Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Arrrrh Pirates

I have been wanting to do a pirate theme for a while, but just haven't had the time to get to it. With the release of Pirates of the Caribbean , and yet another instalment for me of being able to stare at Johnny Depp for a few hours had me very inspired.

I kept my design very classic, starting with the Pirate Ship. I wanted to keep my colours to a minimum. I absolutely adore the colour palette of red and blue, whether it be red & navy, or red & royal blue, or red and aqua. Unfortunately there aren't too many 'nice' shades of red, before they look like maroon or pink :0( It's so classic, and will generally work in any boys bedroom decor.

Next was my pirate, a cute boy, not anywhere near as handsome as Jack Sparrow, but a fun interpretation of what I wanted. I had been so nervous about drawing him, as I haven't done figures for ages. Drawing clothes has always been a breeze, I can draw them with my eyes shut, only due to many years of having to do so when working full time. But to draw a face, for some reason I get a little panicked and just go blank. I don't know about what you think, but a bad face can kill a drawing. After drawing and redrawing him, I finally finished, knowing it was as good as it was ever going to get. I am happy, he looks bright and cheerful, and of course like a pirate.

I am really happy with the 2 of them, they coordinate perfectly, and would look great on any little mans bed or quiet sitting space.

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1 comment:

Naturally Carol said...

I think he's perfect..just the right balance between cheerful and mischievious..the pirate ship's a winner too! aargh!