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Fourteen foot tall book covers... by the0phrastus Fourteen foot tall book covers... by the0phrastus
I have been painting like a demon the past few weeks and although Iím still doing some detail work, I think itís ready to be posted. First off, the format is a bit ridiculous...or maybe itís ridiculously cool? Itís certainly been a fun one to paint. The actual size in pixels is about 2200 wide by well over 51,000 long. (That works out to about 7.5 inches wide by over 170 inches tall)

Iím going to leave the purpose for doing this weird-sized illustration unclear, but if you want to you can think of it as a book cover thatís 7.5 inches wide and fourteen feet tall.

The concept is one continuous illustration going from seagulls skimming the surface of a stormy sea to (~51,000 pixels later) the floor of a fairly deep and dark part of the ocean. In terms of ocean depth itís about 6000 meters from surface to floor with some of the cool things youíll find along the way.

Itís a big damn illo. I cut it up and posted a bigger version here: [link]

Finally, I want to call attention to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (www.whoi.edu) which operates the DSV Alvin, and my favorite aquarium on the planet, Monterey Bay Aquarium (www.montereybayaquarium.org) which has captivated and inspired me for decades.

My books and graphic novel are here:
[link]
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drq993736b Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Impressive -- each screen is like a separate story. Now, if you would only write a 14 foot tall by 7.5 inches wide book. :-)
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Thanks! I have thought about having Seaborn or Saltwater Witch printed on one long scroll--sideways, so it can be read.

Chris
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drq993736b Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
That would be interesting.
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Wolfdragon124 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I have read the netire sereis and I love it! This picture really put the whole story together in unity! BTW where did you come up with all the names? They are so cool!
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Awesome! So glad you liked the books. I am most of the way through another Seaborn book, hoping to complete it in December. All the Seaborn names are ancient Greek, mostly from the islands around the Aegean Sea. I posted a Seaborn name generator on my site here: [link]

Cheers!

Chris
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Wolfdragon124 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Oh! I can't wait for it to come out!
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LiamtheLeatherman Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
.......awe-inspiring.....
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Thanks so much!
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silveriatha Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very unique and very expressive. Love it!
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Thank you!
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