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All aboard the HMS Allies!

This was a nightmare and a half to colour with my Cintiq still buggered by that Win10 update, but I was determined to have a proper picture before the end of Pride Month. It takes a while for Louis' crew to warm up to him, but they get there in the end!

If they seem to look familiar, it's because they arrr ...


--Sak
Characters and Artwork © Shamine Athena King


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:icongothicraft:
GothiCraft Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
oh my gosh this is so cute!
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:icongraysonzalishqi:
GraysonZalishqi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are these pirates your OC's or are they just REALLY familiar? 
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
They are human versions of the Neopets, yep.
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PookaDoodle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oh shoot, I got a tiny tear in my eye when I saw this.

Glad to come back here and find that you've come back to us as well, Sak. (:
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Welcome back, Tox!! Or do we call you Pooka now?

I was so excited to see your work in my inbox once again! I am not so often here anymore and am super bad at replying to notes and messages anymore, but I just wanted to say it was great to hear from you. So nice to see a familiar face around here :D
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PookaDoodle Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Seriously... I've taken stock of everyone on my watch list and MAN this site is STILL bleeding out (almost universally to tumblr) after years and years. So many people gone!

Where you most active these days?

And thanks for the welcome back! And HOT DAMN your new site looks fucking sick aaahhh!!! You're so good at things.
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Probably Tumblr, but even there I mostly just post and leave! It's just too hard to keep track of all my sites now, which is terrible as I rely on networking for my freelance gig. DA is still the easiest to keep track of good art and make sure I don't miss and update, so I'm still around. I just have hundreds of comments in my inbox and I'm too daunted to go through them all and reply now -weeps-

Thank you so much, but you're still amazing too?!! Loving all your new art, can't wait to see more character revamps!!
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Topkicker26 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I thought it was just me with apparent tablet problems? I just installed a new PS program my mom so graciously gifted me and apparently it, my computer, and my tablet do not want to play :/ 

Regardless though, your coloring and forms look so beautiful in this piece. And belated Happy Pride Month  
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
The problem seems to be related to WinInk for me, but everything I've tried hasn't fixed it yet. I've learned to use the bracket keys to increase and decrease my brush size, but it still feels like a crutch.
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Topkicker26 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so frustrating. When something I'm used to doesn't work, I get so damn antsy. :< Hope it pans out okay!
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:iconasahi-sensei:
Asahi-sensei Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
aaaaaahw that would be so sweet °3° 
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:iconladykamling:
LadyKamling Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear, what happened that they had to add a patch to the flag?
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Pirates
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:iconschlach-uffn-kopp:
schlach-uffn-kopp Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
oh no, this is too cute. Louis' expression :heart:
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:icondrrraug:
Drrraug Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
Aww this is so nice!<3
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:iconmsnita:
MsNita Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Louis is just precious looking as touched as he is. He's got a great crew
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:iconxivylain:
Xivylain Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so precious omg ;w;
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:iconelectricpoodle:
ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is precious. :heart:
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:iconmicheab:
MicheaB Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:squee:

The amount of love I feel for this cannot be described in words!
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:iconarchineerrob:
ArchineerRob Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
Beautiful :)
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:iconnymeriadire:
nymeriadire Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Student
Awww beautiful and gorgeously done!! :) 
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:iconplangkye:
plangkye Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwwww :D
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:iconbornangelauthor:
BornAngelAuthor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
bwahaha that pun! I love this picture and the way Louis' reaction :love:
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:iconparodyham:
ParodyHam Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
This is awesome! <3
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:iconcolorfulmoongato:
Colorfulmoongato Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Precious!!
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DivineLordCheesus12 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how colorful your pieces on Louis are =)
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Dragonia27 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
This hit so hard in the feels!! In all the right ways! Things have been really tough for my kids and I, all of which fall outside the gender and binary norms. But this was an amazing, priceless thing.

I love how they're so supportive and kind! Thank you so much for sharing this!
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Afroformer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
I think “Proud” might sound better, but I know where you’re coming from.
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
The title is a play of Gay Pride, so while they are certainly proud of their captain, today they are Gay Pride Pirates.
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WolfAP Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
This is wonderful, I love this so much!  The details in all of their clothes is superb. :heart: Also do I spy a Horace?!  
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!! And yes, you do ;)
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:iconchrstinde:
Chrstinde Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so darn sweet :heart:
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:iconkomarukoune:
komarukoune Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I love this art!
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SammyHarlan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
Aww, what a lovely crew Louis has!

My Cintiq got messed up by Windows 10 updates about a month ago.  I found a fix with Photoshop to get it to use WinTab instead of Windows Ink and it has worked like a charm ever since!  I dunno if you want to give that a shot, but here's the Reddit post that says how to do it - www.reddit.com/r/wacom/comment…

Best of luck!
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Unfortunately that was one of the fixes I tried, and it didn't seem to work. WinInk is definitely the problem though, as I keep getting this annoying keyboard overlay that gets stuck when I work. Fix your shit, Microsoft!
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AnomalousReadings Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I immediately recognized the Neopets crew! Good to see them again
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Would you believe I have a Neopet comic I started four years ago just sitting on the backburner with Horace and his crew ... but it's been so long I've kind of lost interest, and keep getting new ideas for other things.
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TheDraconian Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Student General Artist
I love the diversity of the crew. They all have such unique personalities! The textures and patterns of the fabrics are a really nice detail too.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I'm not sure I'll settle on these as final designs, but they've been a lot of fun to draw.
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LadyDesmoria Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Student Writer
Having recently discovered I’m Bi and actually coming out to a few people, this makes my heart smile. I wish that more people were understanding like this. At times I wish I had Louis’ confidence because there are times I wish I could come out to certain people like my family but I know that would end badly since not only is not well looked upon in my church, my mother is incredibly old fashioned and it would end badly if I ever said anything. 

So thank you for making this and making my day a lot better. And thank you for making Louis
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Sadly sometimes coming out to the family is not the best way to go, and it's easier to just wait until you've moved out and moved on to come out. It sucks though, that you can't be yourself around the people who should love you unconditionally. I hope you one day find yourself in a position where you can feel more happy and open with yourself, and be accepted for it.
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LadyDesmoria Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Student Writer
Your word just made my day infinitely better. It really does suck when you worry if your family will still love you after and accept you. I have come out to one sister and my niece. Both understanding and my sister came out as bi to me. I guess sometimes you just have to pick the right family members to confide in
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MC-Neko Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Student General Artist
This is the cutest thing I've seen all month! Thank you so much for your art, Sak.
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Belated reply, but thank you so much!
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K-Zlovetch Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Haaaaa..... Wacom. Paradise and Hell at the same time. We are all in the same... boat :3

Gorgeous drawing by the way, everything is so awesome in in, and look at all the pretty faces !!!!
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Professional Filmographer
It doesn't seem to be Wacom's fault in this case, at least! Looks like it's Windows and their weird WinInk system for their tablets that are gumming it up for the rest of us. It's Windows products or go home!
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LadyKoyote Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Quarter-Virus 

Hey, so saw you were having trouble with your Wacom Cintiq.  I am not entirely sure the issue but a few months back when they did an updated my Wacom Intuos Pro stopped working.  There are several fixes one of which was issued by Windows themselves after the problem arose.  But I am not entirely sure if it is the same issue.  The issue is with Windows Ink and the easiest fix is to go into your cmd prompt app and type the following:
reg add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Pen /v LegacyPenInteractionModel /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

All the other fixes failed me but this one is what fixed all the problems I had.  I am hoping the issue is the same for you and you can get this fixed.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Hey! Thanks for the advice. The problem I'm having is alt + right click no longer working to change brush size, which really messed with me. The forums I found dated as far back as four years ago and there still doesn't seem to be a reliable fix for this problem.

I downloaded the latest Cintiq update just today--and it was a big one--but it still did not fix the problem. I used the bracket keys [ ] to change brush size instead, which was the only reason I was able to finish this.

I tried turning off WinInk following one suggestion, but that just god rid of pressure sensitivity as well! I have not yet seen your suggestion in forums and may try it ... I am not familiar with programming and generally avoid poking around in cmd.
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