Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Ever thought about medieval ships?
Two of my stories required drawing medieval ships. Above are a few of the images I found for references. I like the one with the flying fish best!
St. Modomnoc only had to sail across the Irish Sea in his boat... Good thing too, or his bees would have gotten too tired, and maybe drowned.
St. Brendan, on the other hand, had to spend seven years sailing his ship. It must have been stinky and crowded, but at least they stopped often in wondrous places... including their yearly Easter mass on the back of a whale! Here's a detail of his ship, anchored around the whale's tail.