The Michael W. Behrens is part of a fleet of car ferries that carry traffic between Aransas Pass and Port Aransas, Texas. They cross the ship channel that flows from the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of Corpus Christi. This is a fairly quick pencil sketch from a photo taken on one of our many trips over to Mustang Island and Port Aransas.
The next step was to sketch the scene onto illustration board. This was done directly with a brush and thin gouache, with no pencil layout.
The final 8×10 gouache painting was a fun, loose portrayal of the ferry sitting at the landing on the Port Aransas side. A fun little painting.