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Disney Un-Disneyed: Peter Pan

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June 2014

And now we've made it to Peter Pan!  This one was fun to do, since I think Disney's Peter is actually not very much like he's described in the book.  Peter is still supposed to look QUITE young (he still has his baby teeth!), but in Disney's his voice has already changed... hm.  I mean, don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic film and a pretty great adaptation of the story, but it was still fun to do a redesign of the boy who (somewhat tragically) will never grow up.  I was originally going to draw just him and maybe Tinker Bell, but then I thought I better do Wendy, and then, eh, I better just make it a little bunch of Darlings.

UPDATE: Painted version here

Snow White here.
Pinocchio here.
Denizens of Sleepy Hollow here.
Cinderella here.
Alice In Wonderland here.
Sleeping Beauty here.
The Wart here.
Mowgli here.
Robin Hood here
Taran here.
Basil of Baker Street here.
Oliver here.
The Little Mermaid here.
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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CataquackWarrior's avatar
I was hoping for a larger and more detailed Tinker Bell, but still, it's very good.
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Yeah, that might have been nice.  Maybe in the future!  I wanted to keep everyone to scale.  But you can click to zoom to get at least a little bit of a closer look.  And thank you!
ChipmunkRaccoonOz's avatar
Could you do a Disney In-Disneyed version of Eilonwy and Taran? If you do, maybe Eilonwy could be barefoot like she is in the original books.
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
You might want to check out this, and also this and this and this and this. :)

Or, just see them all in one place here.
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PPG2009Student Artist
Can you do Disney Un-Disneyed The Princess and The Frog for me, please?
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
As I have said multiple times... I am doing these chronologically, and when I get the chance.  The Frog Prince is coming up, but it is not happening right away.
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PPG2009Student Artist
And I'll wait for Jack and the beanstalk along with Peter and the wolf 
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
I've passed those, and I decided that I probably wouldn't be doing them, especially considering Peter and the Wolf isn't based on a book.  They just didn't fit the theme of what I was doing, since they weren't the source material for feature length animation (though I did read Jack as part of my source material read-through).
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You've got to admit; someone Wendy's size with a full set of baby teeth is quite…freakish.
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Mmm, you know, I've never really thought about it that much, and honestly it doesn't really bother me.
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Pan was ALWAYS Barefooted. Shoes aren't that easy to find, let alone produce in the woods. 8-)
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
That is true.  Plus, what kid likes to put on shoes?  No kid, that's what.  Pan is way too uncivilized for footwear.
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WCLyonHobbyist Photographer
It could be possible that he was adopted by the faeries in my opinion. 
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Sure, why not?
DTWX's avatar
Yup. 8-)
And much like Mowgli, he grew up Naked in the wilds then fashioned himself some dresswear, but how to make it out of leaves that don't dry & crumble is beyond me. He coulda' just slain an animal, then use his coat as a jumpsuit, or something. ;p
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
I'm sure there's more than a little magic involved.  Neverland seems to have pockets of it here and there.
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Eh, in an unrelative fashion persay. ;p
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
Per se indeed!
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ShellquakeHobbyist General Artist
What do you mean tragically?
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
He's sort of a tragic figure because he'll never really grow or learn or enjoy the things that come with living life, he'll just kind of stagnate forever as a child without any thought or memory or anything but himself.  He doesn't even remember Wendy for very long after their adventure, while she never forgets him.  There are actually a lot of levels of sadness to this happy and magical story.
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ShellquakeHobbyist General Artist
Dose Peter really hate birthdays because it me turning old.
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kuabciProfessional General Artist
I wouldn't know!  You would have to ask him. :)  But it makes sense to me that that would be the case.  I'm pretty sure Peter Pan doesn't have birthdays.
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ShellquakeHobbyist General Artist
I've done a redesign of Peter Pan, do you want to look.
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