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Mighty Pirate by dragonsong12 Mighty Pirate by dragonsong12

When I heard that Telltale Games was not only releasing a new MI game, but remaking SMI, all I wanted was to find a few people to squee happily with…but few of my RL friends really care about MI, they seemed really confused as to what was so good about it, and when I tried to find fan forums, all the fans were doing was complaining (about a game that hadn’t even released yet…some fans…;). So, I decided to do what I’ve always done and just celebrate by myself, and the first step to this was to replay 1 – 4 (hopefully before the new game comes out, though it looks like I’ll be cutting it close). Midway through 2, I was struck with the thought that I wanted to draw the main character. Not just one, but ALL of him…and literally “struck”, I had to leave the game where it was to draw the picture before it went out of my head.

So all five guys in this image? One character, Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate, as he progressed through the games.

Starting on the left, they are as follows:
-In The Secret of Monkey Island we meet the lovably inept, ridiculously named pirate wannabe, Guybrush Threepwood, and follow him on his quest to become a pirate as he crosses path with the beautiful and snarky governor Elaine Marley, and the terrifying Ghost Pirate LeChuck.
Quote: “Somehow I knew in hell there would be mushrooms.”
-In Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, Guybrush is fresh off his adventures in the first game with a snazzy coat and manly beard. Unfortunately, Elaine has ditched him and no one believes he beat the ghost pirate, so he decides to show them all by finding the fabulous treasure of Big Whoop! Little does he know, the Zombie Pirate LeChuck has been raised and wants revenge!
Quote: “She named her DOG ‘Guybrush’?!”
“Yeah, I don’t get it either. She said it was because he’s dumb and helpless and always getting in the way.”
-In The Curse of Monkey Island, after the nearly nonsensical ending to MI2, we find Guybrush floating aimlessly in the ocean, only to drift into danger, adventure, a nasty voodoo curse, and the Demon Pirate LeChuck!
Quote: “Didn’t you have a beard last time I saw you?”
“Yeah, and it was really cool too!...I wonder what ever happened to it…”
-In Escape From Monkey Island, Guybrush and Elaine decide to kick back and relax now that their adventuring is over, but a run-in with an Australian developer and (you guessed it!) the Ghost/Zombie/Demon Pirate LeChuck brings us once again to the shores of Monkey Island!
Quote: “As handy as a two pronged cactus would be, I’d really rather not stick one in my pants.”

The fifth one on the end is Guybrush from the new game, Tales of Monkey Island, which – as of this posting – hasn’t been released yet. I gave him a sword because he’s holding one in a lot of promotional images, though I doubt they’ll let you keep something as useful as a sword in-game. :D

These are my own interpretations of Guybrush based on my perceptions as I was playing. While the latter three have much more defined characters, the first two were pretty open for interpretation. Here’s how the first four look, so you can see the pixel-y goodness: [link]
I’m very disappointed with my Monkey Island 1 Guybrush…he looks too much like one of my own characters, and I don’t want him to look like my characters, I want him to look like Guybrush. I wish I’d seen the redesigns for the re-make of that game before drawing this, but I didn’t…
I’m actually pretty happy with my rendition of Monkey Island 2 Guybrush, even though it’s painfully obvious that the new design (5) is supposed to be 2’s design in 3’s style. Like I said, this was my interpretation, and I always saw him in 2 as being a bit shorter and stockier – I recognize that that’s just a limitation of working with pixels when you put a coat on him, but that’s how I saw it. And doesn’t his hair look brown there? I’m just saying. So while he looks ridiculously different from the others, that’s just how I saw him in that game.
Guybrush in 3 always felt ridiculously tall to me. Haha! 3 was by far my favorite of the series, but I loved them all. (Yes, even 4)

I want to say more, but this is stupidly long already, so I’ll just leave you with a few links.
If you want to see why I love MI so much, the opening of the Curse of Monkey Island is a good place to start. (And if you want to skip the opening theme when it starts playing, go to about 4:10 for the animation to start up again.)
They’re re-making the first game, Secret of Monkey Island (YAY! Dominic Armato!), here’s some info on that here:
Lastly, here’s Tell-Tale’s site for Tales of Monkey Island. Designed so that even newcomers to the series can enjoy it, if you wanna jump in here. :D

I’m ridiculously excited, I never though adventure games would be revived, and thought even less that we’d get more MI! Life is good! :D

EDIT:Oh Damn! Part of the Ocean vanished! :D
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Ranki-Chee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   General Artist
Fangirl here of the mighty pirate himself C:
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Guybrush is the best! :D
LeighAniME Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Awsum drawings! Oh i LOVE monkey island and Guybrush (especially with Dominic's voice - so funny!) :squee:
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!

Dominic Armato is soooo perfect! :dance: I'm glad they got him for all the games!
LeighAniME Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
And me too!! :D
anonymoose-au Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Oooo, this is brilliant!

I've just got a hold on of the latest game and loving getting into the world of Monkey Island again.
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really, really enjoyed Tales from Monkey Island. I thought the storytelling was excellent, and I'm a little sad it didn't do better sales-wise. I really hope you have fun with it too! :D

And thanks! Guybrush is too fun to draw. :XD:
worldsinminiature Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this.

MI2 was my favourite installment. :)
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!

Yeah, I'm a bit of a fan too: [link] ^^;
13MorbidMouse13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Freaking love it!
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