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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
Italysgreatnephew Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shiznits! This looks exactly like my best bro. WTF I knew there was a reason that all the girls went to him first.

(Note: Ironically all the girls were mostly blondes and redheads like sleeping beauty)

anyways your Disney Heroes series is my favorite to look at. So many small details in the shadow, proportion, and well everything. It looks like you really worked hard. Keep up the good work
FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
He's so hooot on this drawing.
Blossomchan96 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
HOLY sh- I've been waiting for this Prince Philip piece for ENDLESS YEARS
Aoea Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Gorgeous!  Talk about a dream come to (almost) life!
mvdirector Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Looks a lot like Dave Franco
The-Original-RPer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, the art style of the film was made to mimic the various art styles (woodcuts, tapestries) of the medieval period, thus the elongated trees, the sort of flattened and vertically stretched buildings and halls along with the bright colors to really make it look like it could be hanging on a large woven tapestry itself. The art style had always fascinated me because it was so very different from every other Disney film (of course, it having my favorite Disney villain of all time helped too). The whole thing was a creative bit of genius and I think was likely born solely out of the time period it was made in--experimentation and exploration of just what could be done with animation.

Philip was--well for his time he suited the heroes of those films. Brave, handsome, tenor-voiced and masculine with a tiny bit of whit and smugness towards everyone (especially old and blustery types). You could have easily had him played live by Fred Astair and you'd have never known the difference. Some may deride him for being largely an under-developed character, I think he was fine--the story was more about the three fairies and Maleficent so far as I am concerned anyway. Philip was the hero--good and brave and clever (mostly) and eager to romance the girl of his dreams (plus, let's not forget that we get a glimpse of him being the typical little boy in the beginning of the film with that look he gives baby Aurora! XD)

You encapsulate him very well here--both his role and his character, along with his actual look.
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Stunningly gorgeous work! :love:
IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Nicely done!
Aisbored Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
AMAZING! I can't get over how realistic this looks!
RogueArcher18 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
More head shots please!!!! your art is so breath taking and the poses you chose (even when their clothed) show strength.
and i guess its just my mind but his top looks to be made of silk
omgitsme26 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Im a huge fan... These pics look so real and i love your work! I hope to see more
abcflc Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to go to there.
WitchyTwinzy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!!!! What'S your trick for the skin of your drawings ;w; I neeed some tips I seriouslyu just became your #1 Fan!!!
miku1215 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
why u don't u try to girls? XD i would love to see that
nasubionna Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.  Prince Philip is one of my very favorite princes, and this is a gorgeous portrait.  I love how you stay true to the correct look of each character - you really do them justice.
OnlyOneZen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks so real and his hair looks so perfect.  How do you suppose one could comb their hair to look like that? :laughing:
reluctantlystrange Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Kinda looks like a Franco, the younger one.
gyrefalcon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Surprising yet stirring.  Prince Phillip shouldn't be given too harsh a tone, and with the sword out its close, but you have kept it dead on with the personality with the softness of the features and the lighting.  Really good work!
disneyisawesome Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Sakuras-Light Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Sleeping Beauty has always been my fav Disney movie and Aurora is my fav Disney Princess so basically you just tottaly made my day. :D  I've always believed Phillip was the epitomie of a hero and you just gave flesh to it.  Thank you so much for this and ignore me while I go swoon. ;)
vixie0309 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
This is so amazing! You are truly talented! Are we going to see new drawings anytime soon? :)
partofmydreams Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
KHchick101 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is really beautiful! The way you rendered him so realistically, but kept with the style is astounding! Keep up the amazing work!!
matama15 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
regard de braise B)
WhiteCattheheroqueen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Totally love your art! =)
UraNep18 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome work!! love Phillip
yougoglenncoco2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
my ovaries exploded! This is amazing<33 He looks so...handsome!
Caiti379 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Phillip is my favorite of the 'classic' princes, so I'm glad this one is a new first.  This is beautifully rendered and gives such a depth.  I like how you incorporate both sensitive and warrior into this.  Well done.
ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*drools* Who knew Disney could look this good!
NaraTemariS2 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Sooo hot...
And looks very realistic! Well done!
yougoglenncoco2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
he's literally perf<3 so are you!
claudiarivaz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Me desmayooooo<3
Feyborg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DragonLady159 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is stunning. I'm not very good at following people on DA these days but I just read your artist comments and thought I should take the time to let you know I love your work, especially the disney hero's collection. Eric from the little Mermaid has always been one of my favourites ;)
Perniciousroe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Phillip is my favourite Disney prince and you have done the most brilliant job! Now if only I could print him out on a 3D printer! hahaha :)
lillywilly13 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
i love them <3
TheDragonPeasant Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
marymakeup Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Artist
wow he is handsome!
claudiarivaz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Oooooh muerooooo philip is so beautiful good job
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