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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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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 )
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!
Sundance-the-Unicorn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
His face (ALMOST) looks like Alan Rickman as Severus Snape.... He's a hottie. But what's wrong with his package? I think he was saving his lunch in there for later.
ladykalinaann Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
This one is absolutely gorgeous. This is easily my favorite. <3
staybeautifulxo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
pure hotness
ive always had a thing for native american guys. maybe its that they seem naturally gorgeous
amazing job hes perfect!
Cynthia2013 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
omg i loove Kocoum. Gresat job
MetaMolecola Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O____________O too handsome!!!!!!
emikosaitou Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
he was always my fave!!
ncfwhitetigress Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
it pisses me off when they kill off the hawt characters >.<
Only-Half Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I adore this, he is so unbelievably handsome *drools*
runningfreely Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Really deteiled :clap: Awesome work with shadows :D
Eyemental Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Ohhh without the bulge :L this would be sensational... I mean it still is but...really? :/
EhHollywood Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
so sexy[link]
Lilyswimmergirl Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
he kind of looks like alan rickman..but still hot
Jayjoong Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
I was waiting for kocoum and he looks dayum sexy! I feel exactly the same way about him... Pocahontas thought love should be passionate and exciting, but what she didn't realize was that Kocoum was offering her stability and a home, which is love in itself. And his nice body which is a serious plus ;) All of these portraits are amazing!
Angeloflifelight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Now we can't fave it here :(
Neala-Ernswa Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where and how can I buy these prints? I need them on the walls of my house.!
cryatalmoon789 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
missrotem Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
heeheeehee o.o;

I think I could watch him work all day if he was real. >>;;
ginger-vanilla Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
very very very very very hot!!

I truly love your art ❤
Inuibuki Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
This will always be my favorite in the series. Well, Kocoum and Sitka. :heart:
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