Had this illustration for a while and never posted. Originally intended to be a poster for classic literature.
Nothing says classic literature like Moby Dick, and nothing paints a more dire picture than Ahab going on his last mission.
I’ve played with this on and off for some time. I enjoyed the dynamics and played with a very loose brush set in painter 12, something that I generally do not do.
I tried to highlight an image of a skull in his face, to forecast his eventual fate, pinned forever to the side of the white whale.