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Digital Orca

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i7nvd avatar i7nvd
Level 17 : Journeyman Engineer
This sculpture is a replica of a sculpture called Digital Orca by Douglas Coupland. The sculpture original is in British Columbia, Canada. I took a bunch of reference photos of the sculpture, and used them to recreate the sculpture in Minecraft. Attached are some screen shots of the sculpture, and a sprite sheet of each layer so you can build your own from the bottom up. Open it up in an image editor (GIMP, Photoshop, etc.) to zoom in. Each cell in the sprite sheet is 20px x 24px, and there is 1 pink pixel in each corner of each cell. Start in the top left, and read it like a book, starting at the bottom of the sculpture and moving to the top. When you're done, you'll have a giant killer whale.

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Credit for the idea and execution of the sculpture MUST go to Douglas Coupland. All I did was transcribe it to Minecraft, and document the process. Douglas is an amazing author, artist, and Canadian. This is his work.
CreditDouglas Coupland
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09/04/2012 4:30 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Pirate
Dawnwhisper avatar
Amazing work!

08/18/2012 9:30 am
Level 23 : Expert Architect
Supercoincoin avatar
Hi, thanks for share it! I build it on my solo map but now it's like to share it on this web site, are you agree?
01/07/2012 3:34 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Spelunker
Ele_meno avatar
Looks very nice! :)
09/26/2011 8:48 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
pens_and_pencils avatar
I was doing the same thing and while looking for some more ref. pictures, I stumble onto this. Guess I should've checked first. Still, nice job.

Why no download link by the way?
08/30/2011 12:20 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Miner
iChris avatar
nice. how long did it take?
08/30/2011 1:20 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Engineer
i7nvd avatar
I feel like saying 3-4 hours. With the sprite sheet, it'll take someone significantly shorter, but I was using 5 or 6 reference photos to move blocks over one by one.
08/30/2011 12:01 pm
Level 1 : New Toast
Paniicz avatar
Cool :D
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