JULY CHALLENGE - A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR ME!
July Challenge and June winners!July Challenge - A Pirate's Life for Me!
This month we all, collectively, say ARRRRRGH!
We challenge you to create riveting works depicting pirates! Sea battles, tropical islands, parrots, eye-patches and swashbuckling rogues - what else do you think of when you think "pirate"? Surprise us - we are, as always, extremely curious to see how far you will stretch the bounds of your creativity!
Please state in the description clearly that your work is created for this challenge. Works without such disclaimer will be moved to the general July folder.
Besides that, all the standard rules apply:
Don't forget to credit all stock used and use only legitimate stock!
Only ONE entry per pers
Credit and stock thanks :
Rope Pack - Collab with `mjranum-stock by SenshiStock
302 by SimplyMurdersStock
A Wooden Bridge by K1ku-Stock
Barco pirata 10 by nayareth
Cannon 3 by fuguestock
Cannons by margarita-morrigan
Cement Collapse 2 PNG by ashrafcrew
Crates 1 by Elsapret
Fire V1... by Dark-Indigo-Stock
flag vol.2 jolly roger by bessyH
Flaming Door by dull-stock
lamp by cooldood2
Los Haitises National Park Dominican Republic 14 by FairieGoodMother
Los Haitises National Park Dominican Republic 19 by FairieGoodMother
Maritime Stock 1 by lumpi69
Marysville Ghost Town 68 by Falln-Stock
Pirate Flag Stock 1 by Maiden-HebiStock
pirate hat 5 by sacral-stock
Pirate rifle by RavensLane
Pirate ship 10 by CAStock
Pirate ship 11 by CAStock
Ropes by lumpi69
STOCK: Controlled Burn 9 by JDiPStock
The Buccaneer 12 by HiddenYume-stock
The Lady Washington by terrybare
Water splash Stock 09 by Malleni-Stock
rest is paint
This one is so well done i cant beliee it, you achieved what i would never achieve so well. I did a piece where to Ships are firing at each other but you sir, drew a picture of what happens on the Ship itself in such a great intensity, i really love it. Its so my style. I know how hard it is to make something up like this, congratulations the explosion in front is very well put together 10/10
Overall I am very impressed with this dramatic piece. There is an excellent sense of high action but at the same time the precision (lack of blur) gives an idea that the viewer is calm and detached, an invulnerable observer.
This is not to say that it doesn't raise questions in the detail. The cannon in the foreground looks beautifully unused, gathering moss for hundreds of years, when clearly it would have been less than ten years old and polished to a shine by eager hands for just the kind of eventuality that is depicted. The ships are far too close for a broadside, and the attacking ship has its sails reefed. Further on we have another ship with one sail reefed and the others are entire Jolly Rogers - not really feasible, since apart from the expense of so much dye a pirate would not want to advertise as such until the very last minute by hoisting its colours. Lastly I have to wonder where there could be such a narrow strait with the depth to receive the draught of all these large warships and still have tall trees to either side.
This is nitpicking though, since the piece is not about realism but more the joy of unbridled fantasy, and in this it excels. The explosion and indeed the entire scene is beautifully rendered, the colours are perfect. Well done.