Wednesday, December 1, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 460

Title: But as all else in him thinned, and his cheek-bones grew sharper, his eyes, nevertheless, seemed growing fuller and fuller; they became of a strange softness of lustre; and mildly but deeply looked out at you there from his sickness, a wondrous testimony to that immortal health in him which could not die, or be weakened. And like circles on the water, which, as they grow fainter, expand; so his eyes seemed rounding and rounding, like the rings of Eternity.

10.75 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
November 23, 2010


  1. It's great to see your development over time as an illustrator, and this is one of those that shows that the better you get at it, the simpler the images become, while also having several levels.

  2. Dan, I am answering these comments from the earlier pages to the more recent, so my reply of a comment or two back really touches on this as well. In learning how to edit myself, how to hold back, how to let the art do more with less, I feel like I've become almost a different person. It is still terrifying at times because it is easier to work a piece to death with lines and details and let that visual noise support the piece, or at least fool the view into thinking the piece is strong. I have a long long way to go before I feel confident in this new simplicity but there are a few pieces where I think I really nailed it. This is one of them.


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