"A sketchbook is a secret thing, a collection of unfinished and often times abandoned ideas never intended for public consumption—at least not in their current state. It’s a private space for honing one’s craft and workshopping, separating good ideas from those best left unexplored." -Brian Heater at The Daily Cross Hatch.

29 September 2009

RN Lifeboatman Making Log Entry

Until I get my image editing problems sorted out...this'll have to do.
This is from a Corbis photo entitled "Royal Naval Lifeboatman Making Log Entry".
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28 September 2009


This is a test...I'm trying out some new image editing software and so far I'm very unhappy about it...
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18 September 2009

Highline Transfer

I figured I should start dragging out some old images until this blogs achieves a coherent focus.This is drawn from a photo taken during a highline transfer aboard a destroyer. I estimate the original photo was taken during the 1950's. (I blame to crappy ink quality in this sketch on the reaction of Moleskine paper to acid free Tombo ink...)
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16 September 2009

Ghost Fleet of the Recession and Battleship: The Movie...

Two interesting articles today...First, check out this Daily Mail article on the growing number of empty cargo ships parked off of Singapore...Empty ships that should be sailing full of Playstations and oil...Definitely a harbinger of economic doom...

Second, check out the latest evidence of creative bankruptcy in Hollywood starring "Battleship: The Movie:" It could be a great vehicle to showcase the Littoral Combat Ship, or the new primacy of the submarine (given the subsequent vulnerability of Carriers these days...).

More later...