Mad Hatteras: The Cape Crusader

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is world-famous. It is not just the tallest brick lighthouse in the world… but years ago when it was relocated farther away from the coast to save it from beach erosion, it became the tallest brick structure of any kind in history to be moved! Visit the Outer Banks Web site to read more about this famous lighthouse.

Cape Hatteras LighthouseRegular followers of my blog might feel a sense of deja vu, because in some ways this resembles the bell tower that I posted earlier this week. It was, in fact, while I was drawing that illustration that I got the idea to draw this one. They really aren’t all that similar though, other than being tall slender buildings, but I had a sense of deja vu as well.

As always, please let me know what you think of this one. I’m quite happy with how it turned out, especially with the mostly grey tones and the splash of red in the base of the lighthouse. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as a Technical Illustrator, please use the Contact page and provide me with as much information as you can about your request.

2 responses

  1. I like how this one is coloured. Can’t help but want a tiny splash of red on the very top somewhere (even if that’s not authentic)

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    1. Thanks… I see what you mean. I believe there are lights up there, external lights I mean, but by the time I got to the top all the detail was so small it was getting lost so I stopped adding the tiniest stuff.

      If I was doing my own thing and not trying to reasonably recreate a real building, I probably would have at least put a dot of red at the top somewhere.

      Is it weird, though, that I’m as happy with the pun in the title of the post as I am with the drawing itself? 🙂

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