Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 476

Title: It was far down the afternoon; and when all the spearings of the crimson fight were done: and floating in the lovely sunset sea and sky, sun and whale both stilly died together...

10.25 inches by 7.25 inches
ink and marker on found paper
December 4, 2010

4 comments:

  1. Lovely! I liked how, at first glance, I thought this was looking into the mouth of a whale.

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  2. Winston, I genuinely love it when someone else sees something in an illustration I've made that I had not seen myself. This was a brilliant comment, and it really made my morning. Thank you!

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  3. Beautiful. I too saw a second image: the setting sun, and a cross section of whale muscle and blubber.

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  4. Jeffrey, that, to me, is even more unexpected but given the nature of the text, I think it is very apt. I'm quite pleased with this image because I generally have an almost impossible time relinquishing any sort of control over my drawings. What I mean is, I can become so fixated on what I want the image to be that I will work and work and render and over-render and close every line and delineate every shape until I have just about crushed the life out of a piece with the weight of the lines. I'm monstrously thrilled that this piece can breathe a bit.

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