Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Polishing the Brightwork

The first sketch I did while aboard Bataan was of a young sailor doing what so many have done for centuries now-- making all the shiny brass things stay just so!  "Polishing the brightwork" as it is called, is a great Navy tradition.
So when I was wandering about smartly on deck the first day and saw a sailor engaged in this activity, I had to sketch it! So I got out my pencil and sketch pad and dashed off a quick contour drawing of the scene. Here is the modest result (a doodle of sorts, but it captures it):

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