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Niddler - Pirates of Dark Water

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This is Niddler the second character in my Pirates of Dark Water series. He's a multi-hued monkey bird from the planet Mer. It's anybodies guess but he resembles a cross between a spider monkey and a parrot. He is a character from one of my childhood favorite cartoons; The Pirates of Dark Water. As you can see, one of his favorite snacks is Minga Melon.
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AlasterBoneman's avatar
i just finsihed watching PODW it was an intresting show. do you have any plans to do the other main charters? becouse this art is amazing  
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Holy cow! There's some impressive detail here!

PerilPress's avatar
I am wondering if Niddler was inspired by the Bowie lyric from Moonage Daydream, "you're squawking like a pink monkey bird"
Zaracha-Bengalegon's avatar
Beautiful, You truly made him into a beievable creature
LeiaIceCommander's avatar
He's so cute :D 

Pirates Of Dark Water was one of my favorite series.
brandon-bowling's avatar
Amazing detailing! Nice touch with the Minga Melon, too.
shojoboy1024's avatar
This is so pretty and life like. Good job
GeneralLioness's avatar
This has absolutely made my night. Not often I find such great art of one of my favorite old time cartoons. Used to watch it when I could.
silverbeam's avatar
Nojatate!

(due anyone know how to spell that?)

awesome work. Loved that show as a kid!
Perry-Pictures's avatar
oh wow!!!!!!!!! You really did just fantastic!!!
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CommanderRogers's avatar
omg, you are fast becoming my hero!   Are  you doing MORE of PoDW characters then?  After looking through your stuff, I would really, really, really like to see you do more of this.  I loved this show (and let's face it, it really wasn't that well done. But it had pirates, and magic, and pirates, and cool characters, and pirates, etc)

I could just imagine a CGI series like this.  friggin nerdgasm!
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Oh my gosh, I just saw this guy and.... freaked out pretty hard in my chair.  It's Niddler!!!  :iconlawooplz:

Oh my gosh.... and he's just so beautifully rendered too.... :iconrlytearplz:

I loved that show SO hard.  :heart:  Thank you for this mad raging nostalgia-punch.  :love:
balgus82's avatar
I thought his favorite snack was pomegranate. 
s1dK's avatar
Awesome wrk mate, looks like is high or drunk =)), great job mate.
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your welcome:> keep up :D
Unmeimiru's avatar
I LOVE HIM!!!!
Yay for Pirates of Dark Water fans!!!
Do you know about the first 5 original episodes that were named "Dark Water"?
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Thank you! I'm not sure, it's been a while since I watched them.

Unmeimiru's avatar
the original 5 were only released on the Fox TV channel back in '96 under the name "Dark Water". After that they were edited and re-released into a VHS movie under the name "Pirates of Dark Water" and from there into a 21-episode series with the same name.

Yup. I'm a nerd fangirl. 
Tazren's avatar
Wow, 15-year flashback to when I was ~10 and watched this on TV.

Really beautiful.  
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i adored that show!
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Suddenly, nostalgia!
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