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Ursula Broadway Redesign by justin-mctwisp Ursula Broadway Redesign by justin-mctwisp
So, this is a bit old... But, here is my redesign for Ursula's octoperson form.

Not crazy different from the actual broadway design, but in my eyes it's an improvement.

I feel that they were ALMOST there with some of the designs and Not-even-close on other designs.
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ZEB31 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love the heels.
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palenchantress Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I dislikes how the ursula costumes stiffness made it seem spidery. It looked better in the poor unfortunate soul number than the res of the play.
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hikari2kurai Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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TablierMotoki Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very successful! I even prefer your version to the original broadway design! Shoes are great!
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I-heart-Link Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! The colors and the styling~! I love it. <3 I want that necklace. Heck I want this whole outfit.
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DiegoTomasiniDIBRUJO Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
REne Sherie
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MacGregor Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Lovely- I like how the tentacles drag and you see the suckers. I feel ya on your words, maybe Disney will make a big theater house at one of their parks one day and re stage each show. Or at least the Little Mermaid and re-vamp it all.
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Charlotte012 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Fantastic!!!!!!
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chocolatestrawberry Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
FABULOUS!
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morrent96 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
too skinny. I wish the Broadway was beautiful and luscious like the original Miss Ursula.
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, in my mind large hips are more seductive than a large waistline.
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EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
To me, animated Ursula's larger lower body (I never saw TLMoB, thank god) was intentionally meant to closely emulate the 'head' of an octopus in addition to having tentacles. That she appeared overweight to our eyes actually reenforced this, and that way she wouldn't have awkwardly been a beautiful woman atop an oversized lower body (which would have looked more ridiculous, IMO).

She was right, though- I find Ursula's body language and how she cleverly manipulates people more intriguing as a character than the fact that she is simply an 'overweight' cecaelia.
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
What works for animation doesn't always work for stage. The few larger waisted Ursulas of smaller theatre productions looked lovely but were stiff and had no movement to them.

As per your comment to the ridiculously over sized lower body: the scale to which this is drawn would address that issue. It's drawn on a 9-head scale croquis, the head to crotch is 4 heads height while the crotch to ankles are 5 heads in height (an actual person is closer to 4:4 or 4.25:3.75.
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angelfish1021 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Great design...and, yes, her shoes a fabulous!
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, and the shoes were my favorite part to design!
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angelfish1021 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
*are fabulous Oops... ;)
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GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Very pretty! :aww:
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Muffin-Unsane Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If the broadway play was based off the Disney Movie...shouldn't it be more like Ursula? Right now the overly cinched waist and thinness of the top half doesn't give way to the look from the movie. The movie design was very rounded much like an octopus and it made her seem more villainous.

The rest of the design is pretty nice to be honest but it just doesn't look like Ursula.
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
The broadway libretto has Ursula portrayed a bit different than the way she is in the Disney animated feature. She's more of a dying headliner of a once popular show (ala Sunset Boulevard). She's an at-one-point-glamorous socialite who is ploting revenge.

The small waist is a by-product of this being drawn on a fashion design croquis, where no matter who this is designed for, it will look thinner than real life.
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Muffin-Unsane Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank for the explanation, I take back my comment then. It is a great design, I like how the bottom half flares out and the fabric.
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, no problem, and thank you for visiting my work and your nice compliments!
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TheRedGoddess Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I think this really captures Ursula's personality!
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StarFaerieNomad Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because he's a fucking artist and can draw what he wants. He's not actively portraying any message here. You're the one getting offended over nothing.

Get over yourself.
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holydoubleidentity Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
"Reverse sizism??" That's pretty absurd. You can't oppress thinness- a type that is obviously given more advantages and lime-light in the media.

"Erasure" refers to the fact that everyone knows Ursula is fat, even you, but you consciously and deliberately made the decision to not include that. You erased it.

and frankly it's hilarious suddenly you're advocating for tolerance of all various body types when you yourself clearly perpetuate normative values of the fashion industry. Plus size fashion croquis do exist.

and wow, a cookie for you- you've given her an ass and breasts. Because we never see those in advertising and other forms of popular art.
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
A sizist on the side of the larger set is a sizist nonetheless.
I still only see how you disprove your own comment, of course thinness can be a type that is oppressed! For have my life I've been underweight and was constantly made fun of it throughout grade school and high school! There are a many people who would be just as offended by your remarks as I am.

And my "perpetuation of normative values" just seems to irk you ever so much, enough to make you keep coming back at me with well-worded (yet clearly single sided) retorts. I am all for equality in sizes, but why can't a thinner person play Ursula? Sherie Rene Scott did a fantastic job, and she's a mere size 8.

Is an enlarged stomach what you're looking for in my artwork? Because in my mind (and the minds of those who actually created the original Ursula broadway costume), I don't see why there needs to be exclusive parameters that dictate what I'm allowed or not allowed to do.
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emoyaoi19 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
FFFFFFFF her shoes. I want them.
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MadamMojo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
It's so... magestical! Great job!
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justin-mctwisp Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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