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pirates vs. ninjas... naaah by hakubaikou pirates vs. ninjas... naaah by hakubaikou
Pirates killing ninjas. Ninjas killing pirates. So sad. Why can't they all just get along? Like these two <s>slackers</s> upstanding peace-lovers. Kicking back with some rum and sake. Peace and tranquility is good, yeah? ^_^

I downloaded *leventep's brushes to try out, so this pic was mostly an excuse for me to play around with them. He's got some irregular shapes that are really nice for foliage and plantlife. Better than the more square/round photoshop default brushes. It was fun experimenting.

Start to finish in Photoshop. I definitely used refs for this. The beach is based off a photo I took of my parents on a beach near Redwood National Forest. I altered the landscape slightly and changed the time of day. (While I normally post my reference pics, Mom and Dad are very internet shy, so I'm not posting this one. If, for some reason, you're dying to see it, send me a note.) Parrot, sake jug, and rum jug are based off of pics from Google Image. Used for loose pose refs for the two guys.

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Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Awww! The NIFs (Nice Internal Feelings). Right here, man, right here.
EerieWraith Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it weird that I just really love this picture..? Because they are "slacking" as you said in your comment? (You did a really good job for just experimenting. XD)
Chibimita Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Its so beautiful.Wow!  The landscape with the wild rocks and the painting strokes.

"- and it finally came that day, where a pirate and a ninja said naahh and sat down, shared a drink, enojoying the peace while the parot quaked" 
Cywolfe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Cool. I like how you explained it. Good work.


So did you scan the image in and then play around with the colors overtop of the image? Or did you look at the image and draw on a blank canvas?

Belldame Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice, I love the vibe coming off this. ;)
Passin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Looks great
The-Observant-Nerd Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks realy nice. :)
PrinceInferno Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
booze makes everything better
JakkinStewart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
As you know, a common enemy makes allies of even the oldest of foes. The enemy...boredom. ;-)
WillieManga Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Photographer
I vote pirates! ooh, never mind...
Tornado1555 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Naaah.... WATCH OUT FOR ANDREW CARNEGIE! "Gets crushed by Steel Industry and British Empire"
Bandgirl43 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
So True!

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adamantiumdroid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
This is brilliant xD
Ginnabell Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i was going to say where's the ninja but... i think i found the ninja :)
somthingcreative Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
wow just wow! this is soooo amazing!!! how you have the Patience for this i'll never known
Tigrette-of-Fire Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Ninjas and Pirates should get along!

I am pro nijas, but I like pirates too!
InfantryBattleRifle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Make Peace
lazypirate09 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Simply love it. :D
PeterCSM Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Hahaha what a fantastic idea. Kudos.
Yamakal-12 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Ninja breaks out the sake, Pirate breaks out the rum... problems solved. Problems talked out.
Until... "WHY IS THE RUM GONE?!"
Reeses--Pieces Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
This is cute. xD
Gotta love the 'slackers' (:
Mouse-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
That. is. awesome. :D
Elenna-Huntress Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Aww, that's cute. Nice take on the 'Pirates vs Ninjas' idea.
MonkiesRuleTheWorld Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
E-MAZ-ZING~! Great idea~!!!
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so wonderful! Great idea!
SevenSeasPirateQueen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
...yeah but when the ninja's asleep the pirate's gonna go all "Avast yer living, ye landlubber!" and beat the spurs out of him :) :devilish:
Happy94Goth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Yay~! Awesomeness incarnate.
bauccgia0 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Hurray for Peace among enemies!

Torkolv97 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Well, it looks liek the cops stopped te "battle of the century" then...(SR2 referance)
justjukka Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I like the way you think, here! I also just love this picture. We all need a little more tranquility in our lives.
Myloman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Agreed! This is nicely done :D
Robotrob44 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
i envy you and your talent!
Mareo-and-Anime Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Lemme guess- the twist is the Pirate's drinking Sake and the Ninja's drinking Rum? XD Nicely done. ^_^
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
:icondragonhiplz: Hi my friend! :icon1chick1: Your artwork was featured in my News article” Gentlemen of Fortune” here: [link] :icon1stbutterflykiss: :iconletylove:
dassM Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
beautyfull !
Pietroigor Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Why fight when you can drink some grog (or saké) on a beautiful beach and enjoing a good conversation?
For figth and kill, there is always time...
Beautiful picture!
Ancient-Hoofbeats Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Student General Artist
You've been featured in an article called "Welcome to the Seven Seas"! [link] Sorry for the late notification ^^;
Sanhanian Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would be cool if you could play music with this pic because the you could put 'Why can't we be friends' on it. =D
ihatebamboo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
pirates and ninjas make the world go 'round. hahha while the pirate drinks rum the ninja drinks tea wtf
Skymouth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was not expecting these two to get along like this, that's awesome! (Ninja's would still pwn pirates in my opinion)
PrincessKanyo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Student Artist
i agree :)
Jon-t69 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
I like your Digital Painting, it's really beatiful!
And the 2 thieves sitting peacefully, Pirate and Ninja, bonding over their capers, stealing treasure...
I like the beach setting, youre an awesome artist.
Peace is better than WAR.
Let's loot the PLANET together in PEACE, hands around the WORLD!
Jon-t69 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009

I agree.

Pirates and Ninjas are the SAME!

They both STEAL to survive, and use ships, back in the old Buccaneer days...
Pirates from every nation must have clashed with the formidable, stealthy, deadly, Kung-Fu, Shaolin Temple Monks gone renegade, trained assassin Ninjas from the Far East!:spyed: :meditate:
Autumn-Blossom Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
this is incredible! I love it!!
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fan05 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Waaaaaaa I like your drawings! I shall have something has to ask you, if you does not want or cannot it is not grave ^^ It is that I am a fan of the story written by a friend ( [link] ) and I like seeing her character drawing in various ways fanarts which... You could make her a fanart ?
kaijae Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Amazing work, I love the sea and the rocks :)
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is epic
NekoRaven Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
haha This is how I always felt about the Pirates vs. Ninja thing. I love this piece! The way you painted the background is just amazing and I love how soft it is.
JanusRobotnik Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Yeah, why can't pirates and ninjas get along?

It's nice how the two figures don't dominate the picture, and rather seem part of it. The landscape is very nice, too.
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