Webcartoonist shows us how to draw cartoon pirates. Begin with crown of the hat (based on Long John Silver from "Treasure Island"). Start with half-moon shape. The pirate carried a parrot on his shoulder. Begin the parrot's comb, eyes, & head about level with the brim of the pirate's hat. Directly under brim of hat, near center, draw pirate's eyes & nose. Beginning from side opposite the parrot, fill in pirate's facial features. Draw pirate's coat. Add pirate's sleeve, with cuffs & ornamentation. Working across from sleeve's cuff, add pirate's belt & gun. Draw parrot's feet even with pirate's opposite shoulder. Draw in pirate's other arm, leaving room to add crutch. Fill in details for pirate's coat, shirt, belt, & pants. Below pants, add one leg extending into a shoe, & one peg leg. On same side as peg leg, fill in crutch. Long John Silver is complete. He needs mates. To the side of pirate & slightly lower than his eyes, draw another set of eyes & a nose. Draw first mate's bandana just above his eyes. Fill in facial features, jawline, & neck. Sketch in mate's shirt & hand. Draw sword extending upwards from mate's hand. Connect hand to mate by filling in his torso & legs. Add shoes, & style clothing. First mate is complete. On opposite side from first mate, draw another set of eyes/nose parallel with first mate's. Add hat & hair for second mate. Fill in jaw line & torso. Add pants. Add second mate's arm & hand. Complete shoes. Lightly outline desired features with yellow for braiding on jackets & pirate's sword. Lightly brush drawing with water. Add blue highlights to Long John's hat, coat, & pants. Add blue highlights to other pirates' pants. Add brown highlights to pirates' faces, hands, & legs. Add brown to Long John's crutch & peg leg, & pirate's shoes. Add yellow highlights to pirate's pants. Add red highlights to pirate clothing & Long John's shirt. Brush Long John's shirt with water. Add red to second mate's shirt & to pirate faces to bring out more color.
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