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Welcome to Fan-Art-World

Welcome to the group Fan-Art-World

Fan-Art-World was conceived as an Unofficial group for members of the Fan Art Community on DeviantArt. Hundreds and thousands of Fan Artists and Fandoms gathered in one place, which aims to ensure interaction and fun between artists dedicated to Fan Art on DeviantArt.

You've come to the right place if you are looking for:

:bulletpurple: Fan Artists who like the same as you and are openly involved in the Fan Art Community.

:bulletpurple: Show your Fan Art to the rest of the Fan Art Community through presentation in our gallery.

:bulletpurple: Read Topics of interest on Fan Art: What is the Fan Art, Fan Art categorization in DA (tips to correctly categorize your Fan Art), applications of Fan Art in other artistic mediums (Crafts, Cosplay , Wallpapers, Journal Skins, Emoticons, etc), differences between Fan Art and Original Art, the Copyright in the Fan Art, among others.

:bulletpurple: Know Volunteers who oversee the category Fan Art (Articles about of the Fan Art CVs to know them better, as well as approach them and about how you can help them in their wonderful task.)

:bulletpurple: Be Informed of what's new in the Fan Art Community.

:bulletpurple: Participate in Projects, Contests and Special Activities aimed at ensuring fun and togetherness in the community.

And more...

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Bienvenidos a Fan-Art-World

Sean todos bienvenidos a Fan-Art-World

Fan-Art-World fue concebido como un grupo No Oficial para Miembros de la Comunidad Fan Art en deviantART. Cientos y miles de Fan Artistas y Fandoms reunidos en un solo lugar, que tiene como objetivo garantizar la interacción y diversión entre los artistas dedicados al Fan Art en deviantART.

Tu has llegado al lugar correcto si estas buscando:

:bulletpurple: Conocer a otros Fan Artists que les gusta lo mismo que a ti e involucrarte abiertamente en la Comunidad Fan Art

:bulletpurple: Mostrar tus Fan Arts al resto de la Comunidad Fan Art a traves de su presentacion en nuestra galeria.

:bulletpurple: Leer temas de interés de Fan Art como: Que es Fan Art, Categorización del Fan Art en dA (Consejos para categorizar correctamente tus Fan Arts), Aplicaciones del Fan Art en otros medios artisticos (Artesanias, Cosplays, Wallpapers, Journal Skins, Emoticons, etc), Diferencias entre Fan Art y Arte Original, El Copyright en el Fan Art, entre otros.

:bulletpurple: Conocer a los Volunteers que supervisan la categoria Fan Art (Articulos acerca de los CV de Fan Art para conocerlos mejor, como acercarse a ellos y como ayudarlos en su maravillosa tarea)

:bulletpurple: Estar informado sobre lo nuevo en Fan Art.

:bulletpurple: Partcipar en Proyectos, Concursos y Actividades Especiales cuyo objetivo es garantizar diversión y unión en la comunidad

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Gallery Guidelines / Directrices de Galeria

Fan-Art-World: Gallery Guidelines!Greetings to all the Fan Art Community on DeviantArt!
To be a regular member of the group, you must press the "Join Our Group". By doing so, you will be automatically accepted as a member of the group. If you are interested in being a contributor, please read the guidelines before sending a note to Pascua-Tanya (Founder) or the group. More information in the guidelines journal. 
If you are a member of our group and are interested in uploading your work to the gallery, it is important to know the rules before submitting. That's why in this journal will explain what is each folder as well as the general guidelines of the gallery and specific for each folder. :)
Before submitting, we highly recommend you read about what Fan Art is via DeviantArt's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), found at the help section on
Directrices de la Galeria de Fan Art World(Versión de las Directrices para Hispanos =D)
Un saludo a toda la Comunidad Fan Art de deviantART =D.
-Para ser Miembro del grupo debes presionar el botòn "Join Our Group" y enviar la solicitud que será aceptada automáticamente por el grupo
Si eres Miembro de nuestro grupo y estas interesado en subir tus trabajos a la galerìa es importante que conozcas las reglas de la misma. Es por eso que en este journal se explicaran en que consiste cada carpeta, asì como tambièn las Directrices generales de la galería y especificas de cada carpeta :).
Primero debes saber que es Fan Art:
FAQ #572: What does deviantART consider "Fan Art" to be? / Que es fanart para deviantART
Project Educate: Introduction +


I want be part of the Staff of Fan Art World?/Quieres ser parte del Staff de Fan Art World?

Be part of the Fan-Art-World Staff!! (Eng/Esp)Hello everyone!! =D
First, I thank those who entered the group as members and collaborating with the first deviations =D. The group is new but I know that together we will make the group is an excellent space for the Community Fan Art on dA :nod:
Secondly, Fan-Art-World is looking for people who want to be part of the Staff of the group, as Co-Founders and Contributors. As part of the staff of our group, you will have the opportunity to:
Bullet; Purple Moderate the folders in Gallery (Co-Founders only)
Bullet; Purple Managing the group with Pascua-Tanya, Founder (Co-Founders only)
Bullet; Purple Writing Blogs in the group with topics like: Fan Art Features, Educational Articles on Fan Art, Fan Art News,
Bullet; Purple Interviews to Fan Artists, Contests, Projects and Special Activities, among others.
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The Little Mermaid (1989)
 is one of the most memorable Disney classics that touched our hearts when we were children and it's been 30 years since its premiere. No doubt we all remember with fondness that dreamy and naughty mermaid who became human for love. Stay with me if you want to know more about this movie, I have a lot of interesting facts to share!

The Little Mermaid by Sparkly-Monster
By Sparkly-Monster


The film is based on the story of the same name created by the Danish writer and poet, Hans Christian Andersen, who was very famous for his children's stories such as The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, The Snow Queen and others you may know. In both cases, the protagonist meets a handsome prince who she falls madly in love from a distance. Later, a strong storm was unleashed that wrecked the prince's ship, but the mermaid saves him from drowning and takes him back to the beach.

However, the novel contains a darker background that Disney decided to omit in its adaptation aimed at a more familiar and childish audience. Some of the most notable differences are:

  • In the original work, the characters have no name, while for the Disney version they have names. The character of the grandmother was also eliminated to give more prominence to King Triton and Ursula. 
  • In the novel, the mermaid becomes a human to win the prince's love and obtain an immortal soul (because sirens do not have one), having to experience unbearable pain during the transformation. In addition, the witch tells him that with his new legs he will be able to dance like no other human, but with each step she will feel as if she is walking on sharp swords. While in the film, Ariel does not feel any pain in becoming human or walking.
  • The end also underwent great changes. Tragically, the little mermaid does not stay with the prince because he marries with another princess (mistakenly believing that she saved him), she dies and dissolves into sea foam upon the waves. However, she returns as a spirit of the air and by her efforts gets another chance to get an immortal soul doing good deeds for three hundred years. While in the film, Ariel marries with Prince Eric and they live happily ever after. The typical happy ending that Disney always shows us with his animated classics.

Illustration of the story. The sisters give a knife to the little mermaid to kill the prince and return to being a mermaid, but she refuses to hurt her beloved and resigns herself to death

  • The other princess that appears in the novel does not exist in the animated version. Instead, Ursula takes the form of a human woman named "Vanessa" with the voice of Ariel, hypnotizes the prince and tries to marry him as part of his plan to take control of the entire ocean. But as we already know, the bad guys never win.


Did you know that The Little Mermaid was going to be one of Disney's first animated films? Originally, it was planned that this film be released during the decade of the 30, taking advantage of the resounding success obtained by Snow White and The Seven Dwarfts (1937). But the production was postponed for several reasons and this project would not see the light until years later.

After the death of Walt Disney in 1966 and under a new administration, the company went through a severe financial and personnel crisis because its new classics did haven´t the same success as their predecessors, causing great losses of money and many animators leave the company. Fortunately, the studio began to recover from 1986 with the launch of The Great Mouse Detective that did get a better acceptance among the public, but the best was yet to come.

At that time, the animator, scriptwriter and producer, Ron Clements, found the Andersen's book of stories in a bookstore and he was particularly interested in the story of the mythical mermaid, as in making a animated film set under the sea.

In this way, he created a two-page sketch with his own interpretation of the story he presented to company executives. Although the project was almost rejected because at that time was produced a sequel to the Splash movie whose protagonist is also a mermaid, so the executives felt that both films would be very similar. In the end, the project was accepted and production began.

The Little Mermaid was very successful and began a new golden age for Disney named Disney Renaissance (1989-1999), resuming the trend of adapting fairy tales about princesses to animated films.


At that time, Disney animators used the traditional method of hand-painted animation in all their animated films. The Little Mermaid was made through this method, since Pixar developed a new digital drawing system, CAPS / ink & paint, to color and combine the scanned drawings, and to create images by computer. This made the work of animating much easier and an experimental prototype of this system was used to make some of the scenes in this film, such as the final scene of Ariel and Eric's wedding sailing on the boat under rainbow.

The Little Mermaid: Part of Your World by kelogsloops

The animators involved were Glen Keane and Mark Henn for Ariel, Duncan Marjoribanks in Sebastian, Andreas Deja for King Triton and Ruben Akino to Ursula. Originally, Keane wanted to draw Ursula because he got a good reputation for his work to draw large and powerful figures such as Professor Ratigan (The Geat Mouse Detective) and others, but he was assigned to be one of Ariel's main artists and to oversee the song Part of your world. While the music was created by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

About the design of the characters, several actors and actresses were used to shoot live scenes as a reference material of movement for the animators, a recurrent practice of Disney in their animated films. In this way, the animators could draw the characters with greater precision, realism and with a great variety of poses. The actress Alyssa Milano was the model to define the personality and appearance of Ariel, while for the effect of her hair under water was used as reference some images of Sally Rider in the space and some scenes were recorded with Sherri Lynn Stoner in a swimming pool as a guide to animate the Ariel's swimming. Joshua Finkel, actor from Broadway, performed scenes for Prince Eric.

Part of That World by AmadeuxWay
By AmadeuxWay

The actors for the voices were Jodi Benson (Ariel and Vanessa), Christopher Daniel Barnes (Prince Eric), Pat Carroll (Ursula), Samuel E. Wright (Sebastian), Jason Marin (Flounder) and Kenneth Mars (King Triton).

Other curious facts about the movie

  • Initially, Sebastian was created as an English crab called "Clarence", but Ashman suggested changing it to a Jamaican Rastafarian crab with his current name. He also was going to have a Jamaican accent, but Wright interpreted it with an accent from a friend from Trinidad and Tobago.
  • The color green for Ariel's tail was a color created especially for the film in Disney's color labs and named as the character. In addition, it was decided that she was a redhead to distinguish her from the blonde mermaid of "Splash".
  • Ursula's appearance is based on the American actor of drag queen, Divine. In addition, her original design was a tall and thin sea witch of regal appearance, based on blankets, scorpion fish and the thorn fish. Then it was changed to be an octopus with six tentacles instead of eight, for economic reasons.

  • Did you know that the song "Part of Your World" was going to be eliminated from the film? Through this song, Ariel expresses her desire to be human. However, during a test presentation, some of the children did not pay much attention to the scene and one of them threw his popcorn. One of the Disney executives felt that the song was going to be very boring for the children and considered withdrawing it. Fortunately, the others involved in the project insisted that the song should remain and that's how it is. Can you imagine the movie without this emblematic song?
  • The initial scene of the film (with Eric sailing on his boat) was made with opaque colors as they wanted to reserve bright colors for scenes under the sea.
  • Undoubtedly, the underwater context required more animation with special effects. The underwater scenes of the film Pinocchio (1940) were taken as references and various techniques were combined, such as xerography, background lighting, image overlay and computer animation. In addition, Disney had to order most of the bubbles under the sea from Pacific Rim Productions, a Chinese company located in Beijing. It is estimated that more than one million bubbles were drawn for the film.
  • Breaker the Dolphin was a character created exclusively for the film and should be Ariel's friend, but was replaced by Flounder. When Sebastian sings "Under the Sea", we can see a dolphin that is supposed to be a Breaker's cameo.
  • The shark that chases to Ariel and Flounder at the beginning is called "Glut" and was planned to have a rematch with Flounder later, but that scene was removed so as not to stretch the film too long.
  • When King Triton appears in a chariot drawn by dolphins during the beginning of the film, we can see to Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy in the audience (zooming in on the image).
  • In the scene after Ursula is destroyed, Ariel's stance as she looks at Eric with nostalgia resembles the famous statue of The Little Mermaid by Andersen in Copenhagen (sculpted by Edward Eriksen).

The Little Mermaid 25th Anniversary by DylanBonner


A sequel called The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea was released in the year 2000 and features Ariel and Eric's daughter, Melody, who feels a great fascination for the sea and she wants to be a mermaid, but she has to face to Morgana, Úrsula's sister. An animated television series was also made in 1992, focused a year before the events of the first film and follows the adventures of Ariel and her friends under the sea. And later in 2008, a prequel was released called The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning with a similar theme that shows the life of Ariel with her parents and sisters, before the death of her mother and that King Triton banned music in Atlantica

Some of the characters in the film appeared as "guests" in the House of Mouse series and in the Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in House of Mouse film. And Ursula appeared as one of the main villains in Mickey's House of Villains. On the other hand, Ariel had a cameo in Wifi Ralph with the other Disney princesses, when Vanellope enters the website of Disney fans.

Finally, The Little Mermaid also has a playable world known as Atlantica in the video game series Kingdom Hearts and includes the characters of the film such as Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, King Triton, Ursula, Flotsam and Jetsam, Prince Eric and Glut the shark.



Principessa by tiffanymarsou  Disney Haut Couture - Melody by tiffanymarsou  Ursula by TaijaVigilia  HAPPY FAMILIY by FERNL  to Mom by tiffanymarsou 

Melody in the sea by rebenke  A Seventh Little Sister by Street-Angel  Melody Grown Up #5 by Sally1001  Elegant Ursula by The-Shizzbot
Ursula Kingdom Hearts by smallvillereject  Ursula - The little mermaid by Paulinaapc  Ursula, the witch of the sea by valerio-buonfantino  Vanessa by Nippy13  Rapunzel,Let down your hair for Ariel! by RikaMello  Chibi Ariel from Wifi Ralph by BunnyF0x     Ariel lavado en tierra por Yuuza  Rey Tritón por Anjali2010  Chibis Sebastian and Flounder by princekido  Ariel - Art Nouveau by Paola-Tosca  The Little Mermaid Epic by Nippy13

Share your thoughts on this film:

  • Do you prefer the story of Andersen or the adaptation of Disney and its sequels?
  • Would you like to see a live action version?

Thank you very much for following this article! =D. I hope to bring

more articles like this on other Disney classics in the future.

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