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CC: David and Nani
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Published: February 25, 2010
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Nani: Did you catch fire again?
David: No just the stage.

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I adore Lilo and Stitch. I love pretty much everything about this little movie. It was so different, funny, sweet, and heartwarming. :heart:
And Chris Sander's style? Woo, I was kinda sad that I was taking these characters and putting them into my 'blah' style. X3

You know, even when I was little (during my age of, 'I hate everything!!') I found David attractive. Besides the fact that he's just as sweet as can be, I think it's his man necklace. X3
And Nani?Taking care of her little sister, shouldering all that responsibility thrown at her, dealing with an alien... She's pretty awesome. :nod:

When I read that Lilo and Stitch was the first Disney movie since Dumbo to have watercolor backgrounds, I knew that I wanted to whip out my watercolors and pay homage to that. <:^)
I've... never really been very good with watercolors. So, when I got to this point (to the point where I'm happy with it), I told myself to stop, while I still could. with traditional media... I have the very bad habit of overworking my drawings. I don't know what it is, but that's what happens! <:^0

So, given the fact that I've never been good with my watercolors (maybe I should read some tutorials), and also given that I haven't worked with them in... oh, five years or so, I think that this came out alright. I like it, anyway. ^__^

Oh, and this served as a good means as to winding down after a frustrating day of graphing sinx and cosx. >:^P

Couples Collection

Commission Information

Pencil, watercolor, colored pencils and some white charcoal.
Nani and David (c) `alohalilo and Disney
Artwork (C) Meeeee.
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little-girl-arise's avatar
Lovely! Absolutely lovely!
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ashleyjordan|Hobbyist General Artist
I think I have commented on this piece before and if so or if not, whatever, I am commenting on it yet again ebcause I adore it so much! I adore both your image and this couple-one of my top favs, hardly behind Anya and Dimitri, which is saying alot. Honestly, it's because of all the reasons you mentioned: how sweet, good-intentioned and attractive David is and how Nani shoulders all responsibility and tries her best, is spunky and knows what she wants out of life but tries to help make others happy more than herself. Lovely work, the watercolors are so soft, gentle and beautiful. I am so thankful that you created a fanart for them and I would love to ask you to paint a family portrait of Nani, David, Lilo and Stitch together and yet I've already asked you to draw too many pictures as it is hahah. Please consider it because the couples I've suggested for you to draw recieve hardly any love or recognition at all and yet I think that these characters as well as the movies they are from are some of the best animated films and movies in general with wonderful and unique characters and plots. Thanks so much, I love this piece so much!
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Hahah, well, I may draw them a family portrait--who knows! I'm not one to close a door on a subject. ;)
And thank you! I'm glad ya like this one. I worked very hard on the watercolors. :nod:
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ashleyjordan|Hobbyist General Artist
I can tell you worked very hard, all the time and dedication is very evident!

Aww I hope you would at least consider it, it would be wonderful if you did! But I completely understand why not as well of course :) Thanks so much for these beautiful portraits and I hope you'll continue!
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disneyphilip's avatar
Great job.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of Nani/David pieces on here.
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DrMistyTang's avatar
Thanks!
Yeah, both David and Nani need more art. :)
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MorganMeryl| Digital Artist
Aww! They are posed so much like Minnie and Mickey at the end of Runaway Brain -- It's so Cute!
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I haven't actually seen "Runaway Brain", so it was entirely coincidental. >..>;
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MorganMeryl| Digital Artist
It's My favourite Mickey Mouse cartoon. You can see it here: [link] if you want to. :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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NANI AND DAVID!! <33333333333333333333333
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liltrix7|Student General Artist
aww this is so cute. I love how your watercolors turned out, especially the water and the skin. I rewatched Lilo and Stitch recently (though in Japanese randomly, I should rewatch it in English again). xD I always loved this movie though.
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DrMistyTang's avatar
Thank you very much! ^,^
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liltrix7|Student General Artist
you're very welcome! : D
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portubabe's avatar
he was hotttt, this is such a sweet picture
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fazzygrl|Hobbyist Writer
Lovely! I love the colors!
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Neosun7's avatar
These two look great in watercolors! It's perfect for them, as water plays a big part in their lives. ^_^
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ashleyjordan|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, this picture is darling! Thank you so much for this image of these two, they are one of my favorite Disney couples and you did a splendid job with the watercolors, yes I think paying homage was a great idea ;)

Did you use anything as a reference image or was that purely from your head? Also you did a awesome job on coloring it, especially the skin tones and the water
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This was completely from my head. :)
Thanks! I had a lot of fun with this one Doing the water and skin were actually my favorite parts to paint. I'm glad you like it! ^__^
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ashleyjordan|Hobbyist General Artist
Are you serious? Wow you are lucky that you no longer need references, but that's probably due to so much practice, right? Do you have any tips on for what helped you to be able to draw without references? Sorry if that is too broad of a question :)

Yeah skin is actually really fun, I like to blend it and add stuff like blushes and the eyes
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Yes, I am. References have never really worked for me. Maybe once in a blue moon, but other than that... nope. The closest thing I would do, is look at a few pictures of what I wanted to do, stare at them for a while, then go off and try to do it myself from memory. Because if I just straight-out tried to copy it, it would look stiff and icky.

Well, besides practice, I did a lot of observing. I still do. I think that observing is the next big thing after practicing. Look at how others do things. Try to emulate them. Even if it's not in a style that is similar to yours (in fact, I encourage looking at a wide range of art styles). If you're not already looking at a wide range of styles, I would be happy to recommend some artists to check out.
Hope that helps!
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How gorgeous

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I :heart: :kitty:
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