Every month, Laika, the studio who created Coraline and ParaNorman posts a challenge on Facebook. This month's theme was mustaches. After much deliberation, I decided to create a band of merry mustachioed mutineers (I cringed a little typing that). In short, mustache pirates.
I went through quite a few thumbnails and decided on this one for my composition. I knew I wanted a mountain with a skull carved out of it somewhere in the image and a lady-pirate with a mustache and gotee.
While out sketching, I drew the people around me and a few of them ended up part of the crew.
After a little Photoshop tweaking, the drawing is on the watercolor paper now and I should have it done in time to submit to the contest.