I discovered a fantastic book called Watermen Of The Chesapeake Bay. It's a collection of photography by John Hurt Whitehead and was published in '79. There were so many excellent photos in here I just had to do some sketching from them. I'm also working on a graphic novel that involves, to a small degree, a watermen near a similar area - Deal Island, MD.
This sketch was done with a Bic 'Soft Feel' ballpoint pen and Prismacolor 'Cool Grey 60% marker.
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist working out of Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Annapolis, Baltimore and various other cities and galleries. His fine art and illustrative work can be seen from such publishers as Moonstone Books, Top Shelf, Desperado, IDW, and many others.
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