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Peter and the Neverbird by yusef-abonamah Peter and the Neverbird by yusef-abonamah
This an Illustration for J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. This is the scene when Peter is trapped on a rock, unable to fly away. A scene oddly enough which has not appeared in any film adaptation. Peter gets off of the rock, which is quickly disappearing from the tide by trading the Neverbird an old pirate hat in exchange for her nest.
This is a drawing that I did a while back, and I thought it was a shame that it should be locked in a forgotten sketch book. So I scanned it in and painted it with the wonders of photoshop. Comments and the like are always welcome!
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unchy1998 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i just want to cry whenever i see something Pan related because i love that book, and characters and movie and the whole it makes me sad that i am growing up and that it is not really..i don't know..just makes me sad...but a lovely drawing :)
theheek Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
great job its a shame that part was left out it was a great story
ExaltedPeacock Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
The colors are amazing and the fantasy-feelings it elicits are warma nd playful. I love this piece. You have done an amazing job capturing that moment
CharmyRaven Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a charming illustration.
Reenin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! I love to see this, a part of the original story only found in the book. I love this part!
Awesome, awesome, amazing work!
Terrauh Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional
PeterSassyPan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is epic., glad you drew this from the book!., hehe!
cutiepuppyfire Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
What are you quacking about!
ShannyC1901 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
This was one of my favourite chapters in the book, and this drawing is just phenomenal! :)
IzzyxBell Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is my favorite picture from his book! X3 You are an amazing person and I love you.
FaithJB Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
YES! I love it! congrats to u for being awesome! :)
My-Anne Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is exactly what i had in mind when i read the book! you are truly an amazing artist, i love this drawing! are you planning to do more peter pan illustrations?
psycobabble402 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student General Artist
I was wondering if u'd mind me doing my own version of this?

I love J.M Barrie's original work and I agree that this scene is TOTALLY under appreciated! :shakefist:
firemoonsasuke Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Awesome!! i'm reading Peter Pan right now, i just got to the part where Hook goes into the House under ground and sees Peter sleeping. i wonder how he saves Wendy...

Peter Pan is written by J.M Barrie
ObloquyCondemed Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Probably one of my favourite bits in the book, and I wish it was in the films, only to lead up to it would probably involve the whole scene with Hook biting Pan on then hand and clawing him twice, niether of which are going to appear in family films, alas, for I read the book as a child and it never did me any harm (I think).

Great and lovely painting, I love Pan's sword =D
yusef-abonamah Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, I'm happy you like it!
Phenixfeathers Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
But this is amazing. The colours, the textures, the fact that someone else out there actually reads things instead of just watching the film!!!
This is gorgeous by the way. It looks like an illustration form a novel.
yusef-abonamah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, i like it when people actually draw from the books rather than movies.
FairyNever Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
A triumph! It's truly magical. It looks like a photo one second, fantasy the next and the artistry showing through next, making a ...Wow! :D
Did you know there's a new book out that's faithful to Barrie unlike the rest of them?
Check it out: [link]
Thanks for the very beautiful art. It's reminiscent of the Donkin drawing of the rock scene like [link]
yusef-abonamah Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm happy that you like it! Thanks for the links I completely forgot about the Donkin illustrations, I haven seen them in ages, they are quite amazing!
Makosharkman Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
You know I am writing a prequel to Peter Pan when he and Captain Hook first met and how there conflict started because think about it we all know the story of Peter Pan we know who Captain Hook is he is a Pirate he does not like Peter Pan because Peter maid him lose his hand to a crocodile which is why he has a hook as a hand but we have never known what happen before that so I am writing a book about that
zwazoa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely! Is this the Peter Pan inspired from the 2003 movie? I love the charisma of Peter that you captured in the stance. He looks so bold and brash :3 Amazing work :clap:
yusef-abonamah Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah I can help but be somewhat inspired by the 2003 movie. I'm also very influenced by Rackham, and like to think what he would have done if he illustrated Peter Pan, then one the color side I was influenced by Maxfield Parrish.
AmyRottinger-R Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
it looks amazing! the water is so well done i think its the best water ive seen you do!
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