Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 203

Title: I am told, on good authority, that on the Barbary coast, a Commodore Davis of the British navy found the skeleton of a Sperm Whale.

10.5 inches by 8.5 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal, colored pencil, crayon and ink on found paper
March 19, 2010


Rudy said...

This is one of my new favorites--I really like how the picture feels almost primitive, that it's done on a piece of paper that looks like it was meant to be thrown away, but the image is still elegant in its own way. Fantastic.

Matt Kish said...

This piece was challenging because I am not at all used to working this loosely, this sloppily, this vaguely, or with charcoal. I am very happy with how it turned out, but I think that is equal parts luck and effort. Still, I hope to use charcoal in more illustrations soon because something about it fascinates me.