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Disney Pocahontas by sanguisGelidus Disney Pocahontas by sanguisGelidus
"For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind.

You can own the Earth and still
All you'll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind."


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This is actually the first time I am trying to paint in a more manga-ish style! ^^ It was really much fun! :D I was kinda inspired by the art of *sakimichan, who is one of my fav artists! :) I hope you all like it! :heart: I know that my depiction of her might differ from the Disney original version, but I like to interprete characters the way I see them! ;)

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This interpretation is very pretty ^^ you did a great job on her face and hair. Her skin appears to me to be too light to be Native American and it looks very caucasian even with how you have the lighting. I am far from an expert on anatomy but her arm in this picture seems a bit long. In the position that her arm is her hand would not be able to reach that far. With how she is positioned here her hand would be right in front of her right breast. Her bicep and elbow would have to be moving inward towards her body more I think. Also there should be more of a crease where her forearm goes into the bicep because her arm is bent and the muscles are folding together.

The line defining her breasts seems a bit strange but that may just be me.

I hope this was helpful and if I'm wrong in my interpretation I apologize, (which it's possible I am) these were just some things that I noticed that seemed off. Still, lovely piece and wonderful use of lighting.
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This is beautiful. The your technique is amazing. I love the colors you used in the background, It makes pocahonts stand out. The only thing that I disliked is how she looks more white than 'copper' and her face shape makes her seem less native american, But those are small details that don't matter that much. The light shimmering off her skin is amazing, and is very well done. I've seen many attempts at drawing pocahontas, but this is one of the most stunning. The soft coloring also made it more prettier. Words really can't describe how awesome this is. Keep up the good work!
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kemalza Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Realise-RealEyess Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
SkyWuvsU Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
XD1411 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you should check out Lily-san's art. She's real good. They look very realistic (At least to me they do).
HaileyRidenow Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for depicting her with dark brown wavy hair instead of stark black straight hair. The wavy is better suited to the region and tribe she would have been a part of (our tribes share Iroquois language roots). The stark black hair is more typical of the southwest tribes.
TheFallenAnthem Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   General Artist
Wow your work is so amazing

Lillytheeevee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh I know Sakimichan and she's an amazing artist ^^ I can totally agree with you why she's your favorite artist ^^
Little-Frost Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Writer
She looks so real!!! ^^ Is this oil painting? What did you use? What painting is this? Its AWESOME!!!! :squee:
Melmee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
This looks very good! I love the colouring as usual, the only thing I would suggest would be changing her facial structure a bit- she looks more like a westerner, and doesn't resemble Pocahontas.
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