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Heroes - Peter Pan by davidkawena Heroes - Peter Pan by davidkawena
I am thrilled to present to you the latest addition to my Disney Heroes Collection - The boy who never grows old, Peter Pan!

I've been wanting to draw and add Peter Pan to the collection… for a long time now. Obviously he is one of Disney greatest heroes of all time, loved by millions around the world. But he is also a very young boy, just entering his teens, that was a kind of problem for me, the age issue...

I was going through some serious brain-storming sessions, trying to come up with a the right pose. That took like 5 deleted rough versions of this one! But that wasn't all, one the right pose was chosen, then I had to figure out how to create the right balance in the visual in order to avoid an un-tasteful portrait of such a young character. Eventually I came up with the result you see above, which I feel is the best one, in still in the same vibe as the rest of the collection. Also adding some punky accessories, giving Peter a more of Never-Grow-Old-Bad-Boy kind of feel, but still showing he's a sweet heart with that smile on his face :)

Looking at this drawing of mine, and then at portrait of Jim Hawkins from Disney's Treasure Planet, and I see how different they are. The are both almost the same age, young boys, but I was thinking of how I created them in such a different way, attitude, and pose - All thanks to the wonderful characteristics and depth that the people in Disney put into the character they create. Pure brilliance.

Anyway, there you have it, Peter Pan is part of the Disney Heroes Collection!


Photpshop CS2
David Kawena, 2009
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DisneyFan365 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
guess its never coming back :(
MrFoxx76 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Where did it go?
Shellquake Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can we Please ignore the "Never grow up" phase, it's really annoying!!
drakhana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ha. that's my favourite of all ur Disney heroes!
Jazlyn27 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He reminds me of Max Schneider :o
Kairi732 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
You should make something like this for Loki and Thor since they used Disney and marvel to make the movie. Please!
kingvalsilvermoon Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Photographer

 In this piece we see fabled youngster and childhood fairytale favorite Peter Pan. We are immediately drawn into the piece by the playful and happy smile upon Peter's face. David adeptly uses texture throughout this piece of artwork. We see that Peter is seated upon a wooden log. David lends this wooden texture to the piece, giving us a sense of realism. The curvy and wavy lines of Peter's hair visible from beneath his cap gives us a glimpse of the texture of Peter's somewhat unkempt and slightly frazzled hair as seen highlighted around the edges. A red feather protrudes from Peter's cap. David textured the feather in such a way that it's small imperfections lend an overall realistic look to it. David also used some interesting value contrasting in this piece. The first that I noticed was the spiked wrist band around Peter's wrist. The contrast of the light and shadows upon the spikes give the pieces a definite metallic quality. The next contrast that I noticed was the necklace of the figure Tinkerbell around Peter's neck. The silhouetted figurine is a stark contrast to the boy's pale skin pigmentation. The overall tone of the piece is, I believe, playful yet happy. This piece evokes childhood memories for me of summers long gone, care-free play, and a sense of everything being right in the world.

Jane123456789 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I think this is the hottest fanart I've seen... and God knows I've saw them much. Maybe not THAAAAT much, but this... this is freakin' awesome! Dude, you are an amazing artist, you have my respecet. :D
bo23bobad6 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. *-* cute/attractive... but that smile tho... that smile is fucking CREEPY
KihomiRokujo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is it even legal for me to say that's attractive...?
bo23bobad6 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, he doesnt want to, but he's probably over hundred by now. sorry if that creeped you out
KihomiRokujo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
-sigh- okay lol sounds good to me
kaisoo12 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
wow!! I love his accessories!!!
angel-fyre Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I feel dirty because he's so young but then I remember, if he's been young for forever perhaps he has emotional maturity tin which case, all good.
MzMADness Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
one word: yummy.
NeMangaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
one word: naughty*
MzMADness Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
ooh yes
HaruNicole Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Peter is my favorite, ^_^  Love your work... stunning. 
SabineLully Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
This is amazing I love how you perfectly portrayed his boyish charm and mischief!
omgitsme26 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
You should make time-lapse videos of you're drawings they're really awesome
karkutie69 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Thomascnm Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I can't help but feeling a little bit pedofile, by loving this artwork! x3
There is just something about this artwork that... does something to me! x3
MasterofFright Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe we can get one with him in a standing position? :D
WingedWolvesForever Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I can't stop staring at his eyes. <3 
JollyOli Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do I have to do to get some more Peter Pan *drewll*
Also, may I suggest some Jack Frost art??
soulshelter Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very lovely rendition!
Erekeidy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Awesome !
Caipiroska007 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
is it just me or he looks like Zac Efron? very nicely done! :)
KaiiKaze Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow <3 So sexy
Its-A-Secret-Shh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student General Artist
By far my favorite piece by you. This is beautifully done! :DI love how you were able to capture his playful character in just a facial expression, you have amazing talent!
PandorasBox341 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have just made my childhood 100 times more awesome!Love :happybounce: 
KittenMalfoy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just wonderful! You are absolutely amazing! Out of all of the guys I have to say this is my favorite one you've done. Just amazing!
BingBoo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Among all of the Disney heroes drawings you have done, Peter is DEFINITELY my favourite!! :FeelingFree: 
Wolfrider7890 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I didn't like my ovaries anyways. Good job mate, I love it.. I think you clearly depicted his playful personality but also put your own spin on that, I love it... 
AmazingEmily9999 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Now THIS is wonderful. You totally got is playful attitude! I can't believe I almost didn't notice the elf ears though...
Arin-Boo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
This is by far my favorite from all the other drawings just because of the boyish nature I know Peter Pan has xD Even though I'm not really into younger guys, boyish charm is just so effing adorable with the right guys ;p
Saekochan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I love this. His face and pose are perfect. And the fact that you've got Tink hanging from his neck as a necklace just makes it even more awesome.

Seen what Once Upon a Time is doing to Peter? Seriously, I'm being driven nuts and wondering if I'm the only one who doesn't like it.
PrincessSerenaofTroy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
....There goes my ovaries.
ClaireBear26 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He's so cute!
SecondChanceGirl333 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
HOLY FREE HOLIES WENDY! That is probably the most beautiful boy I have ever seen! He can take me anywhere he wants.
awesomelycute669 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student
I wouldn't mind him sitting on my windowsill hahahahahah
MaeyMaeyCute Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I now wish dA had a "like" option because I'd like this comment a million times.
Princess-Jakilna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It seems my childhood crush is resurfacing.
ClaireBear26 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!!!
Mirella1777 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
He is my favorite! He is sooo sexy! ❤️❤️❤️ You captured his playfulness and deviousness as well!
starfallingx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I think you caught his deviousness very well! 
marymakeup Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Artist
great smile! loved the Tinkerbell necklace ;)
LastxLullabyxx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Blackblossom659 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
>///< I-I How!? I wasn't even looking for this! 
Hajasointu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you available for prints?
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