Monday, September 21, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 046

Title: "...and from the shuddering cold and blackness of the sea, the whale came breeching up towards the warm and pleasant sun, and all the delights of air and earth..."

7.75 inches by 11 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
September 21, 2009

2 comments:

  1. I love the way the splashes of water become geographical shapes, like bars in a heavily stylized video game...

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  2. So odd that you mentioned videogames! Another good friend, Kyle Wallace, mentioned that it reminded him of mode 7 scrolling (which you can look up on Wikipedia). But he, and you, were exactly right, this piece and the way I depicted the ocean were directly influenced by some of the backgrounds from those old 2-D sidescrolling Nintendo and Super Nintendo games I played when I was younger. Interesting how this kind of aesthetic firmly anchors these art pieces in a modern, pop-culture influenced milieu.

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