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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 Gwendolyn12 and Featured by elicoronel16 )
AkaiNishi 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
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