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For this year's first [livejournal.com profile] i_reversebang prompt, I dug up an old idea for a pirate AU where Arthur is rather excited about plundering the high seas and Eames is the unfortunate overgrown cabin boy. The original plan was to spend lots of time diligently researching pirate clothing and ship rigging and making everything as accurate as possible, but I just ended up replaying The Secret of Monkey Island instead. Good enough.



Many thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] marourin for all her help getting those splayed legs into position - without her, the groins would not look half as magnificent, and groins are perhaps the most important part of any piece of art.


And the story that goes along with it!

Title: A Sea Chantey of Sorts
Author: [livejournal.com profile] truthismusic
Summary: Eames is marooned by the Captain of the ship he's been a part of, after breaking one of the rules of the pirate code. When he's looking for a way to make it back to civilization he's found by another crew. Now he has to deal with a new captain, a new ship, crew, and a new set of rules because that's just his luck.

Date: 2014-11-11 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sineala.livejournal.com
You are awesome and you should feel awesome! :)

Date: 2014-11-11 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Mostly I feel sleepy, but I shall strive to feel both sleepy and awesome now! Thank you! :D

Date: 2014-11-11 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] temve.livejournal.com
All of the above.

Date: 2014-11-11 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Well, who am I to argue with two of you? Thank you! :D

Date: 2014-11-11 06:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] mrsdstephens.livejournal.com
This artwork is glorious! Your brain is wonderful.

Date: 2014-11-11 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Why thank you! My brain might not be good at many things, but it does try its very best when it comes to pirates. Pirates and baby animals dressed as ancient Romans.

Date: 2014-11-11 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ohfreckle.livejournal.com
Gosh, this is brilliant, just fantastic. I love the colors and their expressions!
The fic seems to still be locked, though, I can't access it. But I will definitely check back later for it.

Date: 2014-11-11 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Thank you! I am glad you like their expressions, they were the most fun to do and I'm still amused by Arthur's gleeful little face.

(fic is unlocked now!)

Date: 2014-11-11 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-little-owl.livejournal.com
Yay, great pirates! Or one dashing pirate and an overworked cabin boy :>) Great job with both of them! (I love the octopus tattoo.)
But as [livejournal.com profile] ohfreckle said, I can't access the story that goes with your artwork. Will the stories be unlocked later, or do I have to friend to author or community to read it?

Date: 2014-11-11 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Oh yes, the cabin boy is definitely overworked, particularly in the captain's quarters. ;) Thank you very much for your comment!

(fic is unlocked now!)

Date: 2014-11-11 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sneaqui.livejournal.com
awww yeeeah Arthur looks about ready to plunder some booty!!

I LOVE Eames' tattoo and ARTHUR'S OUTFIT and the groins. Excellent groins right there. <3

Date: 2014-11-11 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Indeed, there should be copious amounts of cabin boy rodgering. Can't be wasting those excellent groins now, can we?

Hah, Eames' tattoo - I have been waiting SO LONG for an oppotunity to give him tentacle tatoos. Finally!

And thanks very much! :D
Edited Date: 2014-11-11 10:49 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-11-11 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beili.livejournal.com
This is beautiful, and your use of expressions and attention to detail is glorious! Arthur's face! (Someone is certainly having a lot of fun! :D) Eames' kraken tattoo and his tiny toes! ♥
Bravo!

Date: 2014-11-11 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you! :D thir expressions were pretty much what my idea started off as - Arthur being totally into this pirating thing and Eames looking a little bit worried by his ridiculous level of excitement - possibly because I think there should be more fanart where Arthur gets to be the flamboyant, fancily-dressed one and Eames the exasperated one.

Date: 2014-11-11 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seascribe.livejournal.com
And such excellent groins they are! This is awesome. I especially like Eames' pants and Arthur's sash, groins aside.

Date: 2014-11-12 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Thank you very much! The delightful clothing I got to draw was definitely my #1 reason for picking pirates, though Eames' hairy tentacle tattoo-covered pecs were a very close second.

Date: 2014-11-12 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marourin.livejournal.com
Glad to be of service 8D. It came out AWESOME, by the by.

Date: 2014-11-12 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Yay, thank you! I shall remember who to call next time I think "hm, these groins are decidedly mediocre" :D

Date: 2014-11-12 06:13 am (UTC)
bauble: (lady windswept hair)
From: [personal profile] bauble
Love it! I love the color of Arthur's magnificent jacket, his spiffy hat and neck ruff, and his incredibly pleased expression at pirating. Eames also looks fabulous barefoot and barechested in those colorful pants, swabbing the deck and staring at Arthur's crotch. The tentacle tattoo is still my favorite.

And as always, the background is fabulous. Love the little birds.

Date: 2014-11-12 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Man, it made me so sad when I realised that although Arthur should be fabulously dressed, perhaps hoop earrings, ostrich feathers and a live parrot or monkey accessory was maybe going a little too far. And it would make Eames look awfully underdressed. Also, curse those baggy pirate pantaloons! How much better would Eames look in that position with skin-tight trousers?

Thanks very much for your comment! I've been itching to give Eames a cephalopod tattoo for a long time, as I slowly work through all the animals for his tattoos, so I'm glad you like it! :D

Date: 2014-11-14 04:21 am (UTC)
bauble: (lady windswept hair)
From: [personal profile] bauble
God, I would love to see Arthur in hoop earrings, ostrich feathers and decked with live animal accessories (parrot and monkey BOTH). If you were to sketch such a thing, I would surely write something ridiculous to go with it.

Date: 2014-11-18 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Can Eames be the saucy dockside tavern wench that Overdressed Pirate Arthur visits when popping onto land to stock up on rum?

Date: 2014-11-18 08:02 am (UTC)
bauble: (Inception Arthur smile)
From: [personal profile] bauble
Eames would be the sauciest tavern wench to ever bend over for Overdressed Pirate Arthur.

Date: 2014-11-13 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamat9.livejournal.com
This piece is absolutely georgeous! :D One of my favourites this year.

Date: 2014-11-13 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
That is such a lovely comment to get! Thank you very much indeed. :)

Date: 2014-11-13 06:20 pm (UTC)
fififolle: (Flogging)
From: [personal profile] fififolle
Ooh, I say! That's truly splendiferous!
I adore everything about it. They are perfect in their roles, and Eames stripy trousers are just awesome :D
I am going to have to read the fic for this beauty *g*

Date: 2014-11-13 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
What an appropriate icon. :D

Thanks very much! Fun fact: Eames' stripy trousers are in fact a nod to canon, but even more lurid because, well, pirates!

Date: 2014-11-13 10:06 pm (UTC)
fififolle: (Inception - Eames by motetus)
From: [personal profile] fififolle
Look at that! I wonder if my subconscious noticed that. They just seemed so right :)
Ah, my lovely flogging icon <3

Date: 2014-11-15 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asya-ana.livejournal.com
Eames's tattoos are perfection. You are the best! <3

Date: 2014-11-18 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motetus.livejournal.com
Thank you very much! I laughed myself silly when I realised what I've been wanting to draw on Eames for ages would be utterly perfect for a pirate scenario. Glad you like it!

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