Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 361

Title: And as for this whale spout, you might almost stand in it, and yet be undecided as to what it is precisely.

9.25 x 5.25 inches
ballpoint pen on found paper
August 30, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 360

Title: Now, the spouting canal of the Sperm Whale, chiefly intended as it is for the conveyance of air, and for several feet laid along, horizontally, just beneath the upper surface of his head, and a little to one side; this curious canal is very much like a gas-pipe laid down in a city on one side of a street.

7.25 x 10.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
August 29, 2010


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 359

Title: This is what I mean. If unmolested, upon rising to the surface, the Sperm Whale will continue there for a period of time exactly uniform with all his other unmolested risings. Say he stays eleven minutes, and jets seventy times, that is, respires seventy breaths; then whenever he rises again, he will be sure to have his seventy breaths over again, to a minute. Now, if after he fetches a few breaths you alarm him, so that he sounds, he will be always dodging up again to make good his regular allowance of air. And not till those seventy breaths are told, will he finally go down to stay out his full term below.

8.5 x 7 inches
ink on Bristol board
August 29, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 358

Title: ...and what is still more, his windpipe has no connexion with his mouth. No, he breathes through his spiracle alone; and this is on the top of his head.

7 x 8.5 inches
ink and marker on found paper
August 29, 2010


Monday, November 28, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 357

Title: Instead of sparkling water, he now spouts red blood.

7.75 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
August 29, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 356

Title: Steel and wood included, the entire spear is some ten or twelve feet in length; the staff is much slighter than that of the harpoon, and also of a lighter material - pine.

8.75 x 6.25 inches
ink on found paper
August 28, 2010


Sunday, November 27, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 355

Title: And some three centuries ago, an English traveller in old Harris's Voyages, speaks of a Turkish Mosque built in honor of Jonah, in which mosque was a miraculous lamp that burnt without any oil.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
August 26, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 354

Title: ...Jonah was swallowed by the whale in the Mediterranean Sea, and after three days he was vomited up somewhere within three days' journey of Nineveh, a city on the Tigris...

11 x 8.5 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, collage and ink on found paper
August 25, 2010


Saturday, November 26, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 353

Title: One old Sag-Harbor whaleman's chief reason for questioning the Hebrew story was this: — He had one of those quaint old-fashioned Bibles, embellished with curious, unscientific plates; one of which represented Jonah's whale with two spouts in his head...

8.5 x 7 inches
ink and pencil on Bristol board
August 24, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 352

Title: In fact, placed before the strict and piercing truth, this whole story will fare like that fish, flesh, and fowl idol of the Philistines, Dagon by name...

5 x 7.75 inches
ballpoint pen, colored pencil and ink on found paper
August 15, 2010


Friday, November 25, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 351

Title: ...Perseus, the prince of whalemen, intrepidly advancing, harpooned the monster...

6.25 x 10 inches
ink on watercolor paper
August 15, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 350

Title: There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.

6.75 x 4 inches
ink and marker on found paper
August 14, 2010


Thursday, November 24, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 349

Title: But the reason of this is obvious. Gases are generated in him; he swells to a prodigious magnitude; becomes a sort of animal balloon.

8 x 10.75 inches
colored pencil on found paper
August 13, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 348

Title: It so chanced that almost upon first cutting into him with the spade, the entire length of a corroded harpoon was found imbedded in his flesh, on the lower part of the bunch before described.

11 x 8.5 inches
ink and marker on paper
August 12, 2010


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 347

Title: At the instant of the dart an ulcerous jet shot from this cruel wound...

8 x 11 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
August 12, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 346

Title: In most land animals there are certain valves or flood-gates in many of their veins, whereby when wounded, the blood is in some degree at least instantly shut off in certain directions. Not so with the whale; one of whose peculiarities it is, to have an entire nonvalvular structure of the blood-vessels, so that when pierced even by so small a point as a harpoon, a deadly drain is at once begun upon his whole arterial system...

8 x 11 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
August 10, 2010


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 345

Title: As the three boats lay there on that gently rolling sea, gazing down into its eternal blue noon; and as not a single groan or cry of any sort, nay, not so much as a ripple or a bubble came up from its depths; what landsman would have thought, that beneath all that silence and placidity, the utmost monster of the seas was writhing and wrenching in agony!

10.75 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
August 10, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 344

Title: But no sooner did his harpooneer stand up for the stroke, than all three tigers — Queequeg, Tashtego, Daggoo — instinctively sprang to their feet, and standing in a diagonal row, simultaneously pointed their barbs; and darted over the head of the German harpooneer, their three Nantucket irons entered the whale.

5.25 x 6.5 inches
ink on found paper
August 10, 2010


Monday, November 21, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 343

Title: "I say, pull like god-dam," - cried the Indian.

5.5 x 8 inches
ink and marker on found paper
August 8, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 342

Title: At this juncture, the Pequod's keel had shot by the three German boats last lowered; but from the great start he had had, Derick's boat still led the chase, though every moment neared by his foreign rivals.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
August 8, 2010


Sunday, November 20, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 341

Title: Full in this rapid wake, and many fathoms in the rear, swam a huge, humped old bull, which by his comparatively slow progress, as well as by the unusual yellowish incrustations overgrowing him, seemed afflicted with the jaundice, or some other infirmity.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
August 8, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 340

Title: "Go along with you," cried Flask, "it's a lamp-feeder and an oil-can. He's out of oil, and has come a-begging."

10.75 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
August 7, 2010


Saturday, November 19, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 339

Title: The predestinated day arrived, and we duly met the ship Jungfrau, Derick De Deer, master, of Bremen.

8 x 9.5 inches
ink and marker on found paper
August 6, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 338

Title: If you unload his skull of its spermy heaps...

8 x 11 inches
acrylic paint and charcoal on found paper
August 6, 2010


Friday, November 18, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 337

Title: If the Sperm Whale be physiognomically a Sphinx, to the phrenologist his brain seems that geometrical circle which it is impossible to square.

7.75 x 4.75 inches
acrylic paint, ink, marker and pencil on found paper
August 6, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 336

Title: For you see no one point precisely; not one distinct feature is revealed; no nose, eyes, ears, or mouth; no face; he has none, proper; nothing but that one broad firmament of a forehead, pleated with riddles; dumbly lowering with the doom of boats, and ships, and men.

10.75 x 7.25 inches
acrylic paint and charcoal on found paper
August 6, 2010


Thursday, November 17, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 335

Title: In some particulars, perhaps, the most imposing physiognomical view to be had of the Sperm Whale, is that of the full front of his head. This aspect is sublime.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal, collage and ink on found paper
August 5, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 334

Title: To scan the lines of his face, or feel the bumps on the head of this Leviathan; this is a thing which no Physiognomist or Phrenologist has as yet undertaken.

7.75 x 10.75 inches
charcoal, ink and marker on found paper
August 5, 2010

(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.)


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 333

Title: Now, how had this noble rescue been accomplished? Why, diving after the slowly descending head, Queequeg with his keen sword had made side lunges near its bottom, so as to scuttle a large hole there; then dropping his sword, had thrust his long arm far inwards and upwards, and so hauled out our poor Tash by the head.

8.75 x 5.25 inches
colored pencil, ink and marker on watercolor paper
August 3, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 332

Title: But hardly had the blinding vapor cleared away, when a naked figure with a boarding-sword in its hand, was for one swift moment seen hovering over the bulwarks. The next, a loud splash announced that my brave Queequeg had dived to the rescue.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint, colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
August 1, 2010


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 331

Title: ...but, on a sudden, as the eightieth or ninetieth bucket came suckingly up — my God! poor Tashtego — like the twin reciprocating bucket in a veritable well, dropped head-foremost down into this great Tun of Heidelburgh, and with a horrible oily gurgling, went clean out of sight!

10.25 x 7.25 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
August 1, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 330

Title: Nimble as a cat, Tashtego mounts aloft; and without altering his erect posture, runs straight out upon the overhanging main-yard-arm, to the part where it exactly projects over the hoisted Tun.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
August 1, 2010


Monday, November 14, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 329

Title: ...the whale's vast plaited forehead forms innumerable strange devices for the emblematical adornment of his wondrous tun.

5 x 3 inches
ballpoint pen on found paper
July 30, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 328

Title: Now, mark. Unerringly impelling this dead, impregnable, uninjurable wall, and this most buoyant thing within; there swims behind it all a mass of tremendous life...

10.75 x 22 inches
acrylic paint, colored pencil, ink and pencil on found paper
July 30, 2010


Sunday, November 13, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 327

Title: Wherefore, you must now have perceived that the front of the Sperm Whale's head is a dead, blind wall, without a single organ or tender prominence of any sort whatsoever.

8.5 x 6 inches
colored pencil, crayon, ink and marker on found paper
July 29, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 326

Title: You observe that in the ordinary swimming position of the Sperm Whale, the front of his head presents an almost wholly vertical plane to the water; you observe that the lower part of that front slopes considerably backwards, so as to furnish more of a retreat for the long socket which receives the boom-like lower jaw; you observe that the mouth is entirely under the head, much in the same way, indeed, as though your own mouth were entirely under your chin.

11 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
July 27, 2010

(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.)


Saturday, November 12, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 325

Title: Ere this, you must have plainly seen the truth of what I started with — that the Sperm Whale and the Right Whale have almost entirely different heads.

9 x 6.25 inches
ink on found paper
July 27, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 324

Title: ...in which case you will take great interest in thinking how this mighty monster is actually a diademed king of the sea, whose green crown has been put together for him in this marvellous manner.

12 x 9 inches
ink and marker on construction paper
July 25, 2010


Friday, November 11, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 323

Title: Crossing the deck, let us now have a good long look at the Right Whale's head.

8.5 x 11 inches
ink and pencil on found paper
July 25, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 322

Title: But far more terrible is it to behold, when fathoms down in the sea, you see some sulky whale, floating there suspended, with his prodigious jaw, some fifteen feet long, hanging straight down at right-angles with his body, for all the world like a ship's jib-boom.

12 x 9 inches
ink on construction paper
July 24, 2010


Thursday, November 10, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 321

Title: But if you now come to separate these two objects, and surround each by a circle of profound darkness; then, in order to see one of them, in such a manner as to bring your mind to bear on it, the other will be utterly excluded from your contemporary consciousness.

7.75 x 10.75 inches
ink, marker and pencil on found paper
July 23, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 320

Title: Far back on the side of the head, and low down, near the angle of either whale's jaw, if you narrowly search, you will at last see a lashless eye, which you would fancy to be a young colt's eye; so out of all proportion is it to the magnitude of the head.

8.5 x 11 inches
ink on paper
July 23, 2010


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 319

Title: There is more character in the Sperm Whale's head.

8 x 6 inches
ink on found paper
July 22, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 318

Title: And Ahab chanced so to stand, that the Parsee occupied his shadow; while, if the Parsee's shadow was there at all it seemed only to blend with, and lengthen Ahab's.

7.25 x 10.25 inches
ink on found paper
July 21, 2010


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 317

Title: "How old do you suppose Fedallah is, Stubb?"

"Do you see that mainmast there?" pointing to the ship; "well, that's the figure one; now take all the hoops in the Pequod's hold, and string 'em along in a row with that mast, for oughts, do you see; well, that wouldn't begin to be Fedallah's age. Nor all the coopers in creation couldn't show hoops enough to make oughts enough."

7.75 x 10.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
July 20, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 316

Title: "I don't know, Flask, but the devil is a curious chap, and a wicked one, I tell ye."

8 x 6 inches
ink and marker on found paper
July 19, 2010


Monday, November 7, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 315

Title: "Aye, will I! Flask, I take that Fedallah to be the devil in disguise..."

5 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal, ink and marker on found paper
July 18, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 314

Title: So close did the monster come to the hull, that at first it seemed as if he meant it malice...

7.75 x 10.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
July 18, 2010


Sunday, November 6, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 313

Title: Now, during the past night and forenoon, the Pequod had gradually drifted into a sea, which, by its occasional patches of yellow brit, gave unusual tokens of the vicinity of Right Whales, a species of the Leviathan that but few supposed to be at this particular time lurking anywhere near.

7.75 x 9.75 inches
acrylic paint, ink and watercolor on found paper
July 18, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 312

Title: "It was not me," cried Dough-Boy...

11 x 9 inches
ink on found paper
July 17, 2010