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Gone But Never Forgotten

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(updated earlier originally)A couple days late on this, because it seems I can never meet deadlines. But too many anniversaries have gone by without me drawing anything for it, and I call myself a Titanic fan!

For those who hadn't heard, Monday marked the 107th anniversary of the RMS Titanic's death, along with the 1500 passengers and crew that couldn't escape the sinking.

I've been crazy about Titanic since I was a kid, watched VHS recordings of documentaries obsessively when I was little, played the Titanic Adventure out of Time game over and over (lets play of that done recently on my channel too btw). Thing is, unless you've actually tried, drawing ships is a lot harder then drawing cars.. lots of weird angles and the increased size makes perspective play a lot more into it which makes this difficult. Plus in the past it was always hard to draw anything in my style of Titanic because a full-anthro ship would look just.... horrendous.. so short of that what can I do but stick some eyes and a mouth on her? Seemed almost pointless..

Well I finally made myself do it and I'm actually pretty happy with how it came out. Just simple Titanic, a baby ship practically, no idea of how almost comically soon her life would be cut short. Anthropomorphizing her has me wondering if her voice would have an Irish or a British accent. She was owned by the British, but she was born in Belfast Ireland. Honestly I think the idea of her having a quaint lil Irish accent is adorable.

A line from Lee Ann Womack, a favorite singer of mine, always rings pretty strong with Titanic to me. It goes "-You gotta die to be famous" and Titanic and her two sisters Britannic and Olympic are the perfect example of that. As sad as it is what happened, Titanic would never be as remembered and ironically.. immortal.. as she is if she hadn't perished so infamously.

Her sisters went on to serve in WW1, literal vehicular veterans, and while Britannic got some fame for also sinking due to hitting a mine in the war. Olympic lived a full life but even being the last surviving Olympic-Class sister she was unceremoniously scrapped when her service life was up.. the only time she's ever mentioned is when Titanic snobs want to point out that "excuse me that footage/photograph there is said to be Titanic but it's actually Olympic nnnnegghh"


Annnyway, my point is that her tragedy is sad on so many levels, but in a way she's become immortal because of it and will go on to inspire and fascinate generations onwards, and that's quite the legacy.

Titanic - (1909-1912)
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Who is holding on to their sanity during this shit storm of a year from this damn virus?????

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no idea
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Well i feel like im about to lose my cool during this

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hey half dude can i ask you something ?

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Sure!
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first i wanted to ask how is going?

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fine?
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is something wrong?

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Half-dudeHobbyist General Artist
no?
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ok..so got any plans for 2020?

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Me myself suck at drawing any boat related bodies xD but this looks good ^^ and also thx for the cute comments uvu
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RIP RMS Titanic & all little aboard her. 🚢
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*people
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I think the Titanic was one of my earliest obsessions, cuz I remember reading a book on it when I was little and I was kinda sucked into it's mysteries and such. ^^
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