These images from Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies are up on my website, but they’re kind of small. I thought you might like to see them here, so you can embiggen simply by clicking on them.
For the shipwreck scene, I wanted to mimic antique oil paintings of storms at sea. The first three images by masters of the genre represent the kind of nautical art to which I would be tipping my hat.
Following those are my own work. By now you know the drill: thumbnail sketch, tight sketch, color study, final illustration.
The thumbnail sketches are each about 2″ tall, the tight sketch is maybe 8″ tall, the color study is the size of a postcard, the final is about 20″ x 14″.
Eilian in foul weather, or Foul, Reuben Chappell
Ships in a Storm, Elisha J. Taylor Baker
Agamemnon in Storm
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