An experiment, with things I've never tried before in almost every aspect and detail of the picture, some more successful than others. I also tried some things that didn't make it to the final version because I couldn't get them to work, for instance, giving him a light beard, or trying to put a ship in the lagoon. There is still a lot I'd like to do with the picture, but in the interest of finishing some time this century, I just put an end to it!
666 was the kiriban number, but also, my little joke that I'm sure no one will get... The dire warning "666" is scrawled on this old chest to caution good souls that "the beast" is inside, but then when you open it you find out this feared creature is the common rubber duck. (The color of the duckies was also in play with my original idea, but there was no way I could pull that off since I'm not a skilled animator. I pictured a darkened scene where you would initially see just a golden glow coming from a pirate chest as it was opened. You'd naturally assume it was from gold doubloons, but then the camera would pan as he continued to open the chest, and you'd see it was only yellow duckies.)
This was for ~lynda-chan
who got the kiriban number, as you can see!