On a 11" X 14" cold press watercolor paper, I started to draw this drawing in1962..
For some reason it was folded and put in a folder for safe keeping’s, to not be found till two months ago. I had started doing a series on my ship which I served in Vietnam for six tours from 1964 to 1966. It will be a silent auction work this coming Oct. at our yearly reunion. I will have a total of six for the ships fund raiser. This one being our ship coming out of a fog bank. It took me about a month to unfold and preserve the old pencil drawing. Slowly gluing the deteriorating paper a little at a time and letting it stand with a heavy book as a press. The end glued paper was now glued on a heavier grade of paper. I cut out the glues drawing , then cutting out a recessed space on a 190 weight I glued both the glued original and the new 190 weight paper on to a mat board. Again using my heavy books as presses I let it cure two weeks. Then sanding the edges of the original paper insert to blend the two as one.The next step is now my ongoing inking and finishing detailing of the ship. ENJOY