For my game psychic pirate I need some more ships so I decided to show here how I make these ships in a fast way. The ship will be viewed from the front.
Start with the basic shape of the ship and make the right part slightly darker then than the left. Also create the mast with the block tool.
Add the sails, I used the pen tool for this and copied it and re-sized it.
Add some details to the ship, I used the pen tool on the mast and create some lines for more effect. Set the border profile to “width profile 1″
Add some shadow, use black color and set the opacity to 10-15%
I wanted the ship to be a battleship so I added some canons and also added a crow nest.