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Flight of the Never-Gator by Turtle-Arts Flight of the Never-Gator by Turtle-Arts
My tablet is working again thanks to a new cable! So to celebrate, I broke in the new cord with my favorite children's story/fictional character- Peter Pan! I'd been meaning to do a picture for a couple of days now because I just recently found out that there's going to be a new Pan movie next year and I am super excited about it! I don't know how many of you know it, but it's a dream of mine to someday work on a project for this story. Either to illustrate the original, or do my own, or just whatever.  I've got a little idea somewhere in the back of my head for an off-shoot kind of story, and I've had this design for Peter for quite a while now, which I doodle from time to time. Though his age is always different depending on how I feel that day. I can't ever decide exactly how old/young to make him. :/

Painted this a bit differently than how I normally work.  I've done it before, but not enough to be really comfortable with it yet, since its kind of the opposite of how I normally draw/paint.  But I'd like to continue working in this method for later pictures so that I can get a better handle on it. :nod:

Also, brownie points if you get the joke in the title. ;D

Art and designs property :iconturtle-arts:
Peter Pan is... well actually the copyright for this story is some kind of crazy. I think technically it's kind of public property now, but I'm not really sure, since GOSH has that weird perpetual copyright thing, but it's not a normal copyright and, I dunno. It's weird.
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MightyMelleR Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
I think I missed this back when you posted it but I absolutely love it! The texture on the croc is so great and I'm still very into those masks. Excellent work!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm still very fond of this drawing myself. :>
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rose344 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist
La la la la  JUST LOOK AT HOW PRETTY THOSE DETAİLS ARE.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks you! ^^
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cubby250 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Awesome!  Love the take on Peter and the Lost Boys that you've done.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^ I intend to more with these versions of them when I get the time. If I ever get the time. XD
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cubby250 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
*grin* then I will keep my paws crossed that spare time wanders by because I'd be totally interested to see what you do with them.
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kGoggles Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   General Artist
I love this so much...the design of all the characters are just so great!!! And the way you paint..gorgeous!! :love: beautiful colors I want this on my wall 
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glorious!!  :dummy:

Great characterization!  Enjoying the soft pallette. :)
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Thorrsman Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Love this idea.

Working on my own Hook novel--Sea-Road to Neverland--which traces penniless James--who threw off his family name and turned his back on the honest world--from a tavern duel with the quartermaster of the Walrus to rising to become captain of the brig Jolly Roger. Along the way he takes the name "Hook" from a makeshift weapon he mastered.

Now is that amnesiac cabin-boy that everyone calls "Tuck" someone who will someday be a bitter foe of Jas Hook...?
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justvrit Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student General Artist
This piece never appeared in my watch O.O that's horrible since is totally outstanding!! Wow I love the movement in the piece and the composition! I love the design you do for the lost boys too! Well actually everything's is just so great to look at :la:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's weird. D: But I know that does happen sometimes. Like, I watch my brother's account but for some reason it never shows me anything he posts. I checked the settings and nothing's wrong, it just doesn't work. :shrug:
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justvrit Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah I once read about a dA bug that doesn't show some of the deviantwatch updates...well but I least I get here anyway xD
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Project-AYA Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hook will be played at Hugh Jackman, and he shaved his head for the role!

But nevertheless, great work here, love your textures as usual.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I know. That's how I found out about it actually. Me and my grandma were watching some talk show when I was staying at my relatives the other day and they mentioned him shaving his head for a Peter Pan movie. And I instantly freaked out and had to go look up the movie info online. XD
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roqdraw Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014   General Artist
Man this image reminds of that movie 'Hook'.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love that movie. :> Though I don't necessarily like seeing Pan grown up, that movie has my favorite interpretation of the Pirate's home, the Lost Boys (and their home), and my favorite Cpt. Hook. :thumbsup: I grew up watching that version a loooot more than the Disney one (which is my least favorite version actually) so it's had a lot more influence on how I picture the world and characters.
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pixelinkdust Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so down with the Zelda-esque Tinkerbell. This looks a lot softer than your usual work! Very cool!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I imagine you see Tink better when she's close up. But far away? Eh, Navi basically. XD
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Psycadela Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha this is so cute :)
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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furtastice Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Favoriting for that sweet title.
You're rather cheeky.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You have no idea. XD
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pukecupcakes Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this :la:! I really like the design of the lost boys and Peter! and also the colors are very pretty.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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Douglas85 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Stimpy....I love this...  :l
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:>
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True-InTha-Blue Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student
Cool!
Question have you heard of Peter and the Starcatchers series?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I actually have the first book, but I've never gotten the time to sit and read it. >_<
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True-InTha-Blue Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student
Read it!
Its a very interesting twist to the whole fairy tale. But I understand if you wouldn't like it. But its worth the tale I think.
However if you do decide to read the book series and finish it. Do not read the 'Bridge to Neverland' its leaves a bad gap.

Books

Lick the books.

:D
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I plan to read it at some point. But I don't know what my opinion will be. XD Is bridge to neverland one of the starcatcher books?
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True-InTha-Blue Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student
It's a supposed sequel after all the starcatcher books finished up but... It lacks the whole charm that the starcatcher books had.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, a sequel to a spin off? That's weird. XD
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True-InTha-Blue Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student
I dun get either but:
Sum up

Starcatchers is a very good series but don't read Bridge to NeverLand... at least my opinion. Who knows you might like it... or maybe not
(shrug)
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, at least it's just a bad sequel to the series. And not part of the series itself, right? Not like some other series of books that I liked. =3=
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Escaron Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
For a split second when looking at the thumb I thought this was the Gatekeeper prize part but then I saw it was a crocodile. Hahaha. This is really awesome though,  I loooooove the small details and how you made the lost boys and tingeling looking like a zelda farie and seriously evetrything in this piece is magical! <333
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No, but that prize is actually coming very soon. ;D
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PrometheusAlexander Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional
I am enjoying the subject, composition, and colors! Well done!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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doslwkdrns Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
amazing!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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L1qw1d Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
awesome work. i can only do this traditionally
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Superb! :la:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
It's my plesaure! :)
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Drag0n-Princess Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I like this, they seem to have a lot of fun xD
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this so much! :D The designs for the Lost Boys are so interesting, and Peter's design is so unique. Also love the gator. :la: Peter Pan is an awesome story, I'd love to see more renditions of it!
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