Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Argg, matey!

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?


joyceb said...

Ahoy matey! Great sketchbook Michael. Hope you keep posting.

Mel said...

This reminds me of those crazy 1950s 'art tests' that they used to put in the back of comic books and magazines. The ones where you draw a picture of a bird and a woman and a pirate and send it in to get an "evaluation" to find out if you're an artist or not. If you can draw a pirate then you, Sir, are an artist. I suggest you try your hand at that! Might not pay all that well but it beats pining for high sea adventure and lack of a parrot ;-)

Welcome to the blogosphere, Mike!