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Ariel by burdge Ariel by burdge
i was studying for my Social Justice final yesterday, and i'm not even sure why, but i totaaaally got inspired. you know when you just have a really good feeling about drawing or painting or whatever? like you have this urge to put an idea to paper?

figures i'd get a craving to draw while i'm studying...

anyway, i dropped studying and this was the result. i've never drawn ariel before, but i had so much fun with her hair. :B

yesterday was my older sister's birthday,
methinks i'll give this to her as a gift.

took my SJ exam today and totally aced it as well. ;)

ariel (c) disney
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First things first, this is an absolutely stunning picture as always. Her hair, her pose, her expression...perfectly captures your mood. Her expression is wonderfully vivacious with the right hint of mystery, the sideways glance makes us wonder whats going on in her mind. Hair is definitely your strong point, and in this piece its gorgeously depicted. The curls are very realistic and charmingly windswept, and I love the luxurious reddish-orange color; enough red to fascinate you, yet not too much so that it appears 'tomato-y' and weird.
Her face is very sharply drawn, and I've noticed a lot of improvement in the hands...the only thing that I could critique is that the outlines around the bottom around her tail and back seem a bit rough. I understand that her hair is the focus of this piece, but the outlines aren't as sharp as they are around her face and hands.
Overall, a beautiful and captivating piece that appeals to everyone...I think that's evident from the comments :)
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Jerzee-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
So great! :)
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HopelessBookRomantic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love what you did with her hair! It's so pretty!
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:iconagentp86:
AgentP86 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a favorite. ^_^
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sengawolf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow.  That is some MAJESTIC hair.
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ehpm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I LOVE HOW YOU DID HER HAIR!!!!!!
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Fallentree101 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful........ so beautiful Llama Emoji 02 (Blush) [V1]
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:iconmiko26:
miko26 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
she looks so gorgeous :D
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:iconevangela49:
evangela49 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Reminds me of a young Tori Amos. Well Done.
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Livvydivvy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You are soooo amazing!!!! I hope you don't mind, but I love your style of drawing and I've been practicing, I put little spins on pictures and my friend encouraged me to make this account. So my pictures are based off of your amazing drawings. 
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808squeak Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Can you PLEASE post some tutorials on how you draw?? I absolutely love your art style out of anyone elses, but I can't seem to figure out how you draw it. Please??
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dramione013 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Beautiful
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CreateGhettoArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
pretty.
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:iconjbhu:
JBhu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
That is beautiful. I am in love with it. LOL.
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TigerEye1833 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
This is my fav!! :dalove:
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:iconiluvleov:
iluvleov Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
this is an amazing piece of art :)
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:iconperiwinky:
Periwinky Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Gorgeous! I love her hair
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:iconscreamingromeo:
ScreamingRomeo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing artwork :meow:
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:icontherulebender:
TheRuleBender Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
What can I say? Simply beautiful.
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Olivia0Smith Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
this is my absolute favorite picture of ariel :) I'm going to get this as my tattoo sleeve, I always wanted to get ariel as a tattoo but as soon as I saw you picture I knew this was the one. Its so beautiful. I can send you pictures when its done. My tattoo artist is super awesome so its gonna look great.
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Lillyann-Mary Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i wish i had that hair
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:iconmisspancaked:
misspancaked Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconmununga11:
Mununga11 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love this. You have no idea. This is incredible.
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:iconemily5637:
emily5637 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Artist
My fave princess! ;)
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:iconisabelarn:
isabelarn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
it's just so beautiful. I keep staring at it, it's for sure my favorite!!
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canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
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theodoubleto Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
first of, this is amazing. the pose, collour scheme, and emotion. i want this for a shirt and im a guy. hey i cant help it! this is the one Disney Princess that gets the most skin time ;)
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Garnette1601 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
look at that hair...
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Mazy07 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I know I seem weird favouriting all your pictures, but honestly I love all of them! I hope that doesn't come off creepy...
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InTheEyesOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
DAT HAIR. O.O I wish I could draw hair like that.
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littlexfuse Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
This is one of my favorite drawings of Ariel! She seems to have a mischievous look about her, and I love it. :)
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pis-mushroom Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the hair colour! it's amazing how it goes so subtly from orange to red <3
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:iconboomersgirl98:
BoomersGirl98 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Writer
gorgeous. I just love the Little Mermaid, as well. Love love love it!
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Chungphantomhive Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
The hair is amazing! I love how she looks like Ariel but has your own style mixed in
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Okoki-Samyto Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
I like it!
I think red heads are cool! I love the tones of oranges,reds and yellow for her hair!
PRETTY!
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StandingOnMyHead Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Adorable and cute, yet so adult-like:heart::aww:
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:iconpercabethcrazy:
Percabethcrazy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
LOVE IT!
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EmillySilva Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
perfect
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:iconforeverpercabeth123:
ForeverPercabeth123 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist
i tried to draw her....but mine sucks -.-
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SerraAngel22 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I love her hair!! :D
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rays-o-sunshine Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You irritate me. I mean really, REALLY iritate me. In a good way though! Whenever I go through your gallery I am always thinking, "I've got to draw better!"
Althought the way I draw is different from your normal style, I wish I could accomplish this kind of art.
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KursedRamone Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Artist
i love it <3
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is so beautiful. the natural elegance and simplicity is great! well done
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leovaldezlover3598 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
I love her expression! like she has a secret or something ;) and the coloring is just as brilliant as ever
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catsitter326 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
I love her hair!
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:iconsaafra:
Saafra Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely amazing...
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:iconmabelm:
MabelM Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist
It's official. You're my favourite artist! This looks stunning! I'm speechless.
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Pipe-stream Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The hair <3
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RosyInk Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Oh. My. Gosh.
This is absolutely gorgeous.
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NominusExOfficio Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
That's amazing! I love her hair - the colour, the style...
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MariaPereira Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Very beautiful work!!
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