Old Pirates On Watercolor Tides

My love of Pirates should be no secret to those who have sailed these treacherous blog waters with me for awhile. It began long ago when I was 14, maybe 15 on our family's first visit to Disneyland and discovered Pirates of the Caribbean. That trip had a profound creative influence on me. Here's a pen/ink and watercolor from those days in 1980 hoping to be another NC Wyeth or Howard Pyle.

I had even sketched the idea first. Not a real surprise though, swashbuckler drawing was a daily occurrence then (along with barbarians and unfinished attempts at submissions to Marvel comics).

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