Tuesday, February 23, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 173

Title: No wonder, then, that ever gathering volume from the mere transit over the widest watery spaces, the outblown rumors of the White Whale did in the end incorporate with themselves all manner of morbid hints, and half-formed foetal suggestions of supernatural agencies, which eventually invested Moby Dick with new terrors unborrowed from anything that visibly appears.

11 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, ink and pencil on found paper
February 23, 2010


  1. Thank you Elizabeth. It has actually been difficult for me to work this way, with very loose composition and tough to control media like watery inks and blobs of acrylic. I am challenging myself to work with these media more often, so it is heartening when the resulting images turn out well.

  2. In general, it's the precision and combination of delicacy and ferocity that I like about your work on this project - but this picture is totally different - very lush and visceral. A very interesting direction to head in...

    Keep up the great work, anyway. I love this project.

  3. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  4. Elizabeth, those are perhaps the best compliments I've ever received regarding my art. Thank you very much for posting that.

  5. Anonymous, thank you, I am certain I will be returning to this technique in the future. I don't want every illustration to be in the same media, but as I make my way through the pages of the novel I do find myself returning to some of my favorites (ballpoint pen, ink drawings, and acrylic plus ink like the above piece) more and more regularly.


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