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Meet The Parents

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About how I imagine Maui meeting Moana's parents for the first time would go. XD

I'm really happy with this, but damn did it take a long time - especially Maui's tattoos.. :faint:
(Which aren't even exact, by the way, but I did the best I could.)

Anyway, I'm gonna go to sleep now. -_-' Happy New Year, everyone!


Maui, Moana, Tui, and Sina © Disney
Art © Katie J Emery (aka me)
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GodlyJewel's avatar
Haha no worries, you did an amazing job. I especially love all the facial expressions. Chief Tui clearly the overprotective dad while Sina is the long-as-my-girl-is-happy type of mom. Poor Moana, she's got some work to do. lol
RenaTamer's avatar
So your a demi-god and a legendary hero to our people... but what makes you think your good enough to date my daughter???... (Moana's dad)
DiamondsAndRoses's avatar
I take it that Moana's dad doesn't like Maui...
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katiejemeryHobbyist General Artist
I just have a feeling he wouldn't appreciate his egotistical attitude at the beginning. XD
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I guess I don't really mind the idea of Moana and Maui as a couple, but I consider myself one of those people who prefers them more as "just friends" than a "romantic couple."
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katiejemeryHobbyist General Artist
Oh, I don't see them as a couple either - this was a "if they're such best friends/went through so much together/he taught her wayfinding/etc. he'll have to meet her folks eventually," but I may not have been clear enough about that when posting this.
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I know a lot of people ship Moana and Maui as a romantic pair, but I wasn't sure if you did--I was just expressing my views on it while also trying to be respectful to other peoples' opinions.
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Aw adorbale work
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katiejemeryHobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
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Jose-RamiroHobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, cool.
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katiejemeryHobbyist General Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Jose-RamiroHobbyist Traditional Artist
YW
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NaveahFlananaganStudent Artist
I love the tattoos! >x<
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katiejemeryHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I sold part of my soul to finish them.. :dummy:
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Maui: *to Tui* So, you thought the story of Te Fiti weren't true, huh? 
AngelofColours's avatar
Tui is not impressed at all lmao 😂
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katiejemeryHobbyist General Artist
Haha no, he's not.. XD
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SilverlegendsHobbyist General Artist
Chief Tui doesn't care who he is, all he cares is about his little flower.
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equilibrikHobbyist Digital Artist
Haven't seen the movie yet, but I really love the art here. Particularly that you managed to detail those tattoos so wonderfully :heart: Moana's expression is cute, and her Dad's got the 'I'm watching you boi' Dad look XD.
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katiejemeryHobbyist General Artist
Oh, you should see it when you get a chance! I won't really talk about my problems with the film here, but it's still got a lot of good things in it. =] And thank you!
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equilibrikHobbyist Digital Artist
Saw the film, was pretty dang awesome. It did have a Disney trope or two, I felt were there to pad out the movie and weren't necessary though. =/ 
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katiejemeryHobbyist General Artist
Yeeeah, I expected more from it and it didn't really bring anything new to the table story-wise, but I still really enjoyed the characters, enviroments, and the message it was trying to give. =] It definitely seems like the crew put a lot of effort into it.
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Oh the environments were gorgeous, it was nice to see Disney doing tropical islands like that. The songs were pretty good, Shiny was definitely one of the best villain songs in a long time, it not only focuses on the villain, but also on the other protagonist. I think Shiny was the first villain song in a while, sung by the other/secondary villain and not the main one. The only other one that immediately pops into my head, is Kaa from the animated jungle book. I liked Maui and Moana, they were great characters. Moana's grandmother was nice, and Tomatoa was a great secondary villain. The water/ocean was really awesomely portrayed in this film too. =3
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Yeah, definitely! It had a lot of good things going for it. =] I'm curious what they'd do storywise if they decided to do a sequel..
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