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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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Given 2013-01-01
Ursula by *myriamelle ( Suggested by LiliWrites and Featured by Lyricanna )
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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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SkyVelvet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
rly cool
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abstractmindedArtist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I was wondering if I could make this as my reference. Dont worry I'll change some :D Pretty please? If it is fine? :woohoo:
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myriamelle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
reference for what?
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Splendidly executed indeed. I like minimal element used to compose at the bottom of visual, representing she is an octopus. Transparent view with a baby like inside, on the side of her chest looks like a sexy tattoo for me. Detailing and execution of her hair and wave of water blow me away...completely. Finally, she looks like Angelina Jolie for me. No offence. Hehe...
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littleman48 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I love your interpretation of this character! The other worldly effect is great! Great use of shadow vs light, as to the colors. Brilliant, and not too "cute" looking! She's Hot!
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Raqonteur Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats a really nice Ursula. You can really feel the malevolence coming off her.

The accompanying story fleshes her out a bit more, giving her a depth you don't get in the Disney original.

She reminds me of a Drow.
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing ^^ the details are incredible too!
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runningfreely Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome job! I love the colors, the pose, the feral expression,...everything :heart:
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This is beautiful! congratulations on your DD too! :frail:
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bluepuppyeyes99 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
it is wonderful! if u couldcheck out my gallery it would be very much appreciated!!
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ElderxChildx6 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like it.=3 It looks really good to me. Then again, I'm not a seasoned drawing artist.:XD: So if there are any flaws, I wouldn't be able to see them when it looks as good as this.
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iNoonim Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
amazing !
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How you do that??? You make her look so pretty!
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Mind4Three Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Do you work with layers ? Is that easy to do ?
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kiracrazy9999 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that freaking cool!!!!i love it u deff deservd daily deviation 4 that such excelent detail
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TigrasLove Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I really like the colors and the whole feel of the picture but for some reason when I look at the face I think plastic surgery, it looks like she has been under the knife one too many times xD but I still love the picture regardless.
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00buster Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the details you've applied here are fantastic! This is a great redesign-- nice job!
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xDivaBloodx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it *-*
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NostalgicMember Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
*OO*
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moonbabe1989 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shes so creepy! I really love your interpretation of her :) Your composition is amazing too ;) :+favlove:
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josie898 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! beautiful art :D
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DaxLegacy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Love it
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the composition of this (and just about everything about it) the only thing I feel could have been done differently is all of her tentacles are showing the suction cups, in reality they are only on the bottom side of the tentacle so some of them should be showing the side without. the 4 farthest to the back would probably be that way more realistically. Of course I've never like studied octopi so you could be right about the way they move :shrug: I just think that may look a bit more realistic. Great picture though, A+
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ZEB31 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
One of my favorite Disney villians and she looks even more evil.
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lupusbellum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow I just scrolled down and saw the most generic compliments ever. Sorry everyone lacks the elegance to express their enjoyment in another manner deviating from the generic norm of common expressions and over-used words. :3
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lupusbellum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Was going to make a comment about octopus and eating it raw (sushi) but now it sounds really perverted so instead I think I am just going to disappear now..
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xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. The story is cool, too! Did you make it up?
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vampiricdemoncutie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! this is awesome!!!!!
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Wow! She was really hot before she gained all that weight!
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ConfusedCricket Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing color choices, and great lighting.
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IvanVlatkovic Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
fin-tastic idea, congrats on the dd
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e-x3 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
well done
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Akimi-Avis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
this is really good!!!!!!!! I luv it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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panskiduf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
marvelous! :) pls give advice about my underwater creature too ^ ^ : [link]
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Nameless75 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
WOW... very hot ^^
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great piece of art. I like her gaze, over her shoulder, her facial expression fits the described story. It is hard to read: Is she angry or desperate or weary or cold like a fish? Once I see one of those expressions, than again another. I love how the tentacles fill the whole bottom of the picture, forming what looks like a whole sea of tentacles. You also did great with the underwater light reflexes and illumination. The movement in the hair is also very good, like she just turned her head or maybe the underwater currents make them float like that.
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camibee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow a very interesting rendition of Ursula, I love it :la: :heart:
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fxx85 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Very very nice :D
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FantasyWench Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS is amazing! Congrats!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD - love the colors and the details!
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belfasterd Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I love the way that this is done. Beautiful work!
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EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the story you incuded. the drawing is awesome. congrats on the DD
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Wendelga Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
This sort of looks like she has no neck, or it's awkwardly short.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day and Happy New Year! :holly:
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kungfoowiz Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Niice =)
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Peccatoribus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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LadyPirotessa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing concept, story and artwork. the detail on this is just breath taking once you have read the re-worked story that goes with it!
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peccatori Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :love:

:star:Happy New Year!:star:
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