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Mulan Coloring Page by Serain Mulan Coloring Page by Serain
So a long time ago there was this thing where you painted disney princess coloring pages in the style of famous classical paintings. I never even considered hopping on the bandwagon for that one, because I thought they were all vapid and stupid and all-around horrible role models for young girls. And then I was like: Oh wait. I fucking love Mulan.

Coloring page:…
Painting:… "Napoleon at the Saint Bernard Pass" by Jacques-Louis David

Texture from Also, Mulan does so count as a princess. If you don't like it, take it up with wikipedia.

Photoshop, 3 hours.


1/19/2014 Retrospective:

Holy shit, I got another Daily Deviation just over 2 weeks ago and I didn't even know. I just kind of mindlessly accepted the 20 groups that wanted to add it to their gallery, which I thought was cool but, sometimes something gets featured somewhere and I get small floods. I'm not sure how it didn't even occur to me to go check out where it was featured. I only noticed because I got a group request to have it on DailyDeviation-Archive, and the first thought to pass through my head was, hmm, that's weird.

This painting is definitely very raw. My original description from 2011 says I pushed it out it in just 3 hours, which, even now, is excellent for me.

There's a lot I would change about this drawing if I could do it over again, but three of the things I wouldn't change would be the interaction of the texture and the work, which I'm still trying to figure out at how I managed to do that. Mulan's face and foot were great as well, which is a great example of how my magum opus of a metric shitton of faces in varying degrees of quality Deus affected my knowledge in how to paint and light faces in general.

Anyway, that brings my daily deviation count up to two, which is totally cool. Thanks for all the comments and group adds, that is the bomb. Follow me over on Tumblr, which I check much more often than here.

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Given 2014-01-03
Mulan Coloring Page by =Serain ( Featured by Lyricanna )

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gordhanx Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
This is awesome! I love the colouring, details, poses, expressions and shading.
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
DANGERcomics Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!!!! :)
TheOnlyBean Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Writer
This is awesome!  :D
Starlace Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
LoveDarkness18 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Beautiful colors and action in this piece. Congrats on the DD!
TinaCaper Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Katlyon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I looked at the thumbnail and was like "...Asian Napoleon?"
I think you hit the nail on the head.
Lady-Weavile-461 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice job! :sun:
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