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Disney Heroes - Kocoum by davidkawena Disney Heroes - Kocoum by davidkawena
:megaphone: - now if full HQ version

'The face of you
My substitute for love
My substitute for love
Should I wait for you
My substitute for love
My substitute for love'

Kocoum - (from "Pocahontas") the newest addition to my "Disney Heroes Collection"

I was 12 years old, exactly 12 years ago, still remember the first time... It was wonderful, tragic...
During the past month I viewed the miracle that it is "Pocahontas" to me 3 times... I stopped counting the amounts of times I've seen this movie, but the way it impacts me never fades away.

Kocoum (aside of Poca, Meeko and Flit) is may favourite from the movie, words cannot explain what I feel towards this character. He's jalousie, angry, faithful and loving. So un-perfect... With this said, I wanted his portrait for the series to be different from the rest. I also wanted him to be more 'happy' then in the movie, so I drew him standing in front of the camera, smiling, with the bear paws on his chest...
but it felt like it's too straight forward, too happy maybe... looking for inspiration, I came across a picture in a magazine and it hit me, this is Kocoum! Got back to work,
and back to the 'original' Kocoum - powerful, brave and so serious, trying to keep it all as simple as possible I didn't add to much details and this is the result...

Hope you'll like it :hug:

Photoshop CS
"David Kawena" 2007
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Daily Deviation

Given 2007-11-18
Who hasn't visualised the men of Disney in their underwear begore? Thanks to *davidkawena, a little-known but incredible animation-style artist here on dA, it's no longer left to our imagination. His gallery is full of marvellous pieces but the 'Disney Heroes' series, Calvin-Klein-style "underwear shoots" featuring our favourite Disney men, is the standout offering. I chose Disney Heroes - Kocoum as the piece to feature, but if you're a Tarzan fan, or if your tastes run more in the Hercules or Jim Hawkins direction, there's something here for you too. ( Suggested by snapesgirl34 and Featured by animator )
MurderHeWrote85 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!!  I love Native American art!!
onixgreystone Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
sailorlovesong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AanZku Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

I'd like to buy one of these all, and make myself a boy calendar *u*


Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right! And but my favorite in June, the month of my birthday. 
SarangKaeyon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I think it's what I'll do!
RudeGirl2180 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I was hoping to see Kocoum! Fantastic job!
pandaladie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
"~should i marry Kocoum~?" yes, yes do it

your art is great

not to mention the subjectmatter
gaarasbetch Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kocoum deserved so much more attention than he got. He was actually my favorite character next to Pocahontas (for obvious reasons). Even with the serious disposition, he was such a damn hunk XD
This deviation, along with its counterparts, is absolutely gorgeous :)
DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Writer
Loving this! Kocoum never gets any attention, this is just amazingly done <3
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