"Talk Like a Pirate" - Artist Statement

This is the animation that started it all.  When I say all, I mean all of the other pirate-themed animations following this one.  The goal of this project was to create some sort of eCard.  So, pirates + holiday = International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

This particular animation was my first attempt at an articulated figure. The pirate has face and eye movements, as well as arm and hand movement.  I did more with this particular character in other animations following this one.

~ Adam Deutschmann, May 2007