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Little Mermaid 50 Day Challenge: DAY 33 by AverageJoeArtwork
Little Mermaid 50 Day Challenge: DAY 33

DAY 33: POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS

Just in time for Halloween, here’s Ursula’s villain song, “Poor Unfortunate Souls”. Originally there was “Silence is Golden”, but Howard didn’t like it so they rewrote it & what came to be was one of the best Disney villain songs. It’s where Ursula convinces Ariel that she’s reformed & what her plan to grant Ariel’s wish will go. The way the music builds is the best aspect, going from waltz-like into full-blown “wow” & Pat Carroll is fantastic. She actually stole some stuff from Howard’s demo, like the inflections, “idn’t it?” & “no more talking, singing, zip *pop*!” Howard was really great at making villain songs, for characters we’re supposed to hate, not sound AT ALL like villain songs, & that’s what’s really great. The Broadway version’s not that great (it’s kept at the same level of intensity) & don’t get me started with the Jonas Brothers. The organization was easy, but finding which light reflection color to use was rough. In the song, the lights made from the cauldron was pink, red, blue, yellow AND green, but since the usual colors of Ursula’s lair are purples and pink, I decided to use pink. A perfect song to hear at the season of ghouls & goblins. Happy Halloween, everyone!

 "Poor Unfortunate Souls" (c) Howard Ashman & Disney
Little Mermaid (c) Disney

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Little Mermaid 50 Day Challenge: DAY 32 by AverageJoeArtwork
Little Mermaid 50 Day Challenge: DAY 32

DAY 32: KISS THE GIRL

With 2 days gone and Eric not puckering up once, Sebastian decides to set “de mood to
Kiss de Girl”. The tropical sound is soothing, it’s great how the music builds, the swamp/lagoon animal species shown is very diverse from the ocean life we’ve seen previously in the film and, like I said before, Sam’s performance is great. The staging for the picture was pretty easy, the shading & colorization I’m really proud of & if you look carefully, you’ll see a little hidden something in there. Ashley Tisdale’s cover is pretty good but the Broadway version is too slow & doesn’t build like the original , making a great song really boring. It’s a perfect song for Valentine’s Day.

“Kiss the Girl” (c) Disney and Howard Ashman
Little Mermaid (c) Disney

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Little Mermaid 50 Day Challenge: DAY 31 by AverageJoeArtwork
Little Mermaid 50 Day Challenge: DAY 31

DAY 31: PART OF YOUR WORLD

This has quite a backstory, very similar to
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz. It was on the brink of being cut out. Why? Get a load of this: Because Katzenberg saw during a screening the kids were squirming a bit but mostly because one kid, ONLY ONE KID, dropped his popcorn & was more concerned with picking it up…………… Unbelievable, right? Something THAT stupid & that’s why he said delete it. Disney’s reaction: “NO!” They fought back as hard as they could, but smart ol’ Jeffery (I’m being sarcastic) kept refusing for this “bore-fest song”, until Howard stepped up, asked for another screening going to sue, & THIS time, it was well-received & was kept. With decisions like these, it’s no wonder Jeffery got fired.

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“Part of Your World”, it’s one of Howard’s most beautiful ballads. Ariel has as many human items she can find, but what she really wants is to be on dry land. The music’s very soft, Glen Keane’s animation is fantastic & Jodi Benson’s performance is beyond gorgeous; it can actually mood you to tears, just as the sheer beauty of it. For the drawing, it was part to get the colors right, especially with the shading. It was often called “Somewhere That’s Dry” by Howard & Alan, due to it sounding similar to “Somewhere That’s Green” from Little Shop. For other covers, aside from Sierra Boggess, the others are too pop or too rock, losing the serenity of the original. I like to think that “Up There” from the South Park movie was heavily inspired by this song. Jodi would later sing the song at the Disney Legends Awards, the TLM attraction’s opening & possibly the best version outside the film, at Howard Ashman’s memorial service. No doubt one of Disney’s most moving numbers.

“Part of That World” (c) Disney and Howard Ashman
Little Mermaid (c) Disney
“Somewhere That’s Green” (c) Howard Ashman

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EeyorbStudios Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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DandyAndy1989 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Happy birthday to you!
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PrincessKayaforever Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student
Happy Birthday!
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Michaelsar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Happy birthday!
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KrofftFan96 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there. Do you do requests? I like your art. :)
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Yeah, whatcha got in mind?
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PrincessKayaforever Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student
Can I have one too please!
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
And your request is... ?
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KrofftFan96 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My WFRR OC, Emily Valiant (krofftfan96.deviantart.com/art… ) giving Roger Rabbit a carrot cake.
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mikeregan4 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I graduated Middle School last Thursday
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mikeregan4 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
What's the Silver Seinfield Chronicles can you tell me bout it?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Read the description in Elaine's picture & it'll tell all.
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mikeregan4 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Thanx just curious😜😜😜😜😜
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You still doing my request?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I didn't forget, I've just been busy deciding/finishing getting Jerry's entry for the Silver Seinfeld Chronicles. it just got finished & uploaded a few hours ago.
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ok
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Raquel-Porkbelly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Hello! :D  Sorry if I'm being a bother but do you do requests, art trades or commissions?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Yeah, whatcha got in mind?
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Raquel-Porkbelly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
My OC, HensonRP-Luanne.  =3
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey, can you do me another request?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Sure. And that'd be... ?
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
See, I did this story on my Muppet Central, when Floyd proposes to Janice at Veterinarians hospital, I was hoping if you can draw canary of it.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Can you give me a link to the story so I can get a better understanding of the story? & what does "canary" mean? I didn't know it had a double meaning outside of the pet bird.
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nintendolover2010 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
When are you uploading your 2014 new year picture?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Because of me not finishing it on time (it's STILL not done), I may either release it in June or December.
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