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Man of the Waters by GroudonMan Man of the Waters by GroudonMan
This picture was created using an entire chapter text from the novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, and is based off of a photo of James Mason, the actor for Captain Nemo in the Disney film adaption of the book.

Just to inform anyone who feels that this image may violate copyright laws for the text, all of Jules Verne's works are now public domain. So, this image is perfectly acceptable for at least its non-profit viewing here on deviantART, unlike most of my other artwork done in this style. ;P I wish I could show some of that here, but I'm sure those texts are copyrighted . . .
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voronin06 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
yeah james mason...
:heart: :heart: :heart:
y0j1m80 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
nicely done! mason will always be how i think of nemo.
Jaclynhyde Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Oh, that's awesome. I love both the book and the movie!
PhoenixStarr Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Digital Artist
That's really awesome, I've loved that book for a long time, the movie was good too. Beautiful artwork, it really does look like Nemo.
OneAzureSky Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
I recognize that chapter! I forget the name, but I recognize a line, yes.
Sir-Anastasia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
Bazylia-de-Grean Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Using the text was a brilliant idea :clap: That's probably the best portrait of the captain ever made :)
NRTF Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
The good Reverend Mercier was a, er, rather selective translator. I presently own an annontated Walter James Miller and Frederick Paul Walter from Naval Press (two Walters-- ugh, does the family name persue me yet?) and am happy enough with it. It contains all of the text, but it's not written in a very formal style. It seems to me that it should be a little more dated. The Anthony Bonner translation is my preference for writing style, although it also omits some things, and ruins my favourite Consiel passage. The F. P. Walter, without Miller's influence, is available at Zvi Har'el's wondrous Jules Verne page: [link] I know there are others, but the two Walters are generally considered best, Miller being one of the foremost (and most annoying) Vernian experts. And, yes, I am obsessed.
NRTF Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Lewis Mercier translation--blast! But quite entertaining. Reminds me of a picture that hangs in the choir room of the Lutheran church, except it's more interesting by far.
GroudonMan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Is there a translation you find better? If there is, I'd certainly like to read it. :) I've just always heard people say this was a good one, and I never read other ones.
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