History and illustration are passions that for me go hand in hand. When I sketch I am better able to sink into a story or a patch of the past. In the case of this mighty ship, my eyes are forced to examine construction, details, design and scale. As I drew the lines to resemble the rope ladder I shuddered at the shear bravery of sailors of old who clambered up a tilting mast in hopes of spying land.
Unfathomable. Heroic. And always worth visiting! Heading to Boston next year for a wild Revolutionary War road trip w a good friend to see the sites once again and also to devour as many lobster rolls as I can.