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Your work is amazing. As a student, I love trying to imamate your works. But I can never manage to get the right balance of light+shadow to make them really come to life. I am not worthy *bows*
Wed Feb 25, 2015, 4:01 PM
you work in disney wow! !
Thu Feb 5, 2015, 9:39 AM
The males you draw are so fluid and gorgeous. <3
Fri Apr 25, 2014, 9:58 AM
your understanding of anatomy and physique is outstanding, especially depiciting our childhood classics in realistic pieces. Bravo!
Tue Mar 18, 2014, 11:38 PM
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 love your style. I can only hope to someday achieve a close ability to your own.
Sat Jan 4, 2014, 9:21 AM
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
Your work is soo epic :3
Thu Mar 28, 2013, 8:36 PM
Would really really REALLY enjoy seeing Taran from The Black Cauldron as a Disney hero.
Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:37 PM
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
Since you have a few cowboy drawings, perhapse you should draw a cowboy like the disney collection.
Sun May 27, 2012, 12:33 AM
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
Always a pleasure to see your artwork and amazing talent!
Wed Apr 25, 2012, 4:03 PM
how long did it take you to get this good. any tips???? please??
Tue Apr 10, 2012, 4:30 PM
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
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
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!
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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:02 PM
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
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
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Not That Kind Of Guy...
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Personal Quote: “Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hand and the mind.”

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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? 

849 deviants said YES!
279 deviants said I've heard from reliable source you'll be giving us 2 pictures of Hans! Back and Front! Is that true?
270 deviants said WHO?
245 deviants said What about Tazan's father???
138 deviants said NO!


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MTibbs-89 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey! Been watching you for a while, now! Just wanted to say, you're super talented. I love your Disney Heroes collection, as well as your photography. 

God bless you! 
JMK-Prime Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Are you really born on Jan 1st? I thought that was rare for mortals to be born when baby new year was born.
BadgerBait Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Hello David, a freind of mine posted this on Facebook and I remember all of your posts during the last outbreak of violence and I thought you might like to see the kind of support that is out there for Israel:…

Examples are from places usually seen as unfriendly and most of whom can only show their passport.

Maybe some day the kind of freedoms and tolerance that Israel has shown to its people will flourish throughout the region.
geromino66 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Hey David ! I love your work !!!!
OMGdrawingOMG Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Speech Bubble - Left speaker 1 LOVE your disney heroes, but please add Kenai Denahi Kristoff Hans Tadashi Milo prince Edward hope that is not to muchSpeech Bubble - Left speaker 2 
davidkawena Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Milo, Prince Edward, Kristoff and Hans are already a part of the collection! 
Check them out here:…;
akatsuki4 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Your art is divine~!
Lindblut Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Both your drawn art and your photography is so nice! I must watch!
catching-dreamz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
You have some seriously beautiful work! I'm loving both your art style and photography...and The Little Match Girl looks amazing. 
austinbarington Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Since Disney owns the franchise now, how about doing some Star Wars pieces for your Heroes collection? Lots of hot guys to work with there. Luke, Han, Anakin, Darth Maul...  And have you considered doing any non-Disney heroes? I for one would DIE to see you do Link from The Legend Of Zelda.
CirqueStyle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Esai8mellows Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Where is Hans?:(
phoenix131313 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student General Artist
What time will Hans be revealed? It's already February 15 were I live. 
Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
interesting and inspirational....
Vixen-Blackwood Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Hi! Your art is wonderful! The quality and style just...well, I find myself at a loss for words.

I was wondering if you did requests?

I am new to DA and looking for artists that could do a few very basic sketches of characters from a novel I am working on. I have finally moved past my organizational phase and into my drafting phase. I would adore concept sketches for inspiration and to serve as a basis for other artists should they also desire helping me.

If you would like to discuss it any further, feel free to reach me via e-mail, Facebook, or here.

I can't wait to hear from you!

With Aspiration,
David aka Tori Blackwood
Rom1-123 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Oh thank you for the fav, Mister Kawena! I admire your work and your kindness. Your comment on my twitter account is like a great gift you made to me! :hug:
Wildchild090 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd like to use one of your pics as a reference for a drawing of a Shadow Dancer. Would that be okay?
girlink Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy belated Bday :whisper:

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TheIronLady Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
I realise this is late, but I hope you enjoyed your birthday :3

RamenTori1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Happy late birthday and I had an idea. I know he's not a Disney prince but you should do a drawing of Dimitri from Anastasia. ^^'
Campanula89 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday and happy New Year dear David!! :hug:
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
AerrowShapiro Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Happy Birthday!
Isis-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Happy Birthday!
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