Sunday, October 31, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 233 (re-drawn)

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

Title: And often you will notice that being conscious of the eyes of the whole visible world resting on him from the sides of the two ships, this standing captain is all alive to the importance of sustaining his dignity by maintaining his legs.

6.25 inches by 9.25 inches
ink and marker on found paper
October 31, 2010

(original version below)

1 comment:

  1. Weirdly enough, the diagrams and text on this page (from an old electronics magazine) really are slightly skewed. I didn't notice until I scanned the piece, and then I measured the lines with a ruler several times to see if my eyes were fooling me. They weren't.

    This has happened several times with these illustrations. Perhaps it is because I am using found paper from what would be considered pretty epehemeral and utilitarian publications (electronics repair guides, old children's books, etc.) but it's kind of surprising how often the margins are crooked. At first it bothered me a bit, but I've come to kind of like that aspect of the illustrations. And given the text of the title of this illustration, having a slightly wobbly, off-balance perspective fits nicely.


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