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Stella Polaris by nyctopterus Stella Polaris by nyctopterus
Their ship was sinking... but so was everyone else's.

I already had this picture in mind when the Stella Polaris sunk while being towed from Japan to Sweden -- so I decided to include it. It was a lovely looking ship.

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Illustrator and Photoshop CS
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:iconllemino:
llemino Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Beautiful!
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:iconrenatoklieger:
renatoklieger Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
beautifull
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:iconcoveofmadness:
coveofmadness Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
So ethereal! I love this piece - the atmosphere is just so gorgeous and eerie.
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:iconmajaorca100:
majaorca100 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
really beautiful!
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:iconchild-clueless:
child-clueless Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ooh i love it!
the colours are so perfect and understated! the texture also...
it seems almost ethereal
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:iconthefinalexile:
TheFinalExile Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
How simple and elegant
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:iconatsil:
Atsil Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
stuning... :heart:...
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:iconmarkshifrin:
MarkShifrin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
Ones again you've made a simple idea into a great piece by a brilliant technique
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:iconbarbarasobczynska:
barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
oh, it's much much better than Cameron's "Titanic", much more classy, i love Your deliacate glowy a bit monochromatic colours' scales:clap::worship:
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:iconnumber1loser:
number1loser Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
its like a dream.
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:icondoniazade:
doniazade Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
That's a beautiful picture.
Very poetic.
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:iconryu120488:
Ryu120488 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
I'm overlooking ur gallery now and I'm stunned how amasing it is... btw - this picture ROCKS!!!
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SuseDolAmroth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
It takes a special artist to make a shipwreck look artsy. Seems you are one. As usual I'm really impressed by your art and slightly jealous. The shades of grey are very soft and surprisingly not feeling a cold as one might expect.
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:iconamphitheatre:
AMPhitheatre Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahhh, decadence!
People are holding a glass of champagne while their ship is going down. How human.
Our ability to deny can be a beautiful way to cope and at the same time very disgusting..
Again that depends on the point of view.

Beautiful picture. As always i'm fascinated by your use of colors.
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:iconelfblues:
elfblues Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Sometimes the sky looks like that in my dreams.
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:iconbiokatt:
Biokatt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
what a strange and marvelous picture...
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:iconccantu32:
ccantu32 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
This picture inspired me to write a story.

The whole look of it, it's like I can tell how it feels to be there.

It looks cold, and very surreal.

Those last moments that the couple is with each other, it's sad, but so meaningful in it's own strange way.

.::Chris::.
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:iconmixlas:
mixlas Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
i don't what to say :(
propably everything that everybody else said ;)
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:iconmixlas:
mixlas Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
don't know*
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:icontheanimejump:
theanimejump Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thatz a cool idea; especially the tone and stars you added too
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:iconlpwolf:
lpwolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006   Digital Artist
Simply put its a great peace of art with a soft yet rugged feel to it which pulls everything together. Great job.
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:iconlil-edith:
lil-edith Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
ooo, interesting picture :sherlock:
i like it a lot, really good :)
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:iconst0f:
St0f Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Looks awesome.
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:iconollapus:
Ollapus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
A brilliant piece of art. I like the simplicity, and the concept is also cool.
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:iconfrancescomelloni:
francescomelloni Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Professional Photographer
wonderful
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:iconwarops:
warops Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
aah.....really cool! awesm.....have seen this type pf art for the first time. i just loved this one. grt going buddy. god bless ya. i gave 9.
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fabianfucci Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Professional Filmographer
It reminded me of Winsor McCay's The Sinking of the Lusitania. Awesome.
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:iconjennifereasley:
JenniferEasley Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely style, it does look almost like a dream, it's so calm despite the situation. Great piece :)
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:iconcalyptus:
Calyptus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. A fantastic piece. I love the soft style and the calmness.
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:iconbaileykitten:
baileykitten Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
I love that line, and I love the concept of this picture. The reflection on the water is very well done, and the whole piece is just beautiful.
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:iconsound-only:
sound-only Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how soft the entire piece is. as if in a dream it feels like it barely exists.
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hughie522 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
What a shame...I didn't even know it had sunk. Nothing about that on the news, of course :(.

Half the nation could sink into the ocean and we wouldn't hear about it for two weeks due to Tom and Kate's baby :P.
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nyctopterus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
It was on a couple of news sites -- but then it was a minor (if beautiful) ship, and people don't seem to give a damn about ships. I mean, the greatest ocean liner America ever built is sitting rusting away in Philadelphia.
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hughie522 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
You can't help but feel that the 'United States' will probably end up like Stella (gee, that's a flattering name for the ol' girl :P makes her sound like a 50-year-old hooker) or the Queen Lizzie...

Sunk :(.
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RAMIKO-06 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!
This Was Done 'PhotoShop'!?
This looks Like It Done On Paper Or Somethin',Huh!?
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Mostly Illustrator, actually, the texture patterns are a repeated photoshop file.
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:iconphilippstein:
philippstein Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
The style is incredible.
I love the smoke and the reflections!
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:iconanti-yaoi-yuriclub:
Anti-yaoi-yuriclub Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
that sucks for the ship, really good work
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:iconchocopeople:
chocopeople Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
wow,I love this...Everything looks so tradgic yet
remains calm
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:iconmasterofshadows:
masterofshadows Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Beautiful atmosphere, very serene for sinking ships. Love the reflected lights in the water. Great work!
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:iconcdart-art:
CDart-art Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006   Interface Designer
I love it, fantastic.
Beautiful in its simplicity, but I'm sure it wasn't as simple to create as it appears :)
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
You got that right -- it was a nightmare of enormous photoshop files imported into Illustrator for the textures, and about a million semitransparent layers for colour correction and gradients. I've got to get a faster computer for this crap, it's driving me nuts.
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:iconsolarlay:
Solarlay Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
I nice picture which can mean much to the right person
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:iconmasturbationprocess:
MasturbationProcess Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Simplicity gives credit to itself art. Not bad I say. Specially I like that lightened shadows around "Stella Polaris" and far away looking ship :)
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:iconeternal-sky-dreamer:
Eternal-Sky-Dreamer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Awesome, dude.
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:iconretinalmist:
RetinalMist Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
i'm happy you're back and submit stuff.
your unique work is always a pleasure to be found my in message centre.

fantastic done.
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:iconforsee:
ForSee Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
very ncie, well done :clap:
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:iconmelihturer:
melihturer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
WOW :clap:
charming view.
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Summerstarr882 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
Beautifully illustrated! Great concept and simply captivating!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
A fine tribute to a beautiful ship.
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