Sunday, August 20, 2006

Illustration Friday : Match

For this week, we have the completed colour version of last week's entry 'Capture'. Took me a week to do it and since I'm going to be out of town most of this week, I figured I'd use it for 'Match' (The seamen fought bravely but they were no match for the pirates!). And of course, the poem was written by Dogcrab especially for the occasion.



Illustration by Ratlion, Poem by Dogcrab

Copyright 2006 Ratlion

Yo Ho Ho And All That

Avast there, me hearties,
Shiver me timbers, me lads,
Get yer knives into them sailors,
Kill ’em in bunches and scads.

Board their little navy ship,
Aren’t it a mighty fine catch?
Send up that old Jolly Roger,
For us they isn’t no match.

Slash ’em with yer cutlasses,
Stick ’em with yer hooks,
They may fight with honour,
But we’ll win by hook or crook.

Take all that shiny bullion,
Leave behind no gold,
Make me famous, laddies,
Make sure our tale gets told.

No sailor’s going to stop us now,
Sod ’em all, I say,
Give ’em hell from me, boys,
We’ll be legends in our day.

I can see the future now,
There’ll be a lad called Depp,
He'll play a man named Sparrow,
And make us look really hep.

There’ll be ghosts in our story,
And the locker of Davy Jones,
They’ll pay gold to see our flag,
The ol’ skull and crossbones.

Don’t know how I sees such things,
Mayhap the rum went down too fast,
I needs a nap after all this lootin’,
So come on lads, Avast!

Copyright 2006 Dogcrab

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Illustration Friday :Capture & Inspire Me Thurs : Black & White

Copyright 2006 Ratlion
Well, this is a Work-in-Progress. But since I'm runningout of time ( So what's new? Though in my defence I did have a birthday this week :) )
I thought I'd post this draft and post the finished (maybe colour) version later. could probably use more pirates huh?

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Illustration Friday: Play & Inspire Me Thursday : Non-Visual Art Form - Music

Copyright 2006 Ratlion

“And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quotes (the most popular American Poet in the 19th century, 1807-1882)

“If music be the food of love, play on.”
William Shakespeare quotes (English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet, 1564-1616)

I did this for 'Inspire Me Thurs' a week or two before. It was a last minute entry and since I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to manage a new entry for this week (I'm working on the colour version of 'Capture' and a few other assignments for school) , figured I'd submit it for this week's Illustration Friday.
Besides, its one of my favourite pieces to date (What can I say? I'm an incurable romantic!).

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