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Little Mermaid Stained Glass Window Illustration by nenuiel Little Mermaid Stained Glass Window Illustration by nenuiel
Ok. When I was asked for this as a commission I cannot TELL YOU how EXCITED I was. I even talked about it constantly at work, which is a tad abnormal.

But this was SSSSSUUUUUPPPPPPPEEEEERRRRRR fun. I may have finish the other version that I laid out as an option. Hey, I'm going to be working for the Mouse soon so I'm allowed to get giddy about such things. :giggle:

But I'd also like to take a moment to explain something because I know this is going to get 'It looks like Kingdom Hearts!'. Which is fine, but there are some differences I'd like to point out -

1. Kingdom Hearts Stained glass is more derivative from Art Nouveau stained glass - particularly with the style of Alphonse Mucha. That means a warmer under tone with a lot of use of yellows, whites and soft pastels with accents of dark rich jewel colors. It also has 'painted' glass to help add rich details and depth. It also has a more set template, and use of graphic shapes such as circles an triangles to create definitive yet organic design.

2. I look more towards traditional gothic stained glass (as much is allowed with some characters' colors...). Aka there's more undefined blocked shapes, no painted work (with the exception of dark purple/brown paint for facial features) and a stronger Blue and Red color palette. Sometimes, if I can't use a lot of blue and red 'cause it doesn't work, I go to the purples, yellows and whites of Rayonaut.

3. My work is probably more inspired by what L.C. Tiffany did versus Mucha. Though I love him too. I have an obsession with stained glass, can't you tell? XD

So I will know you have read this description based on responses. =D

Disney owns these characters. I the image. Ta da~!
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animamomentlover Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is pretty neat
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wolfb09 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really inspiring and fantastic! I am starting to design stained glass lamps and window hangs myself, and this really opened my eyes to the possibilities.
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nenuiel Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
That is amazing! You'll have to show me some of the work you're doing. And thanks! Honestly, I just looked back to the original source and saw what people without technology could do, and that inspired me! I mean, you've seen all those windows at Sainte-Chapelle right? IT'S INSANE!! And awesome.

Plus, having a grandmother commission me to do this for her 5 year old granddaughter can give the right inspiration too. ^_^
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wolfb09 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I will post some finished work and designs soon. I haven't seen the windows of Sainte-Chapelle or any other amazing cathedrals in person, but I have seen pictures. They are very amazing! I also look at Tiffany style lamps and such for inspiration :)

Ha ha yeah making something for a specific person can definitely spark inspiration
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doctordonna131 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is sooo beautiful! wonderful job! i would love this for my bedroom widnow or bathroom window over looking my shower :)
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nenuiel Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! And it would ironically appropriate for the bathroom. XD
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hungerartist Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
nice job: )

It reminds me of the style they used in the intro to beauty and the beast
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nenuiel Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
You know, it was those illustrations that first piqued my interest in stained glass. XD If only I was able to recreate what that artist did! They they have such a unique grasp of shapes and textures.
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Disromangtaku100 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR SUPER!! 8D, AND CONGRADS FOR WORKING AT DISNEY!! 8D
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nenuiel Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thank you, for both sides! And for all the favs and adding me to your devwatch as well, my goodness! :glomp:
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Disromangtaku100 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
XD
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