Saturday, June 21, 2008

Nags Head

This is a historical illustration for the Outer Banks, North Carolina. This area is called "the Graveyard of the Atlantic" because of its record number of ship wrecks. One of the major cities on the Outer Banks, Nags Head, is named after the practice of pirates tying lanterns to their horses necks and walking them along the beaches at night in order to be mistaken for floating ships. This would cause unsuspecting ships to run aground and fall victim to the pirates' pillaging! I used watercolor, acrylic and oil on illustration board.

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