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CC: David and Nani by MistyTang CC: David and Nani by MistyTang
Nani: Did you catch fire again?
David: No just the stage.

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I adore Lilo and Stitch. I love pretty much everything about this little movie. It was so different, funny, sweet, and heartwarming. :heart:
And Chris Sander's style? Woo, I was kinda sad that I was taking these characters and putting them into my 'blah' style. X3

You know, even when I was little (during my age of, 'I hate everything!!') I found David attractive. Besides the fact that he's just as sweet as can be, I think it's his man necklace. X3
And Nani?Taking care of her little sister, shouldering all that responsibility thrown at her, dealing with an alien... She's pretty awesome. :nod:

When I read that Lilo and Stitch was the first Disney movie since Dumbo to have watercolor backgrounds, I knew that I wanted to whip out my watercolors and pay homage to that. <:^)
I've... never really been very good with watercolors. So, when I got to this point (to the point where I'm happy with it), I told myself to stop, while I still could. with traditional media... I have the very bad habit of overworking my drawings. I don't know what it is, but that's what happens! <:^0

So, given the fact that I've never been good with my watercolors (maybe I should read some tutorials), and also given that I haven't worked with them in... oh, five years or so, I think that this came out alright. I like it, anyway. ^__^

Oh, and this served as a good means as to winding down after a frustrating day of graphing sinx and cosx. >:^P

Couples Collection

Commission Information

Pencil, watercolor, colored pencils and some white charcoal.
Nani and David (c) `alohalilo and Disney
Artwork (C) Meeeee.
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:iconchiuuchiuu:
ChiuuChiuu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Great!
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Fantastic!
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songofafreeheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Aww...
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little-girl-arise Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Lovely! Absolutely lovely!
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I have commented on this piece before and if so or if not, whatever, I am commenting on it yet again ebcause I adore it so much! I adore both your image and this couple-one of my top favs, hardly behind Anya and Dimitri, which is saying alot. Honestly, it's because of all the reasons you mentioned: how sweet, good-intentioned and attractive David is and how Nani shoulders all responsibility and tries her best, is spunky and knows what she wants out of life but tries to help make others happy more than herself. Lovely work, the watercolors are so soft, gentle and beautiful. I am so thankful that you created a fanart for them and I would love to ask you to paint a family portrait of Nani, David, Lilo and Stitch together and yet I've already asked you to draw too many pictures as it is hahah. Please consider it because the couples I've suggested for you to draw recieve hardly any love or recognition at all and yet I think that these characters as well as the movies they are from are some of the best animated films and movies in general with wonderful and unique characters and plots. Thanks so much, I love this piece so much!
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Hahah, well, I may draw them a family portrait--who knows! I'm not one to close a door on a subject. ;)
And thank you! I'm glad ya like this one. I worked very hard on the watercolors. :nod:
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can tell you worked very hard, all the time and dedication is very evident!

Aww I hope you would at least consider it, it would be wonderful if you did! But I completely understand why not as well of course :) Thanks so much for these beautiful portraits and I hope you'll continue!
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disneyphilip Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Great job.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of Nani/David pieces on here.
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Thanks!
Yeah, both David and Nani need more art. :)
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MorganMeryl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010   Digital Artist
Aww! They are posed so much like Minnie and Mickey at the end of Runaway Brain -- It's so Cute!
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
I haven't actually seen "Runaway Brain", so it was entirely coincidental. >..>;
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MorganMeryl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010   Digital Artist
It's My favourite Mickey Mouse cartoon. You can see it here: [link] if you want to. :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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dulcis-absinthe Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
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NANI AND DAVID!! <33333333333333333333333
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liltrix7 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student General Artist
aww this is so cute. I love how your watercolors turned out, especially the water and the skin. I rewatched Lilo and Stitch recently (though in Japanese randomly, I should rewatch it in English again). xD I always loved this movie though.
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thank you very much! ^,^
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liltrix7 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student General Artist
you're very welcome! : D
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portubabe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
he was hotttt, this is such a sweet picture
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fazzygrl Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! I love the colors!
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Neosun7 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
These two look great in watercolors! It's perfect for them, as water plays a big part in their lives. ^_^
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, this picture is darling! Thank you so much for this image of these two, they are one of my favorite Disney couples and you did a splendid job with the watercolors, yes I think paying homage was a great idea ;)

Did you use anything as a reference image or was that purely from your head? Also you did a awesome job on coloring it, especially the skin tones and the water
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
This was completely from my head. :)
Thanks! I had a lot of fun with this one Doing the water and skin were actually my favorite parts to paint. I'm glad you like it! ^__^
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you serious? Wow you are lucky that you no longer need references, but that's probably due to so much practice, right? Do you have any tips on for what helped you to be able to draw without references? Sorry if that is too broad of a question :)

Yeah skin is actually really fun, I like to blend it and add stuff like blushes and the eyes
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Yes, I am. References have never really worked for me. Maybe once in a blue moon, but other than that... nope. The closest thing I would do, is look at a few pictures of what I wanted to do, stare at them for a while, then go off and try to do it myself from memory. Because if I just straight-out tried to copy it, it would look stiff and icky.

Well, besides practice, I did a lot of observing. I still do. I think that observing is the next big thing after practicing. Look at how others do things. Try to emulate them. Even if it's not in a style that is similar to yours (in fact, I encourage looking at a wide range of art styles). If you're not already looking at a wide range of styles, I would be happy to recommend some artists to check out.
Hope that helps!
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh right, that makes sense, especially to get the idea of the pose without completely copying it. I'll worek on it ;)

Would you mind recommending some that you respect or think are good ones to look at? That would help so much :)
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Lesse... Here's a few that come to mind:

~aimeekitty, ~chira-chira, =dreamworldstudio, `alohalilo, =nyanko-chan, ~Tarzman, *comic-chic, *bigbigtruck, *enerjak...

There are lots more, but I don't want to bore you with a long list. :)
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been watching a few of those already(alohalilo, chira-chira)...Thanks so much for the great suggestions!
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VeggiePrincess Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
How gorgeous

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I :heart: :kitty:
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Thank you. :)
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VeggiePrincess Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
:)

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I :heart: :kitty:
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selie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the warm, sunlit look of this painting. And for someone who never uses watercolor, you've done a nice job. Granted, I'm another "I rarely use watercolor and am not quite sure what I'm doing" person, so take my opinion with a grain of salt if you want, but I really like it.

I also really enjoy the lifelike way you draw faces, and I'm impressed at how well you've captured the body types from the movie. I really loved the characters' massive thighs and muscular bodies - it was really distinctive and suited them and their lives so well - so it's nice to see that recreated instead of just turned into some sort of generic body type.

So what I'm trying to say is that you did a very good job, and I hope you're pleased with this!
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Why, thank you! Yes, I always try to keep the characters themselves, even though I'm drawing them in my style. It just wouldn't feel right if I made Nani stick-skinny, or if I made David non-muscular. :P
And yes, I am pleased with it! If I wasn't I would've scrapped it and started over. X3

And thank you so much for the meaningful comment! :hug:
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selie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Often when people draw fanart, they lose what made the original characters look so distinct. I'm all for drawing a character in your own style (otherwise I'd be hopeless at fanart!) but that doesn't mean sacrificing the original design unless you're doing it for some reason... so, I really like what you did here. I think you blended your style and the original designs very well.

I looked through the rest of your gallery (or at least some of it) and your art is so charming. <3

I actually really love your traditional medium work like this. Nothing against CG, but your art works very well with non-digital media. It's very rich and organic.
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Mm-hm, I totally agree. I always try to stick to the original designs as much as possible. Because, messing with the artist's intent like that... ooh, that just bothers me.

Oh, you think so? I never thought that my traditional art was any good! XD That's why I've been sticking to digital. :P Maybe I should work more with my traditional stuff. :eyes:
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selie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you should do more traditional stuff if you want to! I am biased toward traditional stuff to begin with, but I would like to see more from you. Your sketches are very lively and organic, and your marker work is fun. I think you're well suited to traditional media. But, ultimately, it's whatever you're going to have fun with. :)
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Honestly, I prefer traditional artwork, too. I love digital work, but it's just not the same as holding the paintbrush in your hand and putting it on the canvas. <:^)
I just never thought that my traditional stuff was up to par, so I haven't played with it too much. X3
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selie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Do it! Or, at least, I hope you do. I'm going to watch you so I can see new stuff that rolls in. I'll be looking forward to any traditional experiments you put up. :)

I personally prefer art media that gets on my hands. Pencil lead, ink smudges, smears of colored pencil, patches of paint - it's really, really fun to work with such tangible media, at least for me. So I completely hear you on that one. Do you ever use colored pencils?

(Also, will you forgive me for messing with your comments here? I don't mean to get too much off on a tangent away from the original picture in question!)
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Oh, I am! I'm working on another watercolor right now. :nod: I may or may not finish it today. It depends on how my studying goes. X3

Mm-hm, I have worked with some colored pencils. I've done several things, but I like my collection of Prismadoodles [link] because it marks what progress I made over the course of my first week with prismacolor pencils. :nod:

No, no, I don't mind comments that go off onto different subjects! I rather like having conversations like this. :nod: It's fun (and sometimes enlightening)!
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
the watercolors are beautiful, especially the water! :love:
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Thank you, Echan! I really like how the water came out, too. :)
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm diggin' the watercolors! ^0^
I can't await to see Judah and Esther in this style. :eyes:
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I just hope they turn out as well (hopefully better). X3
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GrimReapette Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I think you did really well without being skilled in watercolors. I suck at water colors. I love how comfortable they look together. David's face is a bit wonky, but I'll allow it. ;} Great job.

Lilo and Stitch was awesome. :heart:
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Oh, I know it's off. But I only realized it when I was basically finished with it, so... too late. XP

It really, really was. :love:
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NormaLeeInsane Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your watercolours came out lovely. David and Nani look so sweet together.
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Thank you. :)
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missdisney9 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! :heart: I've always had a crush on David too! I think it's some Hawaiian Hottie thing, I don't know. It always seemed that not a lot of people had a crush on him though, and I was like, have you seen him?
But whatever.
Anyway, I really like it, I think you did a great job (:
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Eee, I'm glad I'm not the only one who digs him. :eyes: He's awesome.
And thanks, I'm glad you like it.
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Ekuboryu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
you did a beautiful job. I love the water! but the figures and the faces and expressions are wonderful as well.

I always loved Nani's stomach and thighs she is not, by any stretch of the imagination chubby but her shape is so realistic. It's refreshing you manage to capture that
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Ooh, I know, right?? I love Nani's figure. She's natural. That's another reason why I love Chris Sanders' work, the way he draws women is so lovely.
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