Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Call of Booty


Okay, I think these will be my last pirates for a while. There are more in my sketchbook, but these two were my favorites. I've seen Dead Man's Chest twice now and I'm going again tonight. I absolutely love every single second of it. But I'll be the first to admit that I'm hopelessly biased. Old Pirate legends and ships and sea monsters and treasure maps and all that stuff is like crack to me. I can't get enough. Watching Pirates of the Caribbean is like someone feeding hot fudge brownies to my soul.

Anyway, I added a bunch of links to other great blogs recently. If you're featured in one of these links and wish not to be affiliated with me (something I can totally understand and maybe even endorse), let me know.

20 comments:

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

you and sam make me sick!!! aww you two are amazing!!

i still havent seen pirates, but that is the plan for this week

great pirstes

Sam Nielson said...

Aye, this be the stuff.

Great job, Kevin.

S.T. Lewis said...

I LOVE these pirates! I'd see Pirates of the Caribbean every day too if these were there character designs. Don't feel like you can't post more pirate drawings... I can't get enough of them. Amazing work, man!

And thanks for the link.

GhettoFab said...

man this is freakin awesome. Great colors and composition!!!!!

Cant wait to see the movie.(goin this weekend with the wifey hopefully.)

Ken Chandler said...

There is a certain nostalgia associated with Pirates that we just can't shed ourselves of. So don't try too hard. Fantastic Pirates! Certainly captures the feelings evoked by Pirate lore, the seven seas, sea monsters, etc.
And frankly, I'm honored to be associated with talent of your caliber. Thanks for linking our blogs!

Joe said...

This is superb. I really am enjoying the shapey heads and expressions.

Hans said...

Wow great stuff! I'm totally with you man, I'm a pirate fanatic myself and have read numerous books about pirate history. Have only seen "Dead Mans Chest" once so far, but might go for a second round this weekend.
Your pirates are awesome, please don't stop drawing pirates!!!;)

Hans

Hans said...

P.S. I'll add you to my blog, let me know if you mind:)

Hans

Ben Reynolds said...

dude! Awesome!

Kevin Keele said...

Thanks for the nice comments, guys. Hans, I don't mind at all, right back at you. You too, Tyler.

Patrick said...

Man, your work is amazing. Such great characters and a mind blowing style! I thought Pirates 2 was really cool too, so many awesome monsters! Thanks for the link, I will add you to my links as well. Rock on!!!

Miche said...

Nice Pirates. You should draw some pirates of the female persuasion, cause they have better bootie. Sorry, I had to. Anyway, I definitely do like. We need to hang out again soon so you can teach me all about painter. Later!

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

thanks for swingin by and checking out my demo reel, like i said its alittle old n rough but whateva, ive only been doing this animation stuff for like 9 months so its ok


when do we gt to see more of your stuff!!!?!?!

Mustashrik said...

hey there!

wowiiee, your pirates are awesome, me love pirates too, i've actually seen Dead Mans Chest twice too! the production design and adventure is truly amazing, non?

;)

M

Afroman said...

man, i agree with everyone. those are awesome!! I'd love to see more.

ljay said...

thanks for the link Kevin, I'm proud to know ya!! Always nice to have talented friends. Love this last pirate piece. Great style!

Alina Chau said...

These pirates ROCK!! AWESOME AND WICKED!

Dave McClellan said...

You can't go wrong with pirates. I think I want to join the pirate club and paint one too. Good job, Kevin.

Jo Bling said...

Kev- your pirates are terrific, wonderful character designs. if only Orlando and Keria had as much character as your illustrations I wouldn't have had to endure the cinematic equivalent of a bag of rotten haddock when they appeared on the screen. Bar them, the rest of the film was great fun :-D

Adam Ford said...

These colors are just so nice a great piece overall!