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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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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?
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