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Disney Heroes - Emperor Kuzco by davidkawena Disney Heroes - Emperor Kuzco by davidkawena

BOOM BAM BABY - I'M BACK!!! :boogie:

Show some respect to emperor Kuzco boys and girls!

A month! A whole month that I've been away! My God...

But it's all for the best! I've been really busy, doing my shit and heaving the time of my life! I've had NO ONLINE TIME AT ALL! My inbox if FULL PACKED with E-mails, messages, comments, new art to view, and lots of journal posts - all need to be addressed and answered - I have no idea how will I do it! But it seems like I can do a whole lot more then I imagine when I'm putting myself into it - And this drawing of Kuzco is a good example!

it was not an easy task to accomplish! Kuzco is not the usual tall dark and handsome kind of guy, he's not really nice (at first) and he's so skinny - not my type at all! :D But he's got one thing that always works - he is hilarious! And so full of himself - the perfect material for a Disney Hero Model!

Getting ready for drawing this one, I wanted to keep it simple as possible, heaving some more Maya/Inca elements into the character, but not too much and heaving the light a lot softer on the character then the other heroes - in order to avoid too much of a contrast on his body that will emphasize how skinny he really is... I really enjoyed the fact I could play with a slightly wider range of colours with this one, coming from the golds and cyans of his accessories - it was really fun creating these golden textures! :nod:

When it was half way through, the poster of the film came to my mind with the "It's all about ME!" slogan, and I just knew I had to incorporate it into this portrait of Kuzco, as it is all about him, with his pose, pointing at us the viewers... showing off... He's so condescending huh?! ;P

If I'm not mistaken it was like the third drawing of him I've done in my life and it's all because of the "Emperor's New School" series that started to air here - finally - that I've remembered about him and felt like "Huh! He's gotta be a part of the collection too!"

So I really hope you'll like it folks - be sure there's a whole lot more to come soon!!!

Thanks for everyone who sent in messages asking if I'm O.K. - don't you worry guys, I am perfectly fine thank God!

To my dear friends - Faye, HAPPY BDAY DEAR - wish you all the best in life and a little more! Kerry, thank you so much for worrying about me man, and Pino - you're killing me with your latest work :frog:! I miss you so much and I'll E-mail everyone soon!

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!! :hug:

David Kawena, 2009
Photoshop CS 2
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isanart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
jaja awesome!
The4thEonProductions Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the detailed necklace
LonelyZoner Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is going to be an odd comment, but those hands are what really caught my attention. They're just amazing! I don't know if you use references, but either way that takes some AMAZING skill. And of course the rest of the piece is just as impressive. ;)
SexyKombat112099 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;///; beautiful
WerewolfUlrich Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol wow, excellent. :XD:
sugarhifrootloop Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm not sure why but this is my favorite of the the disney prince pieces you've done... i mean - i love them all but - yeah
rickyrobinson Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
KimIsEvil Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cool :D I love it 
BonnieHarmony Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know who I would like to see in this style? Miguel and Tulio from The Road to El Dorado :D! I know that they are not Disney but...
JCCVLover Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG LIKE Yeah It would be totally AWESOME to see them like this even if they are not Disney!!  Pervy Bubbles Perv XD Ok Too much! LOL
phoenixdragon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
I am not sure if you are familiar with them, however, would you possibly do characters from the DragonLance book series?
Zonvelf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
this is honestly my favourite. the details, oh my god the details
acidic-lust Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so hilarious. I saw this at This just makes me laugh so hard.
Chel127 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
erikojuni Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good man that make me laugh im watching your gallery
MsShinra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Artist
This is so realistic holy mackerel @.@
AtomicSamba Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My favorite ! Just awesome Heart 
GreenyGrounds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Oh ho ho! Hello there, Emperor!

Haha! By the way, love the details on the jewelry! Looks like real gold!
Kuzco95 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Im a hot hot hotie
artboy-2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
dexteroses Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
marool Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he is the best ;)
KaylaKedziora Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the detail XD never liked the nose they gave him though but u pull it off
capitanjami Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow, so beatiful.
grazatt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
HolyMaiden Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's someone that I probably wouldn't like in real life... well, except for the end of the film, when he's a lot more likeable. But he's my favorite male Disney character, and I adore him as a llama. Ah.... yes, he can be quite attractive. (though we can't boost his ego, can we? :) )
IslandMirage Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop::nosebleed: :faint

Oh my... He's... He's... He's bootiful :
moonunicorn123 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've come across webpage before on Google and let me just say, I think ur art work is AWESOME!!!! SERIOUSLY HOT STUFF!!! I think I've fainted. Hi! #1 I love it all!!! X 
Nagneto Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is totally Kuzco.
BeckettandMe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
H - h - ... holy sh*t ... *extrem nodebleed* :icondroolplz:
DAVCM64 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
me resulta divertido,no te ofendas eres un artista excelente,supongo que las damas aprecian esto mas que yo.
ZeLittle-pingu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
yarengunel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So sexy :D
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow! This is incredible!
Chatita98 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Call me crazy but I think the cartoon Kuzco from the movie is 100X sexier!!
poedNoob Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
bonsaiking Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
DamaNym Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Oh man the details and research you went into this clearly shows!
All the art with the jewelry! <3

Kuzco is peruvian, like me, so I always feel a little overprotective when it comes to him. And fantastic art like yours just assures me he's well loved by the fandom.
YVxGreatxBoss Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I am inlove with The only disney Emperor Kuzco <3
deghonline Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG!! Kuzco's one of my favourite and waaaah, that must be one of my favourite drawings. Kuzco looks so sexy! Haha, I've never thought he could be sexy at all. "Boum bébé !" (in France). ^^
Venegal Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mayan calendar? That's mexican, Kusco is from Peru.
summergal98 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kuzco is Incan.
Venegal Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...and where are the Incas from genius ?
eleanoraretif Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Well, since you insist on your arrogant attitude: that is most certainly NOT a Mayan calendar. It's a symbol of the Incan sun god, 'Inti'. The AZTEC calendar, as you supposedly know, is a small circle with a 'face' in it, with hundreds of other symbols around it. The Mayan calendar is a broken piece of carved stone. 
MellieBerries Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
The Incas are from Peru. I mean it's not my ticket to jump into this debate but the person above you wasn't talking about a symbol or a calendar, but rather a location and it's people :/
Venegal Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Here's an idea, stick it.
eleanoraretif Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Aw. Not very good with accepting mistakes, right? It's okay. 
summergal98 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, they were originally from central america, but now reside in peru. You don't have to be a smart ass even though you are right.
Tairn Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i lolled so hard XD
NaomiiYumii Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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