Swashbuckling Summer Tales!

I've got a summer brief to work on for uni and am having difficulty getting into it. I have some sketchy ideas, but nothing solid. Then on Tuesday I was doodling one of my characters (my alter-ego, perhaps) as a pirate as a drawing exercise and decided to try to make it fit the brief! Not just because it means less work on my part, but because I'm rather fond of the character and the drawing and haven't really done much in this looser style for uni. This is what I came up with:
I went through several versions trying out different fonts and text positions. I may ad a stamp or something in the top right (to balance it out) saying "Save your doubloons!" or something, but I think this is more or less the final poster to be submitted.

Other than that, I've been trying to get some reading done for my dissertation research. The following books are among those I've been looking at:
Can you guess what my dissertation is about from these books!? (that is to be said in a Dora-the-Explorer-like voice)

But I'm so easily distracted and I don't like wasting my time reading irrelevant things. I just hope I get a decent amount of reading done before uni starts!



  1. pssst this is kyvie! I finally got a blogger account and can follow you more 'officially' now. Super cute illustration, by the way! The concept is so charming. :')

  2. aw cool! and thanks kyvs!! x)
    I was thinking of possibly submitting it to that dA James and the Giant Peach contest, but it's probably not as SPECTACULAR as the other entries soooo...yeah, I duno. lol