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Starship Nautilus
by Elfenn from France
Challenge > Steampunk
Submitted on 26th Jul 2010
Comments : 37 comment(s)
Voted by : 108 People
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About My Design

Originally created to be an abyssal submarine, the Nautilus has been adaptated to become an exploration starship when conquest of space has taken off. Here you can see the advertising model that has been showed to the public. The Nautilus never lands, it moors to planets thanks to its anchor. Technically, I think that for more stability and to give an impression of move, the ship will have to be a little bit tilted toward the back and the left. The starship can be removed from its base, and a little cap can be put on the hole to hide it (that's an option, tell me what you think of it). Of course, a little blink to Jules Verne...

Static-ghost commented on 20th Sep 2012 (Report Spam)
Love it )
Taya commented on 19th Feb 2012 (Report Spam)
Very cool
low commented on 28th Oct 2011 (Report Spam)
Bob commented on 19th Jun 2011 (Report Spam)
lelanowhin commented on 11th Apr 2011 (Report Spam)
very neat and true to Steampunk style
Gwelane commented on 15th Feb 2011 (Report Spam)

Joli ! Un côté steampunk bien sympa !

Lexi commented on 17th Dec 2010 (Report Spam)

I love this to no end! :) every time I see it I want it!

U-D-Flamerose commented on 5th Nov 2010 (Report Spam)
Gorgeous artwork and details. I would love to have this as a T-shirt with the antiqued background and the blue background! -Even love your diagrams- a toy would be spectacular in the copper and dark bronze~!
Blackpassion777 commented on 7th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
I think this is the epitome of Steampunk and I LOVE it C:
TIF commented on 7th Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
Not quite steampunk for me; more Spelljammer... Really nice though! And easily slips in.
LilyVelly commented on 29th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
This is a great design, I love it! And the presentation is awesome!
Pomone commented on 26th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
Stunning ! I need one, it's very well thought.
Vinz commented on 25th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)

Nice work. Captain Nemo would be amazed seeing this beautiful little think. It would be great in a steampunk-themed aquarium.

marie56 commented on 23rd Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
very beautifull
DigiBentoBox commented on 19th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
AMAZING! Its perfectly colored, has a great design (who DOESNT love nautilius?) And most of all, its beautifully steampunkish! I would buy this one RIGHT away.
samotage commented on 16th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
this is beautiful and an incredible take on Steampunk! I love it :3
Elfenn commented on 10th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)

Thank you very much for your votes and comments !

@Acce : your comment touches me deeply ! I am an illustrator, so you can guess how your comment ecourgaes me =) I will think about writing something about my Nautilus, I'm not sure it will be ready before the end of the challenge but I will try. I am working on a book about my dead tree, I have to illustrate it and make the layout, but why not adding another illustrated story ? ;-)

Lorex commented on 9th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
very cool design
DesMoines commented on 5th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
Beautifully crafted design.
Acce commented on 5th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
Wow. It's amazing. If it weren't for your excellent portrayal of your full design idea, I'd probably only like to see it as a t-shirt if I only got the plain day view. But with all the little details and everything that goes with it, I think this has as much potential as your tree design. I think the cap to hide the hole after removing the ship from its base is also a good idea, but most of all I think I would like to see a story to go with it. Your designs, to me, would make wonderful children's things. Collectible nightlight figures/toys that could come with a picture book. I can definitely imagine the book with this toy to be full of pretty space pictures, and maybe even be a little educational about the universe as well as interesting. Two thumbs up! You get a five!
Whaleosaur commented on 4th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
This is amazing! The stand is very clever!
Seel commented on 3rd Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
wow this is VERY COOL. i would buy this instantly! would be such a great addition to my figure collection ^^
Chestnut commented on 3rd Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
Yeah, I'd pay for this in a heartbeat.
JarrodArthur commented on 3rd Aug 2010 (Report Spam)

Wow, your best work yet. Very cool!!

Death-Taffy commented on 2nd Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
Yes on so many levels! I would fork out money very fast on this one.
Potgut commented on 1st Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
yes! =D
Elfenn commented on 1st Aug 2010 (Report Spam)

Thank you very much everybody ! Living in the country where Jules Verne was born, I HAD to give a wink to this wonderful man whose imagination keeps captivating generations of children and old children =)

Dreamkeepers commented on 30th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)

It's lovely.   A beautiful mix of metal and sea.

bpg commented on 29th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)
Corvid337 commented on 28th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)

absolutely beautiful! I am in love with all the steampunk designs. this is definitely something i'd like to own. 

Zonkey commented on 28th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)
Your work continues to amaze me. Good Luck!
Kalidril commented on 28th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)

It must be great to navigate on board, over oceans and space. You've create a beautiful starship, for the mix between animal aspect and machine. I love the base design too !

SilverFox commented on 28th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)
The design is certainly nice and definitely reminds me of Jules Verne. I think you did well. Nice job.
claudinemgn commented on 28th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)
Magnifique . Digne de Jules Verne et Léonard de Vinci!
Polysoup commented on 28th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)

Beautiful! Very unique piece. Would be a great conversation starter. Your drawing style worked out very well for this.

Good luck!

elno commented on 28th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)
Very beautiful, I like it.
Bleizdu commented on 28th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)
Joli :3 j'adore vraiment ^.^
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