The 21 pirates team is always looking for new ways to work closely with companies and schools to bring new opportunities to creative individuals' and communities to help get their talent recognised. by decorating fish scales based on the theme

of Film, Comics and Video-Game crossover Art.


Each fish scale is made out of MDF and decorated using different medias like paint, pens, charcoal etc then attached to the final ship once completed and displayed at the event.


This work has been created by Sandwell College students studying in their Second Year of the BTEC Art and Design Extended Diploma, Level 3. They really embraced researching and producing creative work in response to the21pirates creative brief. Being a part of an external project gave them the opportunity to gain real-world experience; meeting professional artists, working to a live brief and learning more about the Creative Industries, all great preparation for going on to either further studies at University in September or into the workplace. It's a brilliant platform to be able to showcase their creative ideas and we hope you enjoy looking at all their designs as much as they enjoyed creating them.   

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Hope Roseblade

Iron Bender Which film, video game or comic characters or scene did you use to create your work: I used the movie ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and then the TV series Futurama. I merged Bender together with a look of a zombie. My original idea was to merge it with the mascot from Iron Maiden but I scrapped that idea and changed it to one I have done now. What practical skills have you developed during the project: I haven’t really developed any I have just used my original skills that I always had.