All Tied Up

I came across a sheet of sketches recently, and thought I’d share these with you. I don’t recall the client, but I imagine it was a guys’ magazine that commissioned the art. In any case, I thought these sketches elegant…

Looks a bit like a bowline hitch, but, probably isn’t… those bowline’s are kind of complicated.

Sailors have a special name for just about everything. The art of tying knots is known as “marlinspike seamanship” — go figure!

Can you identify this knot? It looks like a square knot, but may be a “granny” — i.e., a wrongly tied square knot!

Hope you enjoyed these little how-to spots. More exciting illustration in future posts is coming your way.

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