And some villains too. Fun all 'round!
Hi there, Moviepilot readers! Got something cool for you this time - an awesome fan artist who today is gracing us with some beloved Disney characters, re-magined. Marvel style! Let me introduce you to Nikolas Draper-Ivey, and his fresh take on some old faves. (As well as being an amazing visual artist - loving his recent foray into a detailed, traditional Final Fantasy style, by the way - he's also a gifted cosplay artist - check out his Miles Morales! You won't be disappointed. Do I smell another feature coming soon? Wait and see!)
As always, I like to see what was in the artists' heads when they drew their pieces, so I was glad to find at least a one-liner on Draper-Ivey's blog:
These were in my head for awhile and I finally decided to draw them.
Simple and sweet. Glad it happened.
Now on to the awesome art!
Dr. Strange Mouse
I'll never be able to un-read all of Dr. Strange's dialogue in Mickey's voice now. Definitely be a fun thing to do when I'm bored. (Also, loving the ripple-y magic effect with the white ink!)
The Mighty Donald
I can't even make an insightful observation on this one because I will definitely start laughing if I think too hard about it! (Again, it's the voice!) Instead, I love the more pronounced watercolor background and lightening effects with the white ink - the 'special effects' really aren't overpowering here at all, instead they're pretty subtle. (Subtle? Not really a word you associate with Donald... or Thor. But here it works!) We're definitely supposed to focus more on the characters, and it's much more effective than being wowed with a bunch of distracting shinies.
Captain “Goofy” America
However, check out the blur effect on Captain Goofy's shield. Again, subtle, not overpowering, but nice. This one, I think, is my favorite - doesn't make me laugh. Does make me stop and go 'wow. Actually pretty badass.' Nice.
Pete was never that menacing a villain in Disney's stuff (except for his bit in the one Christmas Carol adaptation, holy smokes we won't talk about that, but if you feel like nightmares, Youtube's right over there), but he does look pretty gnarly here. I can see him wreaking some galactic havoc. Again, loving the subtle shines, more obvious on the gems. This artist does some really neat stuff with sparing use of white ink, I'm seeing a pattern.
And now some behind-the-scenes shots from Draper-Ivey's Instagram - I love seeing working stuff like this. Like pencil animation art, concept drawings, in-progress stuff, for some reason it's fascinating and just makes it seem more real. I dunno, ignore my rambling, pay attention to the wonderful art!
As always, thank you so much for reading, and please keep all commentary respectful. Remember that the artist is a human like you, who does it all on their own time, for the love of the characters. Rock on!