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Mini Pequod Ship by Groovygirlsuzy17 Mini Pequod Ship by Groovygirlsuzy17
This is a mini ship I made as part of my Moby Dick project for my illustration studio class. I may use it in a shadowbox or put it in a display case by itself...I'm not sure yet. It is made out of cork, book cloth, toothpicks, mini brass brads, and embroidery floss. I painted it with black acrylic paint and metallic gold marker. It's 1.5" x 1.5"!

I looked at other mini ship models for inspiration. I've never carved wood before though, so I considered what might look like wood and be easier to carve. My roommates drink wine almost every night (not me I'm a beer girl :) )so they have several wine bottle corks laying around. A lightbulb went off lol. And happily, it was really easy to carve. The other supplies I already had from my book structures class, art classes, and obviously the toothpicks were in the kitchen. haha. So if you wanted to attempt this yourself it would be cheap and easy :)

I'm so very happy with this ship :) I just love it!
More pictures of the rest of my project to come...
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DeathoftheUndying Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

You'd never guess such a cute little ship would be full of blood thirsty pirates. Little ones though....



Amazing job with this, you are talented.

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Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha nope you wouldn't! Thank you so much! :)
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CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That is fantastic! The amount of detail in something so small is superbly done~
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Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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CrowMaiden Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!~
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FromSleepyHollow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your beautiful work has been featured in my latest journal..
[link] :heart:
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Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Seimein Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Oh my... One day, I'll try that one.
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TamaraKane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is terrific! I've never seen brads that small. Excellent use of materials. Well done!
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Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!! Haha yeah I wanted smaller but this was the smallest I found at Michael's :)
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