Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
At The Helm by MichaelO At The Helm by MichaelO
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. (Publilius Syrus ~100BC)

This is one of my oldest images. It's kinda where I began with my style of art, using my own brand of techniques in Photoshop. This also has some 3D mixed in including the masts and ropes.

Thank you for Daily Deviation #1!

This being one of my first deviations ever submitted, I was happy to see it reach 1,000 favorites after exactly 3 years to the day it was submitted.




:bulletblue: High quality print [link]
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2006-02-22
It's great when an artist can create an image to match a theme or saying. In the case of At The Helm by ~MichaelO, this is pulled off with incredible imagery. ( Suggested by trystianity and Featured by Aeires )

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconexilefallen:
ExileFallen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice!
Reply
:iconmburleigh8:
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice,
Reply
:iconlorn6-stock:
Lorn6-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
:iconplusfav: ...:thumbsup:...:handshake:
Reply
:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Beautiful work :)
Reply
:iconlinnae:
Linnae Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
I love these ships. Very nicely done.
Reply
:iconanakssunamun:
ANAKSSUNAMUN Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Feature in my Profile:

[link]
Reply
:iconsarahvikken:
SarahVikken Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is eye-catching and beautifully done. I love art that features ships and the sea, but I also know that it's very difficult to paint something that is original rather than cliché. This painting, though, doesn't look cliché. It looks gorgeous and I love it.

(I didn't even know this was a DD, lol I was browsing through your gallery and this caught my eye. It just occurred to me to check -- after typing the first half of this comment, lol Congratulations on the DD! It's well-deserved!) =)
Reply
:iconaletomaz:
aletomaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Beautiful :heart:
Reply
:iconjohnshopkinsmed:
JohnsHopkinsMed Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
I miss the days of the ol' tall ships. :aww:
Reply
:iconozgurdenizistanbul:
ozgurdenizistanbul Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
* feature...
[link]
Reply
:iconjs-cereal-killer:
JS-Cereal-Killer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
ok here is my two cents ... first off I love this image and think you chose the right idea ....

if it was me I would have ditched the rocks or ditched the sails .... a tail ship with that much wind in it sails wouldnt ever be that close to land.... so the rocks go.

second thought is if it was "anchored" then the sails would be down... then I could believe it would have been tossed about that close to land.

all in a great piece !!!
Reply
:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Your wonderful work has been featured in this News Article : [link]
Would be cool if you could :+favlove: to show your support :)

Sangiev,
Reply
:icondl3gogi:
Dl3GoGi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
AMAZING
Reply
:iconihsoys:
ihsoys Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
if i didnt hate it i wouldnt take a look,and it really blew me away(with all that wind=P)
Reply
:iconspazzydragon13:
SpazzyDragon13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice! I love that you made it a pirate flag at the top instead of one belong to, say, the Royal Navy. :) However, I would've like to see the water with more detail...it sorta looks like frosted glass. :/ But I love it nonetheless!
Reply
:iconcharlotte92:
Charlotte92 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
wow!! I love ships like that, it's georgious!
Reply
:iconontwerpje:
ontwerpje Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
dude, you're seriously too great!

:heart:
Reply
:iconjeaneai:
Jeaneai Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yarr...I love anything piratey...
Reply
:icongilraen-ar-feiniel:
Gilraen-Ar-Feiniel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007   Digital Artist
Featured!
[link] :heart:

:hug:
Reply
:icongeanfrancois:
Geanfrancois Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great!
Fav!
Reply
:icondevinian:
Devinian Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome :D
cewl colours, awesome details I just must fav it :D
Reply
:iconshortstopem:
shortstopEm Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
I absolutely love your work. :faint:
Reply
:iconvlr:
vlr Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me . . .
:+fav:
Reply
:iconbelladona123:
belladona123 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
respect,mate
Reply
:iconvinchenzothejackal:
VinchenzoTheJackal Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
WoW! with a capital pair of double U's obviously.

This is quite fantastic and you deserve a pat on the back.
Reply
:iconangelofthemusic:
AngelOfTheMusic Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006   Interface Designer
Very beautiful work. :)
Reply
:iconxnap:
Xnap Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
MMOOOORREE PLEASE !!!!
Reply
:iconlilhor:
Lilhor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
It's so wonderful! Amazing!
Reply
:iconmichaelo:
MichaelO Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconsteampunk-girl:
Steampunk-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006
Woah! That's beautiful! I love the composition, and the painting of the sky is marvelous!
Reply
:iconmichaelo:
MichaelO Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:icongringolee:
GringoLee Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
It really takes me back to 1760.
Reply
:iconmichaelo:
MichaelO Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I remember those days.
Reply
:iconliilia:
liilia Featured By Owner May 28, 2006   Digital Artist
amazing.
Reply
:iconsmudgeproof:
Smudgeproof Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
Brilliant, crisp, clean and wonderful tones. The sky is delicious.
Reply
:icondomnopalus:
Domnopalus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
How I love tall ships. This is BEAUTIFULLY rendered. BEAUTIFUL.
Reply
:iconarchaeopath:
Archaeopath Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
Absolutely excellent. Brilliant lighting and I love the subtle effects of the sea contrasting with the harsh atmosphere of the storm.
Reply
:iconbigyellowbird:
BigYellowBird Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
And here I thought all the great naval artists were dead.
Reply
:iconartdragon:
ArtDragon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006  Student
Congrats for the daily dev, man!
This one is such a beauty, no wonder it was chosen!
Reply
:icondestinykitty:
destinykitty Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome ship, awesome sky and water. What else is there to say? The colors are great; it does look a lot like an oil painting.
Reply
:iconhorsebackrider15:
horsebackrider15 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
Wow, that is amazing...
Really great job it is fantastic! Soo lifelike! :clap:
Reply
:iconichabod1799:
ichabod1799 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
that's awsome i love it
Reply
:iconthedarkmintjester:
TheDarkMintJester Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
This piece is stunning! The waves and ship look very realistic! Nice job. <3.

:floating:
Reply
:iconaladyx:
aladyx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I came to check out your gallery after I came across this beautiful painting. You certainly have become very skillful in the digital art field and I will be watching for your next submissionsl :+devwatch:
Reply
:iconmichaelo:
MichaelO Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's nice to be recognized by a traditional artist on this one. :)
Reply
:iconaladyx:
aladyx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome.:heart:
Reply
:icontuficlevien:
tuficlevien Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
dude that is very, VERY nice i liked how you capture the light and the texture you gave to both, the sky and the sea. YOU HAVE IT IN YOU. congrats.

Tufic
Reply
:iconmichaelo:
MichaelO Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Welcome to DA :devart:
Reply
:iconriesheridan:
RieSheridan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
quite striking. do you do commissions for non-family members? :)
Reply
:iconmichaelo:
MichaelO Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
HeHe. I knew someone would ask that sooer or later. :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 752 × 1088




Details

Submitted on
December 7, 2005
Image Size
429 KB
Resolution
752×1088
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
30,727 (10 today)
Favourites
1,255 (who?)
Comments
317
Downloads
4,353
×