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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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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!
memod Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional
Lieben Dank, dir :aww:
ShonaliKapoor 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:
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
tercysakura Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Do you fear death?" muhahahhahah nice one ;)
memod Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional
yes I do :fear:

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

See, three words already! I'm making progress :#1:
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