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Ariel Fan Art by The-Ez Ariel Fan Art by The-Ez
Hey, guys! :D

Let's be honest here. Any girl who grew up watching how this rockin' mermaid earned her legs has a soft spot for her, and I'm no different! :D Although I admit that from a very early age I never dared to attempt to draw her, yesterday was a LONG day of very boring classes and it affected my mental capacity. :B (Please forgive, Keane)

What I've always loved most about Ariel (besides her colour scheme!) is her innocent impulsiveness, and her courage to do whatever it takes to get what she wants. Being a kid, she was easily manipulated by the sea witch, but she never lost her fire, fighting to the very end — even when all seemed lost.

You go, girl! :la:

And finally, a question to you all:
What do YOU like most about Ariel?

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Somehow I've landed up in the critque box again >< First off I think it's a very nice rendition of the Ariel. You've captured her likeness well and followed the colour scheme textbook style. You even gave her a shiny thingamajig from the surface to add to her collection lol :) I'm not an expert at underwater colouring but I can say that if the light is strong enough to reach her, there should be some caustic lighting, which would give this drawing some nice impact, even if it's just a suggestion of it. Other than that I can't really think of anything else to add to this already cool picture :D
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Ez, as always, I find your wok inspiring! You get the most sublime expressions in the simplest forms and it screams from every line of your work! Ariel's happy curiosity is sweetly endearing, it just makes you wanna give her a hug!

The one place I can offer a slight crit on is an agreement with one of the comments about the hair, I also think it just needs a little more fluidity and softness in the underwater setting, but that's pretty much the only thing I could find that's just a tiny bit off... Otherwise, I LOVE the colours, especially the ambient highlights and shines, and this is just a sketch!

Fantastic work indeed! (As I've mentioned before!)
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wiedzminka Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
E-M-Rainstom Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the coloring on her hair! I like that Ariel doesn't let her fears stop her from going after her dream.
luv2draw2000 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Aprilolthoff Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Where can I buy thi???
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It's not just for free. It's her drawing.
sabzlovingart127 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
I haven't drawn in a while and just looking at a few or your drawings has made me want to draw draw draw! Lovely work :)
semi-pycho Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I Love this! It's so adorable! Keep up the great work!
3Fangs Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I think I always liked Ariel's spunky spirit. She was a rebel, yearning to break out of her own well-known world and find an exciting new one. I never cared as much for the goofy romance aspect--she fell in love with this guy after one glance, without even knowing a thing about him? But then again, I can understand that as well, because he symbolized everything unknown and New that she yearned for. I just wish when she got out of the sea, she could've had more of a life...I mean, it was a "whole new world" and she only ever saw a small piece of it. But that seemed to satisfy her. I always enjoyed the movie, but looking at it as an adult now, I wish she could've found a "purpose" in life other than marrying a prince. Uh, but then I guess it wouldn't have been one of Disney's "Princess" movies.

Anyways...where was I?
Oh, yes! Lovely depiction of Ariel! I don't think Glen Keane has anything to forgive--she actually looks much closer to her age here than she did in the movie. :lol:
Love the color--you really got the sense of an underwater theme...the deep blues, the sunbeams lancing through from on high...lovely work. :heart:
CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Dat she carries a fork anywhere XD
girls-and-space Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
oh my god i love this so much!!!!
Invaderskull1995 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done,nice work:)
ChildoftheSea503 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a cutie!! <3 ^^
tturiu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Her hair are absolutely amazing :iconsocute-plz:
DisneyMania99 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Very pretty!
briannam40486 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
really like the shading and highlights in this! :) sorry for commenting so much - kind of just feel in love with your art... :blush:
TheMaskedKat12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you did wonderful on her!she looks perfect!

As for what I like about ariel is everything in jeneral , jar design, her care for things, her kindness , her fire... Even her stubbornness. She's just great...
diru915 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very cute! :3
Baureal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A wonderful expression !!!
x-SilverMoon Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
You are so talented :)
kittykittyeh Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Beautiful!(: This is amazing! You captured her very well! I love your style! Keep up the good work!
DreamingShark Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This looks amazing...I love your drawing style :)
genericfandom Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so pretty!
Namine24 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love her
The-Ez Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!! :D
Namine24 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lucia-anhidra Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I canīt love more your fanarts!!!
Passin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Funnily enough, Ariel was more my sister's interest than mine. My fav thing about her? She was(if memory serves correctly) one of the first Disney princesses who wasn't a bland blond.
Cadycassy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i love it
MyAdventuresinDLR Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This is amazing! I lover her expression and the way her hair is floating. I also think you did a great job with shadowing and creating depth. I love it.
The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad you like it! :D Thank you so much!! :heart:
Kristinekatara Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute ^^)
faycoon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ariel is my all time favourite princess.
I really love her.
Her beautiful voice and her perfect hair
I love the way you drew her she looks
young and full of hope and intrest in the
human world : D
Viannay Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Every little thing about her i Love
Pretty draw !
CircuitGirl Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Adorable!! :glomp:
TualaLady Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Awww she's so cute!! I love her curious expression wondering about the world above =) Also like the detail of the fork in her hand.
Rapunzel13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Giocondablu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
This is so beautiful! I love her hair!
Eveofillusions Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Awww! I love how you drew her <3
Schnatz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
This is so so cute!
missnene7086 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Awesome pic of Ariel you rock!!
partofmydreams Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
The-Ez Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! :D :D :D
myth8pirate Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Aww! She's so cute - you drew her so innocent and curious! Definitely captured her :)
The-Ez Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I tried to draw a shot of her before she even saw Eric, so she really doesn't have any ideas in her head juuuust yet. ;) Innocence get! :XD:

Thanks so much! You're too kind! :hug:
Stephaven Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors and your style is so beautiful:)!!! Well done:)
KellyM-Mortal Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Your style suits her beautifully. And I love the blue lighting.
disneyisawesome Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
this is beautiful! love it :heart:
PrayerGirl1 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Aww!! Love it!!
KaytlynES Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a sweet, lovely expression!
Foo-Foo-Flower Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it. Love it, love it, love it.
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