David Kawena

yamino:

I want David Kawena to draw sexy pics of the King of Arendelle


Hmmm, I wonder… Should I???
Oh, who am I kidding, I’m already on it!!!
DK.

artofdavidkawena:

Disney Heroes - Prince HansWhen the time came to start working on the portrait of Hans I was facing two issues. One, is Hans really a hero? Two, his design. Anyone of my closest friends and anyone who knows me, know how much I loved the design of prince Hans. Much like Kristoff, I think the artists in Disney managed to brake the mold of the handsome guy much like they’ve done with previous heroes such as Aladdin and Tarzan. But with Hans, his facial features and body proportions took my by surprise. His broad, yet somewhat curved shoulders represent a great contrast to the rest of his body which is more lean and long. I chose to present Hans in sort of a ‘royal portrait’ type, much like the drawings you see in actual palaces. I wanted to show his beautiful profile, lit and shiny, but at the same time, we see his back, he cant hide it from us, hide his true identity and this is where his dark side appears. The background he stands in is what I imagined to be his own palace, before coming Arendale. It is regal and beautiful, but the light that shins on it only shines half way through and leaves a lot more of that regal beauty in the dark, much like Hans’ childhood, as he explains in the movie - being the youngest of 12 brothers who never really paid attention to him. I felt somewhat sad for Hans when I knew his story line almost a year before the film was released. He seemed to be more of a product of his environment then an actual evil guy. That allowed me to feel more comfortable in adding him to the collection. Plus, as Anna so well put it, he is just ‘gorgeous’. That is why Hans is soon to get his 2nd front portrait, a full body one, head to toe which I hope to finish very soon. Happy Valentine, DK.

artofdavidkawena:

Disney Heroes - Prince Hans

When the time came to start working on the portrait of Hans I was facing two issues. One, is Hans really a hero? Two, his design.

Anyone of my closest friends and anyone who knows me, know how much I loved the design of prince Hans. Much like Kristoff, I think the artists in Disney managed to brake the mold of the handsome guy much like they’ve done with previous heroes such as Aladdin and Tarzan. But with Hans, his facial features and body proportions took my by surprise.
His broad, yet somewhat curved shoulders represent a great contrast to the rest of his body which is more lean and long. I chose to present Hans in sort of a ‘royal portrait’ type, much like the drawings you see in actual palaces. I wanted to show his beautiful profile, lit and shiny, but at the same time, we see his back, he cant hide it from us, hide his true identity and this is where his dark side appears.

The background he stands in is what I imagined to be his own palace, before coming Arendale. It is regal and beautiful, but the light that shins on it only shines half way through and leaves a lot more of that regal beauty in the dark, much like Hans’ childhood, as he explains in the movie - being the youngest of 12 brothers who never really paid attention to him.

I felt somewhat sad for Hans when I knew his story line almost a year before the film was released. He seemed to be more of a product of his environment then an actual evil guy.
That allowed me to feel more comfortable in adding him to the collection.

Plus, as Anna so well put it, he is just ‘gorgeous’.
That is why Hans is soon to get his 2nd front portrait, a full body one, head to toe which I hope to finish very soon.


Happy Valentine,
DK.

artofdavidkawena:

Walt Disney Signature Collection - by David Kawena.
Which movie would you like to see next?

artofdavidkawena:

"HEY!"  Just a little concept sketch from last night…  Hope you’ll like…DK.

artofdavidkawena:

"HEY!"
Just a little concept sketch from last night…

Hope you’ll like…
DK.

artofdavidkawena:

Australian Dancer/Choreographer Joseph Simons
Photographed by David Kawena.

"The Little Mermaid" - I guess you can call it ‘the one that started it all’ for me. Even though ‘Fantasia’ was the fist full length Disney movie I saw, ‘Mermaid’ was the one who won my heart. There was something so captivating about this young girl who had an entire ocean just for herself, yet her heart was not there. Emotions, colours, lines, and music, oh the music. The combination of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman managed to bring generations of kinds and their parents together, i guess, as it did in the movie. There was no one our neighbourhood, young and old alike who didn’t knew the words to these songs. Up until today I hear my mother singing to herself ‘Under The Sea’ as she cooks something in the kitchen (not fish though). I chose to highlight the phrase Ariel saying right before she starts to sing ‘Part Of Your World’ as I find it to be the core of the movie, where it seems to represent the kind of a gap there is between this young girl and her father, who can’t see the beauty and joy she finds in a world so strange to him, a world that scares him. I think it resonates with almost everyone I know in real life, and I find a lot of myself in it as well. Hope you’ll enjoy this latest addition to the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Now let’s see, which movie should I draw next?Feel free to share - DK.

"The Little Mermaid" - I guess you can call it ‘the one that started it all’ for me. Even though ‘Fantasia’ was the fist full length Disney movie I saw, ‘Mermaid’ was the one who won my heart. There was something so captivating about this young girl who had an entire ocean just for herself, yet her heart was not there. Emotions, colours, lines, and music, oh the music. The combination of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman managed to bring generations of kinds and their parents together, i guess, as it did in the movie. There was no one our neighbourhood, young and old alike who didn’t knew the words to these songs. Up until today I hear my mother singing to herself ‘Under The Sea’ as she cooks something in the kitchen (not fish though).

I chose to highlight the phrase Ariel saying right before she starts to sing ‘Part Of Your World’ as I find it to be the core of the movie, where it seems to represent the kind of a gap there is between this young girl and her father, who can’t see the beauty and joy she finds in a world so strange to him, a world that scares him. I think it resonates with almost everyone I know in real life, and I find a lot of myself in it as well.

Hope you’ll enjoy this latest addition to the Walt Disney Signature Collection.
Now let’s see, which movie should I draw next?

Feel free to share -
DK.

"The flower that blooms in adversity, is the rarest and most beautiful of all" Mulan - the first movie to come out of the Florida Disney studio represent the boldest messages of acceptance of other, and of one’s self out of all the Disney movies prior to it, or even after. In it’s core there’s a young girl who just wishes to do whatever she can to make her family proud, but still be herself. The film took concepts of gender and how society approach it and handled it with such grace, honesty and through it all it showcased some of the most beautiful animation and background art work in Disney’s history. It is the only Disney movie to feature a female lead who doesn’t share an on-screen kiss with the male lead and I found it to be in theme with the rest of the movie, as it is not a love story of 2 people, but more of a story of how one person learns to love themselves and in return, everyone else loves them back when all the masks are taken down.  I hope you’ll enjoy this new piece in the ‘Walt Disney Signature Collection” - it was a lot of fun to draw these characters again, I don’t think I drew Mushu and Cri-Kee in over 7 years or so… DK.

"The flower that blooms in adversity, is the rarest and most beautiful of all"

Mulan - the first movie to come out of the Florida Disney studio represent the boldest messages of acceptance of other, and of one’s self out of all the Disney movies prior to it, or even after. In it’s core there’s a young girl who just wishes to do whatever she can to make her family proud, but still be herself. The film took concepts of gender and how society approach it and handled it with such grace, honesty and through it all it showcased some of the most beautiful animation and background art work in Disney’s history. It is the only Disney movie to feature a female lead who doesn’t share an on-screen kiss with the male lead and I found it to be in theme with the rest of the movie, as it is not a love story of 2 people, but more of a story of how one person learns to love themselves and in return, everyone else loves them back when all the masks are taken down.

I hope you’ll enjoy this new piece in the ‘Walt Disney Signature Collection” - it was a lot of fun to draw these characters again, I don’t think I drew Mushu and Cri-Kee in over 7 years or so…

DK.

Australian Dancer/Choreographer Joseph Simons Photographed by David Kawena.  Check out more of Joseph’s work http://www.josephsimonsdance.com/Hope you’ll enjoy it, DK.

Australian Dancer/Choreographer Joseph Simons
Photographed by David Kawena.

Check out more of Joseph’s work http://www.josephsimonsdance.com/

Hope you’ll enjoy it,
DK.

Australian Dancer/Choreographer Joseph Simons
Photographed by David Kawena.

When you look at Disney Heroes, by David Kawena

winteriscomingsammy:

At first you’re like:

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Then it becomes:

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Then you remember that these are Disney characters loved and adored by children all over the world:

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Then you remember all the fucks you give!

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Best reference to my work! EVER!!!
<3
DK.

Congratulations to directors Chris Buck &amp; Jennifer Lee,Music and lyrics composers Kristen Anderson-Lopes &amp; Robert Lopez and to all my personal friends and artists of the Walt Disney Animation Studios for winning 2 Academy Awards &#8216;Best Animated Feature&#8217; Frozen and &#8216;Best Original Song&#8217; - &#8221;Let It Go&#8221;.DK.

Congratulations to directors Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee,
Music and lyrics composers Kristen Anderson-Lopes & Robert Lopez and to all my personal friends and artists of the Walt Disney Animation Studios for winning 2 Academy Awards ‘Best Animated Feature’ Frozen and ‘Best Original Song’ - ”Let It Go”.

DK.

disneyfrozen:

so I’m at a friend’s and we decided to log onto tumblr…

So&#8230; This is pretty darn awesome! Hans&#8217; buns got a feature on #tumblr&#8217;s main page! this would never have happened without the love and support of each an every one of you! Hope the 2nd version of Hans will be a good way to thank you all! &lt;3DK.

disneyfrozen:

so I’m at a friend’s and we decided to log onto tumblr…

So… This is pretty darn awesome!
Hans’ buns got a feature on #tumblr’s main page! this would never have happened without the love and support of each an every one of you!

Hope the 2nd version of Hans will be a good way to thank you all!
<3
DK.

DAVID KAWENA @ FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/david.kawenaWill you join me there as well?DK.

DAVID KAWENA @ FACEBOOK -
http://www.facebook.com/david.kawena

Will you join me there as well?
DK.

Work on the 2nd portrait of Prince Hans is coming along! It is not a complete front of the back shot, but a different pose all together!

Keep an eye for updates in the upcoming days.
DK.

"HEY!" - Work in Progress DK.


"HEY!" -
Work in Progress

DK.