William Brand

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In the words of Long Tom...

"We seem to have created pirate flag tinkertoys".

Uhh...I don't get it? :lol:

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In the words of Long Tom...

"We seem to have created pirate flag tinkertoys".

Uhh...I don't get it? :lol:

Okay, maybe not Tinkertoys. Colorforms, then. (anybody remember those?) Meaning creative cut and paste work with existing art. A skull from here, a sword from there... Mix'n'match. Plug'n'play. Paint by numbers. That sort of thing.

For what it's worth, I don't much mind the reuse of the skull I drew, particularly as I consider that one a first draft. (Blast it, why does my skull look better on your flag than it did on my own? ;) ) Others may feel differently. Folks may want to consider executing their own rendition of the final version, once the general layout has been established with the available "template" material, as it were.

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Looks great, Silkie! What was the old one?

Well there was

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then

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now the one posted above.

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Im going to have to re-design mine.....it's time for a new one.

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In the words of Long Tom...

"We seem to have created pirate flag tinkertoys".

Uhh...I don't get it? :lol:

Okay, maybe not Tinkertoys. Colorforms, then. (anybody remember those?) Meaning creative cut and paste work with existing art. A skull from here, a sword from there... Mix'n'match. Plug'n'play. Paint by numbers. That sort of thing.

For what it's worth, I don't much mind the reuse of the skull I drew, particularly as I consider that one a first draft. (Blast it, why does my skull look better on your flag than it did on my own? ;) ) Others may feel differently. Folks may want to consider executing their own rendition of the final version, once the general layout has been established with the available "template" material, as it were.

Ohhhhh **Lightbulb goes on*** Yeah, I know Colorforms. Got it.

I'm having to redo my flag as well, since I've dropped the "False" from my name. There are just too many ways that "F" can be interpreted! ;) For now, I guess it can stand for "Fierce."

One of the things I like about the different flags is the different ways they are put together, whether by computer or free hand and scanned. It makes a nice mix, and each style has its own character. Very kewl. ;)

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Mine is custom made.. Drawn freehand. No cut and paste.. Each to their taste...

Thar be lots of magnificient work through out this thread... I piticularly like this. It is very elegant and even classy..Be cool ifen it becomes a real flag..

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Eye was not sure ifen Long Tom was referin to me but I think not.

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Thanks Orderless. I hope to make a fabric one some day ...may have to embroder it with all that detail though! :lol:

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Mine is also hand drawn and scanned. I like the fact that is has a bit of a rougher look, rather than the more sophisticated computer cut and paste designs. However, there are some awesome computer-done designs, Silkies at the top of my list. The one William did for Thomas Neede's signature was just...words fail, it was so great. :lol:

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I don't have a scanner or a digital camera so the only to share it on the internet is to produce it in a graphics program. Besides, it helps keep my CG skills up since I'm not working in the field any longer.

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Eye am considering this.. eye came up with this in Photo shop. The concept was from a Bandanna.

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Edited by oderlesseye

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A flying spade, interesting. Cool design. Do the symbols have any meaning?

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To call a spade a spade means to call things as they are, without Pretentions. Red Spade..No Quarter will be given. The wings...the warning is fleeting , given once before you die. The Skull and cross bones means eminant death.

As Pirate flags were ment to instill fear in thier prey...if this flag flew on my ship it would say forthrightly without repeat that you will dieSkullofSpades-1.jpg

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I'm not much of a pirate ...more of a designer. :rolleyes:

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ok so i seen people were asking about meaning... well when i designed this after reading up on pirate flags and symbolism i decided to go with a winged hour glass (swift time) and the bone (well thats death) so "Swift time to your death"

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MePirateflag.jpg

Here be me colors.

Skeletons represent death. The hour glass is time running out. I have death toasting death.

Translation: Time is running out I've come to kill your alcohol!

;)

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I did an aged version of my corsair flag and I thought I would resurrect this thread with it. Once again...there are some great flags on this thread. My compliments.

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I did an aged version of my corsair flag and I thought I would resurrect this thread with it.  Once again...there are some great flags on this thread.  My compliments.

RedWakeCorsairFlag.jpg

Beautiful flag, William! You always do such wonderful work! B)

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This is not my flag, I have already posted a pic of that earlier in this thread, but this is the new sign and logo for my shop and business. If ever any of you mates find yourselves in my vicinity, look me up and stop in for a visit and we'll have a pint or two under it on me! B)

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This be me first flag. It be done with paint.

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Lets me knows whats yer thinkin.

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I like it, mate. Good job! :huh:

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Very nice sign Captain Midnight. I'm assuming this is the computerized version & you'll have a live one as well?

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Very nice sign Captain Midnight. I'm assuming this is the computerized version & you'll have a live one as well?

Aye, Chole, this is the computerized version. The real version hangs from an iron bracket in the front eave of my shop...thank you for your compliments! :ph34r:

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Very nice work, Nathaniel. It has a classical look. I hope you don't mind but I took the liberty of making a weathered version.

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Beautiful flag, William! You always do such wonderful work! :lol:

Thank you, Mister Greene. Beautiful sign, by the way.

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