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Yacht Book Sculpture

Commissioned piece. I was contacted about doing a sculpture of a yacht. I'm thinking, "cool, power boat, never done one of those before" and asked for a picture of the specific yacht they'd like done. Well, I received a photo of a MASSIVE ship back. Not exactly what I was thinking, but it was a beautiful ship. I got as close as I could. I'm rarely around boats, especially those of this size so I'm not clear on all of the rigging. The ship is made from the paper of the book excluding the ropes holding the front sails. I had to use a thin wire for those in order to keep the tension.

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Image size
3496x2328px 2.94 MB
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Focal Length
21 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 21, 2013, 10:48:06 AM
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
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DJleFab's avatar
I've never seen anything like this before. It's very unique and beautiful! 
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synthetic-syn's avatar
WOW! this is absolutely astounding!!
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Thank you so much! 
Fawa1's avatar
Amazing work like usual!
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:) Thanks again!
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TatianaToutheou's avatar
and that book really was such a lousy?
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Carlsbergensis's avatar
Very very nicely done.
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Psychorror's avatar
By the number of sails, I'm assuming it was a windjammer. Large cargo ships. I wouldn't worry too much about the rigging, because to do it properly would have added a fair amount of time to this work.

On another note- I'm not sure yacht is the right term to use here. It's modern usage generally denotes recreational use- and most modern sailing vessels are fore-and-aft rigged, as opposed to square.

Anyways, awesome piece.
SlightlyDraconic's avatar
Whoa, that's fantastic! I love the detail and care you obviously put into those sails.
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Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
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You're quite welcome! :)
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Luunehen's avatar
Just beautifull!
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