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Shipmate Jane by CrimsonMagpie Shipmate Jane by CrimsonMagpie
I spent way too much time trying to get the ratlines right, I thought it worth it though, I hate seeing artists trying to depict things when they don't actually know how they work.

So. . . this is Jane from an old British cartoon adaptation of Treasure Island called Legends Of Treasure Island. She's not in the original book. Her story goes that she was kidnapped and held for ransom by the pirates but she was such a bitch that her parents didn't really want to get her back.... :lol:

Despite being almost forgotten the cartoon was voiced by the likes of Dawn French, Hugh Laurie, Richard E Grant and Rob Brydon.

Wiki entry - [link]
Visual reference (kindly found for me by *gzegzolka) - [link]

I spent way too much time trying to get the ratlines (pronounced 'ratlins') right, I thought it worth it though; it's better than trying to fudge something in the hope of it looking right.



Acrylic on paper, 29.7 x 42cm / 11.7 x 16.54"
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:iconwarrior1944:
warrior1944 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Oh my! This is just stunning peice of work and to me looks perfect!
Been planning to draw some of the charachters from this series but in black and white but never as good as this O_o

I loved this series and just rediscovered it on youtube, cant buy it on DVD :(

Love how dark it is and Im on the evil side :P Too bad they died :( I liked them so much and no more seasons were made :( Long silver, Pew and the pirates :(
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! iconbritishplz:

I just wish I had more time for fanart like this; I've an affinity for older and more obscure cartoons. I used visual reference, but the character and personality was from my memory of watching the first TV run (never watched it since then :crying:), and I seem to recall her being quite the turbulent bitchy personality, hence the darkness. =p
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kalamadae Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE and dearly miss this tv series. Loved it from start to finish.

If i may add some friendly critique?
* I think her left ear should've been slightly higher, or perhaps her right ear a little lower, they appear unbalanced as they are.
* The face shape implies she has her head slightly turned but her face is looking directly toward the center. Having made this error only recently and still quite often, I dont really have the right to judge. It is a good effect, however still slightly off.
* The background is rather well done and I think you've got the lighting very accurate.

Overall there are a few imperfections but nothing major, most of it that i can see would be slight alterations t the image... something slightly higher or bigger for example. Otherwise the colors, shades and lighting I am pleased with.

I'd give you a proper critique but i cant at this point :) so this will have to do. Im not good at giving real critiques as i find im not a harsh person.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish I could remember more of it. =p

Of course. I see what you mean about the unbalanced ears and facial angle, I think the main culprit for the latter is her right (our left) eyebrow, ah well; live & learn. . . I hope in the time since I've done this image that I've improved though.

Thanks for the critique. :hug:
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kalamadae Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^_^
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kalamadae Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
...And yes i had a crush on her too ^_~
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equerin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
A crush, huh? :evileye: Well at least crushes make you paint awesome skies. :iconsnobplz:
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That they do. :B
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equerin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Well :B
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MerdogProductions Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Great work! I was a big fan of this series when it first aired back in 1993, when I was 10. Some of the second season's episodes were really dark and creepy and were shown completely uncut. You'll be pleased to hear all 26 episodes have been uploaded by this user on YouTube:
[link]
Just been watching them. They're not the best quality, as they were recorded on old fuzzy VHS, but it's the only way of seeing the whole 2 seasons.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :meow:

And thank-ye for the link, I'll have to set aside some time to watch them all, since I only literally have the fuzziest memory of the series. =p
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Mau506SK Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay Jane :dance: I loved that show when I was a kid :D she was my favorite character :D

amazing style you used :D
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually barely remember any of it at all; I had to do research to be able to do the painting. =p I'd like to watch it again though. :B

Thank-you. :hug:
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hampto18 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Please put this show on DVD and Wicked Awesomeness by the way!!!!!
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, I'd like to watch it again; it's been over a decade since I've done so. :giggle:

Thank-you. :pringles:
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David31 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
WOAH! This looks superb. Exellent portrait=esque picture. :)
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you, glad you like it. I really enjoy making realistic images of cartoon characters. :hug:
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David31 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed, this one is quite realistic. :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! :dummy:
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David31 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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Selenmariene Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
PerfecT!I have watch this cartoon whem I was 12)))It was Amazing!
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! :hug: I was only 6 when I saw it last. 90's cartoons are the best. :B
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Parady Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Really nice work there !
Oh my , I just remember that cartoon ! too bad they no longer make epic stuff like that for kids ... wasn't the last episode where the rat stab the captain and then the kid dog kick his arse?

thanks for the memories !
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks! :tighthug:

I only remember it very vaguely, but it was good. I seem to remember all the early 90's cartoons as being fantastic. :lol:

Iunno, I might find a torrent for the whole series so's I can find out.
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solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man. I only vaguely remember that cartoon. I seem to remember liking Jane quite a lot.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's naught but a really vague memory for me too. Jane was all I really remembered. :B
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Ruka-00 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist
Looks realy cool^^
and the coloring is awesome!
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you, glad you think so. :hug:
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Windygo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Looks like you've nailed everything in the description, not much more I can tell you.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahah, thanks! :glomp:

I do go on a bit in my descriptions. . . :bucktooth:
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Windygo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
On this site, that's a good thing.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, if people bother to read them. :lol:
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Windygo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
I generally find they do. If not, it's usually because they're doing the "comment trading" and probably didn't look to hard at the piece anyway.

I consider artist statements part of the piece itself.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh gawds, comment-trading. . . :icontrooperpalmplz:

I don't see the point, if I don't have anything to say about a piece I'll not say anything.
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:iconihateunitedstatesfla:
not yiffy, just realistic furry.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd like to have yiffy tiem with her though. :bucktooth:
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute! i remember someone saying she went topless as a mermaid. :D guess the uk has toons with nudity of sorts. ^^; would never make it here.

and the person said he thought jane was a guy.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you. I heard that too, I need to get that episode. . . :plotting:

:glomp:
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah! :giggle:

:glomp:
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Arum1966 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man. :iconlovehug:
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burnedbrain Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
not many bad things i can say about you.
the techniqueis great, the hand and the eye are well used.
but there's still somethin "stiff" on your woks.
maybe you work too hard on the details (that are well done) forgetting the base, the costruction and the perspectives.
hope to be useful.
bye :-)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Daww, thank you. :blushes:

I shall take into account your advice, it does indeed make sense. :nod:

:hug:
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Mahe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is such a pleasure to see number of Legends of Treasure Island fanarts increasing!
Really great one and so detailed. Nice work! =)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed. :nod: Maybe I'll be able to do a decent one next time. :lol:

Thanks. :hug:
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whonew Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
good to see the show is remembered :D
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup, it's a shame so few do though. . . :hmm:

:hug:
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BlondGuy101 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Dude, I have to ask two very obvious questions:
1. What the hell, the creepy hyena from the Lion King?That thing scared the bejeezus out of me. Why not crush on something actually attractive like Sebastien from The Little Mermaid?Or even Scar (Jeremy Irons, the voice to end all voices) (oops may have tipped my hand there...)

and 2 . What the hell is up with the wee picture of a kitty squirting blood/Ribena from it's nostrils? Where I come from, that's not cricket.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Crush-wise, I don't tend to go for the obvious ones. :bucktooth:

It's a pervy plz. :aww:
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BlondGuy101 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Of course. How silly of me :)
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