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www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqB_y… by BrunuhVille
www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8k9y2… by Antti Martikainen
Drawing while listening to this kind of pirate music - it was the most epic way to create ever! You should really check out their works, these composers are amazing. 


I don't think anybody knows, but I mostly sketch pirates. And I never even coloured one of them. But now was about the right time... 

The sun is rising. All night long the storm raged over the seas. Now a new day dawns over the calm waters. New horizons wait for us! Many storms are yet to come and many adventures lie ahead beyond the waves. Life is an endless journey to which we all must surrender, but for this moment - you enjoy the one silent view of the new daylight. And you cannot help but feeling grateful. And you cannot help but looking forward to the next time the sea will create a wondrous tumult again. Because that is what seas do every now and then, just like life. And you know you love it. 



"Because a ship is safe in harbour, but that's not what ships are for."




(Yeah, I am so very fond of metaphors, it is almost embarrassing)
(and yes, her look is inspired by PotC... as is the colour scheme. Next time I might draw her with a beard made of tentacles, arrrrr)

reference: www.christinaaguilera.com/site… (hihi)



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:iconposes17:
Poses17 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an expression!
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconmrihaveasword:
MrIHaveASword Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And this'll be the day that you almost caught, captain Jackqueline sparrow.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
 I couldn't resist, mate...
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:iconmrihaveasword:
MrIHaveASword Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've got a jar of dirt, I've got a jar of dirt, I've got a jar of dirt, and guess what's inside of it!
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
:D Hehe
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b-Dedi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
I really like the style of this work ! And a look at the reference shows how creative and great you interpreted and "translated" it ! Very cool this one :aww: !
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! Haha, I had so much fun with the reference indeed ^^
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Thunderpaws101 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I really love the mood that the colors set, I also love the hazy effect. Beautiful! 
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, so glad to hear!
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Thunderpaws101 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Sure!
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ascenciok Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is stunning! There is such a warm atmosphere that matches her facial expression beautifully. The textures really add to the overall look of the piece. You should definitely try more color work with your pirates :D
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :aww: Giving it the atmosphere I wished to show was a real challenge. I would love to draw more pirates!!
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JUMBOLA Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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CitadelOfSagas Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Aaaah I really love this one! I saw it a while back on FB but I still wanted to let you know, lol. Pirates are awesome, lady pirates are even more so. :D

Do you have a backstory for her? If not, you should write one ;p I would love to know more. Well only if you want to obviously!

That music is super epic as well. I made a pirate playlist for spotify myself a few months back, if you ever need more pirate-y vibes. :P

play.spotify.com/user/11133027…
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
thank you! :) I still love pirates as much as when I was a kid. The fictional ones, that is :P

There is a backstory for her. Her original name is Yawa, her father is the leader of a gloomy and rainy country of which more than 60% is only sea. She's a very stubborn girl, breaks traditions all the time and is pretty much frustrated because she can't be the successor of her father only because she's a girl. But put her on a ship and she is one happy girl and all will obey her and she can be free. (I wrote the story when I was 11 years old, so it's not much, but still I like the character)

Too bad I don't have spotify :o I am sure I would have loved your playlist!
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CitadelOfSagas Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Haha yeah, the romanticised ones. :P That goes for a lot of things. Like the real Middle Ages weren't nearly as nice and cool as they are in fiction. Romanticise all the things!

That's a great story. :) Sometimes characters stay with you, even years after you've abandoned the story. They never really leave you.
I have this story that I'm currently writing (well it's sort of on hold atm because I mainly get inspiration during the summer, not sure what that is) and one of the major side characters is a female pirate captain. I do have a rough backstory for her but I'm still planning to flesh it out some more at some point because even if she's not a point of view character in the story, I still really like her. :P

You can log in to Spotify with Facebook but I understand if you don't want to. I can always give you the names of the songs on the list in a FB message so you can look them up yourself. ;)
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Otherra Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
Indeed, just as the way they portray life in Rome or ancient Egypt and stuff... it looks amazing, but no way it used be like that :) Nonetheless history is a nice ' fantasyworld' nowadays for great tales and pictures.

Well, it's allmost summer... sort of ;) Haha sounds like a great character, you should really work on it. Good luck!

Yeah I should get Spotify by now, I guess...
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Reneeroses1972 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have looked at many of your pieces and love your work.  You have a wonderful talent.  Keep doing more.  
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Otherra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate that! I'll try ;)
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LunarisLarva Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
Looove her! She's like a female Jack Sparrow! hehe The colour scheme is beautiful and I really like that the whole thing is backlit. Gorgeous colours in the sky! :)
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Otherra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) Yeah, she kind of is, I guess...  Thanks so much for your comment!
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williamson13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work and I love the sea.  Heart +favHeart   Pirate Flag 
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
:aww: Thank you very much! The sea is the best ;)
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iloverifat Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is just awesome! I loooooooooooved it :love:
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
:aww: Thank you very much!
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iloverifat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you are welcome :hug:
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roxya1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the coloring style you have, especially on this one!
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :D
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ShandyZan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really love this! Very appealing in color choice :-)
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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ShandyZan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :-)
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Hugsitroll Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely textures! Did you use pastel, or colour pencil?

PS We had Speak Like A Pirate Day a couple of weeks ago, har harr!
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Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I use both, I like to mix them :)

Ha, Talk Like a Pirate Day.... That time in September when sea dogs remember that grown-ups still know how ta play! ;) 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCdNRP… 
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Hugsitroll Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cool! :) I shall have a messabout with them!

Oooo, and thanks for the link! I love Tom Smith (recognise his style anywhere!), he's one of the funniest people ever, but he also wrote an amazing song about Hellraiser. Good bloke.
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Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
That's great! :D I hope you'll like it.

Awesome, right? ^^
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Hugsitroll Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, can't wait! Got distracted by the sudden appearance of a spinning-wheel at my house (don't you hate it when that happens?!), so I haven't even opened my sketchbook ...
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Haha, those things happen ;)
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JamaYounique Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love the texture of this piece.  It lends itself to the expression on her face and makes it feel more raw and real.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, I am glad it gives that effect ^^ It actually was kind of accidental.
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Lovely.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Anna655 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome *,*
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Timaxiii Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice wow!! What do you use to color?
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) I used pastel pencils (from Koh-I-Noor) and coloured pencils for the skin (Bruynzeel). And a little bit of white ink here and there.
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Timaxiii Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have made something very beautiful.. Woww!! :)
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
thanks! ^^
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