A Steam Tugboat in the Open Sea by Dennis Melling

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My graphite pencil drawing of a Steam Tugboat.
A moment in time 1561 views 10/11/2013.
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Harbour tugs
Historically tugboats were the first seagoing vessels to receive steam propulsion, freedom from the restraint of the wind and capability of going in any direction. As such, they were employed in harbours to assist ships in docking and departure.


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  • Samohsong
    Samohsongabout 3 years ago

    Love this work Dennis!

  • Thank you for the comment and fave. Sam :)
    I’ve just added a little more smoke and changed the pic :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 3 years ago

    amazing motion you achieved with this drawing Dennis,, bravo,, I can feel the turbulent water, smell the steam from the smoke stack and visualize the pending storm .. peace and love linmarie

  • Many thanks Linmarie for your wonderful comments :)
    Best wishes

    – Dennis Melling

  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarabout 3 years ago

    Excellent Dennis. I love the motion as well. I also like the boat. It is a well done tug.

  • Thank you Christopher :)
    I really appreciate your comments.

    – Dennis Melling

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 3 years ago
  • Many, many, thanks for the feature and for favouriting my work :)

    – Dennis Melling

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    CeePhotoArtalmost 3 years ago

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  • Thanks heaps Cee :)
    Very much appreciatd

    – Dennis Melling

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Wendy-Wilton
    Wendy-Wiltonabout 2 years ago

    Excellent Dennis. I would love to be able to draw this well. Congrats on the feature :~)

  • My drawings of technical things, like machinery, buildings and vehicles seem to turn out OK (goes back to my school and college Engineering and Technical Drawing days) but everything else is just trial and error :):)

    – Dennis Melling

  • hootonles
    hootonlesabout 2 years ago

    The image looks so delicate and beautiful

  • Thank you, your comments are very appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    wonderful work Dennis

  • Thank you very much Angel :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Great detailed work

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

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