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Jack Sparrow's Pirate Code by valaryc Jack Sparrow's Pirate Code by valaryc
UPDATED THOUGHT - With so many favorites/views and positive comments month after month since I created this, why has this piece never been a featured deviation? Is it because fan art does not qualify for submission? I say we change that! Make a vote and make a difference for Ol' Captain Jack!

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Well I promised to do something with good ol Jack Sparrow and here is one of the things I was itchin to try.

Using my new found splatter brush techniques I created a really cool parchment effect background and then I decided I was going to make a Jack Sparrow wanted poster.

After messing with a image of the ol captain, it dawned on me that instead of going a cliche route with a wanted poster (which I might do later anyway with another image), I would go in another unique direction and thus the concept of creating The Pirate Code according to Jack was reached.

After heavily tweeking, filtering, blending, and smudging said original pic, I came upon this great almost lineart but not quite grayscale faded look for Jack (charcoal like?) that transformed him from a simple photo into something more illustrated.

You will notice I took the codes mentioned in the POTC movies and added a few I believe Jack would approve of.

I also added details like rusted nails, his infamous (and impossible to find online in a high res) sparrow tattoo and some aged and torn effects to the paper. I even put in some rusty nails and wood!

Hope you like it and if you fav, please leave a comment will ya?

Thank yee kindly mates!

-Nick
Commodore Digital Quick

Jack Sparrow and Pirates of the Caribbean are copyright and TM the Walt Disney Co.
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:iconaerrowshapiro:
AerrowShapiro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
This one's a keeper.
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:iconflameheartredemption:
That last one made me laugh.
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:iconniram-warrior:
Niram-Warrior Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love that last rule. That's the one I think I would follow most of I were a pirate! :D
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:iconiceshark39:
Iceshark39 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Addendum to my previous comment: I think this would make a fantastic framed print or even poster. Now, I must go lurk through your gallery some more.
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Iceshark39 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Absolutely BRILLIANT! And wonderful that you added the amended name to the more 'piratically correct' version and added the 'Captain' to his title. (and yes, I am ashamed as a pyrate, first and foremost, that I am just now seeing this). But absolutely BRILLIANT work!
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:icontomytieneblas74:
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Every pirate's gotta have a Code, I guess !
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:iconnalua93:
nalua93 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I just love number X.

:D
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:icondontspeaksilent:
DontSpeakSilent Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The code! Aye the code!
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!!!!
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:icongermanyalyssa:
germanyalyssa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
the last 2 are the best.
SHOOT THE DAM MONKEY!
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:iconrenee-niels:
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD The last and second to last are WIN!
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Clouds-Owl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jack: "Make sure the rum is never gone and, never trade the rum."
Me: Captain Jack
Jack: Yeah, mate?
Me: Bad news, the rum is gone
Jack: Why is the rum gone? (goes into a techno remix, including random pictures of a dancing Pikachu and Arnold Schwarzenegger saying "I'll be back.")
Me: :O_o:
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CaptainTrouillefou Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
PLEEEEEEASE make a print of this!!! I want to get a poster of it! :D <3
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:iconvalaryc:
valaryc Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I tried - deviantart rejected it. I guess they're scared of Disney coming after them.

-Nick
tdq
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FFXluvur12 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
^_^ Cool! Dang... I wish I could do stuff like that in photoshop.... -goes and pouts in a corner-

Captain Jack: Could be worse mate... All the rum could be gone.

Me: Really...?

Captain Jack: Well... Yes.
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valaryc Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Or that infernal dead monkey could have stolen said rum leading to more moments of uncomfortable nature experienced by you brought about by absence of previously swiped rum - savvy?
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FFXluvur12 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I-I guess...?

Captain Jack: -loads flintlock- Blasted monkey... Bloody little miscreant... Where's da monkey?!

Me: O_o I dunno...
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:iconvalaryc:
valaryc Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Jack: Next thing you know, they'll be giving him some bloody amusement park...or plushie, spin-off or whatever - just ain't right mate, any way you slice it.
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WhySoSatirical Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE no. 10!
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EpicTeaWater Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Have to fave this! It's too awesome :D
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:iconarcher14:
Archer14 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011   Photographer
'Fight to Run Away,' that's my favorite :)
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:iconmelesifant:
Melesifant Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
lol "look an undead monkey!"
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:iconarthousenoir:
aRTHOUSeNoiR Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Here's a nice pirate song; Dropkick Murphys - I'm shipping up to Boston :D
Take care
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:iconvalaryc:
valaryc Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, they used that heavily in The Departed. Great song for a great movie.

-Nick
tdq
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aRTHOUSeNoiR Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Unfortunately I never watched it. . . :( But I might now :D
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Nightmare-Lane Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
niiice these are good rules to live by if, of course, youre a pirate.
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:iconvalaryc:
valaryc Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aye.

-Capt'n Digial Quick Nick
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:iconvalaryc:
valaryc Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You know with the following stats:

Comments: 74
Favourites: 409 [who?]
Views: 17,254 (45 today)
Downloads: 2,132 (0 today)

Why doesn't anyone try to submit this as a "featured" deviation? I think it's worthy of the spotlight? Captian Jack Sparrow is just too awesome not to get some press on here? Just my two cents m' hearties! Yo Ho!

-Nick
tdq
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Gothstyle Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can you please tell me what program you used for this ?
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:iconvalaryc:
valaryc Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop.

-Nick
tdq
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Gothstyle Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh thx
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ladykaname Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lol nice XD
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:iconi-glomp-u:
I-glomp-u Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
"When in doubt, shoot the monkey. (if undead)"

:lmao:
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Averyclampur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i totally agree with da last one owo
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:iconash-t:
Ash-t Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Pretty much how he lives his life. Good job :ahoy:
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:iconunknown-diva:
Unknown-Diva Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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DaytimeNightmare1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
this is awesome!!!
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:icongothstyle:
Gothstyle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is so great love it ^^
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VampyreSlayer13 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011   Writer
I'm gonna print this out so I have my own copy of "The Code." Every pirate needs one!
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:iconvalaryc:
valaryc Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
enjoy it - deviantart rejected it as a print option probably because of their fear of Disney ;)

-Nick
tdq
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badkitty61589 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE IT!!! (...now i can finally be a pirate!......you didnt hear ANYTHING!)
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RockScorpio Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
NICE!!!!!!
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RockScorpio Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
NICE!!!!!
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:iconsevenseaspiratequeen:
:) I love how if PotC did take place in the mid 1700s, then that would mean pirates had a bill of rights before America did :D
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valaryc Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Probably yeah. Disney glamourizes the pirate lifestyle but I can imagine it had to be pretty rough living back then and pirates were ruthless, cold hearted, greed driven thieves. Far apart from the likable characters portrayed in the movies.

-Nick
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:iconsevenseaspiratequeen:
Yeah, but each pirate still had its own rules, like no drinking on the open deck, or all duels had to be dealt with on land. They still had an honor code. But piracy started when the oceans started to get used for trades, so roughly in the 1200s, which was way before America and the Constitution.
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allmadhere1865 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Excellent!
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:iconvalaryc:
valaryc Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all the favs and comments on this piece. I tried to make it a print but deviantart fears the wrath of Disney apparently. - Oh well.

-Nick
tdq
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irkeyshn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
great work! :)
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:iconvalaryc:
valaryc Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks.
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