Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Boat love


I am not a motor boat person, I´m a sailor. But as it is, I don´t have a sailing boat, I have part of a motor boat. It can´t beat sailing, but I have to confess that it´s still quite lovely to be able to go wherever you want on the water.

This boat of ours comes with a new feature compared to our old one - you can actually maneuver it to exactly where you want to go. That sounds stupid, I know - how hard can it be to steer a motor boat with a propeller in the back?! - but I assure you that with the wrong boat and narrow circumstances it is perfectly possible to make a complete ass of yourself EVERY TIME you´re trying to fit your boat into your assigned spot by the dock. Ask me, I know...

It may not be a beauty in the boat world, but it´s safe and I don´t feel worried driving it by myself, so I love it.

12.5 x 15 cm, Lamy Safaris with Lexington grey and Noodler´s Black ink on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.

10 comments:

Fannie said...

Hi, Nina. It's nice that you have a boat and can explore the waters. Nice drawing. Love the details. Great post and journaling.

kazumiwannabe said...

Great drawing - very inviting, with the plump boat and the sunshine!

Kunstrxns said...

Makes me want to step on board and go adventuring

Anonymous said...

I'm a "sail" person too...but this is a lovely boat and your drawing is exceptional...*sigh* makes me want to get out on the water.....sail or no sail!!
deni.......;)

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

There is something SO cool about being out on the water. Seems as if you can get closer to aquatic birds and animals from the water, too...love the drawing!

Deb said...

Beautiful line work and textures!

Kathleen said...

Well it sure looks beautiful in this drawing

Katy said...

I really admire your ability to capture the detail. Great boat!

Margaret Ann said...

A wonderful sketch of a great ole boat!...expressive linework! :)

DRB said...

I've had a boat in rocky channels, in a narrow river with plenty of current, so it is indeed easy to make a mess of things.