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Kida 39 - Heart of Atlantis by LPDisney Kida 39 - Heart of Atlantis by LPDisney
:bulletred:+ EDIT (Aug 3, 2013) + I went over the file by chance and notice I forgot a layer of the light coming from above.
Well, frankly I'm not sure if I forgot or at that time though it didn't fit the artwork, but looking now again I hit myself on the head how I missed it.
So anyway, a small update, but I think it gives an extra something to the artwork.

~~~ Disney Moments: Atlantis the Lost Empire – The Heart of Atlantis ~~~
(Created 08.10)

Geesh! It took me 2 (darn) weeks to finish this! I was working on other stuff, yes, but I was interrupted SO many times I nearly lost my mind. “Fix my computer, help me with that, internet in down again, I have trouble breathing”…

Anyway, I know I promised you a story behind each piece, but honestly I don’t have much to say this time (good, less wining and more art). I will say this though:


I LOVE “Atlantis – The Lost Empire”, it’s one of my favorite Disney movies, after TLM and Hercules.

Atlantis came out after Fantasia 2000, and with all due respect for Fantasia 2000, you could say 2 years have past since the last plot based animated feature from Disney. So I was really excited to seeing this one. Internet was already out there and I remember watching the trailers online over and over again. They were so dark, so full of mystery and action, I was like “AH! I gotta see this!”.

On that same relation as I mentioned before I love Kida after Ariel and Meg. I just love Kida’s design, her white hair (I love unnatural hair colors the most – red, blue, white, etc), her tough attitude and weird accent. In general I just LOVE the whole design and color keys of this movie (2 thumbs up for Mike Mignola). OMG most of the movie has my favorite type of Blue! Did I mention before that blue is my favorite color? Most of the stuff that I have is blue (when I can pick the color).

Anyway… this movie was a whole new thing for me regarding to Disney.
- It was the first one (after a series of) which was NOT a musical (I was actually disappointed at first, saying “what? No heroine theme song for me to hear over and over again”, but after watching it I agreed with the directors… like they even ask me ;-) ).
- Its design was so different from a classical Disney movie (excluding Hercules which also had a very unique design, but still) and so comics like!
- AND it was in cinema scope 2.35:1 which is my favorite film format and hardly used in animation (I guess cause you need to draw twice as much).
There could be more reasons I can’t think of right now (and I really want to post this already). Bottom line – this movie; plot, art and characters, was for me one big WOW!!!

This particular scene is my favorite one. I still get goosebumps when I listen to the soundtrack. When I saw it in the cinema it was like "OMG this is so amazing!". You could say this artwork is kinda retake of an old art of mine: I progressed a long way from back then...

I even cosplayed as Kida for the Jewish version of Halloween (called “Purim” if you’re interested). I improvised the whole costume! Bought a black wig and sprayed white color over it (yes, we looked all over town for a white long wig which was not for an old lady) causing the neighbors to come and ask what was this awful unhealthy smell. I went as kida and my friend as Milo. Sadly everyone thought he went as Harry Potter and they had no idea who I was – AND WE WENT TO THE PARTY AT MY ART ACADEMY WHERE I STUDIED ANIMATION FOR PIT’S SAKE!
Ok…ok.. I’m cool… sorry about that. And no! no pictures from that event! Too embarrassing (and low res).

Hmmm… so eventually I did have some stuff to say.

Thank you for listening and viewing my work.
Your humble servant,

Time? I have no idea, I was bothered so many times…
Music, TV and talking to my cats…

More from this Series:
Ariel 30 - Part of Your World by LPDisney Pocahontas11 - Her Moms Spirit by LPDisney Meg 25 - Goo Goo Eyes by LPDisney Mulan 10 - The Hero of China by LPDisney Esmeralda3- Dance La Esmeralda by LPDisney Jasmine 05 - To Be Free... by LPDisney

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See this picture is like watching a slide film, so the only adjective that can describe this book is wonderful.
The background and the light bulb radiating complement the glass, revealing a perfect technique of light and dark art. The way in which the whole work is reflected in the water is a perfect example of a spatial vision of the fund.
The colors of the entire drawing, both of Kida and the rest are like the movie is barely impossible to see differences between the actual drawing and east.
The way you get to see the blue light of the crystal is perfect, really incomparable.
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4NGRYW0LF Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy molly breathtaking :D (Big Grin) 
LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Story time: When I first saw this movie as a very young child, I immediately liked it. When it came out, we got the four disc feature, and I would watch the movie over and over again.
Even after moving on from Disney, this movie still held a special place in my heart.

Rewatching it just over a year ago reminded me just why this is the best Disney movie of all time: it was just epic. 

This is definitely going in my Favorites.
spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
beautiful!! amazing heroine
ChildoftheSea503 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love Atlantis, too~
babyvfan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
BerrieBlosym Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something about tribal based stories, I just love. The lighting you created made the atmosphere so mythical.
Northspeed Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
This is my favorite part of the movie, and I think you did a very good job in re-creating this scene. It's really beautiful :)
SokkasFirstFangirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Love it! Kida FTW! :love:
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I featured this here: [link]
LPDisney Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much!
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem:)
TheDarkNaiad Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AppleheadART Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love this mouvie! And this draw is really amazing!
Congrats ;)
TULEVIAL123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
I love it! I really respect you for your inspirational pictures, its like your pictures dig deep, so much that you not only want to look at it for hours on end, you want go into it and see more:)
DisneyFanJulia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful <3
artistSoul91 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
i wanna do animation...i wanna go to school for it . you know any good ones
LPDisney Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
only the famous ones. I'm not from the US. calarts, sheriden collage, etc
Sesshomarusama3 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
thats really cool! ive just finnished watching the movie too! lol
Freddy1016 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i'v never seen this but it looks good.
Anoka Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
I feel totally stupid now.. honestly, I hadn't even notice that there was no singing in this movie!

oh, and you did an amaizing job on the picture :)
NaomiHansen Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ah, I remember going to see this one at the theater. It was actually my cousin's birthday at the time, but my parents dragged him, my sister, our other cousins, and myself to go see it because I had been begging to see it so much. :XD:

And I must agree with you on the color scheme thing. Lucky that I just so happen to run a group focused on it, eh? ;P
blankfaceisclaimed Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
since that moment was not exactly a fun one, her expression is a little off, and i remember correctly, her eyes were glowing, so you couldn't see the irises or pupils. and i know you're going for that disney look, but the waist/abdomen is to abrupt. it would look better if you smoothed out the hips and waist. otherwise, it's very good. the lighting is very nice, and her hair is very fluid.
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Writer
Yes! Atlantis is one of the most underated Disney classics of all time. Kida is one of my favorite Disney girls because, like Esmeralda and Tiana, she doesn't fit the "princess" niche exactly right.
writermartin42 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Writer
It's such a shame that Atlantis didn't do very well. It's an AMAZING movie!

My favorite part of the movie? They got LEONARD NIMOY to voice Kida's father! LEONARD NIMOY! In a Disney movie!
LPDisney Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
OMG THAT'S LEONARD NIMOY????? I didn't know that!!! He sounds different.
OMG THAT IS SO COOL!!!! I'm a trekkie myself...
Neddea Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
LOVE this!!! Atlantis is one of my favourite Disney films EVER! Great work, I love your gallery <3
ilovemesomepickles Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
its safe to say i am slowly falling in love with your personality and your art..
this could work if only i didnt roll that way :P
still incredible though
LPDisney Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Ha ha :heart:
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
You have a gift!:iconblush--plz:
aztecdreams Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this movie and Kida is my favorite (the pocahontas ,ariel, and esmeralda). You did a great job on this piece! I love her hair! Just fantastic! I'm about to check out your other pieces cuz they look just as awesome!
DeluxeYellowFlower Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I used to have the CD for Atlanta, it was my favorite movie... but it got scratched... I can't even remember the story plot any more T^T
erinmh1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
calileane Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
I wanted a picture of Kida in this particular scene. This far surpassed all my hopes of finding it one day. It was such an amazing moment that I felt it should have been longer ^^

Your work is amazing in it. The blue light shine in the darkness. I adore.
Schnikeys Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist
My gosh, I love Purim! Even though I'm christian. Very fun.
Hyacinth7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Beautiful! I promise to check out more of your stuff :D
Trickster91 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
Atlantis needs more love. Great picture though. :)
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Beatiful work on Kida here
Paine128 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   General Artist
So pretty.....O_O
Nightmare-forever Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing.
DestyPanthera Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   Filmographer
Great job portraying these classic disney moments in all their glory, yet adding your own twist/perspective to it and not just ripping off screencaps (see too many people do that XP) Well, what can I say about this besides the fact that my jaw DROPS it is AWESOME!!! The colors, the effects, everything is so epic and stunning and eye catching! Beautiful!
123princess Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
wow kida looks really good well done!!!!
knight1128 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
wow this is so cool, mazing and beautiful. Did you make this pic?
LPDisney Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
no. I ripped it from someone and claimed it my own....

Of course I made this!
PrayerGirl1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
kcainX Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Wow, it's amazing!
phatpandax3 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
I adore this you did a great job with capturing one of my favorite scenes in the movie!
Mz-bitch Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The care you have taken in the detail and the shading is superb.
Looks exactly like a still from the movie.
You've done an excellent job!
:la: :heart:
SweetVenom94 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I luv it ^^. It looks great
Draw4life Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Breathtaking and amazing!
sixteen6stars Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
i loooooooooooooooooooooooooove this
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