Today I sat down and burned away and I have almost completed the little sea chest! Clouds, gulls, rocks, and shadows completed it nicely.
On the side with the rose compass I added details of a map, shading the land so that it is distinguished from the water and naming rivers, islands, and even a mountain.
I thought about adding to the anchor's side...but haven't come up with anything as of yet.
I've never tried a seascape before or even drawn a ship. I've done childish outlines of small fishing boats or a magna doodle sketch of a steamer or battleship, NEVER was I even brave enough to attempt a fully rigged Clipper or Schooner. And yet my first doesn't pass my own critisism test...I find something awkward about the masts...not tall enough maybe?