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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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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:
Sailormbmoon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dat she carries a fork anywhere XD
DimmyFangirl 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 ^^
Tuturu-chan 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:
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