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Disney Heroes - Prince Hans

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Disney Heroes - Prince Hans

When the time came to start working on the portrait of Hans I was facing two issues. One, is Hans really a hero? Two, his design.

Anyone of my closest friends and anyone who knows me, know how much I loved the design of prince Hans. Much like Kristoff, I think the artists in Disney managed to brake the mold of the handsome guy much like they've done with previous heroes such as Aladdin and Tarzan. But with Hans, his facial features and body proportions took my by surprise.
His broad, yet somewhat curved shoulders represent a great contrast to the rest of his body which is more lean and long. I chose to present Hans in sort of a 'royal portrait' type, much like the drawings you see in actual palaces. I wanted to show his beautiful profile, lit and shiny, but at the same time, we see his back, he cant hide it from us, hide his true identity and this is where his dark side appears.

The background he stands in is what I imagined to be his own palace, before coming Arendale. It is regal and beautiful, but the light that shins on it only shines half way through and leaves a lot more of that regal beauty in the dark, much like Hans' childhood, as he explains in the movie - being the youngest of 12 brothers who never really paid attention to him.

I felt somewhat sad for Hans when I knew his story line almost a year before the film was released. He seemed to be more of a product of his environment then an actual evil guy.
That allowed me to feel more comfortable in adding him to the collection.

Plus, as Anna so well put it, he is just 'gorgeous'.

That is why Hans is soon to get his 2nd front portrait, a full body one, head to toe which I hope to finish very soon.
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This is my first time writing a critique, so I shall do my best to do this amazing piece of art justice.
I think you captured him astoundingly well in just about every sense. You've made him look just as gorgeous as he does in the film, and have definitely brought out just the right amount of realism to make the picture seem like it could have come from a far darker film, which a really interesting touch, especially given his character.
I love the pose you have put him in, the way he is standing he seems to be giving off a charming and alluring air, but also seems to be looking down his nose at something in a most condescending way. And your attention to detail is just mind-blowing! There's not a single thing you have missed out or blurred over, everything is in such amazing focus, especially his luscious body <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/> which stands out completely from the nevertheless beautifully detailed background. I'm loving the artistic license you've taken on designing this small portion of his palace, and in placing a finely crafted crown upon his head.
I've got to say, his backside does look a little bit strange, though I'm not really sure why, but it just loks a little bit square to me. But other than that this piece is absolutely flawless! Well done, and I can't wait to see more! Hans is my favourite Disney villain so far, & you have definitely done him justice!
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Really nice work here, as always. It's amazing. Looking at some of the older pieces, it's clear that you've improved a lot.

The face is probably my favorite part of this entire piece. The detail work on the background and clothes (though there's not much XD) is really well done. The only things I would consider changing are:

1. His butt is an odd shape, but like another reviewer, that's more of a personal preference. his butt cheeks just kind of look like beans and I find it strange.

2. His boots seem to be different lengths. The one to the left comes up mid thigh, but the other seems to be knee length.

Technique is fantastic though. Keep up the good work, and I'm looking forward to more.
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I love that you created the image with a royal yet shadowy landscape. As we are well aware Hans is the villain of this story, and you captured both his charm and more slightly his evilness. His skin tone and shading is fabulous and not to mention his green eyes and unique red haired prince. You kept him with his gloves, boots, sword and undergarments on, but in doing so you made them back and royal gold. You captured the true essence of his character and all round personality. Great work, and keep them coming. You are a Disney talent

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I have to say, Han's character is very visible in this one.
The lighting is well done considering the source of light remains consistent throughout the portrait. The lighting also emphasizes Han's face well and the surface of his skin is nicely detailed so props to you in the coloring. Even though you kept to the same colors, the many different shades of red, yellow, and black keep the art interesting.
Body proportions seem accurate for the most part, body shape is a bit flawed. The ear is a little too round to fit with the realistic appeal of the art, as for the arse, if he is suppose to be toned then normally the arse wouldn't be squished into a cube-ish shape so easily.
The muscular details and veins are nicely done by the way.
Han's facial expression is very fitting of him as so is the pose and the overall idea of this portrait is unique.
A stunning deviation for it leaves a strong impact on the viewer.
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Your art work is flawless as per your norm. The detailing in this is phenomenal. Everything from the freckles on his face and back to the hairier details are perfect for his character. I love his pose in this piece. It shows us exactly who we think he is and at the same time it shows as you put it "his dark side." The addition of the crown and background to show that he is in his own kingdom was pure genius. I think it was very wise and some what comical that you left his gloves on. Some people speculate that the gloves in this movie are symbolic for the secret that the character has hidden away. Small details all add up to make something greater. I do agree that Hans isn't so much of a villain as he is a product of his past. Even still, everyone has the choice to let the past dictate their future or just let it become a memory. I am a huge fan of your work and I can't wait to see what is in store for the future!
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Amazing use of light and shade (as always!) which really helps to enhance Prince Hans' character, and emphasise his depth. Your use of colour is beautiful, particularly the contrasting golds and reds, which work to bring details like hair and freckles to the fore. Your treatment of the human figure is particularly alluring, creating a physique with both amazingly realistic muscle areas etc., whilst retaining an air of practically unattainable perfection! A magnificent piece of work, which Anna herself would most definitely have eloquently described as being 'gorgeous'! Cannot wait to see what else you have in store for Hans!
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Wonderful work as always. I love the shoulder tassel things. The freckles are perfect. In fact his face is perfectly made. It looks like the original animation yet realistic here. You've interpreted him brilliantly, even the texture of the skin and hair and muscles. And of course the whole pose is gorgeous. He's deliciously sexy and I could stare at him all day long. His ass I guess could be more rounded but that's probably just personal preference. Anyways, absolutely great work! Thanks for your pictures! Please please please do keep at it! I'm a very big fan of yours!
Whybot221's avatar
So freakin hot:D
When will they come back, may I ask? I really enjoy your works!!
ScAtterBrane's avatar
...I think my ovaries just exploded...
I know they are not strictly Disney but Miguel and Tulo from The Road to El Dorado would look amazing in just their underwear...
Simmeh's avatar
I agree! Love Smile Miguel The Road to El Dorado Emoticon Gif The Road to El Dorado Emoticon Gif 
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PleasantRidges's avatar
I agree - he was more a product of his environment.  If he had been more patient, perhaps he'd have been different.  In any case - this is just gorgeous art!  Love it!
BishtrainerTai16's avatar
Dem Freckles... So cute! I love a handsome but evil prince.
WOW,  so very impressive.  But all of your works is.   But this is over the top good and as a ginger lover you captured a shade and the freckles and fuzz,    just awesome
DisneyfiloFrustrado1's avatar
Hans is the sexiest and most gorgeous CGI character EVER!!! I love him <3

You did a great job as always.
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naako's avatar
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LuxSM's avatar
OMG!!! he is soooso hhhot!!!
WhiteHart37's avatar
WOW.. Oh my God... Fantastic work Eyepopping 
Lovezick's avatar
I always wear my royal black silk jockstrap before wielding a sword.
WTJohn's avatar
and this is why i love Hans ~ heehee ^_^
vvizconde94's avatar
I approve!!!Love  
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