For our entire week cruise to Alaska I wasn’t able to post the drawings that I was doing daily, so I’m going to catch up on posts over the next week. And of course I always edit the post date to match the day that I did the work.


Here is the Westerdam our home for a week!


After checking into our stateroom, we visited my in-laws stateroom to checkout their huge room and view. This was the view form their balcony. Massive amounts of luggage piled into these cages while forklifts, cranes and people rushed around to load the ship.


There were two cranes, one to load all the luggage, and one to load all the supplies that the ship would need for its week long trip. I didn’t get a picture of the palettes of supplies being loaded by the crane on the right but just imagine a supermarket worth of food at the end of the dock. The sheer volume of cargo being moved here was amazing.


I really liked all the lines here and the piles of luggage. From this far up it was like colored blocks in wire crates.


The detail in the lines and luggage took a long time for me to draw and get correct, plus all the things we were doing on the ship I had to work on this one several different times during the day.


  • Session: 141
  • Work: 140
  • Width: 10"
  • Height: 7"
  • Medium: Graphite, Watercolor
  • Location: Holland America Westerdam Ship, Seattle Port
  • Art Time: 2
  • Creative Time:



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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."