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Fa Mulan + Ping .Realistic. by dwightyoakamfan Fa Mulan + Ping .Realistic. by dwightyoakamfan
- drawn in paint tool sai and fixed up on gimp 2.6 -

Drawing I did of the beautiful Fa Mulan, and her alias and male identity, Ping. I did my best to make her look realistic, Chinese and of course, resemble her character(s) in the movie.

I didn't use any one reference photo, it was a complete composition, I used various caps from the movie to get her facial features right (in both the 'male' and female drawings).

Texture from: [link]

Comments and Critique are greatly appreciated and welcomed! <3

-Sarah Jo Chreene
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BulldozerIvan Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Not bad, for lack of a reference photo.  Reminds me of the exchange student that used to live with my family, but taller and leaner.
Seaia13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I sincerely hope this does not offend anyone or anything.

The eyes are a little widely spaced--and that's a good thing!  Great proportions overall.

Nose shape is good, lips are good, hair is good, fabric texture is great, shadows are great.

But as a Chinese American art student, I have to say that her eye shape isn't long enough.  I say this from personal experience--I've had to draw/paint at least five different self-portraits in the past year or so, and had to study similar faces as well.

Once again, I hope this doesn't offend.  Also, I hope you read this it unwanted?
dwightyoakamfan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015   General Artist
dont' worry about it, i don't mind critique :)
and i agree with you, i should have made it longer

thank you for the critique and all the compliments as well :)
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Writer
I just wanted to let you know that in Chinese culture, if you have a portrait with a person (or two people) with their names next to it, it means that it is a picture of a person(s) who is dead.  Basically, it's like a memorial picture or something you would put in a funeral.  I'm Chinese American, so my parents have told me not to draw things like that with Chinese people.

Hope that helps!
Cliftonwebb Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a very beautiful portrait. This is a soft vulnerability to them. Very exquisite work.
dwightyoakamfan Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   General Artist
thank you so much, I'm glad you think so
RomanyDoloresFlint Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I love how she is still recognisable, but with just a slight alteration she suddenly looks masculine. Well done!
Exotixa Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
suuuuuuuperrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr good!!! but eye brows are a little too thick? :P
DirEnGreyFetish Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Really neat!
ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
This is great, you captured her in a realistic sense well! I really like the shadows around the eyes, nice hatching/shading. The open mouth detail with the teeth adds another aspect of realism I can't quite describe - it works well.
BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that's fantastic! I really loved this! very well done! nice capture!! :clap:
josmaydi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
i adore this its beautiful
curlybonkers Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I love this :) I like your style of drawing too :) very good
Arte-the-CatBoy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the eyebrows and how you kept her personality and unconventional beauty in this portrayal! AWESOME!
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Nice comaprsion
nackmu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's soooo intrestingg :wow: I love it. They don't look very asian to me, but however, I love it :clap: :clap: :clap:
illahstrait Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
RaiinbowZebra Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
VERY cool. Awesome idea! I love your style, too c:
dwightyoakamfan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011   General Artist
Thank you very much :) Glad you like it.
javelincheshire Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Great style!
bellesfairytale Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Looks great!
sweetmeltysummer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I love your style! They look great. <3
NAOWM Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist

Theyes look a little far apart, but their so pretty who cares?
dwightyoakamfan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   General Artist
Sorry about her eyes! SHYe had a really small nose and that ended up making her eyes look further apart... but at least it's closer to mulan LOL

Thank you <3
BlackSnowWonderland Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this movie so much! Great job. :)
KiaraHana Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   Digital Artist
oh that eyebrow... formidable! But amazing! xDxD i LOVE it! the best realistic-Mulan-Ping-draw I've ever seen
dwightyoakamfan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   General Artist
LOL. I do admit I am partial to a large eyebrows on females; but at least this time I had an excuse as Disney's Mulan's eyebrows are actually quite large already! XD

Thank you very much that is quite the compliment <3
MellowKimila Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Artist
in alot of country's this is a normal natural thing...
KiaraHana Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   Digital Artist
yea...LARGE xD and you're welcome ^^
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June 22, 2011
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