Art Inspiration: Staff Cartoons A Pirate’s Life For Me: Female Pirate Crew 07


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Inspiration. Something every artist needs and is illusive as the Lock Ness Monster. Many people have told me that I inspire the children and people in general with what I do. Whether creating art, playing baseball or trying to improve my life people say that I have inspired others to try new things and look inside themselves. I have always found this interesting because I get my inspiration from these very people. Whether it be a child asking me about Mythology or adults asking me about their children or even just talking to people about anything, they have inspire me to create and use my imagination to bring the impossible possible.

A prime example is when I draw the staff at my school as cartoon characters or caricatures. It started one year around Christmas when we have our Christmas concert and staff dinner. Always after the concert, we go out for dinner and we exchange gifts, such as a Chris Kringle. I wanted to liven things up and instead of giving Christmas cards, I decided to create my own with the staff members as a caricature.

This year the inspiration for the caricatures came from the children’s concert. We were doing a Pirates Christmas and at the same time Pirates of the Caribbean was out. Also for Halloween I dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow and everyone loved the costume. It made me imagine, what would it be like if the staff where all pirates? From these simple beginnings I decided to draw all the staff as pirate caricatures.

Well the staff loved the cards and caricatures and in the next few weeks I will be posting a few of the characters from the cards because these people inspired me to create these characters. Hopefully they can spur imagination and inspire others.

 The Seventh Female Pirate

The next caricature is a staff member that I have known since I started at the school. I have worked with her and she is a wonderful person with a great personality. I wanted to show her playful side in the caricature.

Right away I thought of her hair and what kind of hat she would wear. Her hair is short and I thought let’s us this and place a bandana. Not just any bandana but a colourful one that matches her colourful personality. Because it is Christmas, I thought of something festive. So I used a candy cane pattern to help her caricature stand out from the rest. I worked. I then gave her a traditional pirate costume with exposed shoulders and visible cleavage.   Add the boots, and sword and you have one attractive pirate caricature.

This caricature was a bit riské, but I have a very good relationship with her and her family so I knew she would appreciate it. She did and the other staff enjoyed it too. I hope you too will enjoy the seventh pirate caricature from “A Pirate’s Life For Me.”

Art Inspiration: A Pirate's Life For Me: Female Pirate   07

Art Inspiration: A Pirate’s Life For Me: Female Pirate 07

 

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