Monsters in a box

Art, artist, Artist's Hands, Bait Casting Reel, Barry Comer Artist, drawing, Spinning Reel

Today, I looked at monsters in a box. Inside, there were two fishing reels. Both unused for many years, but one in particular, for three generations. They posed an idea and threat for a sleepy Friday. Draw them, be accurate and try to be sane.

The illustration required a great deal of patience, hand control and being fluid. Because the shapes overlapped, finding clarity in both, was a huge issue. Hoping, I shaded and painted, trying to distinguish both.

Let’s see. I may go back and work more. Maybe not.

16 thoughts on “Monsters in a box

  1. I missed this one yesterday….trying to be sane, huh? To what end?? Oh, to create a coherent drawing – you did. I knew immediately that was a fishing reel on the left, but the other one, it eludes me, must be a different kind? I’m not very familiar with fishing. I love the curves, and the nice wavy patterns you used for the flat places.

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