Taiwan Fishing Boat

100_4723 An old fishing boat tied up at Kending Harbor in Kending Taiwan. The frontal proportions of this old-timer is what caught my eye-don’t know why I drew it so small. It looked so top heavy and the bow was so narrow. You would expect it to topple over. There must be quite a mass under the waterline to balance it. I can’t imagine going out to sea in this quite small vessel. I flew airplanes for twenty years and faced some challenging situations, but the men who work these boats have more courage and fortitude than I ever had. They literally put their lives on the line to feed their family and make some pocket money. Taiwan has lost a few of these in the past. Great old boat! Noodler’s Ahab flex pen with carbon black ink on a Molskine watercolor journal. Color washes were added after I had sketched the complete boat.


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