Two Ships of the Line Heading for Battle by Dennis Melling

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My vector drawing (not an automated trace) of 2 early ships of the line on a sea created in gimp and a sky from Barda.

A ship of the line was a type of naval warship constructed from the 17th through to the mid-19th century to take part in the naval tactic known as the line of battle, in which two columns of opposing warships would manoeuvre to bring the greatest weight of broadside guns to bear. Since these engagements were almost invariably won by the heaviest ships carrying the most powerful guns, the natural progression was to build sailing vessels that were the largest and most powerful of their time.


ship of the line, sailing ship, wooden ship, ocean, sea, clouds, naval warship

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  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingabout 1 year ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 1 year ago

    Very neat image Dennis

  • Many thanks :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagabout 1 year ago

    Stunning work of art!

  • Thank you very much, I’ve now done several versions of this ship for different products :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you for the feature, it is very much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 1 year ago


    wonderful work .. many congrats on the feature

  • Thank you very much Angel – very appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayvelt6 months ago


  • Many thanks Luda :)

    – Dennis Melling

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