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Ursula by myriamelle Ursula by myriamelle
*edit* : THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE DAILY DEVIATION!!!! Ahhhh I'm so happy!!!

A rework of Ursula

Once the heiress to the largest underwater empire, Ursula was exiled after being caught experimenting in black magics. Furious, she attempted a spell that would transform her into a sea creature that would give her the power to destroy her father's kingdom. Her spell went wrong, however, and only part of her body changed, permanently.
She can cast a spell on creatures to gain control of them, resulting in a tattoo on her body. However, too many tattoos at once or any tattoo for a prolonged period of time distorts her skin, and it begins to rot from the inside. She spends her time in exile in humiliation, skulking the ocean floor, and awaits the day for true redemption.

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Ursula by *myriamelle ( Suggested by LiliWrites and Featured by Lyricanna )
This is my very first critique, so I hope what I write is fair and creative:

You would've made Disney proud with with this! :happycry:

First off, I'd like to say that this is one of the best Ursula pics I have ever seen in my life. The colors and shading technique fit the mood perfectly.... nice and dark. Secondly, is the story in the description like a deleted scene from The Little Mermaid? Since the father (whom I'm guessing is King Triton), bansihed her from home? Because, that would be awesome if that was part of that movie! :la:

You've completed my childhood with one of the characters from my childhood favorite movie: The Little Mermaid :heart:

Well Done! :heart:
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What I like the most of this work is the flowing flounce of Ursula's hair. The joining of light and dark makes for a very interesting theme here. The tattoos on her face really do follow what you say as far as skin corrupted and contaminated by dark magic. I also quite like the smooth aqua-alabaster skin which feels human while it is not-quite-so.

While the piece is beautiful, the tentacle part stylistically feels too different from Ursula. Her human half is very crisp and distinct while the tentacles seem a bit blurred despite the point of view. Even if that is the case, the contrast of styles do frame Ursula's profile beautifully.

Keep up the great work!
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gordhanx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
OOO, GREAT DEISGN! Really unique. I also love the details on her tentacles and hair. And great work on the pose, lighting and shading.
segasonic3039 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
I swear, if Ursula looked like that, Ariel trusting her would be the dumbest move possible. already is in the film...but I can picture this as the version in the book.
segasonic3039 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Wow. She's definitely....more horrifying......I mean.....damn that's scary.....
Katamata1 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Awesome work. She looks so evil :D
phantomofthesymphony Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Oh dear earth, if Ursula was like that i'd love to be Ariel (owned by her) :P 
Seriously, though this is splendid.Congrats.
phantomofthesymphony Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
So awesome !!!!!!!!!!!
Rakisan-Art Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! This is just amazing! Nice Job!! :D 

myriamelle Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
KPeters626 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
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SkyVelvet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
rly cool
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