Son of the Whale God - A Work in Progress

livielightyear:

and even more after these. (pages illustrating the end nearly made me cry y-y)

The way this guys draws makes me choke on joy. I’m so excited by this, you have no idea. HIS ISHMAEL. HIS QUEEQUEG. HIS EVERYBODY.

No matter who plays/draws Ishmael, he’s always so adorable. I can’t deal. 

And Queequeg—QUEGS

IS ADORABLE TOO. His facial expressions let me eat them up and never hunger again.

I want alla this colored, printed, bound, and stuffed in my Christmas stocking, STAT.

livielightyear:

Pierre Alary
Can I just… lol at Ishmael’s face forever?
(This guuuy—I would buy the heck out of this graphic novel.)

Is it a graphic novel?! I would buy that, even if it wasn’t in English.

livielightyear:

Pierre Alary

Can I just… lol at Ishmael’s face forever?

(This guuuy—I would buy the heck out of this graphic novel.)

Is it a graphic novel?! I would buy that, even if it wasn’t in English.

cartograp:

Matt Kish spent a year and a half obsessively illustrating one page a day of Herman Melville’s 552 page classic, Moby-Dick. Finally finished, a version of the book featuring his work, Moby-DIck in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page, is set to be published on the 11th.

Clicky here for his blog featuring every one of his 552 illustrations.

This comes out tomorrow! If you haven’t gotten me a birthday present yet, Tumblr, you know where to look.

livielightyear:

sonofthewhalegod:

livielightyear:

sonofthewhalegod:

livielightyear:

I’m making all these silly little Tattooless Queequeg heads so I can re-design his tattoos once I get enough research done on Maori and polynesian tattoos. (Polynesian tattoos have more sharp edges and “square-ish” designs, so I’ve been wanting to mix the design elements of Polynesian Tattoos with the meanings of Maori tattoos, but I just haven’t had the time. :P… I’m cheating on time as it is right now.)
So if anyone wants to doodle tattoos on Queequeg, GO AHEAD! BUT I WANNA SEE ‘EM!! :D

I’m reallllly tempted to print this out and use it as a coloring book page, all day, every day.

DO EEEEET
I want to know what you come up with! D:
I WILL LOVE YOU FOR EVER.

Uh oh. Now you’ve done it. Now dis bitch has gotta bust out … the CRAYOLA CRAYONS.


Crayola is so HARDCORE, though!


What, you think I’m gonna subject your lovely drawings to some Rose Art bullshit? NUH UH.

livielightyear:

sonofthewhalegod:

livielightyear:

sonofthewhalegod:

livielightyear:

I’m making all these silly little Tattooless Queequeg heads so I can re-design his tattoos once I get enough research done on Maori and polynesian tattoos. (Polynesian tattoos have more sharp edges and “square-ish” designs, so I’ve been wanting to mix the design elements of Polynesian Tattoos with the meanings of Maori tattoos, but I just haven’t had the time. :P… I’m cheating on time as it is right now.)

So if anyone wants to doodle tattoos on Queequeg, GO AHEAD! BUT I WANNA SEE ‘EM!! :D

I’m reallllly tempted to print this out and use it as a coloring book page, all day, every day.

DO EEEEET

I want to know what you come up with! D:

I WILL LOVE YOU FOR EVER.

Uh oh. Now you’ve done it. Now dis bitch has gotta bust out … the CRAYOLA CRAYONS.

Crayola is so HARDCORE, though!

What, you think I’m gonna subject your lovely drawings to some Rose Art bullshit? NUH UH.

livielightyear:

sonofthewhalegod:

livielightyear:

I’m making all these silly little Tattooless Queequeg heads so I can re-design his tattoos once I get enough research done on Maori and polynesian tattoos. (Polynesian tattoos have more sharp edges and “square-ish” designs, so I’ve been wanting to mix the design elements of Polynesian Tattoos with the meanings of Maori tattoos, but I just haven’t had the time. :P… I’m cheating on time as it is right now.)
So if anyone wants to doodle tattoos on Queequeg, GO AHEAD! BUT I WANNA SEE ‘EM!! :D

I’m reallllly tempted to print this out and use it as a coloring book page, all day, every day.

DO EEEEET
I want to know what you come up with! D:
I WILL LOVE YOU FOR EVER.

Uh oh. Now you’ve done it. Now dis bitch has gotta bust out … the CRAYOLA CRAYONS.

livielightyear:

sonofthewhalegod:

livielightyear:

I’m making all these silly little Tattooless Queequeg heads so I can re-design his tattoos once I get enough research done on Maori and polynesian tattoos. (Polynesian tattoos have more sharp edges and “square-ish” designs, so I’ve been wanting to mix the design elements of Polynesian Tattoos with the meanings of Maori tattoos, but I just haven’t had the time. :P… I’m cheating on time as it is right now.)

So if anyone wants to doodle tattoos on Queequeg, GO AHEAD! BUT I WANNA SEE ‘EM!! :D

I’m reallllly tempted to print this out and use it as a coloring book page, all day, every day.

DO EEEEET

I want to know what you come up with! D:

I WILL LOVE YOU FOR EVER.

Uh oh. Now you’ve done it. Now dis bitch has gotta bust out … the CRAYOLA CRAYONS.

livielightyear:

I’m making all these silly little Tattooless Queequeg heads so I can re-design his tattoos once I get enough research done on Maori and polynesian tattoos. (Polynesian tattoos have more sharp edges and “square-ish” designs, so I’ve been wanting to mix the design elements of Polynesian Tattoos with the meanings of Maori tattoos, but I just haven’t had the time. :P… I’m cheating on time as it is right now.)
So if anyone wants to doodle tattoos on Queequeg, GO AHEAD! BUT I WANNA SEE ‘EM!! :D

I’m reallllly tempted to print this out and use it as a coloring book page, all day, erryday.

livielightyear:

I’m making all these silly little Tattooless Queequeg heads so I can re-design his tattoos once I get enough research done on Maori and polynesian tattoos. (Polynesian tattoos have more sharp edges and “square-ish” designs, so I’ve been wanting to mix the design elements of Polynesian Tattoos with the meanings of Maori tattoos, but I just haven’t had the time. :P… I’m cheating on time as it is right now.)

So if anyone wants to doodle tattoos on Queequeg, GO AHEAD! BUT I WANNA SEE ‘EM!! :D

I’m reallllly tempted to print this out and use it as a coloring book page, all day, erryday.

livielightyear:

trying to get a hang of him. Queequeg is hard but fun.
I’m trying to redesign his tattoos too, because… meh.

I love every second of your Queequegs. Might I suggest a more checkered pattern to his tattoos? That’s what I always pictured from these lines: “Such a face! It was a dark, purplish, yellow color, here and there stuck over with large, blackish looking squares … he chanced to turn his face so towards the light, that I plainly saw they could not be sticking-plasters at all, those black squares on his cheeks. They were stains of some sort or other.”

livielightyear:

trying to get a hang of him. Queequeg is hard but fun.

I’m trying to redesign his tattoos too, because… meh.

I love every second of your Queequegs. Might I suggest a more checkered pattern to his tattoos? That’s what I always pictured from these lines: “Such a face! It was a dark, purplish, yellow color, here and there stuck over with large, blackish looking squares … he chanced to turn his face so towards the light, that I plainly saw they could not be sticking-plasters at all, those black squares on his cheeks. They were stains of some sort or other.”

I’m experiencing a design swoon right now.

I’m experiencing a design swoon right now.

Oh look. One of my favorite things, wearing another one of my favorite things.

Oh look. One of my favorite things, wearing another one of my favorite things.

livielightyear:

aforeignocean:

First of the VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Art) posts.  This is a massive (look at the human comparison) whale titled “Mocha Dick” after the whale that inspired Moby Dick.  The artist Tristin Lowe did an incredible job making this out of white industrial felt.  They placed a piece of the material on the wall so you could feel it, and I thought that was a great move.

Can you even imagine…? Wow.

Is this to scale? Even if it isn’t, ho. ly. God. Can you imagine being in a cedar boat while this thing comes rising up from the depths beneath you? That’s like being in a boat made of matchsticks. As terrible as whaling was for the whale population/probably the entire ocean ecosystem, think about the kind of human courage/idiocy it takes to do something like that. Whalers were the closest approximate I think we’ll ever have to knights facing dragons, armed only with a flimsy sword/harpoon.