A digital painting of A Clipper Ship Racing the Sun by Dennis Melling

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A moment in time 2686 views on 04/02/2014
Digital painting in the van Gogh style (using DAP) of my original graphite pencil drawing of the graceful Clipper Ship.

My original pencil sketch of the Clipper Ship
A clipper was a very fast sailing ship of the 19th century that had three or more masts and a square rig. They were generally narrow for their length, could carry limited bulk freight, small by later 19th century standards, and had a large total sail area. Clipper ships were mostly made in British and American shipyards, though France, the Netherlands and other nations also produced some. Clippers sailed all over the world, primarily on the trade routes between the United Kingdom and its colonies in the east, in trans-Atlantic trade, and the New York-to-San Francisco route round Cape Horn during the California Gold Rush. Dutch clippers were built beginning in 1850s for the tea trade and passenger service to Java.


pencil drawing, clipper ship, transport, sea, wooden ship, sailing ship, wind power, computer enhanced, yellow, racing

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Robin :)
    It is wonderful to see my ‘yellow’ pictures featured.
    Before my current stock runs out I will have to think about some new ones :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Please consider putting this into the Cee’s Fun Vintage Transportation group.
    All transportation Pre-World War II – Land – Sea – Air

  • Thank you Cee :)
    I will join the group and do that :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Neat creation

  • Many thanks :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Moonlake
    Moonlakeover 1 year ago

    funky effect I like that :)

  • Thank you Moonie :)

    – Dennis Melling

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