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Pirate Love on Vespas by pirate-trish Pirate Love on Vespas by pirate-trish
So I had a painting class with George Pratt (I'm sure everyone is falling all over themselves because they know who he is right?) and he put me through a wringer of learning to paint. I got into computer coloring because I paint like a deranged 3 year old. Well, I learned a lot. This one was done using the Barron Storey technique which meant I pasted things in added stuff used 90 different materials and generally made a huge mess. Why Pirates? Why Vespas? I love them. just Love them. Now as a print!
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:iconbeau-skunk:
Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006
That's very cool. :D I like the style of this alot.
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HobbitFunky Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
nice painting
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Milkgap Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005   Traditional Artist
Yeah pirates and Vespas are cool... but not as cool as screentones!!!!! Real not-by-a-computer screentones! George Pratt is a great painter, he taught at the school i went to, but not while I was there :doh: I only got teased by his stuff around and teachers who knew him. anyway.. I'm jealous. Great pic too, definitley a fav. And I hope you do more traditional media stuff, some of us old-timers like it! Love the skull on her hat.

So where were you that Pratt was teaching, if it's okay to ask?
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pirate-trish Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
it was at SCAD (savannah college of art and design) he was still working on his comic Netsuke (which i felt was ruint by the super clean computer wordballoons but hey... noone asks me) and he was a lot of agony and fun lol! for example, we had to do a cover illo "to size" and i did mine... AT size.... and there was unrest amongst the natives... but learned a lot and had a lot of fun. he can play guitar! it was a little hippie and fun.
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Icegirl003 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
That'a amazing! It doesn't even look digital at first site. Hell it looks like one of the most quirky mixed mediums ever. It's amazing, the detail and the concept.
It's a sin not to love pirates.
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pirate-trish Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
hahaha it's nto digital at all except for the text on the bottom. The actual artwork is mixed media, watercolor, colored pencils, gouache, acrylic, stickers, screentone, matte medium, you name it I slapped it on there.
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Icegirl003 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
All you're missing is the virgin sacrifice. Damn, nice to know that, I was scratching my heada t that for a moment or two. XD
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robotsatan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
I have no idea who the guy is that you mention, but this is an aweasome picture/painting with wicked texture and tricked-out characters.
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pirateneko Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
what a cool combination.... pirates and vespas are awesome... especially pirates -^_____^-
this is such a cute painting, its got so much life to it -^____^-
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rocketgal Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004  Professional Artist
every now and again i am on the bus and i think of this.



just so you know.
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pirate-trish Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004
that really makes me feel good about it. :heart: thanks!

everytime i am in a downtown sort of area i think of it.
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Fatkittyeatsall Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004   Traditional Artist
fave buy worship

i think i'm in love. I wanna look like the girl and marry the pirate....
the hat and the vespa are god............coloring is too
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BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner May 15, 2004
vespas and pirates rock and eeeee in the same picture! i love the wide use of colors and the pillars in the bg, like it's from italy or something. lovely, simply lovely!
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pirate-trish Featured By Owner May 15, 2004
hahaha it is from italy!

a friend of mine went and drew a lot and i shamelessly copied right out of his sketchbook :heart:
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BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner May 16, 2004
o lol thats cool though. italy is beautiful. i want to go there very badly.
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hyacynth Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004
Oh god I am in pirate love with this picture!
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2004
This is really fantastic work. The color tonality and richness you were able to get is just incredible :)
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Muku Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2004
oh! ANOTHER VEEESPAAS FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *_______*
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kchan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2004
Vespas and pirates are two of the best things in the world x3
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rajal-tikana Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2004
Ooooh...pirates...I love pirates ^_^

Great job!
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ominai Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2004   Artisan Crafter
That is so cool! i love it! i love the texture in the background! i think it really sets the whole thing off!! u should keep it up....it gives it a very unique voice. :love:
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akat16 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
is it juts me, or does that girl in the front look like Pipi Longstocking?

beautifully done
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deruberninja Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004
Story of my life right there. Except for the whole pirates on vespas thing.
Man... I don't even have a freaking eye-patch. :(
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2004
Here you did a nice work. And vespas are cool.:)
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RachelGuy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2003
Pirates!!! XD
the pirate in the background is so hot < drools>
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Cedarwolf22 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
awwww *dies happy^_^* thats me at age 10! lol... *pause*...except I used a roll of toilet paper for the eye-patch and a folded newspaper for the hat...alright, it looks nothing like me@_@
anyways, I loooove this pic!!... there's a print available *_* gooody!!!!
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Mrcappy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003
Buenos dias fellow pirate, this be the Captain! Geez leweez, I must say I love this pic! Your coloring is very cool, and the characters definitely feel like they're out at night. And of course the pirate scooter is topnotch! Its obvious you have a talent, and I hope you never lose the passion to draw what you love. Take care and keep on rockin'!
-Your Brother in Pilfering Captain
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hollyz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2003
this is so beef on ass. XD I dig it.
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tristis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
AMAZING. O___O

I love the varying textures in this, aah it's so good! The expressions are adorable, and the anatomy is all good. I would buy a print if i could. T_T

Dammit I want that hat.
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nickybockers Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2003
I'm a Tampa Bay Buc fan. I love the Gasperilla Invasion. Your art is cool.
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skantfa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2003
Amazing job, love all the techniques you used in this. Great blend. Me likes :)
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fairyp Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2003
Priates? Check.

Vespas? Check.

Loving it? Check!

You know, I might even buy a print of this, as soon as I get postitive amounts of money again... Definately a +fav.

-Dave
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kat-k Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2003
That...is...... SOO GOOOD! The materials, colours, shading, poses, expressions.....BLA! You were born talented weren't you?!
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niz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2003
So kawaii! =D (Big Grin)
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Mizzcoffeebot Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2003  Professional Filmographer
Because I can't believe I did not comment on this I comment. This is really awesome. Like cheeks said I love the children's book feel. It's really something. Your really Talented Trish! *oogles*
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cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2003   General Artist
man, this is absolutely gorgeous! i love the children's book feel I get when I look at it! this is amazing. i am definately faving this!
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ren-savatri Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2003
Cripes is that adorable. There's little I can say beyond that. The girl's expression, hands, costume, lovely. I can see her swaying back and forth on a dock somewhere in Europe, peacefully humming to herself. La~dee~da, la~dee~da, la deedah~deedah~dee dah...

Interesting how the pirate on the Vespa's wearing shades. Looks like a pair of eyepatches. I think I might just want a shirt like his....

Something about the background doesn't sit well with me. Probably the dotty shading, I forget what it's called. The hearts too, but oh well....
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TVsKyle Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2003  Professional Filmographer
Some grand force is making me all into pirates lately. I get into One Piece, Sinbad and Pirates of the Carribean are just around the corner, and some bizarre bitchslap of unexplained inspiration drives me to create something called "MooBeard the Cow Pirate". Now this. Beautiful stuff.
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sir-suckalot Featured By Owner May 25, 2003   Photographer
Aaw this is so sweet.. I love it!
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rurouni-lu Featured By Owner May 22, 2003
Awww, nothing like pirate love and vespas. :3 I love the texture of the paint though, it gives this really neat I guess I'm wantin' to say fresco kinda look or something. O.o; I dunno, my brain is still sleepy XD
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dyemooch Featured By Owner May 16, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
Kick ass! Great painting job and good to know you learned a rabbit's hat full. Yo-ho-ho, this picture says to me. It talks in my sleep. Great work! I'm diggin' it so much. The pose of the foreground galla' is too cute; and the dood in the b/g is looking a little confused.
Great background! Very stylized and it fits the picture's mood so well. Of course, for all I know, this picture was done at a depressing time, and I seem like a heartless bastards' for assuming it has a light-hearted mood to it. Oh well. Disclaimers are too long for me to write anyways.

This picture kicks ass...I will add it to the favorites now.
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cajsa Featured By Owner May 16, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! w00t!
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tiggerfactory Featured By Owner May 9, 2003
really nice pic!
Barron Storey technic? hehehe looks interesting! XD
I can't even think about doing it cause I am the Queen of Mess Up! XD hehehe

see ya! :) (Smile)
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boum Featured By Owner May 7, 2003  Professional Filmographer
This rocks ;_; You're so talented! Lovely used of... random things. It's amazing. XD (unconstructive comment #38859)
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mmiller8 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003
Hmm... this is beautiful so you are now DevStalked. If you ever see a hamster taking pictures of you from a dark alley, just ignore it. It's nothing. Nothing at all. No, I disagree!
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nehdeen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003
Nice - I like the technique, and you can really see the effort put into it. I like how you got the pirate to stand out against the softer background.
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klayhamn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2003
AHHH!
Love it! I love how the coloring came out, and her hair - and her pose :) (Smile)
personally - i'd just make her the sole content of the painting cause she by herself could make it just as good :) (Smile)

Also, i love pirates! Monkey Island rules!
and that's why it's a:
+fav
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sonokitsunekono Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2003  Student
I'm head over heels in love with this pic =D (Big Grin) Pirates and Vespas, how can you go wrong? I especially love the colours. Fantabulous work, it's a beautiful painting in its own wonderful way!
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oddem Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2003
heehee thats cute, i love the detail and colouring
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milchstrasse Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2003
The result is amazing. XD I love it, especially the texture. Ah, very lovely.
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