Monday, May 21, 2012

Beastly Pirate

My studies continue and this time it is a rhinoceros pirate! You might remember my recent posts about the Beastly Caster, Beastly Fighter, Beastly Archer, and Beastly Scribe, I am trying to make the most of my personal drawing time by incorporating more reference to hopefully improve my overall drawing skills. So today on the blog I have for you the fifth of my studies...

Beastly Pirate
© 2012 Christopher Burdett

I will admit, compared to the rest the Beastly Pirate is a more static pose. I blame the static pose of the reference and my zeal to draw a rhino pirate. ...casue it is a PIRATE and a RHINO! The rest of the Beastly characters have to convince the Beastly Pirate to give them safe passage aboard his ship so they can get to their next adventure. Not sure how the silly the rest of my Beastly studies are, but I feel this one is just a little silly... maybe too silly. Oh well... it was fun and came together really quickly. I need to find some time to do more of these studies, as of late my time has been stretched rather thin.

That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

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  1. Hey I think he's pretty awesome. He looks like a long lost cousin of Gen, from Usagi Yojimbo. Have you ever read Usagi? Come to think of it, I'd love to see you draw Gen picking a fight with this guy!

  2. Thanks! Glad to hear you like it! :D

    I did a Usagi piece for Comic Con way back in 2009:

    I have read it for years but have never gotten around to doing a Gen piece. I usually don't do too much work based on established characters unless it is part of a job. Maybe one day, but no plans soon.

  3. Oh dude, I remember that piece! I think that's how I discovered your work!! I completely forgot about that!