A Princess Predicament

This is my first “not rendered in the traditional Disney style” post! Which presses me to ask, “is this is a warm moment, or should I be disturbed?” Anyway, here ya go:

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Sorry that they aren’t ALL in there… ran outta space:p

*Tries immensely to think of a Disney-related outro, but can only come up with, “until next time, I’m Kevin O’Connor, and I’m Tom Silva of Ask This Old House”*…hmmm….not very princess-y, but it will have to do.

-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

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!!” 😉

K then, later guys!

-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: 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

 

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

Tangled’s Rapunzel

Hey, so I saw Tangled pretty recently (I was shocked to hear it’d been four years since it came out! Man was I behind!) and although I did like it to an extent, it wasn’t my favorite. I will probably like it more the next time I watch it, because I know how these Disney things go- they grow on you.

What I did LOVE about the movie was the music (I sing ‘When Will My Life Begin?’ Almost everyday), and more importantly than that- the animation! Rapunzel was so cute! I can’t wait to make more Tangled drawings- maybe with Pascal or Flynn next time?

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The eyes were super easy- to make them look real, use pink and gray! Leave a spot white for the highlight and you’ll be golden!

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Now just finish up with some magical beams flowing around (you know, the usual ‘just got a haircut’ ones that we all experience) and we’re all finished!

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Official scan:

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Again, this isn’t perfect. If you compare it to the original screencap, it has it’s obvious errors, but for the most part, we know who this is, which makes things all good in the end.

Rapunzel was my first official Disney piece of artwork, so let’s give credit where credit is due: YAY RAPUNZEL!!

-Abigail