Long John Silver - created by Hayato

Long John Silver
Favs: 23SBS: 18Hi-resRank: 1/3Score: 79.4% (50)29924 views

Long John Silver is a very complex and self-contradictory character. He is cunning and mendacious, hiding his true intentions from Squire Trelawney while posing as the ship’s genial cook. He is very disloyal, shifting sides so frequently that we cannot be sure of his true affiliations. He is greedy and has an almost animal nature, caring little about human relations, as we see in his cold-blooded murder of Tom Redruth. Nonetheless, Silver is without question the most vital and charismatic character in the novel. Though lacking a leg, he moves swiftly and powerfully across unsteady decks and spryly hoists himself over fences. His physical defect actually showcases his strength of character, revealing with every step his ability to overcome obstacles. Likewise, Silver’s mental resolve is impressive: he is the only one of the pirates not to be spooked by Ben’s imitation of the dead Flint’s voice. He remains rational in the face of his men’s collective superstitions, driving them forward to the treasure site. Silver’s “two-hundred-year-old” parrot, which screeches dead men’s words, gives the pirate an almost satanic aura. He has obvious leadership abilities, as he is able to maintain control of his ragged and surly band of mutineers to the very end of their search, through heavy losses and suspicions of treachery.

OKAY, I got it WRONG for Parrot to Cockatoo!! So, I assume it would be a nice 'brand-new' partner concept of this LJS. Done entirely with Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Cintiq. 2 days of work, can't remember the exact amount of time flies.

Thanks for watching, voting & reviewing my work. (5 years and 2897 days ago)

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author says:

Thank you very much MossyB for the resource link.

Read an in-depth analysis of Long John Silver at the source link.

Though it was a shame that I created Cockatoo, not the Parrot.

avatar HexaNode
HexaNode says:

wow, awesome skill Mr. author... I like the cool and warm "rim-light" that you add into.

avatar dekwid
dekwid says:

sangat keren is indonesian words for VERY COOL.....! yes very cool this pic is......!

author says:

Terima kasih banyak in Indonesian words & どうもありがとうございました~! in Japan.

But I don't have plenty of time creating this since I've got a deadline of my commercial projects coming soon. So, I hope you didn't mind the missing details in some parts.

BTW, it's an angle distortion, so bare with me if the composition a little bit off. I'm not using Poser or any other 3D posing figure right now.

avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Beautiful render!
The light reflection on the side of the waistcoat, and the "radioactive" light spot on the boot are a bit too high contrast (Less is More!), but still a welcome visual change from all the people who think light shines a very short distance, and stops, with massive dark shadows over dominating their entries...

This is a wonderful characterization, and the perspective skew, while a bit over-exaggerated, helps make the image very attention grabbing.

Good work!

avatar hereisanoop

fantastic job... Spectacular details.....

avatar RIPSAW
RIPSAW says:

author says:

MossyB, thank you for your comments & compliment as well (at least, I always hope you'll find a great comments like the way you do.)

Hereisanoop & RIPSAW, thanks for taking your time to comment my work & fave it. Really I'm honored. I'll do my best (in between my daily deadlines & health management) to produce THE FIRST RELEASED & FOR YOUR EYES ONLY artworks here on Pxleyes.

Best Regards, Author.

avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

Nice work Author, good skills of making a rather blah background rather appealing looking .Love your color choices and soft approach. although the cloak seems a bit stiff with the highlights on the left side your work is a fresh approach on the site. very well done ,good luck.and looking forward to seeing more from you.

author says:

Thank you, Glockman. I'm aware of the cloak, the intensity of colors, the contrast of my highlights too, but I'm fully with the deadline jobs right now, can't edit anything properly though. Still, appreciated the taking time of yours, compliments & comments.

I'm looking forward to had 48 hours of work per day since 24 hours was very fast to me. But I'm no God. So, that's the best I can do for now. Gotta sleep... *yawn*

avatar George55
George55 says:

Well, we have new, fresh art from you author, thanks for posting your work here at pxleyes, and for giving us the chance to look at something beautifully created. Welcome! and good luck!

avatar langstrum
langstrum says:

Very great work and I like your attitude, author. Glad that you're here with our contests. Your character is originally created, and maybe he reflected your personality, too. I'm with MossyB and Glockman on the highlights. The other thing is I don't see neither 'Alice in Wonderland' nor 'Pirates of the Caribbean', so that will give you a bit less score. Still, you show us one of the best artworks of the site so far. Good luck!!

author says:

Thank you very much for your comments & compliments, George. I'll always provide the best illustrations as far as I'm able to create for Pxleyes. So, stay tuned, stay stunned. Lol.

Langstrum, you've got a point to describe the reflected personality (but not physically) of mine. But in addition of NOT seeing the AiW nor PoC characteristic style because I created this person basically from the written concept. I'm more to the contextual visualization rather then to the contest theme. You have my apology if that doesn't meet the theme guidelines (or concept) in any other way.

Still, this is a concept art after all, every concept artists have their own imaginations. But I respect your comments (everyone) to me as my art directors & partners.

So, constructive critiques & comments most welcome.

Best Regards, The Long John Author.

avatar greymval
greymval says:

Very well done author! High-score.

avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Wonderful work author. Awesome detail.

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mlkusnadi says:

Beautiful! Good job author

avatar steed
steed says:

great job

author says:

Thank you for your nice words and votes, everyone. I hope this one got a lot of attention as well as the details to the public.

avatar k5683
k5683 says:

wow, great job!

author says:

Hey, thanks Kellie... Glad that you like it. ^~^v

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Great job Author......Good Luck.

avatar Momof4boyoboys

AWESOME author!!!!!

avatar madamemonty

Congrats, awesome work on all three entries

author says:

Thanks, guys. For your supports & comments!

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