Saturday, May 29, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 261

Title: And all the while the thick-lipped Leviathan is rushing through the deep, leaving tons of tumultuous white curds in his wake...

8.5 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal, colored pencil, ink and pencil on found paper
May 28, 2010

10 comments:

Sean McGurr said...

I like this one too. Is the paper that yellow color or did you paint that?

Michael5000 said...

Sweet!

Chris Green said...

I just discovered your blog - how I wish I had been with you from the first post! Such a terrific project. Thanks for this.

Matt Kish said...

Thank you Sean, I was pleased with this although I had hoped that the lines in the whale would be a little looser. Sometimes it's hard for me to shake my own precision.

The paper was actually white, from a discarded astronomy encyclopedia. That green was greated by a watery wash of acrylic paint, with blended green, brown and yellow. I'll be using this more often since I really liked the effects.

Matt Kish said...

Michael5000, thank you. Something, I hope, a little less literal than the line of text would seem to indicate.

Matt Kish said...

Chris Green, thanks to you for visiting and for commenting, I truly appreciate it. A blog can be unwieldy to navigate, so you can either click on some of the tags in the column on the right to see specific characters (Ahab, Starbuck, etc.) or things (whales, ships, etc.) Or, and I so hope this does not sound like a cheap plug, you can visit my own web site www.spudd64.com which is really just this illustration presented in a way that is much easier to click through and view sequentially.

s said...

this is sort of a minor point, but was it you who redacted that one word in the page header, or was it like that?

Matt Kish said...

S, not minor at all and I appreciate you asking. I did redact that word and the reasons are my long, complicated and constantly changing attitudes toward using this found paper, issues of copyright and ownership, and how these impact creativity. In this case, it was actually an intentional and marginally aggressive way of reclaiming this page.

bowsprite said...

i love this...so beautiful!

Matt Kish said...

bowsprite, this is one of the pieces that my publisher Tin House decided to turn into a lovely promo postcard for the book. It reproduced really well, even at that small size.