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20000 Leagues Under the Sea Book Sculpture by wetcanvas 20000 Leagues Under the Sea Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
Commissioned piece. This one was a pain, but I'm so excited with the way it came out! The tentacles are made the same way as I make the necks of my dragons. Simple, but doing eight of them was grueling. The Nautilus...well, I think I probably made it four or five times before I finally figured out how to do it right. So, yeah, pain in the butt, but a good learning process. Definitely learned a new trick or two while making this one.

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HeLlNoPe6 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Artist
Your art is just so ... Awesome 😍
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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DCD74 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Saw this pop up on a blog recently. Proud to say I own this commissioned piece. It gets a lot of attention in my office! Love it! Keep up the great work! You're incredibly talented!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!  It's really good to hear from you!  You can tell everyone you have a famous work of art now! 
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MightyDarknut Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok, this one is getting intense, the ship looks amazing! let alone the fact that the octopus is holding it
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  This is one of my favorites! 
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice one
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrabidriter:
rabidriter Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is incredible! But my dad thinks it's just a waste of a good book. Do you use pages from the book in the sculpture?
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, the book pages make the sculpture. And no worries, my parents still think it's "different". But it's paying my bills so they can't complain too much!
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ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
great sculpt!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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LaceyShelp Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh I am so fasinated by your artwork. I have a million questions but I will stick to one. How long does it typically take you to do a piece?
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Typically they take between 8 to 15 hours. It depends on the amount of detail. I worked on this one off and on for a few days. The tentacles were driving me crazy and I had to step away, lol. Total, it probably took 10 to 12 hours.
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p0tat000 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!! :D
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkami-matze:
Kami-Matze Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing. Book comes Tod life:-)
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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:iconbillking:
billking Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
This is awesome work...b.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbillking:
billking Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
your very welcome,and I just saw your owl, great work again.

cheers...b.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, well thank you again!
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fsalkatras Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
is beautiful and unknown O.O, great work!

Greetings!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
This is wonderful work. The scale is very nice with the scale of the pages and type. The yes on the nautilus are a great detail.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! When you say I did a good job I can believe it. I'm still is awe of your work!
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks - that was supposed to read "The eyes on the nautilus..." by the way. I shared this work on FB too - and hope you get loads of visits!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. Thanks for the share!
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:iconjarm13:
JARM13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool . Great job ... now do two more . ;-)
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol...yeah, I don't think that will be happening very soon. My brain still hurts from making this one.
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet , wonderful piece .
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SheridansArt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is SO badass!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thanks!
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OddWallace Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
win
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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Alex321432 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Really well done love it.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Alex321432 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
ohh, thats so cool! i wish i could redo my, art project, and instead of paint the pages, i could sculpt with them!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can always do another, just grab an old book! My art teachers used to get mad at me because when I finished a project and I wasn't happy with it I insisted on doing the whole thing over. It drove them crazy, but I always got A's on my projects!
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Alex321432 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
i might use this library book thats been over due for like three months that sits under my bed... maybe they'll like what i did with it some much they'll forget the fine? XD, jk though its an option? (at this point buying them a new one would be cheeper. XD
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL sounds like a good idea to me. I actually get a lot of the books I use at library sales so sooner or later it might have been done anyway. You're just cutting out the waiting period.
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Alex321432 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
XD
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Delta-13 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my God this is amazing!!!! I love it.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beyond genius.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, thank you!
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mertonparrish Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Very neat. Your work is so cool!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmertonparrish:
mertonparrish Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Most welcome...
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Amazing!I love the giant squid! :wow:
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