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Pirate Ship by Amarynceus Pirate Ship by Amarynceus
Another pirate ship. Hull based off of a late 17th/early 18th century Dutch East Indiaman, rigged somewhat like an English 4th rate of the same period. There are some interesting peculiarities I found whilst researching the rig, most notably the arrangement of braces. Most lead to stays rather than to hull or spars, most notably the mizzen cro'jack, which is braced to the main shrouds! Also, the mizzen topyard is braced to the lateen's yard, and the braces seem to double as yard lifts. I suspect an error in my sources, but I've drawn those braces/lifts thusly nonetheless.


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waltsland Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
hum, some times reminds me captain hook,s ship, the jolly roger, well done!!!!
Lorn6 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Linkpast95 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I really like your drawings!! May I use this one for a cover on my upcoming book?
Edward-Smee Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say it's eiither a small square rigger, or a barque from her rig, Either way I love it!
Boardgamer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Very well done. I'm not sure exactly what the style is called but you do it better than most. I love the attention to detail as well. I've read some naval books and I love that feeling of being educated by a medium that is also entertaining.
breadfreak Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very impressive detail. :) Don't really know much about ships though, so the description makes no sense to me! x)
Amarynceus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   General Artist
This is insanely well done, bravo! The hull, the overall shape and sails are flawless. And I wish I paid that much attention to the rigging as you - most often I struggle to get the sails looking right, and in adequate quantity and placement. I do all the rigging in a suggestive rather than realistic manner.

But again, this is a great, though small piece. I salute you! :pirate:
Amarynceus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

Accurate-ish rigging really isn't hard, so long as you've enough good references. But honestly, I keep it basic -- once the shrouds, stays, braces, lifts, and sheets are in, plus a few other basic sail-handling ropes, I call it good enough. :D Hardly anybody's gonna miss the rest.

:pirate: :salute:
JanBoruta Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   General Artist
I see, but your rigging is still one of the best out there in the internet world of digitally drawn ships :D I also try to stick to the most obvious parts of the rigging, but I end up drawing gratuitous ropes all over the place that enhance the effect and usually give some more dynamic to the drawing, but have no sense in terms of proper sailing whatsoever :D Yours, in contrast, are clean and limited only to the essential ones :pirate:
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