Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 203

Title: I am told, on good authority, that on the Barbary coast, a Commodore Davis of the British navy found the skeleton of a Sperm Whale.

10.5 inches by 8.5 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal, colored pencil, crayon and ink on found paper
March 19, 2010


  1. This is one of my new favorites--I really like how the picture feels almost primitive, that it's done on a piece of paper that looks like it was meant to be thrown away, but the image is still elegant in its own way. Fantastic.

  2. This piece was challenging because I am not at all used to working this loosely, this sloppily, this vaguely, or with charcoal. I am very happy with how it turned out, but I think that is equal parts luck and effort. Still, I hope to use charcoal in more illustrations soon because something about it fascinates me.


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