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A Viking Longship at Sunset by Dennis Melling

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My vector drawing of a Viking Longship returning to home in the fjord, created in Inkscape and Gimp with further enhancement using Classics in DAP.
Views to date 1259 at 19/09/2013.

Longships were naval vessels made and used by the Vikings from Scandinavia and Iceland for trade, commerce, exploration, and warfare during the Viking Age. The longship’s design evolved over many years, beginning in the Stone Age with the invention of the umiak and continuing up to the 9th century with the Nydam and Kvalsund ships. The longship appeared in its complete form between the 9th and 13th centuries. The character and appearance of these ships have been reflected in Scandinavian boat-building traditions until today. The average speed of Viking ships varied from ship to ship but lay in the range of 5–10 knots and the maximal speed of a longship under favorable conditions was around 15 knots.


viking, longship, scandinavia, iceland, trade, commerce, exploration, warfare, wooden ship, sailing ship, digital impressionist, landscape, fjord, sunset, red

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  • vic321
    vic321almost 2 years ago

    Brilliant work !

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 2 years ago

    A powerful depiction in this excellent work of art!!! Bill

  • Thank you very much Bill :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 2 years ago

  • Many thanks :)
    Much appreciated

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    July 25th, 2012
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  • Thank you very much Mary :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...over 1 year ago

    Gorgeous – the red tones reflect the warlikeness.

  • Thank you Christina – the blood of war.

    – Dennis Melling

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistover 1 year ago

    Chosen for Vibrancy / Attraction / Composition / and Tone.

  • Thank you Larry :)
    Very much appreciate the feature

    – Dennis Melling

  • Kittycat10
    Kittycat10over 1 year ago


  • Thank you very much – greatly appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

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