Captain Jack Sparrow Drawing

Yesterday I did most of the research for my Captain Jack Sparrow drawing and today I narrowed it down to one image with some adjustments.

The idea that I would like to communicate for this drawing is Jack’s crazy, off balanced and kooky demeanor. The best medium to communicate this would be charcoal not only for it’s rough look but for the deep black it can achieve which will also fit with Jack.

I’m planning on keeping all my strokes as haphazard as I can to describe his crazy nature. This is going to be difficult because I also want to capture the likeness.

Captain jack sparrow drawing in charcoal

Previous Fandom Fitness Drawing Posts

Warm-up and DrawABox exercises

My normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite. Focus is key when doing my warm-up. So if I’m doing my warm-up and my strokes are all over the place I know that I’m not in the right mindset to begin more serious works.


I’m up to page five with the 250 boxes challenge and I’m definitely getting better especially after yesterdays deep dive into the technical aspects.

Memory Gestures

I started off really rough on these gestures but by the third sheet I was able to pull off some good gestures from memory.

The bottom section of the last page are not memory gestures. I just wanted to fill the page with some more drawing.

Daily Composition and Daily Sketch

I drew a really shaky tea cup this morning. Long, slightly curved lines and ellipses are really difficult to draw with this brush pen. You have to get it right on the first try. It takes a lot of focus and a better position of the sketch book thank I have now.

The daily composition is of a transient I saw while picking up our bikes in downtown Bellingham yesterday.

daily composition and sketch

What went well?

A productive morning and I’m excited to start on the Captain Jack Sparrow drawing.

What needs work?

Position my sketchbook better for my daily composition and sketch.

What did I learn?

After I finish with the Fandom Fitness drawings I need to practice drawing portraits a lot more.

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