Now, I suppose pirates are not really Halloween. These guys are not kids dressed as pirates, but the real deal.
First up was Bartamus. I had Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in my head when I was creating this one. I spent several long minutes shopping the yarn aisle at Hobby Lobby to come up with the right one to make dreadlocks. I'm pleased with the results.
Initially I didn't put a beard on him, but I thought he needed one after the fact. I gave him a '5:00 shadow' instead with some black pastels. He just looked too clean-cut without it!
Next was Cortez. I wanted to do one that had Pirate's treasure in it, and also try my hand at a tri-corn hat. I made the tiny chest and filled it with gold pieces and Swarovski crystals and some gold chain.
I love his long, pointed nose. He does have a sinister look about him, doesn't he?
Of course, all self-respecting pirates drink their fair share (and then some) of rum, so I couldn't let this pirate theme go on without one having a bottle of rum.
I like the combination of dreadlocks and the hat on this one. The feather is a nice finishing touch. Oh, and his name, of course, is Captain Morgan!
And this is Argus. Perhaps the scariest of the bunch. Peg-legged and carrying a walking stick made of a skull and bones, he's not one you would want to cross.
I think he represents all things pirate.
I intended to make one more, with a parrot on his shoulder, but it was time to move on to other ideas that were screaming to get out of my head. I had a lot of fun with the pirates and am anxious to hear what you all think.
It's a rainy day here today and a good day for working in the studio without feeling like I'm missing out on summer! I'm working on Santas today. Never too early to work on Christmas!
Hope you have a great day!