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

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Sketchy: Heads, Hands, Frozen and Tangled

K guys, I am actually sketching in a sketch pad today! Haven’t done that since… eh, forever. Anywho, here’s some very poor quality pics!

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For both the male and female tests, I liked the profiles best. I’ll keep working on the straight-on views of the faces and hopefully do better.

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Redrawing some hand drawings I saw on Pinterest along with sketching my own hand (bottom right).

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Okay, Eugene is very hard to draw. I’ve yet to draw him to my satisfaction. I just can’t get his nose right! First time really for Kristoff; he was easy. Anna was easy. I think Rapunzel and Eugene’s faces aren’t as extreme, hence it’s harder to capture them. Know what I mean?

Okay now that I’ve sketched I think I’ll take a climb or sew a dress or maybe just eat dinner. Later guys!

-Abigail

Sketchy: Rapunzel, Anna and Other Doodles

 

Alright now! I’ve been slacking, so my apologies for the minimal quantity of posts as of late. Too busy with school to start-up any larger, colored pictures right now, so some random sketches will have to suffice.

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The first I just drew a few minutes ago! Aurora turned out poorly, but Anna and Punzie look alright. Not to scale (whatever ya do, don’t compare these to the originals! Yikes!) but recognizable enough! Didn’t have a working eraser around so all mistakes are left as-is!

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This one I did a few weeks ago, but didn’t feel it was enough to post on its own. It really isn’t good. Why did I post it then? To remind myself how important practice and just toying around can be for expanding one’s library of facial expressions and postures. It’s more about the idea of the pose, rather than the finished product. Leave that for the clean-up artists! (The equivalent of letting the night-guy get it, for those of you who watched Ned’s Declassified.. Yeah, I know, not Disney…shame on me).

As for the first drawing: which turned out best, Anna or Rapunzel?

Even though the cold DOES bother me (sorry Elsa), I can’t wait for snow! Anyone else dreaming of a white Christmas? I like to start early. Just so I can look forward to ‘authentically’ singing Do You Want to Build a Snowman (just a tinge of deception inside when singing it in July, know what I mean? Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about!)

-Abigail

 

Disney Love: Sisters

Okay, maybe you have a sister- maybe you don’t. Although having one isn’t required to enjoy today’s post, it is more enjoyable for me because I do- hence why I made it in the first place! Disney hasn’t given us too many sister pairs in movies, but we do have Nani and Lilo, alongside Anna and Elsa. I drew this between classes yesterday in the Library, so please excuse the lack of color. I’m bringing my carefully selected colored pencils tomorrow for a future work though, so stay tuned!

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It’s off in some parts, but it is recognizable enough. Frozen characters are based off of the early concept sketches (so, not 3D). The word ‘life’ was supposed to be based on Walt Disney’s signature handwriting showcased in the Walt Disney logo, but sadly, it isn’t very clearly shown…hmm, I need to work on that.

Anywho, if you have a sister, and you are on agreeable terms with her, give her a hug or a call and tell her you love her!

-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

Rapunzel and Anna: Twins?

So you may have heard through the grapevine that Rapunzel and Anna look alike, only with different colored features (hair, eyes). I decided to draw them together, and in the process found…they really don’t look alike at all. At least, to me, since I had to study their features to draw them. I found the animation style is quite different looking, Punzie’s eyes and lips are much bigger, and other little difs like face shape. Anna really looks more like Elsa than she does Rapunzel- any day of the week. At least, in my opinion (which doesn’t mean much lol).

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The close-up is to show the reflection in her eye- it’s a blue that fades out. I liked those kind of details! Just not too many though- so it’s not TOO time-consuming to draw them lol!

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I used the little baby-blue pencil (aqua?) and gray for the ‘whites’ of her eyes (same with Punzie’s). The whites are never stark white. Only one thing on the page should be- the gleam in the eyes, THAT’S IT- unless you just want to leave the background blank when you’re done and too lazy to fill it (raises hand).

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Work those lower lashes girl!

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I used the same aqua blue for the lightest parts of her skin, but I don’t care for the look all the time (especially b/c I didn’t do Punzie that way- I’M SO SMART!!).

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Blush for the right cheek now.

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For her collar, I tried making a blotchy purple under the bright fuchsia, only to find you couldn’t see it. So I used black on top of the fuchsia¬†later to get the effect of…a felt-like material?

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I used an eraser on the shoulder portion of her cloak- to make it look more felt-y. Or whatever sort of fabric it is.

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Before I add shading to the skin or other colors, at least with Punzie, I filled in the basic skin-tone first, then layer what I wanted over it, and darkened areas with the same color later, if needed. The order you layer the colors will affect the end result.

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I was SO worried about how I was going to do Punzie’s hair- this was my first time doing blonde in color, minus my Elsa drawing, whose hair is a purer blonde. It turned out better than I’d expected. I was afraid of using brown, thinking she’d turn out brunette, but that didn’t happen! Mustard yellow, grey and dark brown.

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I decided Punzie and Anna both needed some face re-shaping, so I cleaned up edges and ba-blam! All done!

Official scan:

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The scan is truer to the actual look as far as scale goes (the progressional pics looked a bit skewed to me- I was prob tilting the camera a little or something). I’m happy with this, especially after doing traditional drawings for a while, this was a nice change, and actually came easier to me (in the words of one of the Muses from Hercules: Who’d a thunk?). As for mistakes, I didn’t make Anna’s mouth wide enough.

Do you think they look alike?

-Abigail

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

One Frozen drawing is never enough! I drew this before the Elsa one, so this was my FIRST Frozen drawing EVER!!! Just don’t get too excited, because it’s featuring a sad portion of the movie (as you will soon find I sometimes do). So just let me warm you up with the cold lyrics that fit with this scene- let them sink in while you view the process:

“Elsa, please… I know you’re in there.
People are asking where you’ve been.
They say “have courage”, and I’m trying to.
I’m right out here for you; just let me in.
We only have each other;
It’s just you and me.
What are we gonna do?

Do you wanna build a snowman?”

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Now for Elsa! Important to note is that when drawing big shindigs of pictures like this where it’s very involved and tedious (opposed to a sketch or freehand comic), you should expect to increase the drawing time with every character you add to the page, weather¬†small or large. Odds are if it takes you seven hours to draw one face, it will take you 14 for two, even if they’re both on one page. Don’t freak out when it is time consuming- just enjoy the process, man!

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Official scan:

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Okay, obvious errors on my part, I know. Sizes are off (caterpillar eyebrows!!) and shapes are wrong (Sorry Elsa). But hey, it probably made you sort of sad, didn’t it? Then my work here is done. IF IT MAKES YOU CONVEY EMOTIONS, I’VE DONE MY JOB! Maybe my next post will convey some different emotions? Check back soon to find out!

-Abigail

Frozen’s Elsa

Okay, so we’ve all seen Frozen, and we all have a favorite character. My favorite is…Olaf! But today I’m showing you my drawing of Elsa, so hopefully you’ll forgive me for not doing the warm-hug-loving snowman yet. Maybe in the future, kids!

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Okay, at this point, I was like, “oh no, the shading looks like a 5-o-clock shadow!” So…

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I tried to lighten it with my eraser a bit and moved on. Because there’s nothing a good head of hair won’t fix!

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Ahh, that’s better.

Official scan:

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Truth be told, I’m not THRILLED with how this turned out. I didn’t place her features properly, and thus, it doesn’t look exactly like her (ex: her eyes distance apart). Her lip color was also somehow inconceivable for me to replicate (you know, pink) so it turned out purple. The eye shadow she has on is the reason I drew the picture, and thus, I have Elsa’s eye-shadow to thank for this website. Without her makeup statement, I wouldn’t have discovered my love for Drawing Disney. Well, actually that’s not totally true. Elsa’s predecessor, Rapunzel, technically got me started, but Elsa’s eye-shadow made me want to keep going!

-Abigail