Sunday, August 1, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 330

Title: Nimble as a cat, Tashtego mounts aloft; and without altering his erect posture, runs straight out upon the overhanging main-yard-arm, to the part where it exactly projects over the hoisted Tun.

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
August 1, 2010


  1. This one's really striking. Love it.

  2. What a great use of silhouette and color. It's a fantastic, atmospheric piece. Love it.

  3. Thank you everyone. I too was very pleased with how this turned out.

    Although Melville gives no specific details in the text, I have always imagined this scene - one of my favorites because of how odd, eerie and terrifying it quickly becomes - to take place during a blood red dusk on a calm sea. This is one of the small handful of illustrations that turned out almost exactly the way I saw it in my mind.


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