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TheSilverBells:iconthesilverbells:
The males you draw are so fluid and gorgeous. <3
Fri Apr 25, 2014, 9:58 AM
Shahrastania:iconshahrastania:
your understanding of anatomy and physique is outstanding, especially depiciting our childhood classics in realistic pieces. Bravo!
Tue Mar 18, 2014, 11:38 PM
davidkawena:icondavidkawena:
Putting on the final touched on the next instalment in the Heroes Collection. I’ve never had a better time drawing side-burns!
Sun Feb 2, 2014, 2:42 AM
I-Am-Jub:iconi-am-jub:
I love your style. I can only hope to someday achieve a close ability to your own.
Sat Jan 4, 2014, 9:21 AM
Shadowlurker777:iconshadowlurker777:
I don't know if it's just me but you have a really cool Greco roman feel to your artwork, it's really quite interesting.
Mon Oct 21, 2013, 7:48 PM
MonteDeNeko300:iconmontedeneko300:
Your work is soo epic :3
Thu Mar 28, 2013, 8:36 PM
RocketAgentKatu:iconrocketagentkatu:
Would really really REALLY enjoy seeing Taran from The Black Cauldron as a Disney hero.
Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:37 PM
lexfans:iconlexfans:
hi! I want now if you can draw Alta´r or Ezio from Assassin's Creed =D If you can i'm in love <3
Tue Jun 5, 2012, 1:30 AM
TaggyBaby:icontaggybaby:
Since you have a few cowboy drawings, perhapse you should draw a cowboy like the disney collection.
Sun May 27, 2012, 12:33 AM
Dworld09:icondworld09:
Your work is amazing. Congratulations. I also love drawing and your work are a great source of inspiration. Thanks for that! Greetings from Argentina.
Thu Apr 26, 2012, 5:07 PM
echelonangel15:iconechelonangel15:
Always a pleasure to see your artwork and amazing talent!
Wed Apr 25, 2012, 4:03 PM
freesoul4ever1:iconfreesoul4ever1:
how long did it take you to get this good. any tips???? please??
Tue Apr 10, 2012, 4:30 PM
freesoul4ever1:iconfreesoul4ever1:
o how i love your work disney is my fav. i wish i could draw like you. if only you teach me how. I've takenart classes but never learn anything new. Just the same things. what is your secret? how long have you been drawing and sketching? please respond
Tue Apr 10, 2012, 4:29 PM
thesilverdoe91:iconthesilverdoe91:
I love all your artwork! you're such a pro...everything you do is absolutely stunning! Could you please do an illustration of Gale or Peeta from the Hunger Games Books? I know thats not disney but it's close enough ;) Also are you Israeli?
Sun Apr 8, 2012, 7:02 PM
gypsy2rose:icongypsy2rose:
Wow, Disney has a new target audience... hot hot hot. Sadly my fav Disney hero has always been Simba. That would be odd in your collection. That Flynn rider one is amazing, those lanterns!
Fri Mar 30, 2012, 10:01 PM
AkumaAgma:iconakumaagma:
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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:02 PM
TheCollector92
I know everyone says that your work is FREAKIN amazing - and that's because it is! But I was wondering if you could do Rumpelstiltskin from the new tv series Once Upon A Time. I know it's not disney or cartoon but I'm just a dork, and your work is so real
Tue Mar 13, 2012, 2:59 AM
twinkcz07:icontwinkcz07:
i love your disney heroes so much!!! i'm new to your page but i was wondering if you were ever going to consider adding prince charming (cinderella) and prince ferdinand (snow white and the seven dwarfs) to your list. anyways, you're an awsome artist <3
Thu Feb 9, 2012, 11:57 PM
Suekitty:iconsuekitty:
I LOVE YOUR DISNEY GUYS!!!!!!!!!!
Sat Jan 28, 2012, 3:28 PM
demontaint11:icondemontaint11:
I first saw your art on youtube. I was like....hehehehhe....O.O...*drool..... *giggle!* ahem.. Very well done, sir!
Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:58 AM
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davidkawena
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Personal Quote: “Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hand and the mind.”
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Yesterday was 'National Coming Out Day'. A day that was made in order to make the coming-out process somewhat easier, or maybe faster for some. As a society we seem to be more initiative and willing to do things when there's a day dedicated to it. We tell more people we love them on Valentine and buy more gifts when it's Christmas.

Coming Out Day in my eyes helps more people take a step forward and open up to their loved ones. It is important as today, more than any other time, it seems like people are being outed forcefully, even brutally! Social Networks and apps like 'secret' became a place where cowered people use one's personal life as a weapon against them. People would take advantage of a piece of very intimate, personal information, as one's sexual orientation and use it to scare them, to threaten them, to control them!

Even a person who is secure with their sexuality but keeps it away from certain people, can all of a sudden feel as if there's something wrong with him being who is, when that very core of their life is used as something they should be afraid of, or something that can potentially hurt them.

I do not use 'secret' or any other app like that. You won't find me there. Heck, some of you might be surprised to know, but I don't even own a smart-phone.

Yet I would like to start a conversation with you all, and ask what do think about a person who uses someone else's sexuality as a way to threaten them? What do you feel about a gay guy, who is in the closet, and yet another gay person who knows about him, is threatening to out him publicly if they don't do what they ask? And what if the bully have actually gone through and done that, and now that other guy or girl who was once in the closet for their own personal reasons have had their life shattered? Their family members disown them? Having to feel as if they were robbed out of the opportunity to come out on their own terms, in their own time?

Do you think the person who inflicted this trauma upon someone else should be treated as a criminal? Do you think that person should be treated as someone who committed a hate crime? Or a blackmail?

Many people are talking about the double standard of some public figures who go out against the LGBT community, yet are gay themselves. I wonder how would you feel if you knew that a person who threatens a closeted guy with public outing if he won't surrender the threats, literally using one's sexuality as a weapon against them - is actually gay themselves and is a very outspoken, so-called 'fighter' for the LGBT community?!

Do you think that kind of person should be 'outed' and exposed publicly for his violent actions?!

Would love to hear your thoughts and see how we can all share and spread some more love and acceptance instead of fear and hatred.

DK.

Now that everyone voted for the next guy to be in the Heroes Collection, what do you think about a portrait of The King of Arendelle? 

39%
796 deviants said YES!
18%
379 deviants said WHERE IS HANS ALREADY? YOU'RE KILLING US!
13%
260 deviants said I've heard from reliable source you'll be giving us 2 pictures of Hans! Back and Front! Is that true?
13%
257 deviants said WHO?
11%
232 deviants said What about Tazan's father???
6%
125 deviants said NO!

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Lyansart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
i discovered you three years ago, and i just loved your works. and now i can only love them more and more. 
can i ask a question? (maybe you have the FAQ but i can't find it!!) Do you use a cintiq for your works? thank you! 
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iamre Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Anybody know if there is a place to buy prints of this guy's work? The Disney collection? In fact why doesn't this guy work for Disney, he clearly has the talent to.
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davidkawena Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello there -

I couldn't understand which 'Disney Collection' you're referring too as I have 2 very famous ones, so I'll on both.

1). "The Heroes Collection" - this one is not for sale and was never on sale in any format.
The singular portrait from the collection which was sold was the one of Spiderman featuring the Broadway Star Reed Kelly who plaid the lead in the Spiderman musical. This portrait was created especially for 'Broadway Cares' put on for auction on Ebay to raise money for people struggling with HIV.

2). "The Walt Disney Signature Collection" - This one is also not for sale as it features Disney characters which are are the legal copyrighted material of the Walt Disney Studios and the Walt Disney Company. Therefore I will not sell them in any format.


You're still free to enjoy my work online and I would like to thank you for the compliments.
Have a great week my friend.
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iamre Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I understand, man if you proposed these to Disney though I bet they would be willing to buy them and sell them on their official store lol... they are simply beautiful pieces of art and look like they would be something that is officially sold by them. Thanks for replying!
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digiphantom1994 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great artwork buddy!! hey why don't you do Mr incredible for the heroes album?? xD
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6blue6raven6 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'd like to see kristoff from frozen .. please
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SpaceShipEarth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014

Welcome to :iconadult-artists:

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Wilmanforce96 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
follow me IG @armablancaw
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KwongBee-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i just had to stop by and personally thank you for the fave on my "let it go man" artwork. i love and respect your artwork so much and gave you full credit for the reference i used on this piece. the fact that you liked my work on this means so much to me! 
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joeyemanuel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Yes
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DJ990J Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I love your work :) Keep up the good work.
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Technotick Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is really amazing i'm surprised you don't have more views and watchers!
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camillasally Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I really want a tattoo of Jack Sparrow (maybe with a little bit more "sex") Is this something you could do?
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lisuli79 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Thank you so much for the fave. I am so honored, you have no idea. Thank you :hug:
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Clarkrichard28 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Would it be possible for you to do a commission piece based off some of your previous doodles?
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Lacrimosa-Jem Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so so much for the favourites :) you have no idea how much it means to me that you actually like my stuff :)
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Lacrimosa-Jem Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the favourite :) coincidentally i've just finished my Kuzco who is also based on your work :) i love your series of Disney heroes. 
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Serene-SimpliciT Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
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j-z-sXFreizasGirl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Omg I love all your Disney heroes drawings they always give me a nose bleed every time I see them.
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Falin-Dragonheart Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I wish Anastasia the animated movie was Disney. Because I would love to see Dimitri. XD
Amazing art o.o
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Lou331 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
you sir are an Amazing artist!
all the best to you
Lou
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ssscartissue Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gaston, I'd love to see Gaston in a portrait for a villain's gallery. ;)
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Hades-O-Bannon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very honoured to have you in the :iconherecometheguys:

I'm a big fan of your work!
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ArielKuran Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Congratulations for the officiality stamp on FB! Clap 
I also read there you asking for what Prince/Hero we would like to see more: Eric! There's never enough of him! Heart

But whoever you'd choose in the end, he'll be great! Thank you in advance for the lovely view!
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