Monday, October 24, 2016
I'm Lucy Bellwood a tall ship sailor, cartoonist, and illustrator from Portland, Oregon. My connection to the Oliver Hazard Perry? I had the pleasure of being a Voyage Cartoonist during this summer's second sail-training program! In the strange career I've carved out for myself, I currently travel from place to place making comics about unusual experiences- many of them nautically-themed-- so you can imagine how thrilled I was to come aboard and explore all that the Perry had to offer.
Teaching students about the history of scurvy, leading gesture drawing workshops, drawing portraits of trainees, and assisting in the rig were all stellar highlights from a week of sunshine and good memories.
While I distill those experiences into an illustrated account, I thought I'd share some process photos with you all so you can see what goes into creating a final comic- especially one centered around such an adventurous week.
I'm currently laying into the last two steps of the creative process: inking and coloring.
To purchase Lucy Bellwood's finished comic on Oliver Hazard Perry, CLICK HERE!