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Buncha Mermaidsss...men by viciousN Buncha Mermaidsss...men by viciousN
:music: Be a man! You must be swift as the coursing river! With all the strength of the great Typhoon! Furious as the raging fire! Mysterious as the dark side of the moon! :music:

Yes, well. Odd?

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:bulletpurple: Why I drew it...

I was looking for Disney stuff to entertain my wee Disney princess loving neice. I recalled seeing some Disney Mermaids kicking about dA here and I remembered the name of the artist. So I innocently went to the search bar and typed "loish mermaids" -- only to discover the vast two pages of different versions of the same lineart! Actually, some of the other versions I've come across since then don't show up when you search like that.

Then I was talking about it with my friend ~Zocko and I had the brilliant idea of doing some Disney dudes as mermaids! ...ssmen..

She wanted Jim Hawkins in there. So there he is on the right. Then Tarzan, Shang (from Mulan), Phoebus (Hunchback of Notre Dame), Hercules, and my personal studmuffin Emperor Kuzco(Emperor's New Groove)!!

Originally I wanted to have Beast or Milo (Atlantis) in there, but I limited myself to six to match miss *loish's lineart, especially since it's meant to be a spoof of her spoof.

I avoided the princes to match the princesses, hence the lack of Aladdin (and again, Beast). But I took Shang and Phoebus -- they are some of my favourite characters, and Phoebus is so overlooked for the obviously cooler Clopin (the tertiary character jester guy from Hunchback) even though their girlfriends are more important to the story. That's why the two of them are in the back (that, and they have roughly similar builds).

Then I wondered if I should have the two pointy chin dudes (that's Tarzan and Kuzco) on the same side, but went instead for the well-matched, skinny-muscled, skater dudes on the right (Jim and Tarzan) and the contrasting and stylized dudes on the left (Kuzco and Herc).

Which brings up my last point here. *loish drew all the princesses in her own lovely style, I however added very little of my own style and made them as Disney-like as possible. That was on purpose. I liked the contrast. That and I had a hard time recognizing Aurora in *loish's version. I love Sleeping Beauty's pointy-ness. *loish did a great job, I just missed the stylization!

So, finally...

:bulletblue: What YOU can do with it...

Same thing you did with *loish's Mermaids! Colour 'em. Link to me in your comment (it's my lineart after all). Leave a comment on this page with a link to your version. I'll make a Journal entry that links to every version made.

If you'd rather do only one dude, lemme know. I'll totally post the one guy in my scraps (I drew them all separate to begin with).

If there are two of you who want to collabe-colour it (one on chara's the other on background or something) make sure you say so in your comment. If you use brushes, textures (there's a great maid-version with Snow White in a plaid fin), stock, or other stuff that didn't come free with the program or that you got from somewhere else (not your own photos or whatever) make sure you say so in your comment! These art games are fun, but there have been dipwads in the past who turn these things into nightmares by being art theives--don't be one of them!

Which leads me into my last bulleted point...

:bulletred: Copyright and technical info...

The Disney dudes Kuzco, Hercules, Phoebus, Shang, Tarzan, and Jim Hawkins are obviously copyright (c) to Disney.
The mer-spoof is originally ~Disney-bubbles's idea.
This kind of spoof is brought to us by *loish.
This particular image is copyright (c) to me.

Printer paper -- it's easily scanned and moved around, unlike sketchbooks. Unfortunately it bleeds more... unclean lines...
Uniball fine tip Vision pens (wish I had some micro tips too, would've been useful), some regular HB pencil for the rough sketches (now erased), eraser.
Scanned, PSP7 cleaned. Maybe someday I'll fix it so the lines are clean and beautiful like *loish's, but for now you can suffer.

**EDIT: Okay, so the 'someday' when I fix the lines turned out to be later today. I'm weird. Clean blue lines. Yay!**

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Thanks for visiting, sorry for the long comment.
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:icondisney-bubbles:
Disney-bubbles Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
UHMMM.. Can I have a lineart of Hercules? :)
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viciousN Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like him enough to ask, but I may have to say no. Had baby #3 in October when you commented and time is a bit thin for me lately.
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Daalmemxachiuam Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
seriously who Wouldn't want to see Mulan remade with these specific characters in the movie?
and what if either Jasmine or esmerelda, belle or princess aurora was the girl?
Even tiana
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DinocoAiko002 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist
What? No Peter Pan? I want a merman version of him too!
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
That... is an excellent idea. He would be brilliant as a merman!
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zanessa4ever Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
*gasps* Kuzco! *gasps* Tarzan! *even louder gasp* IT'S SHANG!!! *fangirls*
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SanityIzRelative Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHHHHH!!! *transforms into a mermaid and hugs Jim Hawkins squishingly* He's always been my favorite!!! Can I keep him?!?!?!?! lol
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:icondaniebarton03:
daniebarton03 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
It finally loaded: [link]
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Isuzu-Black-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Whoah DUDE! coolios=]
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:icondaniebarton03:
daniebarton03 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Excellent job... Hehe, Beast would make a..... different merman.
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oxgeminimirrorxo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love them! Tarzan ish my favvie. :D Love it!
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Queen-Jae Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
hahahahahha merkuzko
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:iconcrystalas:
Crystalas Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
i've seen no end of people doing the disney princesses as mermaids you're the first [well the first i've seen] who's actually done the blokes!!
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Marius-Creb Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooooooooo me likes
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:iconroundarosie:
roundarosie Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Great idea! Nice work ;3
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surfpanda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
Wow. And I thought Non-princess mermaids was creative.
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh! I haven't seen that one yet. I'll have to look.
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surfpanda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
Wow. And I thought the disney non-princess mermaids thing was creative.
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Mahrahia Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Tarzan and Jim Hawking make the best mermen in the pic
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
Only if you're into those kind of dudes. Personally, they're too thin for my taste. To be honest none of these dudes are very appealing to me. Attitude-wise though, Tarzan and Kuzco are pretty cool.
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Mahrahia Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not what I meant.
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh, ok. I'll shut up. :D
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:iconmahrahia:
Mahrahia Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
lmao
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zimgirl14 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
This is awesome!!! You think maybe you could color this?
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
I have! [link]
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:iconzimgirl14:
zimgirl14 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
Oh cool!
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TerrierGal Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
I love it! I think it's funny that they're all buff, and then Kuzco is tiny...:XD: lol, nice pic, I must fave...
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I loved the contrast with Kuzco too. It's why I picked him. That and I love Kuzco.
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AngelicMermaid1994 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
Whoa! Talk about nice! I'm a huge fan of the Little Mermaid, and mermaids in particular, this comes as a cool thing! :+fav:
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Just wait till I finally get my coloured version up! It's so super.
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AngelicMermaid1994 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Send me a link!
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Done! Click this [link]
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:iconangelicmermaid1994:
AngelicMermaid1994 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
I'll check it out!!!
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:iconpitbullsaviour:
pitbullsaviour Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
gotta try it. did you ever do beast as a mermaid...man? i'd love to do that one!
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
You know, I was just thinking that yesterday. I'll take you up on that as a sign I ought to. :D

In this one though, I avoided doing the princes that matched the princesses, hence the lack of Beast.
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Elfmaiden687 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweetness
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Genielicious Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
I love that song too, it's on repeat on my mp3 player. Also, because tarzan has such crazy hair, Shang looks like he's holding a mop instead of one of those manly poking sticks. He's one of my favourite prince-y-disney-boys.
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viciousN Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
A mop?! I must look again...
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PinkkittenGirl887 Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
ohhhhh i love it! but but but..it would look better colored...i still loves it though ::*smiles*:: :kitty:
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
That's kinda the point though, isn't it?

There's only one coloured version so far. Even though I have more fav's on this one than anything else in my gallery, very few people have bothered even starting to colour it. :: sigh :: Oh well.

Check out ~Disney-Freak2302's coloured one: [link]

I've started on my own coloured one too, but my life's hanging in the balance over here so it's been ditched for a few life or death (or rather, 'finally move to Asia or miss my chance') projects... and stuff.

Thank you for the comment and the fav, always appreciated! And I adore your Jack Spicer avatar!
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Shmivv Featured By Owner May 4, 2006
That's awesome! Now I have the be a man song stuck in my head ^_^
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner May 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
Bwahahahahahaa! The plot thickens.. :plotting:

I'm glad you like it! :D
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Coriana-Raposa Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
Gotta love that Cuzco-guy xD
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friday6700 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006
Wrong lyrics.

Be a man
We must be swift as the coursing river
Be a man
With all the force of a great typhoon
Be a man
With all the strength of a raging fire
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon
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viciousN Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yay! I knew I shoulda looked them up. Thanks so much, maybe I'll fix that someday, but I must already be annoying to my watching people with all my editing.

... This also means you read my really long comment, or at least started to. Thank you. :D
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friday6700 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
I've read longer. You're welcome. Nice art BTW.
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viciousN Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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413X Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006  Student General Artist
I started to laugh hard once I saw Kuzco...
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:iconviciousn:
viciousN Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
I KNOW! I love Kuzco. He and Herc there make me laugh to myself. Seriously. I think I worry my family. :D
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fantasist Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006  Student
hi this is such a cool idea! :D
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