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CC: Ballerina and Tin Soldier by MistyTang CC: Ballerina and Tin Soldier by MistyTang
The only two who did not move were the tin soldier and the little dancer. She held herself perfectly erect on tiptoe with both arms outstretched. He was equally steadfast on his one leg; his eyes never left her for a moment.
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When I was a little girl, all I ever drew was ballerinas, and ice-skaters. Seriously, that's all I ever drew. I of course later branched out to elves and shit like that, but what I drew most often were ballerinas and ice-skaters.

So, it was no surprise that I loved the Steadfast Tin Soldier. Both the story, and Disney's short film. The Steadfast Tin Soldier is my favorite segment of Fantasia 2000.

Fantasia 2000... it's on my 'I like it, but...' list. Whoever thought of making flying whales to The Pines of Rome needs to be slapped. It nearly ruined the entire movie for me. Fantasia 2000 was also too short. Like, WAY too short. The original Fantasia was like... two hours! And the new one was only just over an hour. Lame. But, besides those two main gripes, I like it. :nod:

It's a very rare occasion that I like the changes made to a story for its movie... Mr. Andersen was a wonderful storyteller, but he just didn't like happy endings, I guess. The poor Tin Soldier and Paper Ballerina totally deserved a happy ending, so I'm perfectly happy with its new ending for the short film. ;)

Shostakovich's concerto was perfect for this story. Pitch perfect.

For this one, I got the crazy idea of being creative. For the Paper Ballerina, I did her lineart in pencil, and her colors in my painting style. For the Tin Soldier, I did his lineart in ink, and his colors in my cel-shading style. I like the effect. <:^) And, surprisingly, doing these two different methods together didn't take me too much longer to complete than my usual stuff.

I would have made the title ' Paper Ballerina and Tin Soldier', but the ' Paper' wouldn't fit. >:^P

Couples Collection

Commission Information

Pencil, ink and CG.

Paper Ballerina and Tin Soldier (c) Hans Christian Andersen and Disney
Artwork (c) Me! Jaclyn Renata Weber.
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:iconspiritzodiac:
SpiritZodiac Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
I've read and watched 100 different versions of this story and seen it in 100 different art forms, and it just keeps getting better:3
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:iconbowlfullofcherries:
bowlfullofcherries Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Aah! So great!
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:iconrebeccay29:
RebeccaY29 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   General Artist
Fantasia! :la:
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:iconflamme-doudoune:
Flamme-Doudoune Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Really nice ! I love fantasia 2000 !
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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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:iconartzydancer234:
artzydancer234 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I completely forgot about this story until I saw this piece. It's amazing and reminds me of how much I truly love the story. Thank you!
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SoulSinger4Him Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: I luvs it!!!!
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:iconinspiringseeker21:
Inspiringseeker21 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
my absolute favorite fantasia segment!!
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:iconbluebelle-88:
bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
A beautiful couple. I like the dress the colour is perfect not classing with his uniform. I always forget about these two.
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:iconphirripree:
phirripree Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah!!!!! Are you following me?! XD I don't mean to be creepy.. Its just every single thing that I get obsessed with.. you draw!! <3 Keep it Up!!! I can't wait to see more!!! :iconhurrplz:
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LMB-P Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
There was a REALLY old version of this from when films were still in black and white... this one was always my favourite :aww: I had it on video when i was little :D
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Oh, really? Huh, I didn't know that. I'll have to look into it~
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LMB-P Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
I doubt u'll find it tho :/ I don't know how old the video was (its ran out of tape now! :'( ) but i tried looking for it on youtbube and there was version of it there :/ sucks coz it was really sad too...
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
It's probably out of print from the way you're describing it. But I'm sure there's some record of it somewhere~
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:iconlmb-p:
LMB-P Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
I hope so :)
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:iconkokodp:
kokodp Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
..aaand they die in a fire :D

there should be dark humour versions of all of Hand Christian Andersen's works
little mermaid (yeah she dies at the end, never gets the sailor)
little match girl (maybe then I will remember the dark humour version and not CRY EVERY FUCKING TIME)
etc..
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StumpyTheStump Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Writer
OMG I love you now.
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:iconzoracatone:
ZoraCatone Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite part of Fantasia 2000! (aside from the Sorceror's Apprentice of course.) ;)
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:iconeguan15:
Eguan15 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I am not ashamed to say that I am a soldier, and the story of the tin soldier and paper ballerina still makes me cry.
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
It was so tragic. :sniff:
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:iconmoroninlove2008:
moroninlove2008 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Love this! It's beautiful! :heart: I really love the story and the little film too! =D
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Thanks! :)
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:iconmoroninlove2008:
moroninlove2008 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Yw! :D
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that the different forms of making lineart and coloring this really added to the fact that one is made out of tin and she is of porcelin. This short was way too short but I still love that Disney at least animated this lovely story by Hans Christian Andersen :)

I am also very pleased with the happy ending and how dainty and graceful it turned out
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Nah, I don't think that this particular short was too short. It said everything it needed to say. :nod:
And thank you!
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm I guess you are right, it said what it needed to say...but I wish it were longer because I just wanted to story to continue
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dulcis-absinthe Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Now this. This is BREATHTAKING.
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Heheh, thank you! I'm glad you think so. :)
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:icondulcis-absinthe:
dulcis-absinthe Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Of course!
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:iconuber-stooge:
Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
I loved this story, it haunted me a bit as a child. Strange I was just thinking about it last week and didnt search it here, but here I am
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:iconaryl5:
aryl5 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I love how you drew them. This is just perfect.
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Aw, thank you! I'm glad you like it. <:^)
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:iconaryl5:
aryl5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
You're welcome :)
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:iconneosun7:
Neosun7 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Loved this part! Such a beautiful picture! I love their expressions and the colors!
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Aw, thank you. <:^)
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:iconneosun7:
Neosun7 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Welcome hon! ^_^ You have such a beautiful style and I love your Couple's Collection!
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:icontwilian-princess:
Twilian-Princess Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
I love you so much for this. This was always one of my favorite fairy tales.
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Hehe, thanks! XD I'm glad you like it. <:^3
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:icontwilian-princess:
Twilian-Princess Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
np. :D
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:iconacegallagher:
acegallagher Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This and the Firebird Suite were my favorite of Fantasia 2000 (and I agree it was much too short!). Beautiful rendition of the characters, there's such a happiness here :) Well done!
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
The Firebird Suite was beautiful. :heart:

And thank you! I'm glad you like it. <:^)
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:icondancergirl88:
Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Yay! One of my favorite children's stories. Beautifully done!
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Thank you. <:^)
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spek09309 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
i cried reading this story cause its just so sweet :love:
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Yep, it's certainly a bittersweet story. :nod:
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hayner-l0ver Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
love this
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thanks.
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xJadeRainx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
I have to put this on my favorites. The Steadfast Tim Solider is my favorite Hans Christian Andersen tale. IT is both sad and beautiful. You did a lovely job!
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Thank you very much. ^__^
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