Navigational Tools - not too useful without charts, actually.
Dentistry Tools - mostly pliers. I'd be concerned.
Surgeon's Tools - most surgeon's in the navy were not doctors. Many were, in fact, merely people who had spent some length of time apprenticed to an apothecary, or had worked with another surgeon. Result? That bone saw got a lot of use.
It has occurred to me that I have yet to post anything from my thesis class. I have to admit, I haven't been as pleased with the pieces from this semester as I might have been, but I quite enjoyed doing ink drawings of various tools used in the British navy, and in shipbuilding, around the time of the Napoleonic Wars.
Sparmaking Tools - for making masts
Sailmakin Tools - just what they sound like, actually
Rigging Tools - braiding, pulling apart and running rigging
Caulking Tools - because it's good for your ship to be watertight
So, the lovely Miss Victoria Belisle ( http://victoriambelisle.blogspot.com/ ) and I have teamed up for a very interesting project - series of collages based on old cabinet photo portraits. The pictures we've found are all from around 1890 to around 1915, and we've been having quite a bit of fun making up stories and connections for them and theming the collages around the personalities.
Both of our pieces will eventually be mounted in a show at Montserrat's Bear Gallery, although the specific date is still pending. More information to come!
In the meantime, here's a small preview of some of my contributions to the project:
In Character Creation, we have an ongoing project of making a character to utilize in 100 illustrations based on a list of prompts. My character is a female gunslinger named Bonnie trying to track down the men who killed her older brother. These are a few of my favourites so far.
All of the illustrations are brown in on illustration board in 4"x4" squares.
Here is another assignment from Character Creation. We had to invent monsters, so I made a house gremlin - a little rodent sized creature that does all sorts of nasty things around the house, including poking needles into the ears of sleeping children. But, he's afraid of teddy bears so, really, how scary can he be?
Mostly pencil on bristol board, with water colour in the turnaround.