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Disney Heroes - Tarzan 2 by davidkawena Disney Heroes - Tarzan 2 by davidkawena

Finally - after such so long, it is time for another Disney Hero post!

This time around I'm continuing the "facial shots" side of the collection, started with Hercules… now it's Tarzan's turn to 'make a face'!

I always had the most great admiration for Disney's / Glen Keane's vision of Tarzan! The fact that he was so different from the typical "Johnny Weissmuller" perception of "Tarzan", and was so much more bold and daring take on this iconic character was one of the most refreshing and innovative things that the Disney studios has released, and the most perfect way to close up the studios brilliantly artistic time of the 1990' before moving on to the 2000'!

The strong jaw line, the sharp nose, and these deep-deep eyes were an instant fave of mine! And while many other people I know, thought that Disney's version of Tarzan had more of 'monkey' then a human to him in terms of look, I thought, - and still am - That Tarzan is one of Disney most handsome guys ever, and defiantly the most sensual of them all - just look at the way he moves through the jungle! My god! ;P

The desire to draw this one hit me while I was in London, a little more them a month ago, as I was walking down the street a cool guy passed over me and he had the most brilliant dreadlocks ever! I just thought of Tarzan immediately and I knew as soon as I'll come back to Israel, this'll be the first thing I'm doing!

I wanted to keep this Tarzan drawing more 'darker' then the Hercules one, in terms of colour use and pose... Trying to portray Tarzan's animal-side, yet keeping the 'classic-portraits' look... And give it a little sensual edge along the way :P

I hope it pulled it through...

There's another Disney Hero along the way - this time it'll be a new torso shot of royalty heritage coming up really soon!!! Can you guess who will it be? :D

So sorry for the long delay in updates, it's the holiday season right now, I have tons of work and almost no time! But I will try to update with every little new thing that I have for you all!

Have a Brilliantly Wonderful Day Everyone!

:hug: :kiss:
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Zonvelf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
the details in the hair is absolutely!!! 
HarryRooden Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gotta love that chin! Hahahahaha! I feel as though Tarzan might be a little more innocent than you portray him here, but I think it looks absolutely gorgeous and perfect! It's a wonderful "darker side" type that's so nice to look at. Great work!
happyjob Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
shade not sade...duh!!
happyjob Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
truly amazing love the contrast between sade and light ad really shows a darker side to tarzan
Dalyla-Imaginarium Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amelia-Seyruun Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
I love Tarzan!
romancefreak Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That look in his eyes...!!! :love: :squee:
High13Voltage Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cirquegirl922 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
love love love your art style is truely amazing. keep up the good work
chrisferna93 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You sir trully have so much talent. I reallyyyyyyy hope someday i can reach your level through practice :)
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