Saturday, December 6, 2008
One Bad Pirate!
Now this was just good old fashioned fun to draw. Anybody who knows me, knows how much I love pirates. My love for pirates probably stems from my very early childhood when my father would read me portions of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island before bed at night. Nowadays That love affair with pirates occasionally manifests itself in my work.
This is a slightly different approach than most pirate illustrations. Here I decided to go with a young pirate. I loved everything about working on this. I was careful in my research of the clothing, flintlock pistols, ship and cutlass - all of it is late 17th century.
I drew this on the thick and sturdy piece of cardboard that came attached to a pad of Bristol Board from the art store. I think a lot of artists throw that cardboard away when the pad is empty. I wish they'd mail it to me because I can't find this same kind of cardboard anywhere else! I love the worn, warm, old world look that the cardboard gives to the drawing.
I used a mixture of graphite, ink, marker and colored pencil to draw this. I actually finished this on October 12th of this year (2008) but I'm just now finally getting around to posting it.
I hope you enjoy this because I had one heck of a good time creating it!
Posted by Nathanael Lark at 12:39 PM