Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Moby Dick : Queequeg

Here's a first shot at Queequeg. Five minute-ish sketch. ZERO research on tattoos. Somethings working. Some not.* 

If time permits, I'll do an actual composition from the book.

red col-erase & graphite

*High waist pants aren't reading right. He's got Super Rufus's forearms—so, not so much. Keep cutting these guys off at awkward places.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Moby Dick : Captain Ahab

As strange as it may sound, I have found myself being haunted by Moby Dick the last few days. Example: auto correct on my phone is turning "whatever" into "wharves." ... and so I found myself at my drawing table trying my hand at the mad captain himself.

red col-erase

red col-erase
This is the first sketch. Warming up. Experimenting with shapes and themes. I call it Ahab's Ghost.

My respect paid to Rockwell Kent's 1930's edition's illustrations (a trade of which sits on my shelves).

* Click illustrations to enlarge