I’ve long appreciated the wonderful images by Ian McQue of boats gliding through the air. I find them evocative and beguiling. There are whole stories told within his illustrations. (And he does way more than boats – see his instagram).
Part of my creative process for imagining the world of Tramp Steamers was doodling my own ideas of the boats and I thought I’d share some of those rough sketches here, just for fun.
I don’t know why there’s a castle in with these last three, but I kind of like that picture.