This is one of the interior illustrations I did for "Soldier of Fortune". It illustrated the following scene:

"Nearby, a fellow passenger pressed himself quietly into the rail. Kaplan followed the traveler's slightest movement raising a strong hand to shade his incredibly blue eyes against the sun. Kaplan's eyes followed the arc of the other man's fingers, which brushed away a wind-swept tangle of long hair.

Then, after what seemed like an eternity of waiting, the man Kaplan was watching turned ever so slightly; the brilliant sun sliced through the white shirt clinging to his body, showing a surprising thatch of auburn chest hair."

--from "Soldier of Fortune" by Akablonded

 

--Watercolor on illustration board
11/013/02