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.
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ęDavid Kawena, 2013
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