"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.

04 May 2013

Sailor Sketches

Wow. Was my last post on here in October? Been a while. But, as work is slackening up, I'm starting to gear up for "drawing" season.

So, here are some very raw sketches done during lunch at work.

Clockwise, starting in the upper left hand corner:
Corto Maltese
A RN officer in a Duffle Coat
An Argyll and Sutherland Highlander, circa Korea. (OK, not a sailor, but Argyll's are cool.)
USN Enlisted Sailor circa 1920ish
Gilliat, from Victor Hugo's "Toilers of the Sea"

Thanks for dropping by...I've got much planned this summer. Lot's of potential obstacles. Hope I can pull it off.


  1. The USN Petty Officer Third Class in the lower left-hand corner is very good, especially his salty "down at the bow with a list to starboard" cover, which is perfectly captured. The 3rd Class' neckerchief however need a tad more work. The knot should be a reef knot, not a double Windsor.

  2. That's what I get for not using photo reference. Someone else noted that the hash mark was going the wrong direction as well.

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