For the next set of cartoon characters for the up and coming ‘Pirate Deck’ card game, I have been working on the elements that make up the pirate ship itself.
The card game requires a series of five cards that sit in a row to create the pirate ship or ‘deck’ if you will. The idea being that the other cards in play are then placed on top of these.
The ship sketch has been completed and scanned in and I have begun work on the digital outlines. Once these are complete, I will need to cleverly adjust the dimensions and also the length of the ship, so as to be able to get them to sit across all five cards.
The advantage to this also is that I can then get some ‘interesting’ elements to sit in each of the cards.
Along with the ship deck itself, there is a requirement for both a ship figurehead card and also a poop deck card. These have just been completed in pencil form and are now ready to be scanned in and digitised.
The figurehead itself has come out rather well. She is a fine looking young lady, majestically leaning against the bow of the ship and complete with a five-pointed aquatic crown.
The poop deck also comes with my usual brand of humour, with a rather ill-looking pirate up on deck not really adjusting well to the rough seas!
His captain is also present, leaning out of one of the windows and barking orders to his pirate shipmate – probably in a vain effort to get him to do what he’s about to do over the side of the ship as opposed to on deck!