A old one of the pirate colection Although John Cabot (ca. 1450-1499) established an English claim to the North American continent as early as 1497-1498, more than half a century elapsed before Englishmen turned their attention to the new lands. The most well-known early colony was founded by Sir Walter Raleigh (ca. 1554-1618) on Roanoke Island, off the coast of present-day North Carolina. In 1585, Raleigh's men settled on the small island. Relations with the Native American inhabitants were peaceful at first, but as the colonists' supplies dwindled, amity dwindled too. The colonists left in 1586 after beheading the local Indian chief, Wingina.
Raleigh arranged for Governor John White and a group of families to return to live in peace with the natives in 1587. Violence, however, is not easily forgotten. Within one month, hostilities resumed, and White was forced to return to England to ask Raleigh for reinforcements. Time was not on White's side. When the war with Spain erupted, White could not return to the colony for three years. When he set foot on Roanoke Island in August 1590, he searched frantically for the settlers, including his daughter and granddaughter, the first English New World baby, named Virginia Dare.
All that could be found was the remains of a village and a mysterious word, "CROATOAN," engraved on a tree. White concluded there must be a connection between the word and a nearby Indian tribe, but before he could investigate, a violent storm forced him out to sea and back to England.
Left for three years, the 117 men, women, and children had disappeared mysteriously. This lost colony remains one of the greatest mysteries of the colonial period. Although Raleigh sent an expedition to search for them, the colonists are never found and their fate remains unknown.
However, it is known that Elizabeth Shirland was amongst those settlers. It is rumored that after being left behind the colonists built a wall around their homes for protection from the Indians. This was the wall that John White found on his return to Roanoke Island in 1590. The men would leave the fort to hunt and fish as the colonist's food supply eventually ran out. The Indians ambushed and killed each man as they left the fort. In time all the men were killed and the Indians captured the women and children. The Indians took the hostages to their villages to live and work as slaves.
Elizabeth was raised by Indians and left the island 1589 on board of a Spanish ship after she was picked up by Spanish soldiers. It is said that she was held captive and raped several times by the soldiers before she killed her sentinel with his own knife during the turmoil of a pirate attack a few weeks later.
Disguised as a young man she had served under the command of Sir Francis Drake, before she returned to England and got married in 1595. However, she could not stand the life of a housewife and soon left her husband and went to sea again. Little is known about her life and destiny from that point forward. She returned to York, England again once or twice, where she gave birth to a little son. Soon afterwards she left her family for good.
Elizabeth had prepared her own career as a woman pirate. It is safe to assume that she was inspired by the criminal career of the famous woman pirate Grace O'Malley. When she was captain on her own ship, she disclosed her sex to her crew and she commanded and ruled them with her iron will and her strong ability to assert herself. She used men from the crew for her sexual pleasure, and some of them left the ship with a cut throat. Due to that fact and her ability to master the blade she was also known as the Cutlass Liz.
Cutlass Liz was not too successful as a pirate captain, and hardly anything is known about her operations. The only successful strike reported was the capturing of a Spanish merchant in 1604, where Cutlass Liz looted silk and gold before burning the captured ship. A few weeks afterwards she was betrayed to the Spanish by two members of her crew and was arrested while making love to one of her traitors. As the Spaniards dragged the naked woman pirate from the bed, she was suddenly aware of the treason and managed to stab her lover with the dagger she had hidden beneath her pillows. She was instantly killed by the soldiers, what spared her from public humiliation and the painful death of hanging.
However, her only mentionable booty - gold and goods worth at least £ 30,000 - was not on board of her ship anymore and could never be retrieved.
PSCS/graphire 3/7hours/music: Carried by the wind - ayreon (Arjen Lucassen is a MASTER!)
This is my entry into the artnouveau contest. The theme was fairy tales in the art nouveau style, and I chose to represent Hans Christian Anderson's Snow Queen with Kai in the style of early Alphonse Mucha paintings. The digital painting was done in Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom monitor. I did a sketch on tracing paper, scanned it, and redrew everything by hand on my Wacom monitor and deleted the original. Since I don't know how to use vectors, all of the snowflakes in the border were created individually in photoshop so that each is slightly different...never again...lol. The background texture is a free use parchment texture that I found somewhere on the web and modified in tone and color.
The furniture of the gothic tiles are edits of the RTP AND FSM WHICH CAN BE USED FREE OR COMMERCIAL GAMES IF YOU OWN EITHER RPG MAKER VX OR VX ACE. Celianna has a good sideways TV, but I can't add them as I do not own them.
just a quick sketch I draw to take video because some ppl want to see video how I draw... you can saw video at my FB page part1 [link] part2 [link]
it messy than my normal sketch because super rush and my left hand carry my Iphone I'm sorry to not update much I working on commission line art for few days I think tomorrow I will start to color. And hope can finish some pic to send to customer TwT
I always adored this OC soooo much. It is so cuuute. I just feel cherry blossom all over her ahhhhhh I was hoping to draw her one day And today I saw Gave me my last cake badge! ADHSHDSIUHF THANKIES SO MUCH MOUSHOUUU FINALLY MY CAKE IS NOT A LIE AAAHDSHDSF
It is just a quick coloured doodle, but I felt to do something simple for you ♥ Hope you like it!
Also realized now I forgot to draw the wings... *COUGH COUGH* SHE HAS THEM STRAIGHT BEHIND HER BACK KAY? OTL <33333
"When you constantly support someone without expecting anything in return, that is just beautiful" A small lil gift for my dear watcher and supporter All your comments make me very happy, and your constant support keep to cheer me on. Thought you deserved a lil something in return ♥
Finally i got some pictures of a con in march. I'll be posting some Ririchiyo pictures with a little group I have some cute shoots with Glenda as Miketsukami. Check out her cosplay page on facebook:: www.facebook.com/glendacosplay…
ryouismas Ririchiyo Shirakiin Glenda as Soushi Miketsukami from Inu x Boku SS ( aka Youko x Boku ) Picture by Leo Silva All my Inu x Boku cosplay pictures: here☆★
Paying a Homage to *SweetYuyas love for her Husband! (no... I didn't mean Zack is her husband, for God Sake!!! )
I must confess I liked drawing him!... This was the 3rd attempt 4 hours I think Im getting better at it Training is really doing fine! ^^
The only thing I feel sorry for now its my hand I endured a bit of pain while drawing him Owtch! My back and neck also hurt for keep looking at the monitor and the paper so many times Its tiresome but it pays off I think
Washu: So, what do you think, Zack?
Zack: uh I think youre a masochist!
Cloud: She meant the drawing -___-
Zack: I know that!!! Cant you see Im just joking, you dumb! ¬¬
Cloud: Better dumb than dead ¬¬
Zack: Yeah, Im dead! So what? Just like him *points to Sephiroth* and its your entire fault!
Sephiroth: Who said Im dead! *Vexed* Im only a Restless Spirit!
Zack and Cloud: Same sh*t!!! >_<
Washu: well whatever
I used a scene from Crisis core as a reference again! The part Zack is about to jump off of the train after his mission is complete! ^^
Same technique I used on Cloud, Sephiroth, Kadaj and Genesis! I explain it all on Sephiroths deviation! You can take a look at them if you go here:
Hi~! as I mentioned in my last journal ( !~ADOPTABLE WEEK~! ) this week I'll be posting one adoptable character per day only 24 hours per action. no "on hold" option. I'm fine with co-owning : )
Auction ended~! thank everyone for participate : ) the highest bid belongs to and now Felicia belongs to her : )
this is an auction and it starts from 5$ min increase bid is 1$ to keep it organizesed bid in this thread -> comments.deviantart.com/1/4871…] I only take a paypal, no points, sorry :c only 24 hours for bidding! the auction ends 09/10 at 11am (according to polish time)
all money raised from these actions will be spend at my very first fursuit c: hope I'll raise enough to cover the cost of faux fur and other supplies.
character description : Felicia is a female anthro mermaid. she lives mostly underwater but also spend some time at sea rocks, enjoing the sun (like all cats!). she's crazy about jewellery, just like magpie, she could wear all shiny things she have found. you're becoming her best friend when you give her some trinkets.
60 sm (23.6 inch) long, 65 sm (25.6 inch) tall, velvet clay, acrylic. This is a large sculpture for interior, office, apartments, town houses. This work was done in collaboration studio "LLC Copyright mannequins" (professional products for taxidermy). This is a great bloodless alternative to stuffed animals and trophy heads. As the workpiece used life size european wild cat.
I kicked off the new year with some goofy fanfiction and against my better judgement uploaded it to DA for a select few people I knew would enjoy it. (For some reason I still haven't figured out, fanfiction makes people go apeshit with anger. I don't know!)
So I'm going to link it for those of you here who might want to read but first I'll warn you that I write so little I'm all out of practice. It's like anyone else picking up a pencil and drawing after they stopped in gradeschool. Secondly, if bad fanfiction or the slightest hint of ambiguous bromance enrages you, for the love of the flying spaghetti monster, don't read it.