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Holy shit, I got another Daily Deviation just over 2 weeks ago and I didn’t even know. I just kind of mindlessly accepted the 20 groups that wanted to add it to their gallery, which I thought was cool but, sometimes something gets featured somewhere and I get small floods. I’m not sure how it didn’t even occur to me to go check out where it was featured. I only noticed cause I got a group request to have it on DailyDeviation-Archive, and the first thought to pass through my head was, hmm, that’s weird.
This was originally done as part of the bandwagon where you painted disney coloring book pages in the style of famous classical paintings. I chose this coloring page and "Napoleon at the Saint Bernard Pass" by Jacques-Louis David.
This painting is definitely very raw. My original description from 2011 says I pushed it out it in just 3 hours, which even now is pretty excellent for me.
There’s a lot I would change about this drawing if I could do it over again, but three of the things I wouldn’t change would be the interaction of the texture and the work, which I’m still trying to figure out at how I managed to do that. Mulan’s face and foot were great as well, which is a great example of how my magum opus of a metric shitton of faces in varying degrees of quality Deus affected my knowledge in how to paint and light faces in general.
Anyway, that brings my daily deviation count up to two, which is totally cool.