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The Yankee Gale, View 1 by sculptin The Yankee Gale, View 1 by sculptin
It took me 10 days to carve this 10 foot tall sand sculpture for Sandland 2008. This scene depicts the Yankee Gale, a storm during the 1850's off the Atlantic coast that decimated the US fishing fleet. Some 100 schooners and 700 sailors were battered and swept by the storm and then smashed along the Prince Edward Island Coast. The "Flirt" was a boat that was destroyed with all hands lost.
This piece was so hard to do, since I had very little experience as a figurative artist. Luckily there was 7 other sculptors to give me pointers and criticisms. I got a eye lesson from David Ducharme, buttocks anatomy tips from Alexi, Peter Vogellar's advice and feedback was crucial (he also did the lettering), and Ilya's contributed sail tips . I made faces in the mirror to find the right expression.

More scene shots
The Castaway - [link]
The Drowning Man - [link]
The Flotsam - [link]
Overboard Crew - [link]
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Given 2008-07-30
The big piece of an epic scene, The Yankee Gale, View 1 is just a sample of what amazing work =sculptin can produce using temporary mediums. Be sure to check out the additional shots as well as the rest of his amazing gallery! ( Featured by oilsoaked )
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ArtistNinja101 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! This is amazing! :D
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NausetSouth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
It's fantastic!
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SarahVikken Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The hole in the side of the ship is mind-blowing. That's the most incredible part in my opinion.
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amandaolbel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg! this is amazing!
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soheyl Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
wow" wonderful job:clap:
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This gives off such a dramatic mood.
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meowzer13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
just so you know, that is PRETTY amazing!! :)
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limegintonic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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Ohno-moment Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
This is fantastic
and all that work...so impermanent. Truly art for art sake
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sculptin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
All is impermanent,eventually.
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Ohno-moment Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
some sooner than others
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sculptin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
yes,good point.
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ChrisDayo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG that is so epic!!

What I want to know is how the hell didn't it fall apart after the first day of production.
(not likeI wanted it to :giggle: )

Didn't the wind blow or sumthing?
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sculptin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Watch the video... [link]
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ChrisDayo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was telling my friends about you today.
U sir are epic.
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sculptin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
My life does feel like a novel at times.
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ChrisDayo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol XD that funny.

but ya when y do stuff as cool as you do your def
a novel. XD
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nov1design Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
the absolute best part of the work, is the crash on the boat... that's awesome!
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
:wow: I love sand sculptures and this is a masterpiece....The expressions, pose, details are stunning. :)
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
My boss was pleased! They featured it on all the new brochures.
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
I'm glad for you. :)
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Simounet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work... :worship:
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slownsilent Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow.
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Voltaire84 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Wow thats amazing;)
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Gsomalign Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
EPIC
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trent28o Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
amazing skill and talent! bravo
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trenutek Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
a piece of art!
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Temporary art, like a sunset.
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VCVerse Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Wow. This is awesome! Great job, on all the hard work and effort on this. :) Excellent piece.
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sweetieamy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you going to post a picture that shows the whole scene? the four pictures as a whole? I'm really curious as how it looks together and in place ^^ OMG is all i say about these sculptures.....out of sand....a big OMG lol awesome
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
ts kinda all squished together along a wall. I'll post em soon as I find a good one.
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sweetieamy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok^^
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bloodredcry26 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Wow, all your hard work definitely payed off...it's amazing.

I hear the best thing about a project like this is the part where you demolish it...is that true or does it only apply to some people?
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Destruction is a joy, if its your own work. I feel kinda bad when I wreck someone elses, albeit after I've already done it.
Too bad the dextruction lasts only seconds, burt the creation took days. Perhaps thats why there are so many people who rather destroy, its easier and a faster,if brief, reward.
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spagghetipenelly Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
nice:)
10 days? that fast
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I guess so. It felt like forever, and I could have spent another10 on it.
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spagghetipenelly Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
wow! u're a genius nice work:)
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dxmfan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Wow, that is simply amazing! I can't believe that is carved from sand! I don't doubt that took you ten days. Great detail and congrats on the DD.
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ablessingandacurse Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...

This really rocks.. totally worth the effort and Way cool to boot!!!

Congrats on the DD
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Netbug009 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Writer
......*jaw drops*
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Mihoshi-TD Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Oh man, im crazy for sand sclupting (sand blaster ftw) and this one is fantastic. I love it, particularly the detail where the ship hit the rock and broke, incredible. Kudos, kudos.
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RisingFox Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
incredible, this is the work i wish
i saw more on DA, good
craftsmanship here
*applause*
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow: !
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nrparrish221 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
wow
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GinAnMaCa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
that is amazing!!
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sexypancake Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
this is simply stunning. not only is it rather sublime, but it's thought-provoking and inspirational. makes me want to go out and build a sand sculpture!
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Do it!
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kandi-doll Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
oh my goodness!! this is absolutely incredible!! i don't know how you, or others who create art this way, do it ... it leaves me speechless
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