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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: i31.photobucket.com/albums/c35…
Painting: i31.photobucket.com/albums/c35… "Napoleon at the Saint Bernard Pass" by Jacques-Louis David

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

Photoshop, 3 hours.

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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 serain.tumblr.com, 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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:iconcyneburg:
Cyneburg Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful beyond words! I'm also a huge fan of Mulan :)
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:icongordhanx:
gordhanx Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
This is awesome! I love the colouring, details, poses, expressions and shading.
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:icondangercomics:
DANGERcomics Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!!!! :)
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:icontheonlybean:
TheOnlyBean Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Writer
This is awesome!  :D
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:iconstarlace:
Starlace Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconlovedarkness18:
LoveDarkness18 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Beautiful colors and action in this piece. Congrats on the DD!
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:icontinacaper:
TinaCaper Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow!
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:iconkatlyon:
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.
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:iconlady-weavile-461:
Lady-Weavile-461 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice job! :sun:
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:iconartheartdog:
ARTheARTdog Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is incredible!
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:iconjunie-d:
Junie-D Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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:iconrechenka:
Rechenka Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014

Pocahontas and Mulan has the best songs in it.

 

 

Hence why I love both.

 

 

(Also I like ALL their songs by both movies. ...Unlike other movies where I only like a song or two.)

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:iconartbrojohn:
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work!
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:iconfindingwhatslost:
FindingWhatsLost Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist
So great I love ulnar.  I recongnized exactly what it was from the little tumb nail.  I love the style you did this piece in.  AMAZING!
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:iconsharpxd:
SharpXD Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
A great combination of Disney's Mulan and Jacques-Louis' Napoleon.
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:iconmisraven:
MisRaven Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks epic! :)
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:iconkeplernova:
KeplerNova Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're awesome and so is your artwork.
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:iconmonkey6292:
Monkey6292 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
That is soo cool. I love that movie so much too!
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:icono-tripp:
O-Tripp Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconspiritway:
SpiritWay Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great picture.

Funny how *everyone* (including Disney themselves) always seem to leave out Princess Eilonwy of Black Cauldron.  Shes a princess. Shes awesome, too.
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:iconlady-weavile-461:
Lady-Weavile-461 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Black Cauldron was swept under the rug by Disney... 
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:iconpetitebubu:
PetiteBubu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much coolness! I love it!
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:iconthe-midnightflower:
The-MidnightFlower Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
magnificent work ;) and also, now that we have grown up, I agree, most Disney princesses have some awful characteristic as a role model for young girls...mulan is a good tough girl that fights for her honor, instead of sleeping beauty (Beauty, beautiful voice, aaaaand... you wont die when you stab you finger with a needle... seriously, did anyone think that maybe they could have made her smarter to not get injured in the first place?) 
this is amazing, congrats on the DD!
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:iconihni:
ihni Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Mulan is the best, and this is a really great portrait of her.
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mulan is the most under-appreciated Disney Princess of all time. :iconkanyeplz:

You did her SWEET JUSTICE here. :rose: Beautiful work! I love the atmosphere.
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:iconjoozudesign:
JoozuDesign Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Super!
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:icondeadish:
deadish Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahahaha! this is FANTASTIC!
i myself have redone that painting of napoleon, because the pose is just so great.
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:iconallendra3:
Allendra3 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I wouldn't say they're all bad role models. The older ones, yes. But I think Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Esmeralda, and Pocahontas are strong characters. Of course, Mulan is the best role model :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day and Happy New Year! :party:
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:iconemperormossy:
EmperorMossy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! :D Great work!! ^_^
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:iconmissdudette:
MissDudette Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
WIN
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:iconfutago-kawaii:
Futago-KawaiI Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
i adore Mulan! i like your style!!!
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! Love how dramatic it is!
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:iconpandaora:
pandaora Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome. x)
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:iconsir-herp:
Sir-Herp Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Hell yeah, Mulan!! Best princess. :la:

Awesome work, and great addition to an old bandwagon. Congrats on the DD, and happy 2014!
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:iconbluehorizon89:
BlueHorizon89 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! :o
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:iconashleyjordan:
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Astounding!
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:iconluchoborello:
LuchoBorello Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
MEIN GOTT!!!!!
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:iconbenfrenz:
benfrenZ Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fucking love her too :)
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:icondarkdispair:
DarkDispair Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Amazing!
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:icontenshichild:
tenshichild Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
The lighting in this picture is incredable, I'm so in awe. Wonderful, wonderful work!
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Awesome work
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:iconhylianwolflink:
HylianWolfLink Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I looove this and the entire concept behind it. I think you nailed the style, if not redefined it entirely. The colors, the posing, everything is just flawless. It's great you kept Mulan true to who she is, as well, she's much more warrior, and not a "princess." Thank you for making her as such.

Incredible work :heart:
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:iconchihariel:
ChihAriel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student
Nice work!!
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:iconcapnmeli:
CapnMeli Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
EPIC!
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:iconfairybomb56:
fairybomb56 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WOW!
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:iconchibijirachi:
ChibiJirachi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Okay now I really want to try but I suck at digital painting right now. XD This is amazing and deserves to be put into a museum! :D
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:iconbalunstormhands:
BalunStormhands Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Now that is how you do a coloring page. Wow. Different princesses for different folks. :)
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