Most elements of this picture have movement- the sun, cloud, birds, water, wind turbine, and ferry all move as a means to either be productive or simply as the way they exist. There’s no profound reasoning behind the choice to start and stop at the lighthouse and the small island which it’s built upon, I just chose these two points because they are the anchors, never moving despite all the motion around them. This is the view we see minute before docking at the pier on Inis Mor– the lighthouse is always a sign we are almost home. Go on, find one of these two points and follow it throughout until you come to the other end.
black ink, white paper.
one-line design ‘of the sea’
Why ‘of the sea’? Most of the ferries that service the island are named ‘Something of the Sea’–
Draiocht na Farraige– Magic of the Sea
Ceol na Farraige– Music of the Sea
Glór na Farraige– Voice of the Sea
Banríon na Farraige– Queen of the Sea
While the boats are similar, they’re not the same. The details of the ferry I drew were gotten from this picture and from the Aran Island Ferries website header picture. Details of Straw Island lighthouse I got from here.
Simple beginnings, then redo over and over and over, adding in the details. The first one I drew, upper right corner, was from memory. There are plenty of scribbles I’ve not shown here, but you get the idea of the process nonetheless.
I do so hope everyone all my European friends are safe and sound while Storm Desmond blows by.
Cheers to the weekend!