Sing with all the voices
of the mountain


The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie, but my heart belongs to Pocahontas. <3

I've been wanting to draw Pocahontas for a little bit and an epic Disney World vacation sealed the deal.  It's been a few years since I've drawn her and at least twice that long since I've done a bull color piece, so this went through a few changes before I was completely happy with it.  I've included my first draft in the pencils image.  My initial try was okay and I worked with it as much as I could, but it just didn't seem right.  The pose wasn't fluid enough for me and her anatomy was off in a lot of places.  I decided to put it aside and sleep on it, hopefully it would look better in the morning, but it literally kept me awake.  So I got out of bed, tore up the sketch and started from scratch.  I don't usually draw so late at night but I think I should start making a habit of it because what you see is pretty much what I doodled out when pencil hit paper.

Because I wanted to keep the colors simple, inking wasn't very complicated.  I used a Sharpie to ink her hair so the colored lines would pop out a bit more.  Where my first idea was kinda complicated, this final piece ended up being elegantly simple.  Once I hit my stride on this piece it was a lot of fun.  And an excuse to listen to the soundtrack over and over while working on it.  It might sound goofy, but Colors of the Wind is a perfect song to accompany a Photoshop project.  ^_~  

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