CgTalk Daily Sketch 268 "Pirates at Starboard !"


“Pirates at Starboard !”
White Rabbit

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I´m already missing fundamentals week



i like pirates. i also don’t know how this forum feels about vector sketches, but i hope it’s ok?

15 min, wacom tablet + illustrator.


ok it seems that i have a language gap here…
please define starboard for me, it’s a nautical term right?




The right-hand side of a ship or aircraft as one faces forward.


ahhh, thanks! I had a look at the greek translation, but im afraid im not keen with nautical terms… (-shy-)


Vector - Pixel - Pencil - Paint - Crayons - we love them all!

Love your pirates. :thumbsup:


sorry, i had no time for proper colouring…
and i can’t get these damned avatars out of my mind…:slight_smile:

45 mins, pencil & paper, photoshop

best wishes
yours Salamander


Salamander & oblivisci - good sketches, this thread is off to a good start!

AAAARG matey!


OK, so the Wacom arrived (EDIT: 40mins ago) and I’ve realised that practice is required.

20mins, Photoshop

Sorry its poor but things can only get better.


ahoy and thank you very much robin :slight_smile: maybe i’ll try to do a colored one later… i’m waiting for your pirate-entry, cap’n!
The Damned: nice one! hehe, funny idea…:slight_smile:


Yaargh!! etc.

half an hour? Painter, tablet.


those of you who are incredibly dynamic sketchers can try to make one of those amazing compositions with strange angles and so, mine is so flat…

1:15 with wacom+ photoshop


great sketches ppl :thumbsup: I can’t join this one now, I’ll do some later



bealobo - Well, looks to me like you’re getting pretty comfortable with the tablet. :slight_smile: I like the impressionisic treatment of the water and I like the lighting on the foreground.


Salamander – beautiful style, and I just saw what you meant by “can’t get these damned avatars out of my mind”. Who’s face is that on the figurehead ?


thank you Soup! for the matter of the figurehead, thats a good question…
its pretty hard to recognize, but i intended it to be drumwhores face…:slight_smile:


nice work everyone!!!

have been really busy lately and missed a lot of fun here :sad:

I gave it 2 hours in PS wacom


30 minutes, painter/photoshop


I wonder if this counts ^^

Around 15 min with PS and my brand new Wacom Intuos 3 :slight_smile: