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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…

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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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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:)
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