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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 )
sandra3434 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
Gabreya1990 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Skyler-Heichou Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
I've never seen Pocahontas. 
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
Hagosan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really amazing ! It's like he's real. But I'm really curious of how the smiling version of him you did looks like :3
BobetteBelle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Hey Pocahontas, I'll gladly take your fiance if you don't really want him ;) I'll be doing you such a huge favor!!!! ;)
Bansheeda Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'd love to have a print of this! He is my favorite Disney character out of all of them. To bad it isn't listed as a pirnt, cuz I'd add it to my wishlist, then when I had extra money, I would definitely buy it ^,.,^ 
1995kyzzz1995 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Wow, he looks so realistic!
jennyyuna98 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
i used to like John Smith more in Pocahontas, but u just made me hav a crush in Kocoum with this beautiful piece of art
supermanXbatman Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
*.* i love !!!!!!
MoonWalker24 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the shading the best in this one! So mysterious.... <3!
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a man!!
FoxGirlFun Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is so hot indeed and in all my fantasies I imagine him only injured, not killed
Jelena27 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
cafumanga Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student
gaoithecos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
thank you! kocoum is such a great character!
charla316 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
if you where looking for snow white with children what would you type....
sorry for bothering you i cant find her older if you search just snow white there photos of naked women showing up if you dont care about snow white do you know any one who drawn pocahontas with a family ?
like what if kocoum was still alive that would be interesting great drawing
electrochika Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one! It's my favorite!
DarkHeianPrincess Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!! I thought Prince Adam was sexy...but the epitome of SEXY!!!!
cronasonlyfriend Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Native Americans really are super attractive.
irishgoddess1712 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
ok so tell me what you think of this pairing: Kocoum and Ariel? Ariel is adopted by Powhatan but lives of and on with the mermaids since she is still in mermaid form. She falls in love with Kocoum but Pocohantas' dad still wants him to marry Pocahantas because she is the eldest. But right before Kocoum is shot, Ariel convinces Powhatan to change his mind and he gives the couple his blessing. Needless to say, Ariel never hooks up with Eric. She makes the deal with the seawitch because she wants to live with the humans and it is hard for her to move around on land in her current form. She kisses Kocoum but the seawitch doesn't accept it. Ariel kills the seawitch with a spear (because Disney loves violent deaths) and despite his better judgement Triton heals Kocoum, making a huge peace between the Native Americans and the mermaids. In the end Ariel and Kocoum marry and Pocahantas goes on to England in the second movie to find her second man, John Rolfe.
omgitsme26 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
How did you think of all this
apple-streudel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Heavens! That's absolutely perfect!
Miaree Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Oh my goodness... characters I almost (forgot!!!!!!!!) are coming back from their hiding in my memories. And Kocoum sure was always nice to look at....but that picture of him is!!!!!!!!! Thank you for that drawing....and I agree with all the other fans...I wish he would have survived and we got to know more about his character etc. Though he obviously never would have gotten Pocahontas....but there's still Nakoma (who I loved dearly in the film!)...and well, I'd take him too :-P
inyet Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!!! Pocahontas is my fav Disney movie! And I loved Kocoum. This is great!
muzickwhore Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
That ass. Lol seriously though, this is lovely
MoonBeam2241 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I love all of your artwork! This is my favorite though because I love Kocoum! He never gets enough credit! You're amazing!
Rugratschild Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm pretty sure I Favorited a butt-load of you're art!
MellieBerries Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Native American beauty.
toujours93 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Has to be my favorite of yours~
cookie4me Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Kladdkakaegott Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I really like this character and you have made me love him even more!
luv2read91 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
He was a good character...just a little bit misguided and a perfect example of hegemony.
Artprincess247 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I remember him, i just wish we could have had the chance to get into a little bit more of his character in the movie, then perhapes it would have made the fight between john smith and himself even more drematic, like maybe there could have been some scenes where he tries to connect to pocahontas a little bit more. Sorry, im doing it again arn't i?

I really love this pose, in fact, i can imagine his being in the scene where he finds out pocahonta is making out with john smith.
jgabrielle Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pocahontas is my favorite disney film! Thank you for this :D It's just beautiful
WillowWolfGrace Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
AlmightyFORK Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
All I can say is: "dat ass"
yellowbronco Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
very well done
HitomiKaida24 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved his character and I love this interpretation of him as well.
YannafT Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
awesome! The best of your disney
vickymyo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
sooo sexy *-* I loved the details!
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