Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ships

I just learned a new trick to drawing ships of the line! All you must do for a beak-head is make the front of the stem look like a flat beak-head and then widen it out into the 3d shape. Willem van de Velde the elder and the younger were a Dutch father and son team of fantastic ship artists. In the late 17th century, they painted many fine works for Dutch patrons. Eventually moving to England,they did the opposite of what they had done for the Dutch: painting English victories during the Dutch wars. That is all, Christopher. PS. I got my Van de Velde info from the book from the time-life series The Seafarers called The Men-At-War.

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