Friday, December 18, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 108

Title: The chief mate of the Pequod was Starbuck, a native of Nantucket, and a Quaker by descent. He was a long, earnest man...

8.5 inches by 10 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
December 17, 2009

3 comments:

  1. As with Queequeg and Ahab, it took me a very long time to settle on just how I wanted to visualize a character as crucial to the narrative as Starbuck is. He, along with the other mates, are, after all, "momentous men" as Melville writes.

    In the end, while some of the symbolic elements may be a bit on the obvious side, I'm actually quite happy with how this piece turned out and I look forward to creating more images of Starbuck.

    Next week brings us the first images of Flask, Stubb, Tashtego and Daggoo. I've got a lot of work to do.

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  2. great idea... now i wanna read Moby Dick

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  3. Thank you Enrique, that is one of the best compliments my work could ever get!

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