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Flightofthepelicans Harbour

By Tonyholmsten

Another personal piece i did for my “Flight of the pelicans” project. The pilot crew’s mechanic boy(abandoned as a young kid, grown up among pilots, a talent for fixing things) comes to the rescue as the ship busted up from a long day at work.

Very Porco Rosso inspired, and a bit of Nausica with the aircraft. I love the idyllic italian archipelago setting in Porco Rosso. And subconsciously , it ended up looking a lot like an old game i worked on, Sinemora

This one was collaborated with the magnificent Hans “Hanzo”Steinbach, providing me with the foreground mechanic boy. Check out his other awesome character illustrations on his deviant art!

Image details
Image size
1336x690px 1 MB
iPhone 5s
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 12, 2014, 6:37:46 PM
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Wakumba's avatar
Nice, i like this style total. :D
Khylov's avatar
Had actually thought the characters were stills from the film's cels overlaid on your background painting. Is all original, which is even better; good character and color coordination between you two.
sauravs911's avatar
Very nice!
I really like the atmosphere you've created in this one!
ElSqiubbonator's avatar
Reminds me of TaleSpin--the old Disney show.
N1NJAKEES's avatar
Looking Awesome! :D
ElMasterGooby's avatar
Seeing the drawing, I instantly thought in the style of Studio Ghibli.
scratchback's avatar
Lifelike color and scene... super cool...
I honestly thought this was a frame from an anime. I thought the little boy would be at home on the cover of "A grave of fireflies", wow
Tonyholmsten's avatar
Thanks! Mission complete then =)
ArticGladiolus's avatar
The Porco Rosso vibe is strong with this one. I noticed it immediately when I saw the thumbnail of this :D
I love everything about this, it's literally impossible to pick a fave part! :heart:
Tonyholmsten's avatar
thanks for the kind comments! 
JoshawaFrost's avatar
CheshirePhotographer's avatar
Immediately struck me as Porco-inspired. Love it.
yakkingyetis's avatar
been your fan since day 1
Tonyholmsten's avatar
Thanks for following my work! 
yakkingyetis's avatar
who wouldn't :D
was hopping some of your brilliance would rub off but it didn't lol
PsykoHilly's avatar
:onfire: ... excellent work!
ByronGiant's avatar
I think your inspirations come through perfectly. I like the extremely basic design of the nose.
Meema's avatar
It has a very Miyazaki feel to it, like you said. Well done.
Zorthain's avatar
It looks like Nausicaa almost :D
Zorthain's avatar
Oh I got it right? That's awesome c:
Nebaku's avatar
I love how cartoony the child is, compared to the rest of the scene or even the other people. Really makes em' pop out:)
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