December 17, 2008

Captain Crab


Look I am not going to lie to you. I thought this was going to be cool. Hell, on paper what could be better than a pirate crab with a hook and wooden leg. Well, maybe you have had an experience like this where you are constantly adding more crap thinking that perhaps it will save the piece. Eventually you end up with something like this. Sadly enough, I think this is more of the rule for me than the exception.

8 comments:

Jason Pruett said...

I immediately thought of a couple Howard Pyle illustrations. my favorite has always been this one - http://store.encore-editions.com/gift/pirates55.html (cause the captain's about to shoot the last standing guy - who's out of ammo, having shot the two guys he's looking at)

but for a crab - I think walking the plank would be funny - because he's a crab and it's sort of a "don't throw me in the briar patch" sort of thing
http://ladypine.org/pirates/Pyle_pirate_plank.jpg

The Rabidmilkman said...

I like the patch.

m3ng said...

I like it. It could use a few adjustments, sure, but it's still cool!

Nate said...

The eye patch is gold Jerry! I'm not going to give any advice because it would be above my pay grade to do so....but I believe when we can, we must-stache pirates.

I'm a long time snooper/first time commenter, but I have a quick question: Any tricks for making your subject and background integrate smoothly? My characters look like stickers on a background.

Adam Christensen said...

When it comes to killing people.... theres captain crab!!! Looks like he would be good with butter my friend.

Sam Nielson said...

Wait, isn't ending up with something like this the whole point of painting a pirate crab? If you want Rembrandt, don't pick pirate crabs as your subject matter.

That being said, I think it's probably the best pirate crab I could have imagined.

David Malan said...

Nice, it's the crab idea but tried but couldn't think of. I think it works.
I look forward to the book.

anima-base said...

Awesome!!