prev  Colors  next

Salty Sea-Spray Davits

Salty Sea-Spray Davits
Illustration Copyright Chris Pallace, 2005.
Drawn for Skallywaggs card game.

Salty Sea-Spray Davits
Animals became my way of bringing a little extra life to a character. Birds (including a dead albatross), Cats, Rats, even a Monkey. Everything you'd expect to find on a pirate ship.

Salty Sea-Spray is that old wise man that appears in every genre. Not in a position of power, but reserved, content and there to help the hero. I chose the Pelican because of Thoth. What? Thoth surely was the Egyptian god of wisdom. Wasn't he? Furthermore, he had the head of an Ibis. Yeah, yeah… that's the beauty of art. It's associative.

prev  Colors  next