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Captain Jack Sparrow - pirate by mach5 Captain Jack Sparrow - pirate by mach5
This is a pencil drawing, graphite and prismacolor, on champagne colored drawing paper. Original size is 8.75x12.5, but I've cropped it to a 2 to 3 ratio. It was scanned, however, at 768 dpi, so I should be able to print it at over 24 x 36 inches.

The source photo was derived from a People Magazine image, however, the image was of Johnny Depp in NORMAL mode, not Captain Jack Sparrow mode. So the hat, hair, beads, facial hair, eye fatigue, and shirt are all individually realized.

This was sort of my focus of doing this drawing; up until now, all of my portraits have been verbatim copies with no "creational" aspects. With this image, I hoped to integrate the standard portrait skills with being able to imagine lighting and shading on surfaces that existed only in my head. That proved quite a bitch, though I'm satisfied with how it looks finished.

After the drawing was finished, scanned, and pieced back together, levels were adjusted, and saturation tweaked, so I was able to bring an almost sepia look out of the champagne paper. I'm extremely pleased with how it turned out, though I do sort of wish I'd spent more time on it. I was nearing the 10 hour mark though, so I just decided I was happy as was.

Criticism, as always, is appreciated.
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vermeer-fan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! its johnny depp!!! my untimate love!!! i'm making this a favorite!
the-hidden-beauty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004   Interface Designer
it's beautiful.. uhhhhhhhh Cap'n jack sparrow.. mmm
mach5 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
Careful you don't slip, there's some drool there. ;)

Thanks! And sorry it took me so long to thank you. I sucketh totally.
dreamflower Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
i love how he looks more like johnny than jack.

so beautiful.
dalmuln Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2003
Very nice *___* *steals Jack*
astera Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2003   Writer
*licks* he should be life size. and naked. but other than that... terrific job :) (Smile)
psychotica Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2003
yeah, you're right, i like this one too, its even better, ist fantastic :D (Big Grin)
everything in it is.. perfect, really well drawn.
baby221 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2003
Wow, that's amazing!! I can't believe you did the outfit from memory....incredible, absolutely astonishing! I especially love his hat, it looks like it's made from real....leather...or's got!!! His hair also rocks :D (Big Grin)
janesusername Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2003
you're right, i do like it. very, very much.
amolerouth Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2003  Professional Artisan Crafter
w00t! I love! You got him nearly perfect! But I think it's about as close as one can reasonably expect, given that the pirate part was done without reference. Hi5!
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