Avast me hearties!

Responsibilities, necessary daily tasks, most parts of life in general... I wish there was some way to condense them all into one lump of time, or get rid of them all together. I know, I know it's supposed to be everything in moderation, but if you do that how do you ever focus on something and hone you skills. Alas, a dilemma for another day, or rather drink up me hearties, yo ho!

Gilligan and his favorite stuffed Gilligan.

Claude's turtle having a relaxing afternoon.

Pirate a Day

Our little hero, never one to let a good opportunity get the best of him, jumped on top of the fallen choking swine beast, grabbed his broken skewer, and with all the strength he could muster thrust it through his mouth and out the back of his skull.

On Friday night I got a chance to watch part of Pirates of the Caribbean for the first time in quite a while. Wanting some sort of a new twist I put on the commentary track and Gore Verbinksi and Johnny Depp have some pretty decent insight into one of my favorite movies. Out of everything the movie has to offer, I think they really captured the atmosphere and feel of Marc Davis' original concept.

To my surprise, the next morning Michael Sporn posted some of my new favorite Marc Davis pirate illustrations. Some of the images are so iconic to me and pictures I have loved since I was little, but between Mr Sporn's post and the Disney and More blog post I've found a few new treasures. Not only do I admire Marc's draftsmanship and the amount of energy and life his illustrations exude, but his subtle color choices mixed with a few vibrant highlights make the scenes look historic and fantastical at the same time. Thanks for inspiring the little pirate inside me!