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Disney Heroes - Tarzan 2 by davidkawena Disney Heroes - Tarzan 2 by davidkawena

Finally - after such so long, it is time for another Disney Hero post!

This time around I'm continuing the "facial shots" side of the collection, started with Hercules… now it's Tarzan's turn to 'make a face'!

I always had the most great admiration for Disney's / Glen Keane's vision of Tarzan! The fact that he was so different from the typical "Johnny Weissmuller" perception of "Tarzan", and was so much more bold and daring take on this iconic character was one of the most refreshing and innovative things that the Disney studios has released, and the most perfect way to close up the studios brilliantly artistic time of the 1990' before moving on to the 2000'!

The strong jaw line, the sharp nose, and these deep-deep eyes were an instant fave of mine! And while many other people I know, thought that Disney's version of Tarzan had more of 'monkey' then a human to him in terms of look, I thought, - and still am - That Tarzan is one of Disney most handsome guys ever, and defiantly the most sensual of them all - just look at the way he moves through the jungle! My god! ;P

The desire to draw this one hit me while I was in London, a little more them a month ago, as I was walking down the street a cool guy passed over me and he had the most brilliant dreadlocks ever! I just thought of Tarzan immediately and I knew as soon as I'll come back to Israel, this'll be the first thing I'm doing!

I wanted to keep this Tarzan drawing more 'darker' then the Hercules one, in terms of colour use and pose... Trying to portray Tarzan's animal-side, yet keeping the 'classic-portraits' look... And give it a little sensual edge along the way :P

I hope it pulled it through...

There's another Disney Hero along the way - this time it'll be a new torso shot of royalty heritage coming up really soon!!! Can you guess who will it be? :D

So sorry for the long delay in updates, it's the holiday season right now, I have tons of work and almost no time! But I will try to update with every little new thing that I have for you all!

Have a Brilliantly Wonderful Day Everyone!

:hug: :kiss:
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Zonvelf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
the details in the hair is absolutely!!! 
HarryRooden Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gotta love that chin! Hahahahaha! I feel as though Tarzan might be a little more innocent than you portray him here, but I think it looks absolutely gorgeous and perfect! It's a wonderful "darker side" type that's so nice to look at. Great work!
happyjob Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
shade not sade...duh!!
happyjob Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
truly amazing love the contrast between sade and light ad really shows a darker side to tarzan
Dalyla-Imaginarium Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amelia-Seyruun Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
I love Tarzan!
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That look in his eyes...!!! :love: :squee:
High13Voltage Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cirquegirl922 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
love love love your art style is truely amazing. keep up the good work
chrisferna93 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You sir trully have so much talent. I reallyyyyyyy hope someday i can reach your level through practice :)
Im-Mapunzel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
btw im new to this so i dont no how to use the emoticons properly lol. im not sad about ur drawing, im just sad bcos i dont think u sell them. just to clarify lol
Im-Mapunzel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
good lord..
u dont sell these do u?..
sigh :(
yukisohma4life Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You did a great job with his hair!
TarnishedAngels Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Now HIM I could call Lord Greystoke...
ArtLover12439 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That picture looks amazing, so 3-D and realistic, and attractive too.[link]
Illyaria Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
This Tarzan is amazing!
CosmicSparkles Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I'm in love =>///<=!
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! :drool: :faint:
FairyPeaseblossom Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Can I marry this image?
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   General Artist
Awesome work. I always thought the Disney incarnation of Tarzaan was rather attractive looking. He's got a really cool hairstyle to go along with his face.
Shekster Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, I love how you made his hair into that 'dreadlock-y' style. Great job!
Artprincess247 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Am i the only one, or does Adam and tarzan look very similar from eachother? Not that its your art style, but if you look at them, they do look rather similar, like brothers.

Anyway, i absaloutly love this picture, the pose fits perfectly with this style of the shadows.
alexpaok44 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Not only is this very realistic, but also it shows Tarzan's character in a very clear way.

I love it. :smooch:
Rinkusu001 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
WOW. :omg:
wheeze86 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
TheAnimangaGirl Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm going to favorite this one to get the link of your awesome gallery ;)
mellaniimarrie Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I love Tarzan
Alice-is-my-nemesis Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

justw3r3wolf Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Tarzan is always be my Disney's favorite
eiko123 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tarzan's gaze has a thousand tales in it, and I think this portrays him perfectly. I always thought his voice was the most sensual of all the men, but his bod in the full body portrait is fine.
Illaris3 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
i think this is the best of your disney heros collection. sometimes less skin is more
MiraMaxwell Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
You captured Tarzan's intensity perfectly! That's normally something lacknig in pictures of him, but not here.
0GoTiCa0 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
*.* <3 LOVE!
ShermanTank13 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
ooh i love the light on his hair. so nice!
sisterz1679 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok I just had a eyegasism o.o this is 2 smexy
Milli0104 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Boah... this look in his face!?! Great!!
Bitty-girl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tarzan was always my favorite Disney hero apart from Beast
alphanathan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
i don't care for the disney thing, but you made something of it, with the light and the tones.
Low-rain Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love that <3
butterfloofies Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Oh my god yes! Your opinion of Tarzan is like mine (except better expressed)! He is kinda gorilla-y but HE IS SO ATTRACTIVE AND THE WAY HE SWINGS AND SLIDES ALONG THE TREES AND

sorry I had a moment there
runningfreely Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Wonderful made! :wow:
You're so talented! Do you work for Disney? 8D
becsketch Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm a sucker for a strong jaw, MEOW!!
oODarkLunaOo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Agrrrrrrrrrr! My fave!
HeavenlyEclipse Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Oh wow... that is AMAZING detail for his dreds... I actually would take them for real too. Wonderful job on that, although overall picture is amazing, the hair is one of the first things I noticed, besides his defined jawline, kudos
feline137 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist
how did you paint his hair?! it's awesome.....
ellenscult Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
This reminds me *so* much of the 'Spring Running' in 'All The Mowgli Stories', the pen-and-ink drawings in the original editions of the books. It's beautiful, he's beautiful. Thank you!
emiwolfstorm Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Such a handsome bone structure.. It gives me chills ^^!!
What editing system do you use??
lexxie00 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Do you sell any prints? I would love to have this hanging on my wall...
LupineQueen13 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
I don't know why, but I love that you gave him body hair :) Has a sense of realism to it.
jennarcks3 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
it almost looks real!!! :wow:
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