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Disney Ariel by MagicnaAnavi Disney Ariel by MagicnaAnavi
i can think of 1000 appropriate titles while i paint something, and as soon as the artwork is finished i can't think of any good ones.. >_>

Thanks to everyone who helped me while i was working on this artwork , i :heart: you guys!!! :kiss:

technical notes:

reference for the face used, =faestock
time (i know how many hours, but i won't tell :blush: )
and as usual photoshop cs3 + painter 11 + wacom intuos4

Ariel Disney

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I like the way you've treated the shape of the seashell bra (as a demi-cup that looks like it's actually supporting something, rather than glued on), and the transparency of the tail fin. The mix of textures is very appealing, but the clouds feel too busy. I would blur them out more where they meet the horizon line of the water so they aren't competing so much, both being vibrant, highly textured areas.

There are some odd things going on with her pelvis. Her lap seems too shallow, as if the "legs" beneath the tail would be very wide-set and thin. Since the small of her back is arched, the forward tilt of her pelvis should also be apparent in front. Her abdomen below her navel should start tucking in toward her tailbone like so: //

The severe angle of her "knees" is somewhat jarring. I'd make the bend into a much gentler curve, more serpent or fish-like.

Her hand is gorgeously rendered, yet her forearm gets lost in the middle because it is so close to the colors of the water. I can see how her arm could be hidden from view, but it feels like it is missing.

Aside from these minor details, this is one of the best Ariel paintings I've seen. All the colors blending and reflecting off each other in water, sky, skin, and scales are quite magnificent.
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This piece is gorgeous. It is surreal and in that real. As if the artist had seen this image in real life and conveyed it into a fabulous work of art. Her face holds to the mythology of this character created by Disney. She is youthful looking, and yet not overly so. I am continually drawn to her tail and how the artist created the look of the "sparkle" and "shimmer" in it. It could ALMOST take away from the water at the bottom of the portrait but the lines in the drawing flow around her and constantly move the eye. All the pieces in this collection are fabulous and I can't wait to see more.
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Demon57 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ariel is very kind, beautiful, and very curious individual. Well done.
carrie-lou Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ariel has got to be my favourite disney character in the whole universe....other than Belle of course! :D
fashiondesignlover Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
MagicnaAnavi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much   Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart)  
jkcolyar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I Love the Tail! Her proportions are good...the only thing Id do different is the water but water is very difficult....Major props!
MagicnaAnavi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :iconheartrollplz:
MyDisneyCloud Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Your artwork was featured on!!!!
MagicnaAnavi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you  Yasuko Takasu (Fangirling) [V1] 
SallyWally30 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist
MagicnaAnavi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankies :iconheartrollplz:
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