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Arpeggio is enjoying a little time off from his big project.  He has a nice toy to help him overcome his fear of water, and it looks like a certain someone!  Speaking of which, Linda is so proud of him, I think she wants to do something helpful!  Look at that face, doesn't it just broadcast an air of helpfulness? =^w^=

Apologies for the Meh shades and highlights.  Trying to get this out while it is still remotely relevant.  Had to redraw that tail ten times to make it look remotely appropriate, and not like an obscene gesture, or worse...

This is loosely based on :iconalfafilly: 's Sly Cooper fanfic here:…

If you wish to read from the start here:…

She has some gorgeous illustrations to go with the tale, and it is an entertaining read =^^=

Sly Cooper / Arpeggio belong to Sucker Punch / Sanzaru Productions.

Linda / Rozenich belong to :iconalfafilly:
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CatDogJoe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute, I love how you draw pooltoys, your arts really good.  ^^
tbolt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you kindly! =^^=
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
AHH! The cuteness is intense on this one!
Poor poor Pedgy, he's trying his best... Linda... Linda your teeth are sharp remember that... Linda! Linda no, the toy does NOT taste like marshmallows! LINDA DON'T!!

Pooltoy!Linda is precious and I want 6!
I want to pick up Arpeggio, dry him off, and snuggle the warmth back into him. When he starts getting fussy, that's how you know he's better! ^^

This looks great, though! Quite impressive, in fact! Wonderful job! :iconbigheartplz:
tbolt Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you got a smile out of it!  =^^=

I really have to remember shading white with blue, it looks a lot nicer...  I should have had Kacey in here as well, there's more than enough room on the toy's back, but that would have added another month to get her to look remotely decent...  ^^;

Now you make me think of a follow up picture:  (Should commission you for this when cash becomes available...)

The Happy Ending:  Arpeggio strikes a dramatic pose as the Pooltoy sinks slowly, maybe Kacey is with him giving him a salute.  Linda is laughing off to the side...

Alternate:  The toy has a few patches, but everyone is happily enjoying the ride!

The Sad Ending:  The sad remains of the toy are washed up on the beach.  A wet and enraged Arpeggio is storming off.  Linda is behind, looking sorry.  Possibly being held back by a guard...

The Toon ending:  The toy has a big blowout in the rear.  It has pinned a stunned looking Linda to a tree.  Still on the toy are a dazed Arpeggio, and maybe Kacey?

The Scooby-Doo Ending:  The toy is handcuffed.  It is flanked by two police officers.  One of them is listening to Arpeggio giving some sort of explanation.  Linda is off to the side, listening in interest.  the toy's head has been removed, inside it is Kacey!  =^^=
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
Oh no lol Kacey is hard enough for me to draw! I don't know if I'd want anyone to suffer drawing her unless they were into masochism!

THE SCOOBY DOO ENDING! How did you know that was the true canon ending of my fic?? Who leaked the manuscript? I will sue!
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