Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Sheep & Buccaneer

Just a few sheep designs and a Buccaneer. For those who are not aware, buccaneer comes from the french word boucanier. Boucaniers was actually not seafaring Pirates to begin with, but thieves and hunters stealing cattle, pigs and sheep on land througout the islands of the caribbean in the 17th century. They smoked the meat on boucans (wooden frames) so it would last longer. Something they were taught by the Arawak tribes from Santo Domingo. The Arawak called this barbicoa, which is also where the word Barbeque comes from. Later on the thieves (boucaniers) were forced out to sea and that's when they became known as Pirates. Well, just wanted to explain why I put the buccaneer with the sheep;)

P.S. ....and yes, I was inspired a bit by Goodrich's Shaw........well hmmmm, it's pretty much Shaw with bandana!!!


Blogger Jafar said...

Hey Hans,

This is something you can call an informative piece of art :O) Cute shhep designs...and many thanks for visiting my blog. It always feels great to hear from people you admire!!

Take care and Best Wishes

2:41 PM  
Blogger Goobeetsablog said...


3:41 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

HA ! HA !! THese are awesome!! love their expression!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Martin Hsu said...


7:02 PM  
Blogger craig said...

Ha! I like the second row. A little bit of knowledge as well as the drawings. Good stuff Hans

8:11 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

That ram with the open mouth kills me!! You gots style, mister!!!

8:14 PM  
Blogger Larry Rains said...

Ahoy Hans!I’ve sailed the seven seas, and those are some of the finest sheep I’ve ever sighted.

Amazing stuff dude!

9:30 PM  
Blogger Dave James said...


11:03 PM  
Blogger justinpatrickparpan said...

Second row far right, that one takes the cake in my mind. There’s something about a ram with a set of massive chompers that really makes me laugh. Nice work as always, Hans!

3:26 AM  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

Very nice work! Interesting combination.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Kactiguy said...

Great sketches and so informational. Nice stuff Hans.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Is one of them called Baaaabara ? Very nice work,nice personality's on their faces !!

10:37 AM  
Blogger flipstudios said...

historian too? you're killing me Hans. your are one talented guy. those murals are fantastic. i know how long they take so i can appreciate the work that must have gone into them. your designs are amazing. i'm definitely a fan. when are you gonna put out a sketchbook? take care buddy,


10:55 AM  
Blogger Scott Wright said...

Sheep are cool....I'll have a few popping up in my comic in the next week or two.

Have a great one!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Ben Reynolds said...


You are awesome.

But you know too much about Les Boucainere's

5:27 PM  
Blogger christian said...

Nice designs. Great expressions, love the shape of the buccaneer's face!! Cool work.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Marcos Mateu said...

These are fun! I specially like the one on the bottom left corner, so quietly munching away...!

7:12 PM  
Blogger Kei Acedera said...

Lol..love the sheep..the murals are totally wicked!! really awesome job!!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Hey Hans,

Great sheep and Bucaneer! That's some thurough reference gathering too ;D Awesome stuff!


1:39 PM  
Blogger martin wittig said...

NICE!!:)--how everything going? I am still on the L.A. Job search...

5:54 PM  
Blogger Shane P said...

Way cool

9:13 PM  
Blogger Alikins said...

Awesome! I'm not sure what caused you to go from sheep to a buccaneer, but, I like him ;)

9:01 PM  

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