Glen Loates

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  1. Emperor

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    Anyone know any good resources for his Giant Squid-related work?

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    Hello Emps,

    I've been unable to locate an online gallery of Mr. Loates work. However, I have found a few related items of interest. First, though, I should tell those who aren't aware of his work to crack open their copies of Richard Ellis's Search for the Giant Squid and use the index to locate the Loates drawings. They're among the most beautiful illustrations of Architeuthis yet done, executed in black-and-white pencil, and more often than not showing what happens when Architeuthis ges bushwhacked by a sperm whale.

    Loates developed a friendship with the late teuthologist Dr. Frederick Alldrich, at one point contributing a memorable "Wanted" poster for dead giant squid cast ashore in Newfoundland. To read a generally friendly piece of criticism Alldrich wrote about Loates's early squid efforts, click here.

    Last year, Glen Loates put his talents to work on a CGI thrill-ride called "Deep Sea." Clyde Roper collaborated on the project as well, and the result is a simulator that takes audiences on a deep submersible tour. Sounds rather sedate, but among the sights is a drag-out fight between Architeuthis and Physeter that looks quite phenomenal as a downloaded preview, and must be downright bruising on the big screen. To download the preview, click here. For background information about "Deep Sea: The Ride," click here.

    I wonder if the ride will ever be an attraction at the New England Aquarium? I can only hope.

    :smoke:

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    Clem: Thanks :)

    There is an article on his submarine voyage here (from Canadian Wildlife):

    http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m0NQN/4_8/97727962/p1/article.jhtml

    From the credits he/his company did a lot of work for these:

    http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/giantsquid/meet/meet.html

    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/channel/credits/geo0639.html

    As well as the 3 in Ellis' book I have found one reproduced here:

    http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/squid_facts.html

    Possibly an idea for another article? ;)

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    Dear Emps,

    Absolutely. Look forward to reading it.

    :heee:

    Yours truly,

    Clem
     
  5. Emperor

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    Me and my big mouth :(

    Anyway I have had a good look around Amazon and he has produced anumber of books but none of them seem to be along the 'right' lines. Anyone know anything more about where they are published?

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    Emps,

    Glenloates.com is "under construction." Hopefully we won't have to wait too long.

    Perhaps we can track the down the man himself, via a gallery? I'll have a look around.

    :periscop:

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  7. Emperor

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    Clem: Good find. I did a domain name lookup and got this info:

    So that is clearly his gallery address and the admin email address looks to be a relative (son?). Do you want to make first conact? ;)

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    Emps,

    Least I can do. After all, you're writing the article.

    Keep your fingers crossed.

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  9. Emperor

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    LOL - its like quicksand sucking me in!! ;)

    I think if he is going to launch his site soon then it might be a nice bit of publicity to kick things off.

    ~crosses toes too~

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    Found it! Click here
     
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