Thursday, January 27, 2011

MOBY-DICK, Page 548

Title: Hearing the tremendous rush of the sea-crashing boat, the whale wheeled round to present his blank forehead at bay; but in that evolution, catching sight of the nearing black hull of the ship; seemingly seeing in it the source of all his persecutions; bethinking it - it may be - a larger and nobler foe; of a sudden, he bore down upon its advancing prow, smiting his jaws amid fiery showers of foam.

12 inches by 8.25 inches
ink on watercolor paper
January 22, 2011

4 comments:

  1. dear matt, this is gorgeous! lacy, bloody, mean...

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  2. Fabulous work with the sea and the whale as not-whale.

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  3. Lizzy, I had so much fun drawing this one. I've been working at pushing the color spectrum down in some of these, and trying to use a minimal number of colors while still keeping the art vibrant. I think that really worked well in this one, and it's one of my new favorites.

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  4. Thank you Titus. Oddly enough, this one was partially inspired by my love of those beautiful old Arthur Rackham watercolors from the fairy tale books. The way he drew water especially was just gorgeous.

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