Assi Euro Link, ten years before she sunk.