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04-17-2015, 10:30 PM
5.5x8.5 watercolor and ink line on Masters sketchbook paper done today. Combining two ref photos into one in hopes it tells a story...originally only the boat was drawn, then I added the egret or whatever the bird is. It was too large so another bird was put beside him and looked awful :crying: ...so what to do :confused: I drew part of Captain B over the birds. He looks mighty pissed that his boat is empty and is taking a little sip (the mutiny never happened as that's only the movies). He was quite the seaman and naval officer :rolleyes: Total time: 1 hour.
C&C welcome :cat:

04-17-2015, 11:18 PM
Oh this is so good, the boat is amazing. As for the captain he looks in dire need of his rum pot. He was a Governor here when NSW was still a penal colony and in 1808 400 of his soldiers were involved in what is called the rum rebellion. His sailing skills were never questioned but the mutiny most definitely happened, maybe Hollywood adjusted some of the facts for the sake of a good story but the basic details are indeed fact.

04-17-2015, 11:42 PM
Now there he is!

04-18-2015, 02:13 AM
Good job of combining.

04-18-2015, 04:06 AM
Your rendering of the boat is excellent! It has a pop out effect.

04-18-2015, 04:10 AM
Lovely painting, the boat is great. I like the story too. :)

04-18-2015, 05:26 AM
Great combination! I particularly like the boat. With a mug of ale that size, Captain b. would likely be very P'd Off!

Valri Ary
04-18-2015, 01:46 PM
Great combo! Nice work on the difficult angle of the boat, it scared me away!

04-18-2015, 03:03 PM
Good combo and great job on the boat.

04-18-2015, 07:22 PM
He has a perfect look on his face. Love your story too.

04-18-2015, 10:15 PM
grande idea...i love the snarly captain...and that boat and sky are very very lovely ! tyree:wave:

04-19-2015, 10:11 AM
This is so good. Capt B. With his bird mug drowning his sorrows. Super.

04-19-2015, 12:32 PM
Great combination! Well done:)

04-19-2015, 03:23 PM
O, I thought his drink had soured, hence, the pucker face .... Ambitious undertaking for one hour.... Wow!

04-19-2015, 04:59 PM
Awesome combo!! :clap:

04-19-2015, 10:34 PM
Kreatively kaptivating as always!

04-20-2015, 01:27 PM
Cute Kay......love the combo and story!

04-21-2015, 07:39 AM
beautiful!!! I like very much how you combined the photos!

04-21-2015, 11:38 AM
Great combo , Kay

04-21-2015, 06:15 PM
Nice composition and great work in just an hour, Kay!

04-22-2015, 09:37 AM
Thanks each of you! Looks like the boat got a lot of mileage in this WDE! I don't know how I got that expression on William's face as I wasn't trying to make him snarky.

04-23-2015, 09:01 AM
what a great combo, and the stormy sea

04-23-2015, 10:13 AM
Oh, this is wonderful ! You sure lived up to your name LOL !! Love the story, the painting and searching for the hidden birds.... which I never did find.

04-23-2015, 11:24 AM
The birds were drawn where the captain is. Part of ink lines can be seen on his right hand/arm area. The rest is covered in paint.

04-23-2015, 11:28 AM
Good job. I like how you combined the references. I also loved your story of the process.

"Necessity is the Mother of Invention"


04-23-2015, 05:37 PM
As usual awesome!

04-24-2015, 03:18 AM
Great comp Kay I like ti tells a story the hip is wreckes but I saved the booth lol

04-28-2015, 12:12 PM
Thank you all!

Charlie's Mum
04-30-2015, 03:35 PM
Yes, it tells a story! Good combo - creative thinking Kay!:)