Sunday, August 29, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 357

Title: Instead of sparkling water, he now spouts red blood.

10.75 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
August 29, 2010

7 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this picture--the design elements are really bold, but it still manages to convey a subtle emotional atmosphere. I feel really sorry for the whale in this image. That single eye seems like it's saying so much--like "Why? Why are you all trying to hurt me?" Definitely one of my favorites from your recent batch of images.

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  2. Thank you Cyndie, that is indeed very kind of you. I'm not sure I would ever describe myself that way, but I do think I've managed to make a few pretty intriguing images along the way here.

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  3. Thank you Rudy, the eye was actually the very first part of this image that I envisioned, and also what I drew first. I really did want it to convey that sense of pain, sadness, and almost a kind of resignation. This one actually turned out better than I had imagined it would, which is unusual.

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  4. Lizzy, I think I might have almost inadvertently but with partial intention, created a rather disturbing and violent image. This illustration's power seems to grow with every day, which is quite strange, and the more I look at it the more powerful and traumatic it becomes. It's all very fascinating and a little alarming.

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  5. well, matt, the stuff we're made of, after all...

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