This is a panel from a dresser I bought from a guy on craigslist. The dresser cost about $5...which came out to about $1/day until it finally broke. Oh well, at least I'm putting the materials to use. This was done in Sharpie marker. I really like the way the wood grain and drawings interact on this one. I have three other panels from the dresser and they each have unique wood patterns that I've had fun experimenting with.
The ships are modeled after those used by the vikings; I kinda like how they turned-out.
I like how this turned-out, mostly. I'm really beginning to appreciate the difference that good watercolor paper can make. When I was in Iceland, Elin's dad, Tryggvi, introduced me to watercolor blocks. I came home and picked-up an arches block (20 sheets, 140 Kb, cold-pressed, 9.5x12). I am so happy with it! No taping, no enormous boards...all I have to is run my Opinel around the edge when I'm finished.
The painting is unofficially named after a co-worker in the City of Ann Arbor. Who happens to be an extremely enthusiastic vegetarian.