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Meg 25 - Goo Goo Eyes by LPDisney Meg 25 - Goo Goo Eyes by LPDisney
~~~ Disney Moments: Hercules – A Big Pair of Goo Goo Eyes ~~~
(Created 09.10)

OMG this turned out too green… Princess and the Frog green! Sorry, I just hate green (too many bad memories related to green, long story). Notice that I almost never ever use green in my art, and even when I do, I add a little bit of blue to it. I tried like 5 times to change to colors to more blue-ish, but it just didn’t work with the shine I created. So I had to except the fact that although I hate green, it looks good on this piece. Oh well….

Oh, and ya – I used a bit of reference for the Background, mostly for the general composition and colors. And with a little bit of blur and focus tweaks I even hid those ugly brush strokes… Muahahahhah!

Anyhow, here’s my story this time:

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Megara, her friends call her Meg (or at least they would if she had any friends) was my second obsession after Ariel. Yes, she’s my second most favorite animated character of all times.

You have no idea how many times I’ve watched the Hercules trailer on the Hunchback of NotreDame video cassette!!! I knew it by heart, I think I still do. “I can handle it, have a nice day”, “Megara, my friends call me Meg”, “Thanks for everything Herc, it’s been a real slice”…. OMG!!! I was shocked! I was puzzled! Who is this tough, so NOT damsel in distress character??? And her voice! Susan Egan’s amazing and unique voice was… WOW! It just blew my mind off. I was NOT expecting THAT.

I just LOVE Meg’s design and I think Ken Duncan (Meg’s animator) did an AMAZING job with her entire attitude and body language. And what I loved more is the fact that although she seems hard to draw, I think I draw Meg better than any other Disney character I know to draw (Yes! Even more than Ariel). Maybe because she’s so unique it’s easier to catch her style, cause it’s so defined you know exactly how she should look.
I can draw Meg in my sleep. If you wake me up in the middle of the night (please don’t, I’m very cranky when it happens :-) ) and ask me to draw her, I would do it with one of eye closed! It’s no wonder that third of my gallery is filled with Meg’s fanart. I drew her all the time, and even more – she came to my life at a point when my drawings started to look bearable (from today’s point of view). So I was really having fun with her.

I have an obsession to eyes, noses and lips and Meg’s were SO awesome I still find myself doodling her eyes while trying to think or listen to something. If you tell me to draw and eye without thinking for a sec, her eye would be the first thing I’d drew. I just love the shape of her eye… you know what I mean, right?

And now we’re getting to her hair! YES! HAIR. Remember? I’m obsessed with long hair? (hmmm… reflecting back to what I wrote I guess I’m obsessed about a lot of things… I should probably get checked or something… back to hair-> ). So anyway, Meg is the only character I can’t really draw with her hair blowing in the wind. It just doesn’t work, because she has those twirling thingies and it’s so designed that even in the scene where she’s on Pegasus’ back asking Phil to help Herc (did I mention I know the whole movie by heart??) I guess the animators had a hard time figuring out how her hair should move.
So she will probably be the only (or almost only) “Disney Moments” character who won’t have her hair flowing nicely. So to compensate for that I made it nice, long and twirly just how I like it.

Bottom line – Meg, in my opinion, is one of the most interesting, deep (she was part evil!), awesome, cool, and with a very unique design, Disney heroines out there.

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

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PS CS5
6-7 hours, I think…
Music, TV and holiday dinner…

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:icongogglewearingfreak:
Wow. This takes me back to remembering seeing the movie Hercules as a kid. First off, I understand about being obsessed with certain parts of the body. Male or Female. It doesn't matter as long as it's good. For me, it's the eyes and hair; even though I'm a girl myself, but forget that! This is art! I like how you made this the same as the original, but with more amazement to the character everyone grew up with. Also, the light reflecting off the water and hitting Meg's body makes anyone stop and look at her in astonishment at the beauty. And let's not forget the hair and how the water if dripping off of it making it more catching to the eye for people to look at. And yes, one of my obsessions I love is long hair that blows in the wind. It's awesome so you can't blame me for that! Anyway, This picture makes anyone looking at it feel all warm and Nostalgic from the good old days of Disney and how awesome it was. I know it was for me.
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xXForestMist Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Fantastic picture of Meg! Yay Gorgeous colors and I love the light and details of the water! :ilovedevart: 
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MegDisney Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
 Meow :3Clap  Heart Heart 
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kellyHyuga Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
magic
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Gulliver63 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
This is really neat how you've captured the "Greatest Moments" - I used to watch Futurama with a sketchpad waiting for my favorite moment of the show to doodle.
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ADQuatt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Your description is eerily verbatim to anything I could ever summarize about her character and my love for it. I have so many random pieces of paper with her eyes on them. For me, she knocked Ariel out of first place. And I remember being disappointed that she didn't have "a pair of big BLUE eyes" like in the trailer.

Great job! :)
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Northspeed Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
If I hadn't known better I would've thought this was official art rather than fanart. Is really gorgeous, and the fact that it's Meg makes it even better in my own personal opinion. Well done :D
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DokiDokiNami Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
i like it makes it more believable to me because its rare to see a blue body of water on land
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DarkTyranitar21 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
woah this drawing is amazing!
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LittleGirlnin64 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Im glad there is someone who thinks Meg is as unique as I do :) Megara is definitely a kick butt Disney girl.
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28dragons Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Gorgeous, I love the lighting! How could Hercules NOT have fallen in love with her? XD
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MARKUS-DESIGNS Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
The lighting is awesome.
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Cdaae663 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Wow, this is one of my favorite Meg works on here. Nice job!
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CarmenFoolHeart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! It could be real but if you knwo Meg's moments by heart (like I do) you know that it is not in the movie. Oh god how I love her eyes... She was my childhood idol. Those sassy remarks... I was so happy to read your flattering of her. She's one of my top animated characters and top movie women ever, period.
Thank you for making such a nice art of her. :love:
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thalia973 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
woaw ! i dont know what to say... it's so ..Amazing !!! i LOVE your work so much ! i'm a huge fan of disney and you draw it so well ! (i don't know if what i say make any sense because i'm not really good in english ^^') but anyway i really love your work , you're very talented
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TheWhiteShark Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Seriously, you can take great pride in a piece that looks it could start moving. There is a lot of life in your Disney girl pics that is incredible to see. Kudos! I like it.
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nathanscomicart Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Beautiful work. Great lines, wonderful color and extra points for character choice!:icongrin--plz:
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Gandalfgirl579 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The shine is incredible! <3
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mousse6994 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice!
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Grudzinska Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
wow amazing really amazing ^^
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GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love the lighting in this one :)
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tamara0kiss Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
you'r kidding me :D you did this f**king amazing art on my b-day :DDD
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redflowerblooming Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... this is so beautiful!!!!! Your work is absolutely stunning!!!! :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconliat92:
liat92 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
WOW!!! This is beautiful!
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BlueWolf95 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Gorgeous! lol Goo goo eyes! haha XD
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t1gertasha Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Gorge gorge gorge! I love the light that shines around her really highlighting her figure and giving her the soft look that she is pretending to be!
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Sesshomarusama3 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
thats really good!
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bajabbers Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
this is a really, really awesome drawing of meg. it looks exactly like her and that scene! i thought it was a screenshot from the movie at first. :)
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Freddy1016 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i always loved her hair. <3
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bookwormbabe124 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I love the lighting!!
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Let-them-die Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh, man! I love green... and after all, I love it!
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JamieJones93 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love it, nom nom:) Brilliant fair playx
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octoberspirited Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your whole series of these, but I especially love this one. Hercules is one of my all-time favorite Disney movies, and Meg is definitely one of my favorite female leads. You did such a great job with this; I love the colors and the lighting and the moment you chose. Her expression captures her personality so perfectly. I cannot tell you how awesome this is. :)
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Pretty-Trippy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
My favorite movie! This is beautiful!
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KilljoyAtHeart Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That is amazing! You've done a wonderful job of recreating the Disney style and when you look at the drawing, you're instantly drawn to her amazing eyes. You said you hated the color; I absolutely adore it! The water is beautifully captured. dA needs to recommend you to Disney, you would make it ten times more amazing then it already is!
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LPDisney Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Ha ha thanks. DA recommending me to Disney... hmmm.. never thought of that ;-)
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KilljoyAtHeart Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:) You'd deserve it.
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Starrhia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meg was always one of my favorite Disney girls too. She has such a strong character! I think you captured this scene perfectly. The green isn't off-putting, it gives it kind of an otherworldly feel.
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Meg totally rocks!:iconw00tplz:
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Ailill90 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!!! great job!!!
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JourneyFreak Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I LOVE this shot!! Probably my favorite frame from the movie, actually. Well that, and the end of "I Won't Say I'm in Love" :love:
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MeiCheng Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I haven't seen Hercules for years but this scene always stood out to me...
the lighting behind Meg made her look immortal :wow:
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TrishaKat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Wow!!! This is amazing. :heart:
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MizzxJokette7 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Photographer
I watched Hercules last night because of this picture!
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LPDisney Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Awesome!
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MizzxJokette7 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Photographer
:D
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MizzxJokette7 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Photographer
That's amazing! You did very well!
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hiphop427 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
I remember that line the Fill said "Next time, don't let your guard down because of a pair of big GOO GOO EYES!!!" that was a funny line ^^
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vanirvene Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
wow!!! nice one
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Hyacinth7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Very nice, I love the lighting especially.
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