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06 June 2008, 01:54 PM
"The Pirate"

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06 June 2008, 10:31 PM
close to two.

06 June 2008, 02:21 AM
Quick one, about 50 mins PS CS

06 June 2008, 10:45 AM
2 hr 20 minutes Photoshop

Not done at all, but i need sleep. Will finish tomorrow.

To Do. Redo the eye patch. It looks terrible. It's supposed to be all tech/sci fi. Maybe update the computers to have a hovering transparent glowing green keyboard and a scanner in the eyepatch that shows wifi signal.

Also, piratey accessories.

Got some amazing feedback and critique. I will change the underpainting color for the brown/orange to purple. since it matches. (can't believe i forgot that one) And I'm adding some frills to the tech theme.

Got some even more feedback. Right now, I found out that I didn't vary my tones enough in the buildup. Because of that, my face just has weird colors and the image is very flat. I'll get this eventually...'
Also, images were used for the display. Screencaps and keyboard layout. I'll would have to change it up and make my own if I can really call this one finished.

06 June 2008, 08:03 PM
really nice entries so far, heres my quick sketch ;)

20mn photoshop

06 June 2008, 09:23 PM
daniel - man thats so good - it's not fair... :)

archangelgabe - really cool man! - now make time to finish it...

06 June 2008, 02:29 AM
Thanks! This no limit is a great learning experience.

06 June 2008, 09:57 AM
Daniel - very nice .... hang on... did you manage to get every colour in the rainbow into that?... roy g biv... yep they're all there - amazing :)

archangelgabe - that's a cool concept, I need one of those keyboards... and a cat with an eyepatch... my cat has two eyes.... hmmmm

2hrs ps:

06 June 2008, 05:22 PM
@archangelgabe - love the cat, ads a nice touch to the picture, and i like how you rendered out the cloth, keep up the good work

@everyone else - dunno if its of any use to anyone but i recorded myself sketching this one, so if there's anyone interested at all, right click (and save as) here ( to download the video (5mb avi)

06 June 2008, 09:35 PM
hi dsf, hi roberto!
long time no post, but with a pirate-theme you always can force me to sketch...:D

beautiful entries guys!!!
embryotic: nice one, really great dynamic, but imho the background-blur is a little bit too strong...
archangelgabe: cool! interesting interpretation and nicely done...
danielh68: brilliant!!! i love your composition and color-scheme, really great...

pencil & paper, photoshop, about 2 h

with kind regards,


06 June 2008, 06:23 AM
Hi nice one every one, specially Salamander Coral (i like your style)
and accidently Happy , like the fresh on it, nice strokes

well here is mine after 2, 5 hours in ps2

06 June 2008, 02:16 AM
photoshop, around 50mn

06 June 2008, 12:07 PM
hi :) some speed from me ;)
(about 1h in PS.) cheers

07 July 2008, 07:32 AM
Salamander - thanks and you're right about the blur - it felt good at the time but unfortunately I flattened the background and cant go back (doh!), I like the skull motif and especially the little cat.... dog.... thing.

daRoz - wow that's really nice esp for just 1hr - I really like the light and the colours used on those 2 people in your background - perfect depth colour :love:im going to study your colours and brush work more!

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