Another digital re-imagining of an old drawing. For some reason, one of the most popular of the old drawings of role-playing characters in my gallery is Captain Serafina Dark
, even though the game she's from (Privateer) was never as successful or widely-known as Dungeons and Dragons and the other fantasy or SF games. In fact I only played it a few times myself.
I really like Serafina as a character though (as LondonJohn
commented on the original - "A female eye patch wearing pirate with a peg leg AND a crutch: crikey!
") so really enjoyed giving her a makeover! As with the other characters I've done, I've tried to keep the new version as close as possible to the old drawing in terms of the pose and the costume - just updating or improving or making slightly more believable where I can.
So just like her older incarnation, Serafina relies on a single peg-leg and single crutch, with a pinned up trouser leg on the other side. I still love the image of her balancing on the pitching deck of her ship, shouting orders as she grips a rope for support with her double hook, cutlass ready for action on her left wrist and her crutch held securely by its shoulder-lanyard. I still have no idea how she would ever use that flintlock pistol though!I have a special liking for her elegant, beautifully-turned peg-leg... very posh! I've also kept the double hook and double cigar holder that I shamelessly nicked from
some wonderful old illustrations of Captain Hook in one of the copies of Peter pan I have in my bookshelves.
There didn't seem to be much love for Sura
's modernised version judging by the lack of responses, so hopefully this new, more realistic, Serafina will be to peoples' liking! Comments and critiques as always are much appreciated!