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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
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u770SW,S770SW
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Jun 18, 2008, 7:11:16 AM
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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.

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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 Mar 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! This is amazing! :D
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It's fantastic!
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SarahVikken 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 Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg! this is amazing!
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:iconsoheyl:
wow" wonderful job:clap:
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:iconprincess-of-cuteness:
This gives off such a dramatic mood.
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meowzer13 Apr 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
just so you know, that is PRETTY amazing!! :)
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limegintonic Sep 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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This is fantastic
and all that work...so impermanent. Truly art for art sake
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sculptin Aug 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
All is impermanent,eventually.
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