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Turtles can Fly by darkmello Turtles can Fly by darkmello
fan art from Turtles can Fly
a movie about Kurds children that live in wartime

this is old but very touching movie, I hope you can watch it :)
the reasons I have impressed with this movie are the simple story, the way it tells about war in children's eyes, this movie have a lot of humors but also tell us how cruel the war

Written and directed by Bhaman Ghobadi
Fan Art by me

Done in Photoshop 7.0
Much appreciated if ppl that already watched this movie not give spoiler in comment =]

Hope you like it :heart:
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Given 2010-03-16
Turtles can Fly by *darkmello is adorable and touching at the same time. The composition is great and I adore the way the turtles look, you can see the innocence in the kid's eyes, how different he sees the world around him compared to older people, and the fact that he can look up even during hard times because of that. Lovely work. ( Suggested by VelCake and Featured by elicoronel16 )
Hiwii Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016
Beautiful :)
Seturtle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Oh my,This is just wonderful!~<3 
you have a unique style!I love everything about this art,especially the flying turtles:heart:
Aheng711 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the film., beautiful drawing :heart:
RieCrow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style is very pretty.:) I'M gonna check this movie out now.
vampirejoycute Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
It's very beautiful but I felt both happy and sad, he have his sweet sister protect him away from the cruel war. I believe his sister was tough shield like a turtle that she want to protect her baby brother grownup for his future but she didn't  have time as she know she going die. She felt warmly cry more and hurt how a great pain like a badly fire, she won't show him her true feeling for his good. But too late, aimlessly she fell into the lake like Ophelia while he felt a slowly vibrate less and heard a splash noise, he shocked in awful and said "big sis!". Started she felt cold grow in her body and can't move, she dizzily stared his watery light brown made melt her heart what she knew she promise  she can't leave him in alone. She said "sorry, sweetie...please, hold me..cold" in weak with a sweet smile. Gently he put her head on his legs and rubbed her softness hair, said "sis, You can't die, I think you said promise me. I know this war is so stupid!" In sad. Sadly she laughed to coughing. She said "yeah, it's stupid but i can't, this my time is running out. Favor me, you must to keep follow a lead of the river where there less far so I hope you will find someone who care you. Please, don't trust anyon...uh..ohh...l-listen me, don't be fear, little bro, I'm always watch you endless I promise."  He sobbed and said "no, no....." She said" shh, look at that turtles have without fear to fight on a dangerous way to reach a river when they was toughness as a shield. Right?"  He said "I think so, I don't know how I can." She said" t-this me as your shield I'm s-till your side, I b-believe you can-n do like turtl..." She had last breath and closed her eyes, he kissed her pale cheek then pushed her float away in river. He stood up and watched at she float moving with turtles together how beautiful.  Understand He said "turtles can fly. It's freedom." The end.
GlowWorm40 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013

Hi, I just love your illustrations of children. They are so cute and full of emotion!

I am currently trying to find an illustrator for my children's book that has a child going through the developmental stages of life, such as rolling, crawling, walking, etc.

Please contact me if you have the time or inclination for this project and what your costing will be.

Thanks and take care.


sTrEiGhTjAcKeT Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Those turtles are adorable and look like my Ferdinand! ;u; SO SWEET!
Cbear1026 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
How beautiful and at the same time tragic. I have seen the movie and I cried through the entire thing.
drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Duckweed Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Beautiful! I love this movie.
Iponkwale Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Oh my good,,,,it's realy amazing...i love it and the film too. I love both of them
Iponkwale Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
i realy love this,,,,Oh my good. I love the film too, very much
Moon-Path Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
this is beautiful, the way you coloured the water is amazing
JDNight Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
I wish more people knew about this movie. It's absolutely brilliant, and probably one of the truest films I've seen in a very long while. Your art conveys the exact emotion I felt while watching this beautiful film.

It's really interesting to point out that you decided to place the blind child [Riga]'s face towards the viewer while the haunted Agrin has her back turned, as though turnig on the world is her final decison - and ultimately was by the end of the film. *applause*
HuyuNatsu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Lovely! I really have to see that movie.
RainDropette Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
i love ur work!!!
Insaneymaney Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, that's cute, hehe. :) The turtle in the front right corner looks like a grandpa turtle, lol, it looks grumpy. ^w^
kperusita Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
Si beautifullllllllllllllll
You make me dream!!! :heart:
thomasms Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations. You have made #DD-Catalogue's Featured DD of the Week. [link] [link]
thomasms Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, [link]
D4rkD4wn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
SHIT this movie made me cry my eyes out. as soon as I saw it I knew this was from that! Well done!
Ehsan-E Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
wow so U saw that great movie
I am one of his fan in Iran
I suggest U to watch the last movie "NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS"
it is great just like the others and just like this piece of art that U create
you are great i saw your gallery
keep up good work
biarockbell Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! :D
K-Miya Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
woah o wonderful
lylysv Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
aku tau film ini sedih banget........
xX-C-h-a-r-l-i-e-Xx Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww <33
GigabyteXX Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG so wonderful !
konztmno Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
OMG i:heart:IT!
xelloss100 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Wonderful pic!!! :w00t:

Congratulations on the DD you deserve it... :bounce:

Love the coloring, the composition is truly interesting, love how you blended water and sky...

I haven't seen the movie, but I'll check it out...

I really like how you did the woman (mother?) even if you can't see her face, it's really expressive... I especially like how you did her hair...

Great Work!!
shiimoo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice and congrats on the DD~!
Neosolairis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
dude beautiful!!!!! really nice!
hitachiin-lawliet Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
the little boy is blind, isnt it?
if he is, that means that is the movie i saw last year in class ;___; was sooo..... snifff poor boys!
the girl too, i hate that soldiers who made her "#%&T
and god know what!
willfrodo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
this picture made me cry :D
00hypodermic00 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
OMG cuteee!! >_<
velvetina211 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student
this movie almost made me cry:(
but instead it was so brilliant
well done;)
Aznara Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hell, this movie make me sry, but this devation its great
smile-to-trigger Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Wakerra Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"...this movie have a lot of humors but also tell us how cruel the war"

like how "Life is Beautiful" is? that was a good movie, funny, but also sad and true at the same time
hyd856 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
So cute!!!! :iconiloveyouplz:
Chai-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! Every little detail is amazing! Wonderful job!
Aergia Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Lovely! :heart:
notepadgirl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
:+favlove:So gonna watch it now. They should totally pay you for that advertising, I mean, it works a lot better than just a poster.:nod:
0-w-VaLe-Chan-w-0 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing ^^!!
The turtles and the child look so cute <3
I really liked this movie even if it had a sad ending D:
Agony13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
cute!!! you are so pro
joker18hb Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
recuerdo esa pelicula DD: era muy triste...
bella imagen ^^
Mikandii Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DiscoBill Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
love it
brancoh Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Wolfpackwithme Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
A very beautiful picture! :) If I have the time, I will try to see the movie, it seems good.
TERRIBLEart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Very GOODD!!!
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