Thursday, June 30, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 055

Title: They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.

11 x 8.5 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
October 1, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 054

Title: ...and when the ship was gliding by, like a flash he darted out; gained her side; with one backward dash of his foot capsized and sank his canoe; climbed up the chains...

11 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint, colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
September 30, 2009


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 053

Title: His father was a High Chief, a King; his uncle a High Priest; and on the maternal side he boasted aunts who were the wives of unconquerable warriors.

7.75 x 11 inches
ink on found paper
September 28, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 052

Title: Nothing exists in itself.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
September 24, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration, and was re-drawn much later. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 051

Title: ...I must turn idolator.

7.75 x 6 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
September 26, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 050

Title: ...he pressed his forehead against mine, clasped me round the waist, and said that henceforth we were married...

7.75 x 11 inches
ink and marker on found paper
September 25, 2009


Monday, June 27, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 049

Title: I'll try a pagan friend...since Christian kindness has proved but hollow courtesy.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
September 24, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration, and was re-drawn much later. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


MOBY-DICK, page 048

Title: Queequeg was George Washington cannibalistically developed.

8.5 x 11 inches
acrylic paint, collage, ink and marker on found paper
September 23, 2009


Sunday, June 26, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 047

Title: "Delight is to him, who gives no quarter in the truth, and kills, burns, and destroys all sin..."

11.25 x 9 inches
acrylic paint and collage on found paper
September 22, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 046

Title: "...and from the shuddering cold and blackness of the sea, the whale came breeching up towards the warm and pleasant sun, and all the delights of air and earth..."

11 x 7.75 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
September 21, 2009


Saturday, June 25, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 045

Title: "Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord out of the fish's belly."

11 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
September 20, 2009

(This is the second version of this illustration. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


MOBY-DICK, page 044

Title: "And ever, as the white moon shows her affrighted face from the steep gullies in the blackness overhead..."

7.75 x 11 inches
acrylic paint, collage, ink and marker on found paper
September 19, 2009


Friday, June 24, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 043

Title: "Oh! so my conscience hangs in me!" he groans, "straight upward, so it burns; but the chambers of my soul are all in crookedness!"

11 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
September 18, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 042

Title: "...Jonah feels the heralding presentiment of that stifling hour, when the whale shall hold him in the smallest of his bowel's wards."

11 x 8.5 inches
ballpoint pen on paper
September 17, 2009


Thursday, June 23, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 041

Title: "Miserable man! Oh! most contemptible and worthy of all scorn; with slouched hat and guilty eye, skulking from his God; prowling among the shipping like a vile burglar hastening to cross the seas."

11 x 7.75 inches
ballpoint pen and crayon on found paper
September 16, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 040

Title: "Yet what depths of the soul does Jonah's deep sea-line sound!"

11 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint, collage and marker on found paper
September 15, 2009


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 039

Title: "Awful, yet bright, as lightning shone / The face of my Deliverer God."

11 x 8 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
September 14, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 038

Title: But high above the flying scud and dark-rolling clouds, there floated a little isle of sunlight, from which beamed forth an angel's face; and this bright face shed a distinct spot of radiance upon the ship's tossed deck...

7.75 x 11 inches
acrylic paint, collage and ink on found paper
September 13, 2009


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 037

Title: Can it be, then, that by that act of physical isolation, he signifies his spiritual withdrawal for the time, from all outward worldly ties and connexions?

11 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
September 12, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 036

Title: Yes, it was the famous Father Mapple, so called by the whalemen, among whom he was a very great favorite.

11 x 8 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
September 8, 2009


Monday, June 20, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 035

Title: What deadly voids and unbidden infidelities in the lines that seem to gnaw upon all Faith, and refuse resurrections to the beings who have placelessly perished without a grave.

11 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
September 7, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 034

Title: ...and turning sideways was surprised to see Queequeg near me. Affected by the solemnity of the scene, there was a wondering gaze of incredulous curiosity in his countenance.

9.5 x 7 inches
ink and marker on found paper
September 7, 2009


Sunday, June 19, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 033

Title: Each silent worshipper seemed purposely sitting apart from the other, as if each silent grief were insular and incommunicable.

9.25 x 6 inches
acrylic paint, collage and ink on found paper
September 20, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration, and was re-drawn much later. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


MOBY-DICK, page 032

Title: And the women of New Bedford, they bloom like their own red roses.

11 x 9 inches
acrylic paint and collage on found paper
September 7, 2009


Saturday, June 18, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 031

Title: Look there! that chap strutting round the corner. He wears a beaver hat and swallow-tailed coat, girdled with a sailor-belt and sheath-knife.

10 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
September 6, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 030

Title: Yes, here were a set of sea-dogs, many of whom without the slightest bashfulness had boarded great whales on the high seas—entire strangers to them—and duelled them dead without winking...

11 x 8 inches
acrylic paint,colored pencil and ink on found paper
September 5, 2009


Friday, June 17, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 029

Title: They were nearly all whalemen; chief mates, and second mates, and third mates, and sea carpenters, and sea coopers, and sea blacksmiths, and harpooneers, and ship keepers...

11 x 8 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
September 4, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 028

Title: However, a good laugh is a mighty good thing, and rather too scarce a good thing...

10.75 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
September 21, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration, and was re-drawn much later. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


Thursday, June 16, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 027

Title: But Queequeg, do you see, was a creature in the transition state—neither caterpillar nor butterfly.

9.5 x 7 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
September 2, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 026

Title: ...and the nameless, unimaginable, silent form or phantom, to which the hand belonged, seemed closely seated by my bedside.

11 x 9 inches
spray paint on found paper
August 31, 2009


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 025

Title: Indeed, partly lying on it as the arm did when I first awoke, I could hardly tell it from the quilt, they so blended their hues together; and it was only by the sense of weight and pressure that I could tell that Queequeg was hugging me.

9.5 x 7 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
August 30, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 024

Title: Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
September 21, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration, and was re-drawn much later. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 023

Title: "Speak-e! tell-ee me who-ee be, or dam- me, I kill-e!" again growled the cannibal...

11 x 7.75 inches
colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
August 27, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 022

Title: ...he fumbled in the pockets, and produced at length a curious little deformed image with a hunch on its back, and exactly the color of a three days' old Congo baby.

11 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
August 27, 2009


Monday, June 13, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 021

Title: His bald purplish head now looked for all the world like a mildewed skull.

11 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ballpoint pen on found paper
August 26, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 020

Title: Lord save me, thinks I, that must be the harpooneer, the infernal head-peddler.

11 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
August 25, 2009


Sunday, June 12, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 019

Title: I can compare it to nothing but a large door mat, ornamented at the edges with little tinkling tags something like the stained porcupine quills round an Indian moccasin. There was a hole or slit in the middle of this mat, as you see the same in South American ponchos.

10 x 8.5 inches
ink on found paper
August 23, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 018

Title: "Depend upon it, landlord, that harpooneer is a dangerous man."

10.5 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint, collage and ink on found paper
August 23, 2009


Saturday, June 11, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 017

Title: "...ain't there too many heads in the world?"

10.5 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, ink and pencil on found paper
August 22, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 016

Title: For who could tell but what the next morning, so soon as I popped out of the room, the harpooneer might be standing in the entry, all ready to knock me down!

10.5 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
August 19, 2009


Friday, June 10, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 015

Title: I don't know how it is, but people like to be private when they are sleeping.

10.5 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint, colored pencil and ink on found paper
August 19, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 014

Title: He stood a full six feet in height, with noble shoulders, and a chest like a coffer-dam. I have seldom seen such brawn in a man.

10.5 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
August 19, 2009


Thursday, June 9, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 013

Title: One young fellow in a green box coat, addressed himself to these dumplings in a most direful manner.

10.5 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
August 19, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 012

Title: Abominable are the tumblers into which he pours his poison.

11 x 7.25 inches
acrylic paint, collage and ink on found paper
August 17, 2009


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 011

Title: With this once long lance, now wildly elbowed, fifty years ago did Nathan Swain kill fifteen whales between a sunrise and a sunset.

11 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
August 13, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 010

Title: But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.

11 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and collage on found paper
August 13, 2009


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 009

Title: ...where that tempestuous wind Euroclydon kept up a worse howling than ever it did about poor Paul's tossed craft.

11 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint and ballpoint pen on found paper
August 13, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 008

Title: ...and beyond, a black Angel of Doom was beating a book in a pulpit.

11 x 7.75 inches
ballpoint pen, colored pencil, ink and spray paint on found paper
August 13, 2009


Monday, June 6, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 007

Title: With anxious grapnels I had sounded my pocket, and only brought up a few pieces of silver...

11 x 7.75 inches
collage, colored pencil and spray paint on found paper
August 12, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 006

Title: Chief among these motives was the overwhelming idea of the great whale himself.

11 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
August 11, 2009