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Davy Jones, ARRRRRRRR by memod Davy Jones, ARRRRRRRR by memod
zomg, Dan is doing fan art! :omfg: :faint:

yes, I did. and boy did I enjoy it. The reason for that lies in the nature of the character, though, I certainly wouldn't want to paint fan art all my life.
About two weeks ago I was browsing various visual effects news and sites and reading through a couple of articles when by chance I came by this shot of the Pirates of the Carribean movie, and I immediately felt the urge to try and paint it. I planned to just give it an hour or two to see what I could do with it, and after that time I had the picture pretty much roughed out and from there I just kept refining it, which was a lot of fun.
I don't plan to do more fan art, really, but y'know, never say never. In any case this has been a fun change from my usual scenery and landscapes, and I hope you don't mind that.

In the end I just want to make clear that the Davy Jones character is an amazing creation of the superb team of ILM, and the film and all its contents is of course © by Walt Disney Pictures.

Am looking forward to the 3rd movie, I hope it will be as enjoyable as its prequels.
This said, I hope you do enjoy this piece, too, comments and critiques are welcome :aww:

Daniel :heart:
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:iconeldowaine:
At first I thought that this was brilliant, and that there was no point in writing the critique because it was simply amazing. However, then I compared it to the link you gave (to the original photo), I decided to critique, so here goes.

First of all, I'd like to stress that `memod created a lovely atmosphere, and that the expression of Davy Jones is very fitting and conveys his emotions very effectively. And fits with his character too, if I may add. I love the use of colour - the green/blue on the eye and the hint of purple on the tentacle, but I feel that in some places there is a lack of detail, especially after comparing to the original photo.

For example, I think the eye is done beautifully - the texture of the skin is very well mirrored, however, even before I saw the original I felt that more details (sea anemones etc) would have been nice on the hat, and on the lower parts of the tentacles.

Overall, an amazing pieice, and like I said, without the original photo, the slight lack of details is hardly noticeable.
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Ger-A Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
wahnsinnsbild! :) toll!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional
Lieben Dank, dir :aww:
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ein sehr schönes, detailreiches Bild (wie übrigens alle anderen auch) & mit Abstand mein Liebstes aus der :gallery:
Leider bin ich erst jetzt dazu gekommen, mir auch alle Werke zu betrachten. ^^;
Aber zurück zum Bild (um von meinem Versäumnis abzulenken...): Es sieht exakt so aus wie im Film - Besonders die Augen & vor allem der Schimmer darin, der ausdrückt: "Jack Sparrow, ich kriege dich..." ist einfach...
:iconjacksparrowlaplz: : 'Captain' Jack Sparrow bitteschön!"

Ja, richtig... 'Captain' Jack Sparrow.
Wie konnte ich nur... :facepalm:
Nun, ich glaube, ich beende das Lob an dieser Stelle erst einmal. - Sonst wird von Jack noch nachgefragt, wo der Rum hin ist. :giggle:
Liebe Grüße & bis zum nächsten Bild,
Shonali :w00t:
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional
Hehe hey, danke für das liebe Kommentar =] Ja freut mich, dass es dir gefaellt =] War mir auf jeden Fall wichtig, Davy's Charakter einzufangen. Er ist ja auch einfach saucool :D
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:icontercysakura:
tercysakura Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Do you fear death?" muhahahhahah nice one ;)
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional
yes I do :fear:

Haha, obrigado :D
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:icontercysakura:
tercysakura Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahahahah well, in a way like that and watching a men like him... *ahem* Yes, me too xD

Aw! You speak portuguese? :)

De nada **
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional
I'm afraid I just demonstrated all the portuguese that I know :lol:
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:icontercysakura:
tercysakura Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww that's cute! Obrigadaa :3
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional
De nadaaaa :lol:

See, three words already! I'm making progress :#1:
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:icontercysakura:
tercysakura Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahahahahha yes xD but you know, even Portuguese language or German, they are very hard to speak x_X
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional
That may be, but languages in general are something that I find really interesting =] They are just super cool :D Luckily I don't have to learn German anymore :lol:
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really great artwork, not crazy about his face, but you did a super job of creating this! :iconbugplz:
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:iconreach4u:
Reach4U Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are amazing! It looks just like the movie, I thought it was a graphic at first.
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional
Heya, thank you =] I am not sure what you mean by graphic, though =) This is a digital painting, and for reference I looked at a screenshot from the movie :nod: But I am definitely glad you like it!
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Gersith Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Amazing
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:icontulpi:
Tulpi Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surprise! This has been featured in my latest journal: [link]
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional
That's a pleasant surprise, actually :D Thanks a lot for the plug! :aww:
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Lexilove951 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
I love it! I didn't realize it was a painting at first but woooow! :D I really love the way you did his eyes :P
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional
Hehe yeah, it's painted. And thank you, I'm really glad that you're enjoying it so much :D He sure was a fun beast! :salute:
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:iconthe1cutemetalchick:
the1cutemetalchick Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
he IS kinda cute. support me here peeps my selfesteem is getting lower by the minute
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional
Not sure if cute, but certainly interesting :D
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:iconthe1cutemetalchick:
the1cutemetalchick Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nah. sorry. im in love. he IS cute. as a squid that is... o__O i really dont care for human davy...
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:iconelicario:
elicario Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010   Writer
it looks like the real davy jones !!!!!!!
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:iconrain1940:
rain1940 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Digital Artist
great job!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional
Thanks a bunch, glad you liked it :D By the way, I just looked at your toy story studies, they're pretty cool, I love the expressions :nod:
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:iconrain1940:
rain1940 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanx a lot!!!!
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:iconblack-angel1992:
black-angel1992 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
AMAIZING !! Look's real =D
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional
merci beaucoup :D
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:iconblack-angel1992:
black-angel1992 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Pas de problème ;)
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:iconsynner666:
Synner666 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
My FAVORITE character in the whole series! *yay!* This is amazing!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional
Hehe he is amazing, isn't he? Such a well designed and interesting character :nod:
Thanks a bunch! :D :highfive:
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Synner666 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Yes! I love the depth and story line behind him! Very well-thought-out character. :D
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional
Hehe, I have the davy jones theme of the soundtrack going through my head all the time, lately :lmao:
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:iconmarianne-art-world:
Marianne-Art-World Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful details.
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional
Thank you :D
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:iconrajacenna:
Rajacenna Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!
I can't say more...
okay just one word left to say...
AMAZING!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional
Heya, thanks a lot :lol: I'm really glad you like the piece :D
Judging by your gallery, you're a bit of a pirates fan, too :giggle:
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:iconm-myers:
M-Myers Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
damn thats awesome
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:icondemonrose8:
Demonrose8 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Student General Artist
Stunning o_o :D
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional
Hey thanks a bunch :D Glad you like it :nod:
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:iconstormythetrooper:
StormyTheTrooper Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its weird but creative at the same time: Davy Jones wasn't really an actual person, it meant the graveyard under the sea. And Davy Jones Locker was the ship that sank with the bodies locked inside.
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional
Hm, you mean outside the context of the film? I am not familiar actually with these names and where they stem from, I know them only from the pirate films, to be honest :D I sure like what they did there, though :nod:
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StormyTheTrooper Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When It first came out I was wondering who was Davy Jones to begin with. In the dictionary it said what I said. I didnt get it until I played a submarine game called "Silent Hunter". Its when you see a ship sink in to that deep ocean blue and disappear... Thats when they say..."down to Davy Jone's Locker" Ether way, the character Davy Jones was great.
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alexettinger Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You have some incredible talent.. it took the comparison with the movie shot to realize this was a digital painting (didn't think to look at what gallery it was under :D ). Honestly though, amazing work!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional
Haha wow, thank you! :D I'm really glad you enjoyed it, it's been a lot of fun to paint :nod:
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baby-h Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
it's the slimy tentacle thingys that make you think "ooh i wonder how hard this will be!"

but seriously, this is really well done!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional
I had so much fun doing his tentacles :D That's quite a different...texture :lol:
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baby-h Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
haha yeah i can imagine they would be lmao! they're so...ewies hahaha!
especially since when i saw no 2 there was this really weird rubbery smell in the cinema so it was like i could smell them lmao
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional
Haha, this is strange :lol: And after the films you went to have sushi? :giggle:
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