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Disney Heroes - Prince Phillip by David Kawena by davidkawena Disney Heroes - Prince Phillip by David Kawena by davidkawena
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Disney Heroes - Prince Phillip
The first new instalment in the Heroes Collection in 2013.

As with the rest of 'head-shots' from the collection, I was going through some different versions in my head and on paper, trying to think what will suite him best?
'Sleeping Beauty' represents to me the top artistic creation from Disney along side with 'Pocahontas'. These 2 movies managed to achieve something in their visuals that is so classy, bold and absolutely beautiful to look at. I wanted to bring something of that classic, almost timeless feeling the art in 'Sleeping Beauty' has in it's core. As always I see it as my goal to keep true to the original look of the characters and I try my best to have them on model out of respect to their original creators and animators. With this portrait of young Prince Philip I took the bold use of blacks the movie uses for his and Aurora's shirts and implied it to his Latex top. The magical light above him represents the light of the three good fairies and also gives him a feeling of almost a 'saint' that use to be found in mid-evil drawings and painting which 'Sleeping Beauty' was based upon. Along with his sword and shield and the blessing of the fairies, he is about to take off and fight the evil Maleficent, which is represented here by the spikes on his gloves which mimics the field of thorns in the stunning scene from the film.

I truly hope you'll all going to love this one as it has been a long time since the last hero and I hope soon enough I will bring all a completely new one all together.
Though I won't be able to respond to many comments here due to lack of time, I am promising you that I'm reading all of them almost obsessively and that I truly appreciate everyone's support through the many years that I've been here on DA! Feel free to join me on facebook page as well for all the latest updates and works.

Have a wonderful day everyone -
:heart: DK.

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ęDavid Kawena, 2013
Photoshop CS5, iMac
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yeti-im-ohr Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
pretty handsome ;D*Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (So exciting!) 
alfredxmen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Hi Great works for the prince. There's a disney prince i would like you to draw Disney John Rolfe in Pocahontas 2. It would be great if you draw about him. He doesn't had a spot here. But only John Smith who get all attension here.
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ZinniaSnowdrop Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just adore Prince Phillip, especially with his quiff like hair! :heart:
GeraintRamon Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this, he is smiling with his eyes Tyra Banks would be proud. The lighting looks cool aswell 
asoccer88 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Wild-ChildALR Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I've never been a fan of Sleeping Beauty and I've never found Prince Phillip particularly attractive or sexy. Until now. Amazing work, you've got me seeing him in a whole new way
ArielKnight Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Lovely piece of art!
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Of all of the Disney princes, Phillip was the only one to steal my heart when I was a little girl. Lovely tribute to him!
kennycheer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was my favorite Disney Princess movie...SO THIS MADE ME VERY HAPPY
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