Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 541

Title: "Aye, he's chasing me now; not I, him - that's bad..."

7 x 7 inches
acrylic paint on Bristol board
January 20, 2011

(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 540

Title: ...while still as on the night before, slouched Ahab stood fixed within his scuttle; his hid, heliotrope glance anticipatingly gone backward on its dial; sat due eastward for the earliest sun.

6 x 8 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
January 24, 2011

(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.)


Monday, February 27, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 539

Title: "Ahab is for ever Ahab, man."

8.5 x 7 inches
ink on Bristol board
January 15, 2011


MOBY-DICK, page 538

Title: "Great God! but for one single instant show thyself," cried Starbuck; "never, never wilt thou capture him, old man - In Jesus' name no more of this, that's worse than devil's madness. Two days chased; twice stove to splinters; thy very leg once more snatched from under thee; thy evil shadow gone - all good angels mobbing thee with warnings: - what more wouldst thou have? - Shall we keep chasing this murderous fish till he swamps the last man? Shall we be dragged by him to the bottom of the sea? Shall we be towed by him to the infernal world? Oh, oh, - Impiety and blasphemy to hunt him more!"

8.25 x 12 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
January 15, 2011

(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.)


Sunday, February 26, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 537

Title: But soon, as if satisfied that his work for that time was done, he pushed his pleated forehead through the ocean, and trailing after him the intertangled lines, continued his leeward way at a traveller's methodic pace.

10.25 x 7.25 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
January 13, 2011


MOBY-DICK, page 536

Title: That instant, the White Whale made a sudden rush among the remaining tangles of the other lines; by so doing, irresistibly dragged the more involved boats of Stubb and Flask towards his flukes; dashed them together like two rolling husks on a surf-beaten beach, and then, diving down into the sea, disappeared in a boiling maelstrom...

15.5 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
January 13, 2011


Saturday, February 25, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 535

Title: ...the White Whale churning himself into furious speed, almost in an instant as it were, rushing among the boats with open jaws, and a lashing tail, offered appalling battle on every side; and heedless of the irons darted at him from every boat, seemed only intent on annihilating each separate plank of which those boats were made.

10.5 x 7.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
January 11, 2011


MOBY-DICK, page 534

Title: ...Moby Dick bodily burst into view! For not by any calm and indolent spoutings; not by the peaceable gush of that mystic fountain in his head, did the White Whale now reveal his vicinity; but by the far more wondrous phenomenon of breaching. Rising with his utmost velocity from the furthest depths, the Sperm Whale thus booms his entire bulk into the pure element of air, and piling up a mountain of dazzling foam, shows his place to the distance of seven miles and more. In those moments, the torn, enraged waves he shakes off, seem his mane; in some cases, this breaching is his act of defiance.

12 x 8.25 inches
ink on watercolor paper
January 11, 2010


Friday, February 24, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 533

Title: "Aye, aye!" cried Stubb. "I knew it - ye can't escape - blow on and split your spout, O whale! the mad fiend himself is after ye! blow your trump - blister your lungs! - Ahab will dam off your blood, as a miller shuts his water-gate upon the stream!"

6.25 x 10 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
January 10, 2011


MOBY-DICK, page 532

Title: "Turn up all hands and make sail! he travels faster than I thought for..."

9 x 6 inches
colored pencil on found paper
January 8, 2011


Thursday, February 23, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 531

Title: "Men, this gold is mine, for I earned it..."

9.25 x 6 inches
colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
January 8, 2011


MOBY-DICK, page 530

Title: ...thus to and fro pacing, beneath his slouched hat, at every turn he passed his own wrecked boat, which had been dropped upon the quarter-deck, and lay there reversed; broken bow to shattered stern. At last he paused before it; and as in an already over-clouded sky fresh troops of clouds will sometimes sail across, so over the old man's face there now stole some such added gloom as this.

10 x 6.25 inches
ink on found paper
January 7, 2011


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 529

Title: In an instant's compass, great hearts sometimes condense to one deep pang, the sum total of those shallow pains kindly diffused through feebler men's whole lives.

6.25 x 10 inches
ink and marker on found paper
January 7, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 528

Title: For so revolvingly appalling was the White Whale's aspect, and so planetarily swift the ever-contracting circles he made, that he seemed horizontally swooping upon them.

12 x 8.25 inches
ink on watercolor paper
January 7, 2011


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 527

Title: ...then it was that monomaniac Ahab, furious with this tantalizing vicinity of his foe, which placed him all alive and helpless in the very jaws he hated; frenzied with all this, he seized the long bone with his naked hands, and wildly strove to wrench it from its gripe.

7 x 8.5 inches
charcoal and pencil on found paper
January 4, 2011


MOBY-DICK, page 526

Title: Through and through; through every plank and each rib, it thrilled for an instant, the whale obliquely lying on his back, in the manner of a biting shark, slowly and feelingly taking its bows full within his mouth, so that the long, narrow, scrolled lower jaw curled high up into the open air...

9 x 6 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
January 3, 2011


Monday, February 20, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 525

Title: But soon the fore part of him slowly rose from the water; for an instant his whole marbleized body formed a high arch, like Virginia's Natural Bridge, and warningly waving his bannered flukes in the air, the grand god revealed himself, sounded, and went out of sight.

15.5 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
January 2, 2011


MOBY-DICK, page 524

Title: As they neared him, the ocean grew still more smooth; seemed drawing a carpet over its waves; seemed a noon-meadow, so serenely it spread. At length the breathless hunter came so nigh his seemingly unsuspecting prey, that his entire dazzling hump was distinctly visible, sliding along the sea as if an isolated thing...

10.75 x 15.5 inches
acrylic paint and charcoal on found paper
January 2, 2011


Sunday, February 19, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 523

Title: "There she blows! - there she blows! A hump like a snow-hill! It is Moby Dick!"

10.75 x 15.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
January 2, 2011


MOBY-DICK, page 522

Title: "Aye, toil we how we may, we all sleep at last on the field."

9 x 7.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
December 31, 2010


Saturday, February 18, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 521

Title: "Is Ahab, Ahab?"

8.5 x 7 inches
ink on Bristol board
December 31, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 520

Title: "...forty years on the pitiless sea! for forty years has Ahab forsaken the peaceful land, for forty years to make war on the horrors of the deep!"

12 x 8 inches
acrylic paint on watercolor paper
December 31, 2010


Friday, February 17, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 519

Title: From beneath his slouched hat Ahab dropped a tear into the sea; nor did all the Pacific contain such wealth as that one wee drop.

10 x 6 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
December 31, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 518

Title: Hither, and thither, on high, glided the snow-white wings of small, unspeckled birds; these were the gentle thoughts of the feminine air; but to and fro in the deeps, far down in the bottomless blue, rushed mighty leviathans, sword-fish, and sharks; and these were the strong, troubled, murderous thinkings of the masculine sea.

8.25 x 8.25 inches
ink on watercolor paper
December 30, 2010


Thursday, February 16, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 517

Title: ...and another ship, most miserably misnamed the Delight, was descried.

7.75 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen and ink on found paper
December 30, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 516

Title: ...one of those red-billed savage sea-hawks which so often fly incommodiously close round the manned mast-heads of whalemen in these latitudes; one of these birds came wheeling and screaming round his head in a maze of untrackably swift circlings.

8 x 8 inches
ink and marker on found paper
December 29, 2010


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 515

Title: ...Ahab gazed abroad upon the sea for miles and miles, - ahead, astern, this side, and that, - within the wide expanded circle commanded at so great a height.

10.75 x 15.5 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal and ink on found paper
December 29, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 514

Title: ...Ahab seemed an independent lord; the Parsee but his slave. Still again both seemed yoked together...

12 x 8.25 inches
colored pencil and ink on watercolor paper
December 28, 2010


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 513

Title: As the unsetting polar star, which through the livelong, arctic, six months' night sustains its piercing, steady, central gaze; so Ahab's purpose now fixedly gleamed down upon the constant midnight of the gloomy crew.

11.5 x 8 inches
ink on found paper
December 28, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 512

Title: Ahab, - all other whaling waters swept - seemed to have chased his foe into an ocean-fold, to slay him the more securely there...

10 x 6.75 inches
ink on watercolor paper
December 27, 2010


Monday, February 13, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 511

Title: "They tell me, Sir, that Stubb did once desert poor little Pip, whose drowned bones now show white, for all the blackness of his living skin..."

10.25 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
December 27, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 510

Title: ...then in a voice that prolongingly moulded every word - "Captain Gardiner, I will not do it. Even now I lose time. Good bye, good bye."

15.5 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal and ink on found paper
December 26, 2010


Sunday, February 12, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 509

Title: "My boy, my own boy is among them. For God's sake - I beg, I conjure" - here exclaimed the stranger Captain to Ahab, who thus far had but icily received his petition. "For eight-and-forty hours let me charter your ship - I will gladly pay for it, and roundly pay for it - if there be no other way - for eight-and-forty hours only - only that - you must, oh, you must, and you shall do this thing."

8.5 x 7 inches
ink and marker on Bristol board
December 26, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 508

Title: ...and while they were yet in swift chase to windward, the white hump and head of Moby Dick had suddenly loomed up out of the blue water, not very far to leeward...

15.5 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal and ink on found paper
December 25, 2010


Saturday, February 11, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 507

Title: Next day, a large ship, the Rachel, was descried, bearing directly down upon the Pequod, all her spars thickly clustering with men.

7.75 x 10.75 inches
ballpoint pen on found paper
December 25, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 506

Title: "Seems to me some sort of Equator cuts yon old man, too, right in his middle. He's always under the Line - fiery hot, I tell ye!"

10.75 x 15.5 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, charcoal and colored pencil on found paper
December 24, 2010


Friday, February 10, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 505

Title: "Then tell me; art thou not an arrant, all-grasping, inter-meddling, monopolizing, heathenish old scamp, to be one day making legs, and the next day coffins to clap them in, and yet again life-buoys out of those same coffins? Thou art as unprincipled as the gods, and as much of a jack-of-all-trades."

11 x 8.25 inches
acrylic paint and collage on found paper
December 23, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 504

Title: "I'll have me - let's see - how many in the ship's company, all told? But I've forgotten. Any way, I'll have me thirty separate, Turk's-headed life-lines, each three feet long hanging all round to the coffin. Then, if the hull go down, there'll be thirty lively fellows all fighting for one coffin, a sight not seen very often beneath the sun!"

9 x 7.5 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
December 23, 2010


Thursday, February 9, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 503

Title: "Away! What possesses thee to this? Make a life-buoy of the coffin, and no more."

10.75 x 7.75 inches
ink, marker and watercolor on found paper
December 22, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 502

Title: At sun-rise this man went from his hammock to his mast-head at the fore; and whether it was that he was not yet half waked from his sleep (for sailors sometimes go aloft in a transition state), whether it was thus with the man, there is now no telling; but, be that as it may, he had not been long at his perch, when a cry was heard - a cry and a rushing - and looking up, they saw a falling phantom in the air...

12 x 7.25 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
December 21, 2010


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 501

Title: "Come! I feel prouder leading thee by thy black hand, than though I grasped an Emperor's!"

12 x 8 inches
acrylic paint on watercolor paper
December 21, 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.)


MOBY-DICK, page 500

Title: "Oh, ye frozen heavens! look down here. Ye did beget this luckless child, and have abandoned him, ye creative libertines. Here, boy; Ahab's cabin shall be Pip's home henceforth, while Ahab lives. Thou touchest my inmost centre, boy; thou art tied to me by cords woven of my heart-strings. Come, let's down."

11.75 x 8 inches
ink on watercolor paper
December 19, 2010


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 499

Title: Snap! the overstrained line sagged down in one long festoon; the tugging log was gone.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
December 19, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 498

Title: In his fiery eyes of scorn and triumph, you then saw Ahab in all his fatal pride.

9 x 6 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal and ink on found paper
December 19, 2010


Monday, February 6, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 497

Title: "Men," said he, steadily turning upon the crew, as the mate handed him the things he had demanded, "my men, the thunder turned old Ahab's needles..."

12 x 8.25 inches
acrylic paint, collage and ink on found paper and chipboard
December 18, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 496

Title: Deliberately standing before the binnacle, and eyeing the transpointed compasses, the old man, with the sharp of his extended hand, now took the precise bearing of the sun...

8 x 11.5 inches
ink and watercolor on watercolor paper
December 17, 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.)


Sunday, February 5, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 495

Title: The sea was as a crucible of molten gold, that bubblingly leaps with light and heat.

7.75 x 10.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
December 17, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 494

Title: "A touch, and Starbuck may survive to hug his wife and child again. - Oh Mary! Mary! - boy! boy! boy! - But if I wake thee not to death, old man, who can tell to what unsounded deeps Starbuck's body this day week may sink, with all the crew! Great God, where art thou? Shall I? shall I?"

10.75 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
December 16, 2010


Saturday, February 4, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 493

Title: "Fair for death and doom, - that's fair for Moby Dick."

7.25 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and charcoal on found paper
December 15, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 492

Title: ...like the feathers of an albatross, which sometimes are cast to the winds when that storm-tossed bird is on the wing.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
December 13, 2010