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Realm of the Sharks by markkarvon Realm of the Sharks by markkarvon
The Virginia Class submarine is the newest class of attack boats in the United States Navy. These nuclear powered boats are designed for a wide range of open ocean and littoral missions. Photonic masts, pump jet propulsors, advanced sonar systems, fiber optic fly-by-wire ship control, advanced combat systems and a 9 man lock-out chamber are some of the unique features to this class. Designed as replacements for the older of the Los Angeles Class submarines, the Virginia Class submarines will serve well into the mid-21st century. As always, prints are available through my website www.markkarvon.com.
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
What about the Seawolf class?
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, the sharks now know there a bigger predator out there...

A MUCH bigger predator...
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deadly and Silent! :D :salute:
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
HOW THE HELL DO YOU DO THIS?!!  YOUR FRIGGIN' INCREDIBLE!!  You'd make Paccaso jealous!!  Sure wish I had your talent!!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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BigBadMatt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Awesome work!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Matt.
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
They are also considered an "evolution" of the SeaWolf class as well...
...though I could be dead wrong.
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
I was going to say, that looks like a Sea Wold to me.  Either way it's a beautiful pic.
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
agreed!
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zebbbb Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist
great collection of pictures was so hard to pick a favourite. regards
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...Bears a striking resemblance to the Seawolf :P It would seem they use the same body, added an extra section, iirc.

There's a really awesome subsim called "Sub Command", I don't know of any realistic modern sub sims aside from it, but it's incredible in terms of realism. It's a tad dated, but you'll be using it to analyze demodulated sound profiles, manage contact tracks and plot enemy positions based off of various sensor readings, identify ship type by sound profile, and from that information deduce it's speed with the demodulization... That's just the passive sonar, too. There's the whole array of active sonar, high-frequency active, various arrays of passive, ESM mast, Radar mast, and of course, Periscope, which can be surprisingly relevant even for modern ships, and the station that organizes and consolidates sensory information, and of course the weapons...

All with a soundtrack that drips of the cold, dark depths of the sea and the nuclear-powered boat you operate... [link]
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It is an evolution of the Seawolf design with more off-the-shelf hardware used to trim expense.

For modern submarine warfare I prefer Dangerous Waters. [link]
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, actually, the two are nigh identical. They even use the same file format for data. Dangerous Waters is essentially Sub Command, added a new station for the subs, the Kilo, FFG, Helo, and P3, and upped the graphics.

Oh, and they changed the soundtrack and a lot of the voice acting.

But in terms of gameplay for the subs, they're identical, though Dangerous Waters is a lot more expansive with the new operable platforms.

But, lol, when I wrote that post I wasn't even thinking of Dangerous Waters as a separate game, though it is :XD:

And hmm, I am kinda missing the FFG... I oughta get back to that soon.
"Vampire, inbound."
Man that level escorting the tankers is hard!
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acela Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I hadn't even heard about the Virginia Class yet! I'll definitely have to check it out.
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Extremely nice work and info on the sub Mark! The greenish glow really adds to the mood of the picture!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Darin.
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your welcome Mark!
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RageTH Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. Never really learned much about subs, or was able to keep up with them real well.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I find submarines fascinating. They're some of the most complex machines ever devised by man.
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RageTH Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They are indeed that! I know there is some serious engineering stuffing all those systems into a stealthy quiet tube.
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dugazm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, Mark but .... I know the sharks and the fish are in the foreground.
In my opinion, should be darker & bigger or submarine should be brighter. Can't see the distance between them. Looks like a giant shark "attacker" this submarine.

This is just my opinion Mark. :):):)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope. If I make the shark bigger it takes away from the main subject.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Elegant, as always. I hope they're up to the jobs awaiting them.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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einarodinn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very nice painting! :)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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GalacticMuhrine Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Whoa...
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
:thumbsup::nod: Great!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Man that is cool! How many layers? Beautiful work Mark.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Lyle. When I build the composition on my paintings it usually runs between 60-100 layers. Keep in mind I consolidate layers as I go to keep the number manageable. When I paint the piece I usually paint it in 3 or 4 layers. I always first merge all the background into one layer and just paint that part. Next I add the layers that make up the main subject like the submarine in this piece and paint that element all in one layer. Merging the fish and sharks makes up the third painted layer. Last there are some overlays, shadows, highlights and markings that make up the final piece.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Wow! That truly is a lot of work. I'm surprised you don't have pop bottle bottomed glasses. If folks only knew the focus and dedication to this sort of thing huh!
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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tanker22052 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Excellent work!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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dragonpyper Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Beautiful Mark, just plain beautiful!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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