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Broadway Redesign Ursula Part 2: Vanessa by justin-mctwisp Broadway Redesign Ursula Part 2: Vanessa by justin-mctwisp
The second part to my Ursula redesign would be the wedding dress for Vanessa. In the rough libretto from before the broadway hit the stage, Vanessa (Ursula's alter-ego) was still in the script as the one who steals the prince away. I prefer this story line to the one they went with.
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LaJoyLi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. Just. Happened?  So beautiful!!
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palenchantress Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I always liked the Vanessa alter ego.
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MacGregor Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I absolutely love the prints on her dress! Especially with the cream to blue-white. And very much so how the hair is swooped once like Ariel's. Beautiful!
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WottaGal0505 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I prefer this version as well. And your other redesign was AWESOME. The only thing I can give to the Broadway version was that they actually did give Eric a chance at falling in love with Ariel on her own merits rather than him suddenly discovering it was her all along...but the American Idol contest was pretty, well, stupid. In fact they could have done the whole show SO much better. What went wrong in development?
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't know. The broadway prerun they held in Colorado before it went to broadway utilized the Vanessa storyline... Something happened between Colorado and New York.
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
this is amazing design here XD i love this
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Oh I love the wedding dress--especially the squid and tentacle designs on it.
I was very upset that the Broadway version took out my favorite part of the movie--where Ursula attempts to lure Eric away from Ariel in the guise of Vanessa and instead replaced it with an "American Idol" like singing contest for Eric to rediscover his dream girl.
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I COMPLETELY agree with that! Vanessa was a much more believable reason Eric wont choose mute Ariel... the way the musical had it, Eric seems like a completely ignorant tool.
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Yeah, completely lost interest in this musical once I discovered that Vanessa was missing from it.
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Lewis-James Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is awesome! I love Vanessa and I hate how they took the idea out of the stage version, there's so much that annoyed me about that musical D: is it still running on broadwAy? X
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WottaGal0505 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Unfortunately, no. It shut down after about a year on Broadway.
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Lewis-James Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
hmm i wonder how the new alladdin one will do next year
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Demonicweasel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
This is cool to see. I really wish they hadn't rewritten the story myself: I think that Vanessa is the right touch of absurd and dramatic all at once. I do think it's interesting though that you decided to make her look a bit corpse-like in this though. The dress itself is quite pretty.
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, and I fully agree with you on the story.

I tried to give her a makeup design that would work for both Vanessa and Ursula so the quick change would be easier.
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Manda-of-the-6 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I like how you used the tentacles as part of the design.
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I wanted to try to slip in the ursula past into there.
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Manda-of-the-6 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, also the violet tint to her makeup.
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Right, I was thinking a makeup design to work for both forms of the character to make for an easy quick-change in the flies.
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Manda-of-the-6 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
That would be quite handy.
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mAzkAt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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AkakuSanderson Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is aewsome!!
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Cheesegoddess Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I really love the fact you still have tentacles in the dress design. SYMBOLISM!! Love it!
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Yeah, I wanted a not-so-hidden reference to her tentacled past.
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KitsuneNekoTigi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Think I found my wedding dress lol
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happyeverafter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
This is stellar!
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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