Ron & Nelly's Luxury World Cruise- Page 5.

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I look forward to seeing your work, it’s one of my five a day. I particularly like the ship, but then again I would as it’s my thing, great rusty effect.

Thanks to all for your great response to this little saga. Glad you like the ship Dixie...I love old ships but don't paint them much. This is a simplified version of an old tramp steamer, I have to show it sometimes and didn't want it to be too difficult.

Great illustrating as ever Lew. Having crossed the Irish Sea a few times when it's been in a bad mood, I can well relate to this.

So many brilliant little touches in this - the chocs at Nelly's hand, the cover of the book she's reading; and I love the ship, without feeling the least desire to be on board.

Well, I must say I'm not "green" with envy Lew :) Those monster waves look ready to swallow up that ship at any moment.

Sounds and looks like a cruise ship recently in the news, where the passengers are demanding their money back because the ship couldn't dock into many of the ports on the itinerary. Imagine taking a cruise where all you're doing is sailing around, unable to land because of bad weather. At least Nelly has the right idea.

Once again, it's just great to get your wonderful feedback, thanks very much. A 'cruise' doesn't appeal to me, unless you're within sight of a coast all there is to look at is an unchanging horizon.

Hang on Studio Wall

Another page in this little saga. The only time I've ever felt seasick was in the Bay of Biscay (been through it many times). On this one occasion heavy Atlantic rollers put our ancient troopship into a slow roll that lasted for hours...all we landlubbers got sick. I wasn't actually sick, but so queasy it put me off my grub. A major catastrophe...I was a growing lad.

About the Artist
Lewis Cooper

Self taught. Love drawing. Like to make pictures up, without using reference pics, often in cartoon style. I do other pictures where I do use reference. I'm knocking on a bit, born in 1940 in Greenwich, London. Retired, and loving it.

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