Crew of the Black Pearl

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James Versace

This is a picture I did of a few of the charcters that crew the airship, The Black Pearl. I managed to role up a character who had been put in charge of a sailing vessel after a mutiny and who decided to join the Sky Federation, making the vessel capable of flight. It's a faitly varied crew, as you can see and their adventures are a lot of fun to play. Often they begin on simple trading missions, but always seem to become embroiled in some sort of conflict, intrigue or both. A few of the characters in this picture are no longer with the crew after being promoted (in the case of the barbarian woman on the right and the guy in the black next to her), getting married (the elf in green) or killed (the little badger-looking thing at the top). In fact, I guess that's more than half... The overlay over the top was just a mostly transparent sepia toned watercolour affect in photoshop, to give the picture the sort of olde treasure map look I thought might be appropriate. This picture was used in the Sky Federation Sourcebook. The Sky Federation sourcebook is for the d20 role-playing system, and details heaps of cool stuff about flying ships, their crews and the kind of cool things that go on around them. It has a distinctly pulp/swash-buckling feel to it, and has inspired a lot of my art recently. You should check it out.


Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy



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