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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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- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 


Olivier Ciappa Uses the Image of The Marianne for his Own Political Agenda and Public Recognition 


Olivier Ciappa has been sued for infringing rights of worldwide known visual artist David Kawena for attributing the design of the Marianne to himself and attaching FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenco as his inspiration source. Additionally, Ciappa has used the signature of French celebrities Carla Bruni, Gérard Depardieu, and Anouk Aimée, as well as none other than former French President, Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy (!) in order to support his own political agenda without their consent! ('Le Figrao')


Mr. Ciappa has knowingly infringed Mr. Kawena's copyrighted works and his moral right (Droit Moral), by identifying himself as the "Artist, creator of the new Marianne stamp" (Artiste, créateur du nouveau timbre Marianne) in an article published in the LeMonde web site on 19.7.2013 as well as in many other instances and media outlets.
In that specific infringing publication, Mr. Ciappa used Mr. Kawena's works of art without his authorization and deliberately signed his own name as the author of Mr. Kawena's works of art (circled in red):
MARIANEE - by davidkawena

As if that was not enough Mr. Ciappa wrote a fictionalised article describing how he drew the Marianne himself. In the article published on 'The Huffington Post' on 15/07/2013 Ciappa describes his working process: “Initially, I wanted to draw a face with mixing traits (of) Roselyne Bachelot and Christiane Taubira. But my sketches did not work.  I then noticed that they both had a very gracious gesture of the hand, when spoke at length monologue. I kept that in my Marianne gesture. Then I wanted to give her (Marianne) the characteristics of a person who is both a native of North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, to offer Marianne a dimension beyond this border. But as you can imagine, the result on my drawing board was ridiculous.”

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To all my DeviantArt Friends, Fans and Followers - 
Please read the full press release on the following link: 
Comment, Like, Share - do whatever you can to help me re-claim the rights for my work which has been stolen and abused by one guy for over a year now. 
I thank you all for your support,
David Kawena. 




The video above is just one of numerous recorded appearances made byOlivier Ciappa where he claims to be the ‘artist’ who drew the Marianne and based her on Inna Shevchenko of Femen!

I would like to quote from the press release issued by my lawyers to clear things up on the matter once and for all - 

“Mr. Kawena wishes to clarify and illuminate a number of events which has come to light regarding the Marianne:

1). Mr. Kawena and he alone created the Marianne.
 
2). Despite claims of Mr. Ciappa to be an ‘Artist’ or a “dessinateur”, in his own words – he does not possess drawing skills of any kind.

3). Consequentially, Mr. Kawena, and he alone, can speak to the nature of his influences and inspirations in creating the character of Marianne. 

4). Mr. Kawena vehemently denies any connection between image depicted on The ‘Marianne’ Stamp and the Ukrainian FEMEN activist, Inna Shevchenko, and any other personalities, dead or alive, whose names were linked to the Marianne by Mr. Ciappa.”

Please read my full press release in the following link:tinyurl.com/n89fn9b
Thank for your support,
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%
754 deviants said YES!
19%
364 deviants said WHERE IS HANS ALREADY? YOU'RE KILLING US!
13%
244 deviants said WHO?
13%
244 deviants said I've heard from reliable source you'll be giving us 2 pictures of Hans! Back and Front! Is that true?
11%
222 deviants said What about Tazan's father???
6%
119 deviants said NO!

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Lacrimosa-Jem Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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 1 day ago  Student General Artist
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j-z-sXFreizasGirl Featured By Owner 3 days ago
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 6 days ago  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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69WarCat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're a legend, an inspiration and I love you è_é
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per1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  New member
The King of Arendelle is cool, but I really hope you're not forgetting Diaval (Maleficent) for the Heroes Collection. ;-) xoxo
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lordi123456 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  New member
Hi :) Can you make some more Disney / Marvel Hero ?
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labacanitaz412 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I saw your work a long time ago and thought it was amazing. Recently I was showing my mom and when she saw it , she literally had her jaw dropped for about 10 seconds. :P

she was definitely most in love with David (Lilo & Stitch). She said "Now that's a beautiful interpretation of the Disney men." LOL. and we talked about how amazing your editing is and how you can do such amazing work with just shading certain parts and making them have such depth. your work is beautiful and don't you forget it! ^_^ <3

-xoxo , 
Imani
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ILoveCartoons9120 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
I recommend you to check out this cool new 2D animated feature project now in the works:
www.facebook.com/DawgtownTheMo…

P.S: Great gallery, dude. Keep it up!
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ShaonHall Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey man my birthday is on January 1st as well!!! Great gallery btw :)
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kosolap Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! I love your Disney Heroes. Can you show some WIP or tutorial, or step-by-step please? It could be video or just step-by-step.. Thanks! you're the best! ;)
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ZinniaSnowdrop Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just so you know I have added you to my deviants who create art I simply adore list on my DA page! Heart Rose 
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Gizmoenut Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student General Artist
You draw the most delicious men. Thank you for your service to humanity. :salute:
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stavart03 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love all your works
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Jiyone Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats for the daily dev !
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IchiroMisaki Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
A very good gallery you have!
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DiOGOAMORES Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
AMO SEU TRABALHO
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DiOGOAMORES Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
SWEETHEART PINK BEAR - O3 by DiOGO AMORES by DiOGOAMORES  SWEETHEART PINK BEAR - O2 by DiOGO AMORES by DiOGOAMORES  
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Camelot-Angel Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I terribly do hope you get your justice!
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Desired-Dez Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
I know they are not disney but Dreamworks Road To El Dorado was always one of my favorites. I was about to post how desperately i would love to see you do Tulio and Miguel when lo and behold i scroll down and see someone already mentioned it! Ha! but really they are chalk full of personality and i think you could really bring them to life! 
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Esai8mellows Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm with you :)
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