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Jack and the Sea Turtles by pirate-trish Jack and the Sea Turtles by pirate-trish
Well! This has been FOREVER in the making because painter was a whore and crashed several times, losing everything on me until I got fed up, inked it one last time off a screen cap I had made and then colored it all in photoshop. This was done 100% digital from reference for the pose on the guy (I had no real idea how people look when swimming y'know?), for the turtles and for the actual look of water from beneath it. I am soooo happy with how it came out! This is my first underwater picture and I had a lot of fun.

This is also the long awaited present for Vert's 16th birthday. See... I had no warning so when she was all yay my birthday is tomorrow! I was all auuugh!! But! She nicely said she would accept art so I asked what she'd like, she said Jack, my character from Avast U (a comic series I'm workin on) and shirtless X3 well I know she likes turtles and so does Jack so this was spawned. I am so happy. So so happy... I hope she is happy too! I wanted to give this to her before posting but what's a girl to do? I am way too excited and I wouldn't see her till later in the day! So I hope you see it here Vert!!!!! X3
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jonbotone Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
he looks like mako from the legend of korra
Tuker117 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist
I Love the sea, there's just something so magical, soothing and relaxing about it ^~^ Awesome picture =D
amiteaelfkin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009   Photographer
that is amazing! Very well done. I really like the way the lighting came out and the turtles are awesome. :favlove: :D
pirate-trish Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
ah!! thank you! It just goes to show that reference pays off! <3
curtisdraws Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Girl, I'm an idiot for missing this. You're perfect, and this is a highlight of your portfolio so far. Super-cool.
pirate-trish Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
hahaha you are hardly an idiot!!! And this thing was a pain but... shirtless boys and turtles how can you go wrong?
lilhokiemonster Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
very nice
lordessofrustyspoons Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
well done! this is brilliant!!
G-Mads Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
He looks kinda like he's givin' the turtle a high-five :3 :heart:
pirate-trish Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
he would totally high five a turtle.
G-Mads Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I bet...I bet XD
the-turtle-club Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
please jion the club, & spread the word. :)
Epellik Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
ooooh I love turtles!!!!!
Queen-of-Randomness Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
Wow! Why haven't I stumbled across your wonderful art yet?? This is so lovely! The color, the tone, everything is just so beautiful! :clap: You have been fav'd!
dudangelo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006   Interface Designer
Itīs really nice!
silent-hillbilly Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
this is a w e s o m e! three words: "take a picture", by Filter, it so reminds me to this song and actually it's the exact song I'm listening right now; I love the light and colors so much, it looks so natural; just great, great work :)
pirate-trish Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005
Thank you very much! that water killed me!
Davy-Art Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005
Cool! I really like the water and the cool graphic style. NIce.
pirateneko Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
aw, now i feel bad... i thought i commented on this before i faved it..... lovely work! the water is so pretty and i love the sea turtles -^____^- awesome perspective on the guy btw -^____^-
pirate-trish Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2004
thanks! the water only took me forever and the perspective... i look at it occasionally then i look away really fast so i don't start seeing it and thinking "that doesn;t look good!"
Art-Staffer-Ako Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
one word..COOL!?:meditate:
Sketchee Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a very sexy picture. The level of detail on the turtles is amazing
Sketchee Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
This is such a sexy picture! The level of realism on the turtle is amazing.
angichan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
GWAH! so gooood! mad skillz! I hope I can color that well someday! the turtles look perfect and the foreshortening is awesome. *wipes away a tear*
gaktikol Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2003  Professional General Artist
great colors, and you nailed the underwater effect...i love the composition... kind of reminds me of Lilo and Stitch hehe. nice job...
estebanr Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MAN!! This is some swell piece of work!! Wonder when will I be able to do such wonderful things... *sigh* A damn straight :+fav:... need I say more? KEEP´EM COMING, DUDE!! :)
kakskiv Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2003   Photographer
It is great! I love those turtles, they look great and very lifelike.. The guy looks cool enough too, I love the way he's just kinda cruising down the road.. It gives me such a warm summer feeling this picture.. Bathing and all that.. Mmm, the topless girls, mm, eh, sorry,.. Got kinda driven away there..
tiggerfactory Featured By Owner May 9, 2003
This one is so gorgeous!!! *_*
I just love sea turtle! ^___^ they are so cute!
and all the blue water reflexion and light are! O_O

Iwanna swim with the turtles too!!!!!! XD
This is coing to my Favorites :) (Smile)
Cabycab Featured By Owner May 8, 2003  Professional General Artist
Wow, what a great piece of art! You're TOO good. Although I think the water looks a bit too translucent. As if he was floating... but Niiice dude.
boum Featured By Owner May 7, 2003  Professional Filmographer
The. Water. is. perfect. Damn YOUUU! It looks like a screen shot taken directly from a Disney movie or something!! I envy you. Damn you talented people. XD

Congrats. +fav
Zlatty Featured By Owner May 6, 2003  Professional Photographer
Wow this is really neat ... well drawn and colored ...
wingsofwrath Featured By Owner May 5, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
This struck me as oddly reminiscent of a story-book I had when I was a little kid about a japanese guy and a sea-turtle....can't remember the title though....
Anyway, the picture is an A+!
Keep up the good work!
necrophagous Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2003  Professional General Artist
That turtle closest to us has a face of a killer!

awesome :) (Smile)
pur9e Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2003
very pretty and serene
mijka Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2003
major, MAJOR props pirate girl. Yowza.

Oh, btw, painter stops being a bitch when memory levels take a quantom leap. :| (Blank Stare)
12d3 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2003  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
silverwings Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003
This picture reminds me of Lilo and Stitch! All the pretty bright colors.. adorable characters... and mad skills.

btw, i agree with ur friend-- Jack is QUITE attractive with no shirt. Here's a kiss for you, my love!


ozzyopolis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW. This is pretty awesome. Nod How come I am just discovering you NOW?
vert-is-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003
AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHHHH!! You totally own everything Trish. This is so awesome, this is the BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER! You rock so hard, I am so impressed at how you stuck with it even though it gave you hell. :( (Sad) I really really appreciate, this is sooo beautiful, I looove it so much. The turtles are perfect, the underwater render is GRAND, and what c an I say?


Mmmm, lovely boys. You draw so wonderful, this is great. I fav it of course. Heart

Hug :D (Big Grin)
hamdiggy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
trisha. miss tea. you know i love this. and thusly, i must now +fav. ah the irony of it all.
pirate-trish Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003
that white line would be Jack's scar he got from the girl he loves n__n;;;
greensprout Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy hearn... how in the heck did you get those beams of light coming down? Those are my favorite part...and the turtles...and jack. Mon dieu... I am owned.
telegrafixs Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003
That is some CRAZY clean rendering you got there, disney quality. The top of the water is very simplistic but it looks great. What exactly is the little white line thing on his face ? That is the only strange thing about it
kizuato Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003

This is so great... go you! w00t!

bearmantooth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003
wow...good job. u need to do more work like this. amazing
your work definitely paid off. i can't find anything wrong about it, its just a beautifully drawn, inked, and colored piece of art.
redwizard Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003
hey this is really really good. The blueness and perspective.
jasinski Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist

queenbean3 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003  Hobbyist Filmographer
Whoa . . . so pretty! I love the underwater lighting effects, and the turtles look great! +fav
demon-fox Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003
WOW!!! i love this one! makes me want to go to the beach and surf!!
wolfy-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2003
WOAH! :O (Eek) Thats great!! I love your coloring!! >D and your lineart!! such good artists.. ;.;
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