Some people like boats with motors and some people like boats with sails. I prefer boats with sails. Don't get me wrong - power boats are cool too but for different reasons. When you're on a sail boat you feel more like you're part of the sea rather than being set against the sea. Power boats slam into the water. It feels like you're beating your way through. Sails boats allow the wind to draw you forward. It beckons you to continue your journey.
Seeing sailboats disappearing into the distance you can feel yourself drift away with them but not in an alternative universe or new age strange way. It's the perspective and repetitive shapes that kind of draw you in. You can almost feel like you're going along with them. You can imagine yourself to be off to a new adventure just over the horizon. I do like drawing sailboats - especially in this kind of loose fashion.
It's a natural thing to return to something that you know how to do. I kind of know how to draw sailboats and that lets me experiment and be a little more free about drawing them. I'm not worried that it's going to end up looking like a one legged frog or something.
Everybody knows how to draw a sailboat. Two triangles and a base. I guess the trick is to try to make it a bit different and a bit special.
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