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

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It’s Coronation Day!

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I did this with a junky round stic pen. It may not be to scale, I wasn’t being very precise when I took the picture (I’m at school, so…).

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? How are you Disney-lovin’ fools doing?:) Excited for upcoming Disney films? I KNOW I AM! Although, traditionally, I do not go and see movies in theaters. Perhaps I’ll actually go see something this year!

-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

Rapunzel and Flynn (or Eugene Fitzherbert)

Okay, I wanted to do a drawing from this scene AND wanted very badly to do a colored drawing for Tangled AND my Fast Track class just ended so I suddenly had time to USE COLORS!!! *please, don’t hold the applause*. Anywho, this is also my first time drawing Flynn/Eugene. I didn’t capture either of them that well, nor are the colors as pretty as I had hoped. But hey, I filled the page so that’s something, right?

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This is also the smallest I’ve ever drawn the CGI characters in color.

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For skin tone, I used the white skin colored pencil along with pink and a little bit of a yellow-orange. For the moonlight, I used regular cobalt blue from the Crayola ten-pack along with turquoise and violet.

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It was difficult to see the details of his vest in the picture, even after adjusting the brightness, so I referenced other pictures to see how the buckles looked. They didn’t really look the way I drew them however, because I didn’t look at how they really were until I had already tried winging it. I wouldn’t recommend doing that.

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Even though his shirt is white, it I used pinks and blues to color it since they’re by the fire and the colors are more extreme.

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Now, for Punzie’s eyes… Even though they are green, due to the size of this picture, I DID NOT have to color them. I just used a black pencil.

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Purple for the shadows, and a little brown too.

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Please note how her left hand is darker skin tone than from her wrist down. Shadows and color variations are really important when you draw CGI characters because you want to suggest depth.

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Her hair was just a warm mustard yellow, brown and skin tone. Also turquoise and purple for the moonlight.

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Not gonna lie, I’m not sure what exactly it is they are sitting on. I made it a log, but it literally looked like a mutant sponge/coral/tree/rock thing. Which I found confusing.

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Bushes and trees drawn with black, blue and turquoise. Grass, the same.

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Finally, I added a little more color to the moonlight on Punzie’s hair.

Official scan:

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Okay, the scan looks better than the pictures because… this is a fairly detailed drawing and my camera takes grainy pics. Problems? Flynn doesn’t look super Flynn-like, but as always, we know who they’re supposed to be so it’s all cool. I didn’t get to show how long Punzie’s hair was due to having to cut the rest of the image extending past Flynn’s right. Colors not as ‘wow’ as I wanted.

You may or may not have noticed how much I strayed from my original sketch as I colored it in. I have said this before, and will say again, don’t depend on the outline too much. It’s a guide, but if it’s wrong, you can still change things! My proportions were way off originally, and I knew I would make Flynn’s head bigger than I sketched out and thus had to reposition and enlarge the rest of him to match. You’ll figure out how you draw and learn to work with it.

Alright people, I hope you treasure this like gold because I don’t know when the next colored picture will be posted. Maybe next week, maybe next year, WHO KNOWS. Just keep your eyes peeled and be prepared… I know I know… You’re tired of waiting on me and wish I’d Mufasa… cry me a river. In the words of Mr. Incredible (and probably every other parent ever) “We’ll get there when we get there!!” ūüėČ

K then, later guys!

-Abigail

Pocahontas and Hand Practice

Okay people, I am drained. So today’s post will probably be a flop to top all flops. So bear with me. We’ll get through this together.

So, I decided I would try doing what the wise do- practice by sketching- but alas! This did not fly. I started with the intentions of doodling some different hand positions, and ended up drawing my own hand from a reference photo (fair enough), but THEN I was like “Let’s make this a little more cartoony”, so I did. After drawing a perfectly cartoony hand, I thought “Hmm, don’t wanna waste it”, thus leading to a Colors of the Wind/Goodbye wave sort of something that is kind of awkward, and definitely not planned out well as far as fitting on the page goes. I do intend to add some leaves blowing and a proper background to make it more legit later on though, so keep your eyes open for that.

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As you can see, I really didn’t plan this, because it’s done on nasty scratch paper. I am up for the challenge!

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Her face was so quick. Seriously, if you’re gonna draw a Disney Princess, start with Pocahontas, NOT BELLE! Just sayin’.

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^^^ Based on my own hand and arm position, thank you.

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I used two blues for the lines of her hair. A regular blue you find in the basic ten pack of Crayola pencils, and then a weird almost turquoise blue, only not nearly so green.

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And black for her lovely locks.

And that’s as far as I got. I will add some blue and pink leaves floating around like in the movie at some point.

Funny story. This is actually a post from September 2nd that I never posted. I needed to post something in color though, so this counts for partial credit, okay?

Alright everyone, enjoy your day! What you dream the day might send, just around the riverbend!

-Abigail

Enchanted: Giselle!

Okay now, hopefully you have watched Enchanted, or else you might be confounded to who this Disney film couple is. Technically not a couple, but well… You can watch the movie for details. The point is, I thought this very moment was funny, hence deeming it worthy for a post on my blog *slow clap*. Enjoy:

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As usual, I outlined my characters in brown.

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A mix of brown and bright light orange for her hair.

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For the shadows of her skin, a light magenta and regular skin tone for the lighter portions.

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Her dress was a mix of pink and purple, though it turned out a bit more purple than I’d have liked.

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Edward’s expression was fun, but his costume was what worried me…

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Light brown over regular skin tone for the shadows.

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His princely outfit was a mix of red and black. Test your order of colors before you work, because the order you apply/layer them effects the resulting hue.

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Used the ‘red’ that ‘looks more pink than red when you use it’ pencil for the lighter portion of his…very large sleeve.

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Glove- mix of dark brown and mid brown. Wow, am I boring! Do I always talk like this?

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As usual, I only used marker once in this picture, and it was the same cobalt blue as usual.

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Alright, so I put off the background of this for at least a month. Yes, a month. Hence why I’m nothing short of vague¬†in my previous descriptions thus far…having some trouble recollecting here… Anywho, it was pleasantly simple to do. Looked a little water-color-esque to me– but then again, I can’t paint to save my life, so don’t go by that.

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I used pinks, purple, gray-purple and orange.

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Okay now… I can explain the sudden jump from slight background to finished drawing. I was in the school library and was slightly embarrassed to stand up and take pictures of my progress every ten minutes…. So I just kept telling myself ‘after this chunk I’ll take another picture’, but then I chickened out. Sorry. I used brown and red followed by gray for the trees, and orange and brown for the orange leaves. Purple and light aqua for the violet flowers. Da end! Also, as you know I never sketch out my backgrounds, I just try to wing it, so this is not drawn to scale at all. But you didn’t notice that now, did you? Ha! Perfect!

Official scan:

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Um…yeah, the colors are horrifyingly¬†off here, but in all fairness, my sister was using the computer room so I was rushing trying to get out of her hair… That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

As for new projects, I’m not sure yet. It may be a week or few before I have something new up for ya. It is difficult to judge with school. So just keep swimming till I get back, okay?

Later days! (Brownie points to whoever knows who says that)

-Abigail

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

Prince Hans: Let’s Get Down to Business?

Hey there humans! Just another t-shirt post! This time it’s supposed to be funny- who else nearly died when they saw that quote from Mulan’s “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” with a slight word change and a photo of Hans from Frozen? Haven’t seen it? Then you should enjoy today’s shirt!

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As usual, I began with stickers (to mark my desired area) and a (washable) fabric pencil sketch. The shirt was light pink btw.

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Okay, there are few progressional photos of Hans because… I was certain I would butcher it here and have to toss the project. I haven’t done any of the CGI characters on fabric yet, so I had little knowledge of how things would roll.

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I originally intended to match his illustrated style to Mulan’s, like he appeared in the coloring books- but I found that to be a bad idea. I needed him to look like Hans! So I colored him in and even used shading. Neither him nor Mulan are drawn exactly to scale, b/c I wanted their features to line up more than they would have otherwise.

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Yeah, yeah, not my best. But I’m just glad it’s not so bad I had to burn it. Thanks for reading!

Disclaimer: no dragons, crickets, or snowmen were harmed in the making of this shirt. Though I did watch Mulan twice. Lol!

-Abigail

Beauty and the Beast: A Bit Alarming

Okay, confession time. I’ve only watched Beauty and the Beast twice that I can remember, and one of those times was this past Sunday. ‘What’s wrong with you?’ You may be asking. Well, I grew up watching ‘Belle’s Enchanted Christmas’ and had this crazy assumption that it¬†was the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ film. Yeah, I know. I didn’t even know who Gaston was until a few years ago.

I do like the movie, now that I’m familiar with it- though I can’t help but think I like the IDEA better than the movie itself. I like to think about the story, more than watch it. This is mostly b/c of Belle- I liked her better in the Christmas movie–SORRY! She seemed kinda hard to pin down as a character in the first film. I did like lots of things about her, the Beast, and the music! (Though nothing can beat ‘As Long as There’s Christmas’ and ‘Stories’,– sorry again). I went with a drawing from the scene where they start to see something that ‘wasn’t there before’. I almost did a drawing of Belle looking slightly concerned behind the tree, contemplating what was surprisingly starting to happen- but I went with this instead b/c I wanted to do one of them together.

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I won’t lie- I’m not happy with how Belle’s face turned out. I think I placed her eyes too close or something. It’s just off.

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Her fur cloak was fun, but also a challenge, because the outline of the fur was simply not there- meaning I had to leave it white.

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I love to draw hands and feet b/c I never was good at them as a kid, but WANTED TO BE! Now I can handle them, but her hand nearest Beast was improv- hence why it’s not very good. I placed Beast too far from her, leaving her hand visible.

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Beast was much easier than Belle-¬†weird, hu? His many different shades of brown were slightly more difficult to figure out, but not really. Belle’s dress and cloak were harder b/c they required more color mixing.

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The only marker used in this was that which was used to outline Beast’s cloak (blue).

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Alright, this is where it all comes together. I fought my way through the last half of this drawing, wanting to put it off- but forced myself to do the background. It was all freehand- no prior sketching it out. Just hoping for the best. It was nice not having to be so carful that everything be exactly perfect and neat.

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What is that a statue of? Beats me. Whatever it is, it’s got a spear with a flag on it. And I want one.

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A light wash-over of yellow and gray and we’re all done!

Official scan:

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As I drew this, I thought to myself, ‘am I backsliding here? These keep taking longer and longer to do’. Then when I added this to my portfolio, I realized why: I keep making more detailed drawings. Compare this to my Pocahontas drawing, or Meg- which have no backgrounds. Baby Tarzan and Hercules had backgrounds- but they were larger, less detailed pictures. Hunchback, The Lion King and today’s drawings all were more detailed, hence why they took me longer to do.

Do you think it’s worth the extra efforts? I do! Even though the whole experience is new, and a bit alarming…who ever thought that this could be?

-Abigail

 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Saddest Part

Odds are you probably don’t think of The Hunchback of ¬†Notre Dame when you list your favorite Disney films. I once was like you. But no more! I watched this movie again a few weeks ago, and it was so good! Very emotional. Try not to cry when you see today’s drawing.

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Sorry I have no progressional photos of drawing Quasimodo’s face- this was my first attempt at incorporating markers (and a black pen) into my colored pencil world that I’m still just learning to walk in (my first colored pencil drawing was Rapunzel, so now you know how new I am!). I was SO SURE the markers would ruin it and the picture would flop- but no! I worked two days on this, and am glad I didn’t walk away from it!

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Let’s darken up that shirt of his! The most repetitive circumstance encountered in the making of this drawing was the layering of colors to reach the desired hue. CRUCIAL STEPS PEOPLE!!

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Almost all black you see in this drawing is from pen. I did use a black colored pencil to darken hues of other colors, and I also used it over black pen areas to soften the look.

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Now for Esmerelda. Okay, I want to be honest with you guys, so I’ll just say it: she was the hardest part of this picture! I erased the rough sketch of her features SO MANY TIMES, man, I prob worked on the sketch alone for over an hour or two. But seeing that she’s the largest feature on the page, I did NOT want to mess her up- and here’s an important tip to remember in drawing: better to spend more time fixing the sketch, than to not be able to fix obvious errors later.

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For her hair, I drew the highlight lines in gray and then went over them in blue.

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First skin layer: pink.

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Second skin layer: fuchsia.

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Third skin layer: overall brown and shadows.

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Lower left hand corner, by Frollo’s face, the seat of Phoebus’ horse. Wow. I just realized the humor in that. That was unintentional, people!

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Quasi’s feet and the rest of the rope.

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Background!

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For the opening in the background tent (dark purple) I went over the purple marker with purple pencil to smooth it out. That’s it!

Official scan:

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Please forgive the color quality of the scan; the actual colors look nothing like that! It closer matches that of the process photos.

Till next time, SANCTUARY!!!

-Abigail