Here are two recent drawings I created. One is a fun pirate drawing I made during a meeting and the other is an alien mercenary I created when I was sketching over the weekend.
This is an illustration from a few years ago that I never posted on my blog. I created the illustration with oils and acrylics. I have an undying affection for pirates. I’ll have to post some new work as soon as I can make some new drawings. I’m busy with baby stuff, baby showers, mom moving and end of the school year activities. Life seems to be a quick succession of busy moments.
Avast me mates, here it be, me entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word o’ t’ week. T’ word o’ t’ week be popularity. I created an illustration o’ a popular pirate captain hosted on t’ shoulders o’ his crew. Popular he be because he be such a nice pirate with such good manners. Once again, I used watercolors and some pens t’ create t’ illustration. Shiver me timbers!
This is the sketch for the new illustration I created. The full color illustration is on my portfolio page on my website. http://www.illustrationsbydavid.com/portfolio.htm
I have always had an interest in pirates since I was very young, particularly the buccaneers of the golden age of piracy. Violent crime and extortion on the high seas is an unusual subject matter to become popular in children’s literature, but you cannot contest its popularity.