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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Snow-Monster 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Snow-Monster
Jules Verne, along with H.G.Wells, is remembered as one of the fathers of science fiction. One of his best known accomplishments was his publication of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. While attempting to come up with an illustration for this classic novel I found inspiration from the magnificent movie posters and sketches of Drew Struzan, particularly his Indiana Jones works as they evoked a similar sense of wonder and adventure as Verne's writings. A combination of the two seemed ideal.

The 1954 Disney film of the same name has proven to be widely influential in how the characters are perceived, and remembered. Kirk Douglas, James Mason, and Peter Lorre did a fine job really selling their roles. Even the submarine design is uniquely creative and well thought out. However, I kept a safe distance from the movie's design and focused more on the descriptions provided by Mr. Verne. The Nautilus is design is based on a sketch done by the author himself and of blimp blueprints from the late 1800s.

While the film was probably as faithful as one could reasonably hope for coming from Disney, I always was a little disappointed that we never got to see the adventure in the South Pole or Professor Aronnax being shown the lost city of Atlantis that I read as a kid so I had to include those little details in the illustration.

Another pen-work piece.
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roundtower Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018   Traditional Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº2 o Destacados nº 2" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018   Traditional Artist
A real pleasure dear friend! Hug
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BenjaminOssoff Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another fine "cover" illustration for a classic. I was mesmerized by the description of Atlantis in that book as well--had dreamed of illustrating it some day.
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much obliged!
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Aijoku Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw Jules Verne, my favourite, I love this drawing! ♥ ♥ ♥
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
Great work.
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
 Splendid Work - I especially like the balance you strike between making Captain Nemo difficult to pin down at a glance (with respect to his precise cultural origins), yet convincingly Indian in appearance.Nod  
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Libra. Something that I've always been a stickler with is respecting the source material. I like James Mason and he gave a fine performance, but he's about as Indian as Kirk Douglas is French Canadian. Although it is a little tricky trying to convey a characters ethnicity when all that character wants is to abandon all ties to his culture, or any culture for that matter.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
 In all fairness the fact that Captain Nemo was a gentleman of Indian origin is never revealed or alluded to in 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA and it is perhaps not surprising that quite a few casual readers (including those constructing an adaptation) would miss that nuance; how many know that THE MYSTERIOUS ISLE is, in part, a sequel to the former novel?

 Still, it is always nice to see an artist who has done their Research!:) (Smile) 
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True enough. I believe Captain Nemo also had brief role in Verne's Journey Through the Impossible, though it's been quite a while since I've read it. You're very kind, sir :smile:.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
 You, my dear fellow, are very kind to share your work so generously!Nod 
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feathersburning Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This makes me unspeakably happy, thank you for sharing :)
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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StephanieGrave Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much.
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AdaTom73 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
Wonderful
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate it!
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FaroSamor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist
This is wonderful!
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Glad you think so.
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wiwaldi24 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ExcellentWork by wiwaldi24  
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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wiwaldi24 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure by wiwaldi24  
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A-D-R Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! Yes! YES! 20,000 Leagues was my childhood! I had an edition that included illustrations that where absolutely marvelous! The brown paper and white charcoal are a really nice touch. Here, I'll just keep giving you my favorites.
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha! I'm happy you found it appealing. Thank you.
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atisuto17 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful workLove , and the best scientific fantasy writer in the world La la la la 
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much obliged! He was a master of his craft.
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