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Taking a Short Cut by Turtle-Arts Taking a Short Cut by Turtle-Arts
Because I need to paint more backgrounds. :I Trying to get out of the habit of painting the character before the bg, though I think reversing it made me get a little lazy on my coloring by the time I actually got to painting the character. >_<

My OC Roland. Taking the fast route home from work I guess. Who needs to walk when you can just fly/building hop your way home? XD

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:iconglasseshipster:
GlassesHipster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I would totally buy this as a print, It's amazing
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, a lot of people seem to want this one as a print. Maybe I should touch it up a bit, since it's pretty old, but still popular. :T
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:iconglasseshipster:
GlassesHipster Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
It's amazing but it would be cool to see what you could do with it now!
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:iconnekothenecromancer:
NekoTheNecromancer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
I feel like those sandals were a very bad choice for roof jumping XD
Fantastic art! ^^
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol, yeah he's probably lost a few over time. XD
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:iconthedarknessdash:
TheDarknessDash Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LIKE AGJDGAJDHKSFH I JUST ADORE YOUR WINGED-ARTS <33 GAHFHSHDHDHD *extremal spazzout*
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:iconashleyjordan:
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of your best works, wonderful illustration! The cityscape and angel of all the characters is just great, lovely and an exciting moment!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I wouldn't call it one of my best, but I do still like this one. XD
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:iconnamaraoberon:
NamaraOberon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! awesome angle, this is amazing
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconnamaraoberon:
NamaraOberon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^-^
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:iconimmonia:
Immonia Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I did a double take for a second.

I had to smoosh my face really close to my computer.

What program is this?
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop. :>
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:iconimmonia:
Immonia Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Darn. For a second I thought it was MSP. It looks similar to msp in look. Is that how it normally looks or is there a certain brush/setting?
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, no it's probably just the brush that I use that you're seeing as msp-ish.
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:iconimmonia:
Immonia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Gotcha! What kind of brush is it?
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's a custom brush that I made! ^^
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:iconimmonia:
Immonia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome :iconicameplz:
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:iconmartza:
Martza Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
ohhhh he is awesome *//o//* your style is cool~ ♥
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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streak-of-lightning Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I want to read about this character Roland. I've been looking at you're art (which always makes me feel like a total stalker) and I love him! He's awsome! So is he just a character you continually draw or is there a story behind him?
Same with Moose and the others! I need some closure please! *ahem, trys not to sound like some luntic* I just want to know about them and now my rambling.
BUT This Shamazing.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thanks. ^^ And if you really wanna read about Mouse and Roland they do have app sheets in my gallery that has their whole backstory. They're both characters that I created more just to draw, but Mouse has more of a story than this guy.
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streak-of-lightning Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Yay! They seem really awesome! Can't wait to read about them!
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:iconmeemzer:
Meemzer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
The background looks nice. Good job ^u^
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :>
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:iconxeohe:
Xeohe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omiglobbbb dude suuuuuper cool~! I love the way you color :iconiloveyouplz:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconxeohe:
Xeohe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I-I'm from Voleros Saga too by the way, that's how I saw your artwork, and I'm glad I saw it too ;u; My character's a little dragon boy..
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improbablesage Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   General Artist
This is awesome! I've got to do the same thing.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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Aquaria-Moon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist
All your pictures with Roland somehow amaze me ;v;
lolyeaaaah..drawing the background before the character...Maybe I should go and try doing that too....just hard when all you got is pencil..hmm.../turns to newish tablet *v*

But really, I both love this incredibly beautiful background you draw (especially the angle and the colours ouo) and Roland ^^ Yay we get to see him using his wings more 8D The perspective makes me swoon and he always looks so happy!!!! And little Letty there waiting for him >v< <3 Incredible work!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yay new tablet! :la: And thank you! ^^
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The background in this is love. I'm having fun picking out all the little details. (Like the person leaning on the trellis in the lower left. Nice touch.) The only addition I would consider making is a little more depth of shading on the inner part of Roland's wing.

Did you use references for the background? If you can do this sort of stuff straight from your imagination I might have to just give up now.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And yes, like I said - I think I got lazy by the time I got to Roland. The extra shadow would probably be a good improvement though. ^^;

And the background is just out of my head, but I did use a photo to pull three or four base colors from. But not as reference for the drawing or anything.
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jeotabet Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Uwahh *A*
Beautiful :iconslashshine:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh hey, a fellow VolSa folk. :D Nice to meet you! ^^
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:iconaniemae:
Aniemae Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
This is all sorts of amazing~ <333 Good job amg kjgdsksdg
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconcelestialmemories:
CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is amazing. I love the detail in Roland's wings. Nice job!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconcaptainonymous:
Captainonymous Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Wow this is really damn cool, the background and everything. Super good job!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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pyradragon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Cool drawing. I like Rolands pose. The buildings in the background look well drawn.

I find the angle very interesting to look at. Like how you view the flats and stuff.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:icontinybrainhippie:
Tinybrainhippie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Birds. Birds.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
People keep talking about how many birds are in this, but there's only like, four. XD
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:icontinybrainhippie:
Tinybrainhippie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You never know......
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:iconmormongirlbyu:
mormongirlbyu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hah! I saw one of the little Lettie birds the other day and thought of Rowland. :3
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really? I love chickadees. So cute. :3
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:iconmormongirlbyu:
mormongirlbyu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
They ARE! Teeny birds are adorable. Just another cross for Rowland to bear, though, right? He's not just another nancy-pampy pegasus, but he's a CUTE one, too. XD

Though apparently a sexy pin-up as well...X3
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