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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 )
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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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:
myriamelle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
reference for what?
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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...
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!
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.
sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing ^^ the details are incredible too!
runningfreely Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome job! I love the colors, the pose, the feral expression,...everything :heart:
J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This is beautiful! congratulations on your DD too! :frail:
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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