Draw Something! There Be Pirates

The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a pirate.
– Bern Williams –

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I’ve been drawing again. The Draw Something app on my iPad is letting me express my creative talents. Okay, I realize I am rather talentless, but I’m having a good time drawing.

Can you guess what I was drawing? The category was ‘There Be Pirates’. Does that help? The word was 5 letters long.

There are many very talented cartoonists on the internet – here are a few that I have discovered:

Aren’t these people good? They can draw clothes!

Since my last post about Drawing (A Drawing Game) I’ve earned enough ‘coins’ to buy colours – including green, which the Draw Something app doesn’t include when you first start playing.

Now I can draw grass. A green squiggly line is grass. A similar squiggly line, only in blue, is water. You can see from my drawing above that I’ve drawn water – and not just plain water, but waves. Can you see the shark in the water? I hope not because I didn’t draw one. I think it would be very hard to draw a stick shark…

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner –

29 comments

  1. Argh, clearly your trussed matie is walking the plank. Your word is – plank. I think you are doing a great job. My three boys ,who are no longer boys, loved pirates, and we had a picture book that was great fun. It did, however, have one picture that mom (me) thought inappropriate. One of the pirates “mooned” the audience so I grabbed my trusty sharpie and gave him a nice pair of black pirate’s pantaloons. Of course, the book is remembered more for my censorship than its fun twenty years later.
    Margie, I agree with your list of top notch cartoonists. All three would be on my list, they convey so much with just a few very well placed lines.

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  2. A good drawing is in the eye of the beholder, right? I actually used to be a pretty good artist. Nothing serious, but I was pretty good at pencil sketching. Then, like a lot of things, I just stopped doing it. Oh well, maybe some day I’ll get back at it… maybe when I stop blogging!

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  3. I have the app Draw Free, which I think is the same thing, but I downloaded this one just in case someone is ahead of me in ‘geekiness’…can’t have that. And I love your drawing of the poor soul walking the plank..alas, in my family my older sister inherited the ‘artistic’ genes while I was left with only sarcasm and bad puns….sucks to be me.

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  4. the first word that came to mind is ‘mutiny’, which has one letter too many of course. but the first comment above seems to have guessed it. although i have a niggling feeling that you may have another word in mind.
     
    in any case, thanks for sharing – and thank you for following my post. i am stoked! 🙂

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  5. I downloaded Udraw yesterday on my Note and I spent hours drawing the most stupid things (not an artistic bone in my body). But I’m determined to draw something good one day (even something as good as your pirate!) 😉

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  6. Your poor little stick man is walking the plank! I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. Couldn’t draw to save my life. I noticed you had colour! Way to go!

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  7. I can’t draw worth a darn – especially on a computer! I used to draw this sort of ‘bubble’ rabbit when my kids were small; they called it ‘Mom’s famous rabbit’. It was pretty lame but all I was capable of (give me a good old stick person any day). I CAN, however, draw/paint GIANT things (I painted whales on a fence once and I have a family of deer on the side of my shed); I guess I’m a ‘big picture artist’. So tell me, does your pirate actually go off the plank or does he get saved in the end? (I love happy endings.)

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    • I bought a stylus for drawing on the iPad, and that is much easier to use than my finger. I’m not sure I could draw something as big as you describe. I think I would lose track of where I was.
      Does my pirate actually go off the plank – very excellent question. I’ve never pictured him anywhere but on the plank, so I think he is stuck there for eternity.

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    • You are right L8n. That is one very excellent song. I particularly liked the lines:
      Well Winter is a comin’ and a chill is in the breeze,
      My pirate days are over once the river starts to freeze,
      But I’ll be back in Spring time but now I have to go,
      I hear there’s lots of plunderin’ down in New Mexico.

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  8. I thought it was a guy who was pacing around on some kind of electric spaceship with a long extension cord, and the reason he’s pacing is because he’s worried he’ll eventually run out of cord.

    That’s how I’d draw that particular scenario, anyway. Then again, I’m just a hack… : (

    Excellent drawing, I was just sad to see that the Antelope Street Photographers are underwater. Guess a pipe musta burst in the Red House or something… : )

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