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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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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.
iNoonim Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
amazing !
Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How you do that??? You make her look so pretty!
Mind4Three Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Do you work with layers ? Is that easy to do ?
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
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.
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!
xDivaBloodx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it *-*
NostalgicMember Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
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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