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15 replies to this topic  – Started by Cinco Llagas , Mar 18 2011 09:25 AM

#1 Cinco Llagas

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:25 AM

I am new, I hope I am posting this in the correct sub-forum.
I legolized (or what can be the verb?) few tips for recognizing contemporary pirates I had found in Tom Bowling's book 'A brief history of pirates and buccaneers'. I hope they will amuse you. Let's start:

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 03:32 PM

Welcome to the site Cinco Llagas!
I'll just move this to the Pirate MOCs forum where it will fit better. :pir-classic:

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#3 Cinco Llagas

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:34 PM

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:32 PM

Great! I love your sarcastic guide. It is very funny and seems to be very helpful!  :pir-classic:

Oh and I think I'll blog this!

Go to Classic-Pirates.com...soon

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#5 Commodore Hornbricker

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 11:43 PM

Ha! That was excellent.  Thanks for the laugh.  Keep them coming.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 11:48 PM

Haha nice :pir_laugh2:  And useful too. Those pirates have been irritating me for a long time now so now I can finally solve that problem.
My tip for future comics is to use a better font though. I can read it but that takes quite a lot of effort.
Keep it up :thumbup:
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:08 AM

The font probably should be adjusted, but this is awesome!!!! Please post more soon.  :pir-sweet:

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:19 AM

Nice work there Cinco Llagas!
Great tips there for those in doubt of nearby fishing boats  :pir_laugh2:

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#9 Cinco Llagas

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:27 AM

thank you for the feedback - I changed the font, I hope it is easier to read now (on the other hand, you have to excuse poor old pirates' writing, guys were not exactly Shakespeares ;)).

Yes, I have few more ideas, I hope to set them up soon.

I am doing something like this for the first time, and to be honest I am not exactly sure what I am doing - I am just trying to limit the shadows as much as possible, and make it all bright without flash. All I have are two 60W desk lamps, one ??W desk tube lights lamp, and Canon PowerShot A610 (see the setup picture below). I am hardly the first one looking for help - can you please direct me to some tutorial/FAQ or something like that that could help me to improve - so I don't miss it? Any other advice/criticism would be highly appreciated! Thanks.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

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#11 Cinco Llagas

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 06:25 PM

View PostCherno, on 19 March 2011 - 03:52 PM, said:

wunderschön, danke vielmals.

I made two more:
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:46 PM

Those are hilarious indeed, keep em coming! :pir-sweet:
Btw, thanks for all the efforts with regards to photography! The pics really bring the text to life and your hints of irony are quite enjoyable :]
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:26 PM

Thankyou for a great guide, I'll be sure to look out for these things. :pir-tongue:
The irony of the pictures make it much more enjoyable! :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:01 PM

hahaha I enjoyed it vey much.  :pir_laugh2: :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:02 AM

this is originally funny, and really a good idea :pir_laugh2:

please, keep em coming!
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:48 PM

This should be pinned.
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