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Disney Villains by MattesWorks Disney Villains by MattesWorks
If you haven’t noticed, I love the Disney villains. I just wanted to do a piece showing them all off. (At least my favorites.) Each one of these sketches are original Josh designs. I spent the most time on Maleficent. I wanted to make sure she was perfect. She’s my all-time favorite. I put her at the front because I wanted to give her a crazy fabulous pose. I pictured her as if she was a carved woman at the head of old fashioned ship. I wanted her evil yet still beautiful. As far as Ursula/Vanessa I couldn’t really pick which version of her to do, so I did both. I wanted to keep her pretty like the rest of the female villains I used, but I loved the idea of the tentacles. And the two L’s seemed too close to each other to use one for a different character. I definitely wanted to use Dr. Facilier, but he’s usually featured very tall, thin and reed like. I wanted to capture his “sneakiness” and I remember one of the older Princess and the Frog movie posters. I used that as my inspiration and he fit so perfectly into the “S.”
When I’d finished my original idea, there were still a lot of villains I love but didn’t get to use. My partner suggested that I use the bottom half of the letters in the same way I did the tops. I didn’t want the colors or sketch qualities to venture form the tips of the letters, but I wanted to use the bottoms in some way. I placed the Queen of Hearts silhouette first because the “A” was the only letter not being used. It turned out great. Once I thought of using negative and positive space Cruella DeVille happened and I feel she’s like, the best design decision I’ve ever made. :)
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zKariLuna Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahmazing! In credible! I'm flabbergasted! Fantastic job
Disneylyric Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool! I like how you incorporated the shadows of the other villains, and I can see how you used the first cover art for the Princess and the Frog with Facilier!
Marblemeadow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So brilliant!
Isen-Vinter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
WOW that looks really awesome :)
doctordonna131 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS!! i love  the hidden villains in this! so well done!
FlawedDesign1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
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Bela-designs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so cool! I'm sort of a villain fan myself. Again, this is so cool!
happylilvampyr Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I so love this!  I'm a huge Villains fan myself, and of course Maleficent is the top of this list!
cierra-nighttiger089 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is AMAZING!
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