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Disney Signature Collection - THE LITTLE MERMAID by davidkawena Disney Signature Collection - THE LITTLE MERMAID by davidkawena
"The Little Mermaid" - I guess you can call it 'the one that started it all' for me. Even though 'Fantasia' was the fist full length Disney movie I saw, 'Mermaid' was the one who won my heart. There was something so captivating about this young girl who had an entire ocean just for herself, yet her heart was not there. Emotions, colours, lines, and music, oh the music. The combination of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman managed to bring generations of kinds and their parents together, I guess, as it did in the movie. There was no one our neighbourhood, young and old alike who didn't knew the words to these songs. Up until today I hear my mother singing to herself 'Under The Sea' as she cooks something in the kitchen (not fish though).

I chose to highlight the phrase Ariel saying right before she starts to sing 'Part Of Your World' as I find it to be the core of the movie, where it seems to represent the kind of a gap there is between this young girl and her father, who can't see the beauty and joy she finds in a world so strange to him, a world that scares him. I think it resonates with almost everyone I know in real life, and I find a lot of myself in it as well.

Hope you'll enjoy this latest addition to the Walt Disney Signature Collection.

Now let's see, which movie should I draw next?
David Kawena.



Past instalments in the Walt Disney Signature Collection -
Walt Disney's Signature Collection - POCAHONTAS by davidkawena Walt Disney's Signature Collection - HERCULES by davidkawena Walt Disney's Signature Collection - Lilo + Stitch by davidkawena Walt Disney's Signature Collection - FROZEN by davidkawena Disney Signature Collection - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by davidkawena Walt Disney's Signature Collection - MULAN by davidkawena
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Wow! Where to start? The lines are all very clean, and I think you captured the look on her face perfectly. I almost feel as this is a concept piece from the Disney Studio! I also like that you did her hair justice. I have seen so many artists just get it wrong, along with her eyes. I think you were able to capture that Classic and Authentic Disney look here! I'd also like to point out that Flounder looks like Flounder. Again, I have seen artists try to draw him and something always looks off. But alas, you have no problem with making this look like the real deal! Great job as always David!
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unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Why must everything you draw be so dang incredible? :faint:
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jacobscheyder Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional
So beautifully expressive!
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linaxu836 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
love this one!
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kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Yes I do remember Ariel as a young girl. I was only about 13 or so and I will say I had the strongest desire for her. I would have loved to met her and swam away with her. But alas it was not to be.

Like you too; Fantasia was one of my first movies of Disney to capture my heart. Although that was because of the sheer beauty of it. Bambi tore out my heart too.

Incredible piece of work, a pleasure to +watch you now.
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EllentheApeGirl Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Can you do Tarzan, too? I love Tarzan!
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wrandi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I love love love this piece. You can just see that she's dreaming of something greater. Well done.

Ariel has always been my favorite. Would it be reasonable to hope for more pieces with her?
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Dalyons322 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Do Brave next! It's one of my favorites even though it's one of the more underappreciated Pixar films!
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leannetran Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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newjazzmuzik1988 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bella!
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EvilDiVi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
<font><font>оh my god, so beautiful </font></font>
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colourmefred Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible! I'd love to see what you can do with "Treasure Planet" ! :D
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hottestillusion Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
This is sooo beautiful... It brings me so many good memories :')
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GiuseppeDiMaio Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i love Ariel! this is my favorite and most important movie for me! great work David!!! :D
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AdorableAlisha Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this, especially her face! Beautiful work
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uppuN Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfection :heart:
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DarylT Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Amazing drawing for an amazing film
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FERNL Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, this collection is great :hug:
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MichaelJ83 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely beautiful my favorite diseny movie growing up
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Niarahime Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Absolutely beautiful. You capture the true heart and message of the movie, both in your work and your description. ^^
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streetgals9000 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Beautiful and Awesome !!!   
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aolfa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Simply amazing! Your work is just so beautiful you should be one of the artists working in Disneyland.
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newvagabond Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Simply beautiful. This movie came out a month or so before I was born and it was a huge part of my childhood.
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KBeast1994 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Artist
This is amazing!!!!
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princess4everafter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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SabakuNoTemari88 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love Heart 
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clockworkangel1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this entire collection. So simple, yet so detailed and elegant. Every one is a masterpiece. Well done. 
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Lu1-g Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
" I guess you can call it 'the one that started it all' for me."

Love both picture and description.. You know ;)
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Macca4ever Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing ! little mermaid is one of my fav! :la:

you should draw SLEEPING BEAUTY !!
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diru915 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this pencil drawing! its absolutely stunning and I completely understand why you chose this particular scene to draw! I look forward to seeing more :3

and this isn't a disney movie, but i'm a big fan of the Kingdom Hearts video game series by Disney/SquareEnix. if you ever feel like drawing them, I definitely support! xD
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juso250 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore this collection 
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flesheatingmermaid Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the rough sketch feel of this. Well done, it looks like it could be pulled straight from the movie. 
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Really really amazing work
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Zae369 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Nice quote on the bottom.
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Spacergirl003 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! It's like I could almost mistake you for Glenn Keane! There are no other words for me to even describe any further! It's fabulous! :iconadorableplz:
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