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A Royal Embrace by bananacosmicgirl A Royal Embrace by bananacosmicgirl
All righty, cute princesses cuddling coming up. Ariel and Belle, don't ask me about when this would happen, but they can't live that far away from each other... Anyway, they're very cute, especially together.

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I wanted to do something different than I usually do, not as far as subjects to draw goes but for lighting. I wanted this to feel very warm and welcoming. I did the line art in Flash and colored everything in Photoshop. After doing the base layers of colors, I added a layer of light around the edges of the girls, where the light would hit, making them a bit blurry to look at.

Belle originally had less clothes on - a bra and panties - but it fit better with the mood of the picture to have her in a simple, pretty dress. The red was to complement Ariel's hair, the way her dress in a way is supposed to complement Belle's. Ariel is always so pretty and colorful, and I wanted her in black for once instead. Also, I added a bit more make up to both girls, because that's so much fun to draw.

Background - a certain someone suggested I do a bunch of photographers taking photos of the two, but I didn't know how to pull that off, so I went with a golden background. It was originally a white/blue sky, but it made the picture feel better as a whole in gold.

Reference for the position they're standing in: [link] by :iconalinepotter-stock:

The final thing I added were the sparkles, to make it feel really enchanted (no, I haven't seen the movie yet, but I want to ^^).

So, Flash and Photoshop, the movies as references, and lots and lots of hours. Gawd it took a long time to make this... (and on top of it all, in the middle of it, my computer froze and I'd forgotten to save. I was almost completely finished with Ariel and had to go back almost to start *sigh*)

Comments are incredibly welcome.

Edit: After reading about art theft, I made the size a bit smaller, and added a copyright and my signature. Too many have gotten their art stolen... I hope I don't have to add the dA watermark.

Ariel and Belle © Disney
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:icontiarnandominusadonai:
TiarnanDominusAdonai Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Just imagine how romantic this would be if set to animation. Well done.

- Take Care, Beannacht De Duit
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Sorceress555 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
d-dayummm... /drool
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Br0kenH3artedL0ser Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I ship AriBelle so hard!! This is lovely! I'd love to see more Aribelle from you! :)
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bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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skywalkerchick Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student
XDDD At first glance, I totally thought Belle was Princess Mia from "The Princess Diaries" :blush:
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:iconbananacosmicgirl:
bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle:
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:iconkatherinemagpie:
katherinemagpie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
I would love to see them in just a bra and panties.
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Darkmoose84 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I concur.
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mandygirl78 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I always prefer ariel x belle.
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:iconbananacosmicgirl:
bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope you like it, then :)
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mandygirl78 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I do. I do.
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Ash-t Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I for one am not the biggest fan of this couple, but the way you drew them is adorable. You're very talented.
Don't listen to the motherfuckers who say you're not.
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:iconbananacosmicgirl:
bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I'm not a particularly big fan of the pairing either, but I thought it was a fun thing to draw, seeing how they're two of my favorite princesses.
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Ash-t Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Ariel is, like, my fave princess too :) I was OBSESSED with the little mermaid as a kid. And I mean, OBSESSED!!! (I used to 'mermaid hunt' in swimming pools' :XD:)
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Ash-t Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Like the loser below. :)
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stella2011 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW THATS NASTY, WHATS RONG WITH U R U RETARDED. ARIEL IS NEITHER BI OR LEZ. UR A SICK PERSON.............
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katherinemagpie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
And you're a cunt. We've solved that. Now go hate on someone else's art.
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Ash-t Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Omg.
You have the tiniest, most simple mind in the universe
So she drew them together, so what? People can do what they like, and there's nothing wrong with that.
And there is no evidence that Ariel wasn't bi, and even if she wasn't it's called free expression.
So respect her right to post what ever art she wants, or just fuck off, okay? Don't go posting thoughtless, insulting comments that could seriously hurt people. You realise this artist has feelings, right? Looking at this comment, YOU are the sick one.
And by the way, it's spelt:
*That's
*What's
*Wrong
*You
*Are
*You're

Before you call her retarted (which is actually really offensive) please take a look at yourself.

Now get a life and stop being such a fucking horrid disgusting bully
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soraxbabe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i LOLed after reading this hahaha
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:iconash-t:
Ash-t Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Lol when did I actually post this? I don't remember it, but I was obviously in a really :iconrageplz: mood...
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soraxbabe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
april 11th XD im a little latee
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
cool
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Vintage-Reign Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is really beautiful and I loved reading at the bottom the process you went through; it's a huge help to me because I'm sort of aspiring to be as good at digital art as this beautiful piece. The fact that I also love this pairing doesn't hurt ^_^
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cute it would be good for my group.
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BABYLAURA28 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
MAKE A NEW ONE WITH JASMIN AND SLEEPING BEAUTY KISSING IN A BED
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BABYLAURA28 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
WOW Y DID U PUT THEM AS LESBIANS 4 THEY GOT MEN :silentkitty
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AkitoIsMe Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
who needs princes? lol adore the picture, very ellegant :)
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:iconbananacosmicgirl:
bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted to let you know that Ive used this deviation on this site about Disney femslash [link] Please let me know if you mind or if you know of any others I should add!
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bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me know. As long as it's properly credited and linked back, I don't mind.
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tshot Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
You know, now that I think about it, I really wouldn't be surprised if Ariel and Belle we a lesbian couple.

great job
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:iconbananacosmicgirl:
bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Marius-Creb Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a good call. Not only do they complimet each other with their color schemes in this picture, but their personalities compliment each other as well. Ariel's naivity makes her an interesting counterpart for the educated and sensible Belle, but they do have one important thing in common: they are both very adventurous, and they both wanted to trade in their old lives for something new and exciting.

P.S. Ariel rocks that little black dress.
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bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :D And yes, I agree with your assessment of their characters.
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tokyocupcake007 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
love this. :heart:

the lighting is really nice. the only bad thing is that their faces are a little off.
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bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it despite their faces :D :hug:
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
This is very cute.To tell the truth i never thought of any Disney characters being gay but this looks so sweet,i like it.The background and effects work very well too,they give this magical atmosphere that makes the picture feel even more romantic.
All in all that's very lovely and interesting. :)
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bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I'm glad you like the feeling of the image :hug:
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
I do,you're very welcome again. :)
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bishies-lover Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
they look like they can be mother/daughter thing... lol.. cuz Belle look like she is older than Ariel ..
nice job btw!
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bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Kaze-Rinn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Hello, I was wondering if I could use this picture in the posters I am making for my University's 16th annual Gay Ball. :3

It's really great, and if you say yes it would be VERY appreciated. ^^
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bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you credit me, you may. Either with a link to my website, or to my dA-page. If I could see it once you're done, that'd be fab, but that's not necessary.
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Kaze-Rinn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Absolutely! I write a link at the bottom of the poster. For both. :)

And yeah, I'll probably put them on my dA (with many links and tags of course)

I was wondering if you could somehow get an un-watermaked version to me?
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bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great :)

If you give me your email, I'll send it to you. Just note me if you don't want to leave it here in the comments.
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Kaze-Rinn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Erin_C_Daher@Yahoo.com. ^___^ Thanks!
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:iconbananacosmicgirl:
bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've sent it now, sorry 'bout the delay - lots and lots of RL.
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Kaze-Rinn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Thanks, but unfortunately my group don't need me no more. ;_; They got the proffessional peoples to do it.

I could still do it for S&Gs though. :P Or just a gay pride poster. If I do I'll make sure to link to you. ^__^
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bananacosmicgirl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, that's too bad.:hug: Oh well...
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:iconmeganthedarkoverlord:
love it! haha didnt see that one pretty. Ariel is gorgeous!
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