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eleven little boats

June 29th, 2012 | 4 Comments

Like the first Everything Goes book (as well as the second, which you likely haven’t seen yet), Everything Goes By Sea is going to have a mix of busy scenes full of vehicles (boats, in this case) mixed with spreads showing close-up single images explaining the inner-workings and various interesting parts of the vehicle. I’ve been working on one of these latter ones, where the concept of displacement and flotation is explained to Henry.
I’ve drawn about a thousand boats over the last few days. Here are a few of them. The original drawings are about 3 inches by 2 inches, and are pencil on tracing paper. You can click on them to see them much larger.


  1. Ev says:

    Oh my, these are wonderful.

  2. Laurie says:

    You’re a pretty good drawer. (not the kind in a chest of)

  3. Brian says:

    Aw thanks. Boats are proving to be more fun than I’d imagined they’d be.

  4. So great. I cannot wait. I am loving all the details below sea level. I keep thinking of how Henry looks down from the window of the car in the spread about the subway stuff in the On Land book.

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