Just a quick little ink sketch from my sketchbook. I think I had just bought a pile of educational flashcards about pirates at a yardsale for a buck and was reading them at the time. The flashcards all had reproductions of paintings of pirates on one side with facts and stories printed on the other. The paintings were great, done in an old-school gouache style, and I figured I could use them sometime as reference if I ever got a pirate themed assignment. Of course, I never did, but who knows? Maybe in the future?