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The Bells of Notre Dame - FULL

By davidkawena
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This is the last preview of the last painting in this project before the final work is presented.

More from this project -
Kristin Chenoweth in WICKED by davidkawena Moses - The Prince of Egypt by davidkawena Disney's Giselle's True Love's Kiss by davidkawena Idina Menzel in WICKED by davidkawena Can you paint with all the colours of the wind? by davidkawena

Hope you'll like it!
:heart: DK.
David Kawena 2012
Photoshop CS5
Image size
1001x1404px 1.04 MB
© 2012 - 2020 davidkawena
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Quasimodo's facial expression in this piece captures the feel of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Quasimodo always appeared to be very carefree to me personally and I think that you have capture that feeling of being carefree beautifully. I also love the lighting of this piece, it really ties the piece together and just adds to the overall feeling of the piece as a whole, The details on the windows are also another added bonus of this particular piece and makes me feel like the background came right from the church of Notre Dame. All of the details of this piece are beautiful together and nothing is overpowering or out of place. It is a wonderful piece.
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For starters, let me just point out that I'm a huge fan of your work and love your Disney Princes art and it's an honor writing this critique for you.
To be honest, it's hard to find anything truly wrong with it! It's almost perfect! The lighting is spot on and Quasimodo's expression shows a perfect mix of hope and freedom. The stain glass in the back round leaves me speechless and the musty tone really gives me the feeling of Norte Dame at the time. If there's one piece I could mark on, though, is that the right dove's wings could be a bit spread out more. I could see how bending them would add more motion, though. But in a honest viewers opinion, I could see them being a bit more outstretched. But honestly, that's the only mistake I could find in this entire piece. It's beautiful, inspiring, gorgeous, and just by viewing it, I can almost hear the bells of Notre Dame. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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First off, I freaking love the Hunchback of Notre Dame. But it is the expression in this photo that wows me the most. I'm not a professional artist or anything, but I look for emotion in pictures and you have really captured Quasimodo's optimism and good spirit in his stance. I like that his spread arms mirror the birds behind him. I think anyone who has never seen the movie or read the book would still get a strong sense of who he is as a character just by looking at this. Also: the lighting and shading! It is amazing and I admire what you are able to accomplish without color! This shows how great an artist you are when you can limit yourself and still create something as outstanding as this. With this quality of work, he loses his animated self and becomes more real to the viewer. You are awesome and I always look forward to your new submissions! Keep doing what you do and never stop!
(Sorry this is my first ever critique and I am not entirely sure how this is supposed to be done)
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I do love this art. All of your art. That you took the time to draw Quasimodo, as well as all of the sexier princes & heroes brings much joy. <3

Someone did "borrow" your art without permission. It's here, if you want to follow-up.

ABC-Q is for Quasimodo XXXXXXXXXIII by dansiciliano
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OMG! This Is SO Beautiful! I Can Just Hear the Song! And of All the Songs in the Movie, 'Bells of Notre Dame' is My Favorite! :D
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My jaw dropped to the floor- this is incredible
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5/5 stars! Wonderful!! :D Quasi used to be one of my Disney crushes. <3
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I only have one problem. I wish it was Essy in the background and not a random man the kinda looks like the beast after he transformed. Everything else is perfect.
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It's from godspell
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Ah okay. Then it is perfect. 
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Woah! That's beautiful! ^^
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wonderful :)
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it's really a joyful artwork
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I've loved all of your Disney pieces. This one sends chills up my spine, in the best way possible. You've made Quasimodo gorgeous. :)
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This amazing!!!
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AWWWWWW :faint:
Quasimodo, you know we all still love you. Love you, love your movie.
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WOW, just WOW! This is so amazing! The detail and shading is spot-on!
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OH, Godspell! Author, I love you!!!
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this looks great!!!
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beautiful :) makes me feel happy!
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This is so AWESOME. ;_;
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