This one’s another speed paint, probably about an hour and a half. It’s a copy of Howard Pyle’s “Blackbeard’s Last Fight”, which I wanted to do in Big Busy Kingdom style. The proportions and layout made that difficult, and it became more of a copy, with some simplified characterisation. It’s always been one of my favourite paintings from one of my favourite illustrators.
And the original, by the master himself (1894):