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Jules Verne's Nautilus by tauceti Jules Verne's Nautilus by tauceti
The commission from hell.
Looking back at this, it seems like it should have been a much easier piece, but this has been a headache for much longer than it should have been. Mainly because the client who ordered it gave me very explicit instructions to NOT do any of the things that would have made the piece seem more interesting/alive/realistic. Ah, the life of a commission artist......I want advil.
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desertforest Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Even with commission requirements, ya gotta love a Verne Nautilus, because, well, because it is a Verne Nautilus, that's why!
AmericanEagle2076 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
EXCELLANT!!!!!!!!! This is BETTER than what most of the film versions of the novel have portrayed the Nautilus as look like. Your adherence to the original is Impressive.
NhojSenrab Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Very impressive concept from the original JV written design. Reminds me of the Zeppelins which would develop a similar shape during WWI. While I am a fan of Harper Goff's conceptual design, I enjoyed seeing the many variants of the originals which have come along via the InterWebs. Yours is noteworthy. I had the honor to meet Mr. Goff once and I am sure he would have approved of your work!
tauceti Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Thank you very much. That's quite high praise. This was a commission that I did for a gentleman who requested that I try to stick as close to JV's original descriptions as I could. I'm pleased to say that this piece got chosen for inclusion into the Nautilus catalog, the link to which is a few comments up. There are a ton of other great designs there from just as many artists over the years.
JVNautilus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
This Nautilus is in the Catalog of Nautilus Designs:
tauceti Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Wow! Many thanks for the inclusion and the praise in your description.
oldsage Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I really like your interpretation of the Nautilus. Seems very true to the book.
tauceti Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Thank you. That was actually a request of the person who commissioned the piece. I spent about a week researching as much as I could find on the original descriptions and then a few days redrawing it with a ruler and a calculator to get it as accurate as I could lol.
oldsage Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I think you did a great job, all that effort really paid off.
TheCoconutGuy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
totally cool :heart:
LithiumOrchids Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
Oddly enough, it looked very peacefull to me.
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December 18, 2005
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