To celebrate deviantART's eighth birthday the Resources and Stock GDs are holding a pirate themed contest, aptly named Pieces of Eight.
There's two parts to this contest. One is to create pirate themed artwork using the resources and stock photos within the Resources gallery, and the other is to create pirate themed resources or stock photos.
Think of it as two separate contests - you can choose to enter only one, or both if you're feeling frisky.
In creating your artwork you don't have to use eight different resources, but it would be an interesting challenge don't you think?
Make sure to link to the deviations you use in your artwork. If you do not list your sources your entry will be ineligible to win.
The resources you choose to use are entirely up to you, but don't forget how easy it is to search for pirate themed resources: