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Some artwork I made

Discussion in 'Titanic Artwork' started by Kurt Urbain, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Kurt Urbain

    Kurt Urbain Member

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    Hey all, new guy here. Thought I’d share a couple paintings and a drawing I did. I’ve drawn and painted the wreck countless times.
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
  2. Kurt Urbain

    Kurt Urbain Member

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    Here’s a couple more smaller paintings, and a drawing of Frederick Fleet.
     
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  3. Kurt Urbain

    Kurt Urbain Member

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    And finally this is me at the museum in Gatlinburg TN. I’ve been a huge Titanic geek since I was about 7.
     
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  4. Kyle Naber

    Kyle Naber Member

    I LOVE those wreck paintings!
     
  5. Kurt Urbain

    Kurt Urbain Member

    Thanks! I’m sure I’ll make more.
     
  6. Nice work on the paintings. I like them.
     
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  7. Dan Kappes

    Dan Kappes Member

    No offense, but the painting you did of the ship splitting in half looks like the one drawn by Ken Marschall. It's still great, though! ;)

    Were you inspired by Ken Marschall's?
     
  8. Kurt Urbain

    Kurt Urbain Member

    Yeah, that one is pretty old, I basically drew it right outta the book. The rest are painted from photographic reference.
     
  9. Dan Kappes

    Dan Kappes Member

    Yeah, I've also been a big Titanic fan since I saw the 97 film at age 5 on VHS.

    By the way, you're quite a handsome man and I love your stocking cap! I have one just like it, only it's striped, and I also have quite a lot of facial hair like you. :D I think I'll send you a photo of me wearing it. ;)
     
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  10. Kurt Urbain

    Kurt Urbain Member

    I caught the bug in about Autumn ‘89, I was in 2nd grade; we watched the Nat Geo doc about the discovery of the wreck. The one Martin Sheen narrated. I wouldn’t shut up about it to my folks, they saw fit to snag me the kiddie version of the Ballard ‘Discovery’ book for Christmas, which was full of Ken Marschall paintings. I’ve been completely obsessed for 30 years since.
     
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  11. Dan Kappes

    Dan Kappes Member

    I think the "kiddie" book by Ballard is titled Exploring the Titanic and I did read that book also shortly after seeing the 97 film.
     
  12. Kurt Urbain

    Kurt Urbain Member

  13. Dan Kappes

    Dan Kappes Member

    That's it!

    He also wrote a very easy-to-read book for toddlers called Finding the Titanic.

    Exploring the Titanic is part of the Time Quest series books. They also include a couple books about the Bismarck and the Hindenburg.
     
  14. Kurt Urbain

    Kurt Urbain Member

    I have all 3. They’re for kids in the sense that they’re all paperback and have simple writing, but they’re all excellent and full of photos and paintings I’ve never seen anywhere else.
     
  15. Dan Kappes

    Dan Kappes Member

    They're great for all ages and also are great for kids who are just starting to learn about them!
     
  16. Kurt Urbain

    Kurt Urbain Member

    AA2ED97F-058E-4795-AE22-3FD293856C1E.jpeg Just an example, I’ve never seen this Ken painting anywhere else, I can’t even find it on Google images.
     
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  17. Dan Kappes

    Dan Kappes Member

    That painting is included on the Chapter 7 title page of Ballard's 2005 book The Lost Ships of Robert Ballard. It is a reprint of Lost Liners, but has an extra chapter on warships added which includes the sinkings of the Hood and Bismarck. I have that book. Here is its Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1592234240/?tag=encyclopediatita I'll post a photo of the page here soon.
     
  18. Kurt Urbain

    Kurt Urbain Member

    That’s right, it is. I have that book also. I would like to see an updated version, with the Doria all collapsed, and the paintings Ken did of Yorktown.
     
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  19. Dan Kappes

    Dan Kappes Member

    I guess I don't need to post the photo of Bismarck here since you have the book and you already posted the pic. Instead, here is a painting of the Andrea Doria's superstructure collapsed. Andrea-Doria.jpg
     
  20. Kurt Urbain

    Kurt Urbain Member

    4B0A89E8-4855-4362-A9DD-C65FEE4F49E2.jpeg Was pretty bummed out when I first saw this one.
     
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