Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 148 (re-drawn)

(For various reasons, a handful of these illustrations needed to be redrawn. These are the new versions.)

Title: There you stand, a hundred feet above the silent decks, striding along the deep, as if the masts were gigantic stilts, while beneath you and between your legs, as it were, swim the hugest monsters of the sea...

6 inches by 7.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
October 25, 2010


(original version below)

1 comment:

Matt Kish said...

It's bizarre to me how, in both of these images, the waterline looks crooked. It looks as if it is higher on the left and lower on the right, slanted slightly diagonally downward. However if you scroll the image carefully so that the waterline is even with the top edge of your computer screen, you will see that while it was slightly crooked in the original, it is actually almost completely level in the new one.

I suspect the optical illusion of crookedness has something to do with the placement of the stilts and the coils of the sea monster. Weird.