Timon and Pumbaa AND Flounder

Because they go together DUHH.

No, actually two different drawings for my new Disney “species-bend” kick.

First up, a big pig (yup-yup) and his pal as humans CAUSE WHY NOT;)

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Full size drawing

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Original compared to my rendition:9

Now for Flounder! Of course, with Ariel, because they’re buddies.

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Preliminary stages of the drawing…line work over pencil work and ready to begin color work

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If I could go back I would make his merman tail shorter because he’s just a kid in the movie, (here I drew him more as a teenager)

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Final drawing compared to the original screenshot! Also, I love how official my writing looks in these boxes beneath the pictures, I could literally say unicorns are building a sandcastle and it would look prestigious

Thanks so much for reading! Have an enchanted day^_^ CAUSE WHY NOT?

-Abigail

Ariel and Flounder: Shoe Art

You guys have seen me draw on printer paper, poster board and t-shirts. Today I did something new. Not new for me, but for you, my faithful followers…all two or three of you! Seriously though, shoe art is amazing. Something about amateur drawings being on a shoe makes them like fifty times better. So in that spirit, WE RIDE! Well, actually draw…okay, whatever, anyway:

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Thankfully this shoe is composed of that leathery stuff and not of the cotten-y, fabricated stuff. I prefer it that way for blending purposes. Sketched it in pencil.

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Okay, I should have colored her face and then outlined things in the black. Live and learn.

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I did not have a skin-tone sharpie, so I just layered the pink and yellow. Way more orange than her actual color, but I TRIED, OKAY?!?

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For the dark portion of her hair under her bangs, I went over the red with brown

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Being wise and coloring Flounder in before I outline him!

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Now for an aerial view…lol, oh man, I kill myself…

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Ohhh de bubble de bubble de bubbles– My bubbles! (Finding Nemo reference, points if you recognized it)

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I didn’t sketch out the logo, I just tried to wing it on the first try with the marker. Woot!

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If I trusted myself enough (I don’t) I’d say, “just imagine if those bubbles were lanterns and do a Tangled shoe!”. But NO, that is a big leap… CGI technology: too fancy for my sharpies and sneaker art… On paper with pencils, yes, with markers, no.

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And that’s it!

Would you wear this shoe? Is anyone else wondering why there’s only one? THAT IS A STORY FOR ANOTHER DAY, AND UNTIL THAT DAY–

I’m outie, (Lizzie McGuire reference, get with the program people!)

-Abigail

Sketchy: Ariel and Tangled Lyrics

When no time is the only time, your sketches turn into projects. Again, I apologize for no color. I will use colors again someday. No time for them right now though… Enjoy today’s artwork:

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The photo I used for reference cut off her face, so I filled it in with lyrics. I used a pen for the darkest points.

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Drew this in the cafeteria today. Not super Ariel-like, but still fun and good practice. Her arms are fun to draw… I don’t know why. I must have never gotten to draw arms much before.

Well, that’s all for now. All right guys, Abinaza!

-Abigail

Sketchy: More Ariel and Hands

Hey there! Okay, so for some reason I really enjoy redrawing sketches of Ariel. I hope this doesn’t keep happening though, because I feel bad not showing a good variety of characters on here. What can I say, she’s easy to draw. I usually make her eyes too small, but at least I’m aware of it.

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Favorites first! This was the best of the lot.

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Hand practice with the rest of her hooked on as an afterthought. This happens far too often; I did the same thing with Pocahontas a few weeks ago (only I continued with coloring her in!)

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This is almost decent. The shading is weird, so it probably looks like some freaky disproportioned mess from a distance.

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And some hands! Ariel, Aladdin, Cinderella, and Jasmine were looked at for this. Also some improv too. Some are very bad, so don’t focus on those. Ha!

Alright, well that’s all for today! I gotta fly! (or I guess, fall with style. Same dif.)

-Abigail

Sketchy: Ariel and My Guilt Complex

I did some quick drawings of sketches done of Ariel. Not as good as the originals, but I’m still happy.

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Which do you prefer? The second is less like Ariel in the movie, but it is a cute rendition of her. I’m a stickler for sticking to the film’s original image, so I would go with the first just by default.

Please done freak out. I actually don’t like the Little Mermaid movie that much. I love the music, the animation is great. But Ariel… eh. I really REALLY want to like her, because I love Jodie Benson, and Ariel is a mermaid. It’s practically unspeakable to not like Ariel. But I just had some issues with her character. I admit, she had a tough job. Making someone fall in love with her in three days, without being able to say a word all the while looking a little crazy because she knew nothing about living on land… props to her for managing to do it anyway. But she took a big risk disobeying her dad and she was only sixteen. She really didn’t know Eric, and as pointed out before by many others, Prince Eric made habit of eating crabs–you know, like Sebastian. And he was sort of rude too: “Ariel? Your name is Ariel? That’s kinda pretty”. And even though she did marry him and have a daughter, she did not necessarily live happily ever after. In fact, her marriage to Eric caused many problems, and highly endangered her daughter’s life. Remember they had to separate the land from the sea with that big old wall? Kinda depressing.

I don’t want to hate on Ariel, but she just seemed like a young teen who thought she knew better than her dad, who had valid points for telling her no, and he did it to protect her. And yet, he is represented as cruel and unfair until he finally gives in at the end? Why is Disney promoting that? Disobey your parents and run off to meet that complete stranger you like and pretty much sell your soul in the process- don’t worry, it’ll all work out? Good idea Ariel. I will say though, that I do like that she helped bind the mer people and land folk together as friends. That was a positive turn out. But really, things could have gone either way, and she endangered so many creature’s lives. Ursula almost took over… Not good. Thank goodness it was a Disney movie. I’m pretty sure the book had a more morbid ending.

Haters gonna hate. Oh well. Fish gotta swim. Birds gotta eat. Whatcha gonna do?

-Abigail

p.s. Sorry if that was depressing. Clearly I don’t ‘hate’ Ariel. She just isn’t my favorite character (like Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Loved her in the Enchanted Christmas, though). And Ariel was fine in the episodes I can remember watching of her TV series.

Why Does It- What’s the Word?- Burn?

Howdy peoples. Surprise! I haven’t abandoned my colored pencils in the name of a higher education! Yay! So I decided to draw Ariel, because… I haven’t yet, and I needed to. I mean, really, who’s more obvious than her? And I’ve done Hunchback and Hercules and Tarzan already? Man, it’s like my priorities are all mixed up here;) Anyway, here you go:

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Lucky you! I started taking pics before I finished the rough sketch!

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Originally I filled in her mouth, thinking I wasn’t going to color it- but changed my mind. Later on, I erased it and went over it in red. Worked like a charm.

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This picture comes in extra well because I took it in my well-lit school library.

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Red for her hair + dark gray for the shadows. Light gray to dull the lighter red.

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Skin tone + light gray for skin.

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This looks-like-it’d-be-purple-but-is-really-kinda-just-a-gray-that’s-purplish pencil was great for the shadows of her skin.

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Christmas green and gray for her tail. I used a bit of bright green VERY lightly on the non-shaded portion to brighten it just slightly.

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Drew the fins in blue, then went over in Christmas green.

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Wow! Was I worried about doing the background! As usual, I didn’t want to, but also as usual, I’m glad I did, and it was far easier than I thought! All I used (minus the painting) was a blue and black pencil! A tad of gray, but not much.

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Official scan:

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Alright, so mistakes: Her eyes are too small. Forgot to draw a hook on the candelabra. Also, proportions of objects in the background. These don’t bother me a bit, cause no one knows the background well enough to notice. Also noteworthy is my blatant deletion of Flounder from this screenshot. He was just in the way in the shot, so I used other references to fill in his space (his back was turned and it would look awkward, just trust me). Ariel is the main focal point of this drawing, as it should be. Mission accomplished.

I remember trying to draw Ariel when I was a wee tot over at my grandparent’s house- dunno what happened to that picture, but I was pretty proud of it. I’m sure if I saw it now I’d throw up- I would have never thought I could draw something like this at that age. It’s a dream come true for me to draw these pictures, I hope you know. Because I have loved art and been in AWE of the wonderful drawings in Disney movies since I was so little… Even then I knew I wanted to recreate it. Now that I can, it’s like, just the most indescribable thing. I know it’s not perfect, but it is still exciting. I’ve learned so much from drawing Disney, and I hope that I can inspire someone out there to keep pursuing art, because no matter what people say- even if you can’t yet, you CAN if you keep at it!

Wish I could be part of that world….the wonderful world of art! I’m almost there! (That’s a double-wammy there; Princess and the Frog song reference!)

-Abigail

Gingers T-Shirt

Okay, so gingers are great. I myself am not one of the special few, but I take joy in their Disney films. I paid tribute with this T-shirt, which I will show you in a moment.

I originally intended to do something classier and more difficult- that is, include Merida and Anna to the group and make them all look like they were interacting with one another, chatting about ginger secrets probably. But I decided not to for one reason: I draw big. So I opted out of the 3-D character’s inclusion and stuck with the 2-D guys. This worked in my favor, saving me two more faces to fill in, because I found I didn’t have enough skin-colored marker to go around after Ariel, and thus spent $30 on a big fabric marker pack for one lone skin-colored marker inside (don’t say I never did anything for ya haha). It worked well enough- perfect color for Herk; not the best for Peter Pan, but whatever. Not enough though for much more than that.

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The stickers are to mark where to stay within. I ignored these because I’m not very wise. Don’t be like me! Respect the boundaries! 

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Another lesson learned was not to go over other colors when wet, or THEY WILL BLEED. Oh yeah, I did this a couple of times. Live and learn.

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Also, only outline with fabric pencils made to wash out. Regular pencils won’t come out, so be warned! Look for them at a craft or fabric store.

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Herk’s hair looks like bacon, no? It probably has something to do with him being a god.

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The colors ran when I did the inside of his mouth. Sorry!

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I went over the ‘Christmas green’ of Peter Pan’s shirt and hat with a warm yellow to make it look more ‘lost boy’ than ‘Santa’s elf’ (his ears are pointed, after all).

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And lastly, I removed the tape and filled in the rest of the empty spots.

Due to my not sticking within my sticker boundaries, this shirt looks best when performing the classic T-Pose (those of you who watched the behind the scenes extras of the movie ‘Monster House’ recognize the term. If you haven’t seen it, since this is a Disney blog and that was not a Disney movie, I’ll define it for you: sticking out your arms to the sides of you, forming a ‘T’).

Would you make a Disney-themed T-shirt? I hope to make more in the future- Princess Jasmine or maybe Aurora? Time will tell.

-Abigail