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The Pirates Who Say Arrgh by Borruen The Pirates Who Say Arrgh by Borruen
Lali-ho Lali-Heyo!

EDIT: cleaned some lines, removed upper and lower black framing and worked on some shapes, might re-edit it, thanks for your critiques! ;P

Hey, guys, this is my anticipated homage to sept. 19th "Talk Like A Pirate Day" haha Damn I love pirates!

I tried some different techniques here, hope you like it =)


Arrr, brin' me that nasty Concept, ye filthy dogs!

"These are The Pirates Who Say Arrgh, they are bounty hunters who always fail miserably. The crew is composed by Captain Henry "Fish Moustache" K'nuckles, Adipous "Fat" Willy Balls and Sir. Rat Ratton.

This time they found the bounty of their lives! They are hunting down The Lil' Big Ol' Evil One-Eyed Fangy Horny Jones, also known as the "Pirate-and-just-about-anything-else Killer". Will they beat that nasty beast? Will they ever not fail miserably horribly in something? Well, Davy Jones only knows!"

It was inspired by "The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack", Zelda: The Wind Waker, Moby Dick, Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Tom & Jerry, Gorillaz, all that pirate mythology and an old deviation of mine called "The Bitter End"

Hope you guys like it! Favs, comments, critiques are always welcome!
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Heya folks! Friendly internet robot Mosobot64 here, and here's yet another review!

This time around, we've got a band of mighty pirates taking on a scary behemoth, made by *Borruen.

The painterly feel to this brings to mind art from recent fantasy works like Secret of Kells and DeathSpank, yet it occupies a unique space all its own. Painting wise, it beautifully toes the line between textured speed-paint and clean vector cartoon-angular and precise, yet amazingly non-artificial in look. And all the elements play off just right, even the thumbnail of this piece presents a distinctive silhouette, and that massive, toothy maw gives you something to remember.

So it isn't a perfectly smooth portrait. So it's not hundreds of characters in a space. So there's not a lot of shiny metal, rainbows, glitz and glam. So what?

I'm tired of repetition. I want more soul like this!

What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
4 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

Here is a litte critique, that I hope you will all enjoy!

First of, I wanna say that I really love this piece, it is truly amazing! And then I also want to appoligize if there I made any typos, anyway, here I go:

It looks really great, the contrast between the orange light background and the dark front looks amazing! I love the small clouds, the shading is pretty good, and you have an amazing drawing style. However it could have been done better. I would actually have given this 4 stars, but I wont because of how you scanned the picture. You dont notice right away, but the picture is not close being horizental (I think its called). The picture has big black lines at the top and the bottom and it is really irritating, and I also think its a shame for such a great artwork :hmm: Also for some reason it gets annoying looking at too for too long :noes:

I choosed to give this one 3.5 star, because I feel like there are way to many similar pictures to find around the internet, but on the other hand, even though the whole theme is well known, the way you drawn it is new and interesting. Also whats up with the Mickey Mouse looking creature at the ship? :XD:

Technique There is no doubt that you have an amazing drawing style, and great colouring, but I still feel like you could have done a better job on the shading, and line work.

You got it just perfect at this one :thumbsup: The shining sun, lovely orange colours and the amazing contrasts just look stunning. When I first saw the picture I was like "woooaw! :jawdrop:" Also I get a real "action" feeling when I look at the pirate, and comparing the size of the monster and the ship, so epic!

Even though I feel like I've been saying a lot of negative things about this artwork, I really like it, and I think it's one of your best deviations lately! :clap: Nice job, keep it up! :Thumbsup:
What do you think?
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13 out of 13 deviants thought this was fair.

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noebelle Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
As opposed to the knights who say nee?
Hoellenzwang Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Artist
coboltnet Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
I really love this one.
Evolvana Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Oooh I love this one!!! a bit cartoony and funny as well :D and the colors are very nice and warm.
ehayul Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
love it!!! especially how the yellow eye is the centre of the attention!!!
Shadowjoe Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
really awesome job on the lightning!
Mourphine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
My gosh this is so freaking cool asdghktl;
Pii-lein Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really don't want to be in their place o.o
But its a cool picture (:
vimark Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's really nice, you did a great work here
xking Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Like it, pirates vs epic monster :D
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