Sunday, March 29, 2009

" I think he has friends out there! " says Capt. Ahab.

Different Strokes For Different Folks - A Creative Consortium.

This is a bi-weekly project my friend Sheila got me interested in. Basically you are given a photo to work from, and you are left to your own devices to decide what you will do with it!

I immediately fixated on the "fatherly figure" and how detached he seemed from his family. It gave me the impression of a sea captain like "Ahab". Then I started developing the concept of the lonely at the top commander with his disgruntled crew .

The father seems lost in thought as he scans the horizon, his family almost seems to be standing dejectedly by, awaiting his orders. So of course with my crazy imagination, I decided to do a Moby Dick theme. With Ahab, having captured his prize, much to the shock and horror of his family. As if you can almost hear his wife's silent thoughts " This is not going to fit in the luggage rack on the Volvo! "

The rest as they say is history. I will probably start joining this fun project and posting my designs on a regular basis.


  1. Yay! It turned out superbly! The almost scrimshaw style sketch lends so well to the theme. Congratulations Greg on your inaugural DSFDF piece.

  2. Very funny! It looks more natural somehow with the beached whale in there. Nice job.

  3. I love it, and the story behind it. Stick around DSFDF! Your "sort" is always welcome. :)

    Randomo aside: as I was reading your bio, when it got to the part where you said "I have been a ...." I started hearing Sinatra singing "I've been a.. poet.. etc" in the song "That's Life." ha

  4. what a great spin on this week's challenge of DSFDF and the medium added to it also.

  5. Very creative! I'm still laughing at the title.;)