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Straight from the bayou swamp waters of New Orleans, in honour of the spacial engagement limited release of Disney's newest masterpiece, "The Princess and the Frog" I am proud to present to you all the latest addition to the Disney Heroes Collection - Prince Naveen!

Yes people, the time has come!
The first 2D hand drawn animated Disney film in 5 years was released today in New York and Los Angeles.

I've been working on this portrait of Prince Naveen for months now. Ever since the first commercial picture of him was released I fell in love with his design - who can resist that smile right?! But there wasn't much to go with his portrait as there was only one picture out there. So I only worked on the face based on that image, and right when the trailer was out I knew I want to incorporate that breathtaking transformation of Naveen into his portrait. At first it was his transformation into a frog that inspired me, but then seeing more and more that bits of animation of him and Tiana turning into humans at the swamp with all that magical water around I knew that this is it! That's the visual I was looking for!

It is not an easy task to do a realistic portrait of an animated character. Not at all! And it's even more complicated to achieve when you didn't even saw the film itself. "What do I really know about Naveen as character that I can put into this drawing?!"

These were my initial thoughts going into creating this piece. Well, I knew this was a lady's man! Full of himself and charming good looks I guess, but also a fun, life loving guy indeed. That charming smile of him I was talking about before?! I knew it must be there :D

He really is the Prince of the Swamp, and I also gave him a small necklace with that element from the film's logo, that I really really love as it's a combination or a royalty crown and a frog feet. Stunning design by Disney!

To create more of an atmosphere for this one, I added the water lilies, and tree branches behind him and it's also my small tribute to that breathtaking job the background department did on this film!

Hope you all love this latest addition to the collection - I really put my heart into this one!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

David Kawena, November 2009
Photoshop CS 2
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This is a very well executed digital paint. The textures and details are very impressive, I'm specially curious about your technique for the skin, pubic hair and water. I think the hair could have been a little more boosted, making it to look more like 3d realistic hair instead of a painted mass, like in Tinkerbell's movie, but that is a question of personal preference.
The composition could also have been a little more worked, because I find it a little bit too stable, though it follows the rule of the thirds, the force lines are all vertical and horizontal.
I have already seen the theme of Disney hunks before, but I have to admit that this is the very best I have found to the present day.
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I was waiting for you to do something like this with Naveen :D
This looks great! The way the water comes up reminds me a lot of the transformation scene from The Swan Princess but with the way you made the swirls it has a uniqe twist :D
The water effects with the ripples look amazing and the water lilies and duckweed on the surface bring out the color in Naveen too. I love the crown-frog foot necklace and how the water is coming off of it.
I also love Naveen's ultra- charming smile!
All in all it's a great piece and I love your work!
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michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's why I smile!
HopeDiamond101 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes! This is amazing! |D
456551 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Great work! I love it!

Can I ask you something? Could you please do the same with Dimitri from Anastasia? =))))))
kaylademedeiros Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
*dreamy sigh*

I'm not an artist but I love Disney (and cute boys) and I can't stop marvelling at (er, drooling over) this series. Naveen is my favourite Disney male lead, so I might be biased, but this is my absolute favourite entry in the series - you perfectly captured his personality. That smile… how could you NOT fall for Naveen?
HopeDiamond101 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing! :heart: w :heart:
chris-theta Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Well done for this, David, it's beautiful. Reminds me somehow of the birth of Venus: she was born from the foam of the sea and our Prince looks like he was too, wonderfully formed! 
GORILAZ4EVAR Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this made me spit my coffee, and nose bleed 
zukka126 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Naveen looks so Beautiful
i cannot right now.
Unleash-Inner-Animal Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DO we really have to be 18 to see this....are you serious
Zonvelf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
really love how you can almost see his manhood here ;) but not quite
lillywilly13 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
i fell in love with a piece of art ahah
ShadowhunterCodex Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very sexy! hehe :LD
xXvZEUSvXx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FreshMekaYT Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love this imagine. this just adds to the number of reasons why I love Prince Naveen!!
MyLittleGoddess Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Now if he looked like this in the movie Tiana would have been like, "Huh... Restaurant what?"
PurpleScorpion187 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meow, I just love how You can notice why this has mature content :meow:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So hot! You do an amazing job of creating the seductive side of the princes!
ZinniaSnowdrop Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ashe Danza! :love:
Mag-Lady Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Omg, the muscles and the water and the flowers and the face.. and... and... god I'm having an eye orgasm.
That happens with all of the pictures in this series. But I think I stopped breathing when I saw this.
amazonprincess61 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Now I gotta see that movie! He's hot!
ZoeSBC Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing amazing amazing
i love naveen so much and you just... i love you <3
jlewisinsyr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Where can we get full size images, Facebook and here are both pretty low resolution? Great work though!
julieanneyes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

this is marvelous
HAT3ME Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAHA Thats SO Naveen!
LadyLoki17 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
It's kind of funny that while I am looking at this Katty Perry's Peacock song is playing out of over 900 songs. :flirty:
Angel-Author Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
A job well done sir. You have a definite appreciation for the male physique. The only problem I have with this picture is that the smile you have given Naveen makes him look corny and cheesy at the same time.
yesmamthatsme Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
well you have to remember that Prince Naveen was pretty corny and cheesy in the movie.
pendragonvamp Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Writer
What I can say is very beautiful and masterful. I love your use of human proportions and how you put him in his setting in the movie.
yukisohma4life Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Another great one....really great one....
AllDisneyFanGal2809 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I just luv the water splash effect! Really excellent work.
Illuminati-Lupus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
::has become your fan:: .... he's.... ok.... ::is worried about the nosebleeding she keeps getting from the hotness of these pictures::
ParadiseDiamond Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvelous!! You're a great ARTIST! :D
tWeareyoung Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
shane-slayer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
wolfrainheart Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
jadefyres-freedom Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found this being used on this blog: [link] And thought you should be made aware. I recognized your work instantly.
Krysta-Khaos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't stop staring... So realistic I feel I should almost blush for staring at his crotch for so long @^,^@"
XxPeachxX3 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
haha i can see why this is mature content
brookellyn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hottest :drool:
Lin1130 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
tis is so awesome!!!how did u do the water effect?!?!!XD
ChaosFay Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is, in one word, delicious.
sierragumersell Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
oh my. This is really good. I feel like he's just going to hop right out of my computer at me. not that that'd be a bad thing at all ;)
Tamaneesha Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe.. hi 8D
disneyfreakk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Is it wrong that he turns me on??
Lyokofan97 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
We are two, then.
DarkThiefAya Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow. Um I think my heart stopped. God your good. Please tell me you make hella money off making art like this??!?!?!?
ChocolateWrapper Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I like How you made the water look so real. Both around him and on him. And ofcourse that grin is just priceless. Is it very hard to make the water looks so good? It looks hard. :) Well done!
Ginger-Bunneh Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gotta love the happy-trail ^/////^
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