A digital painting of a Chinese Junk in Rough Seas

Dennis Melling

Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania

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No3 in a new series of digital paintings of ships and boats of yesteryear.
317 views at 02/01/2014

This is a digital painting using Yesterday AOP in DAP of my vector drawing of a Junk in Rough Seas.
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A junk is an ancient Chinese sailing vessel/ship design still in use today. Junks may have developed from very early bamboo rafts which had a high stern. Cromagnon cave paintings on the Indo China coast show junk shaped doublehull vessels. Junks were developed during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE) and were used as sea-going vessels as early as the 2nd century CE. They evolved in the later dynasties, and were used throughout Asia for extensive ocean voyages. They were found, and in lesser numbers are still found, throughout South-East Asia and India, but primarily in China, perhaps most famously in Hong Kong.

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