Saturday, April 10, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 220

Title: "Mr. Stubb," said I, turning to that worthy, who, buttoned up in his oil-jacket, was now calmly smoking his pipe in the rain...

6.75 inches by 10 inches
acrylic paint, ink and pencil on sketchbook page
April 9, 2010

2 comments:

  1. Awesome. Love this one. A little realism coming through under the design-ish abstraction.

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  2. Thank you. This one came about in a weird way. I don't have the best drawing skills, and that troubles me. I've been thinking about incorporating some more realistic elements into some of these illustrations, but in kind of a jarring way. My wife and I were eating dinner and I was sketching this just to see what it would look like. It turned out quite nicely and, unsure of my ability to ever duplicate it, I decided it would be best to simply finish the piece on the sketchbook paper. I deliberately made Stubb's eye exactly as it has appeared in the previous, more abstract illustrations of him, hopefully to create a slightly nauseating and disturbing juxtaposition.

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