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Frozen Splat by kuabci Frozen Splat by kuabci
December 2013

Gosh, it's been a while since I posted any arts.  Tsk!  I have a few on deck, I just haven't followed through yet.  Soon, mayhap!

Anyway, like many of you I'm sure, last week we went to see the latest from Disney animation, Frozen.  While I'm sure I'll forever wish it were hand-drawn animation, as it was originally planned to be, when I finally saw it most of my misgivings gave way to enjoying it a lot overall, as basically predicted.  It's not perfect, but it's pretty good.  I didn't think it was the MOST original Disney movie, and there were shades of other films here and there, but it still had a lot of new delights to offer.  I generally try to avoid spoilers (including listening to the soundtrack beforehand, contrary to my lifelong practice), so it surprised me a few times, and I have not been able to get the music out of my head for days (though I would still would have loved to hear what Alan Menken would have done with this story...), and in fact I'm listening to the soundtrack right now, ha ha. Anyway, the next time I picked up pen and sketchbook, this was the inevitable result.  You can probably tell by sizing and placement who I consider to be the star, ha ha.  Also, there are some issues with costuming and off-model elements, but I was operating on having only seen it once.  I'm still not on board with Olaf.  There's something about his design that just bugs me... and also his voice.  So, that explains the various redesign concepts on the bottom right.  (C'mooon, Disney... those took me all of two minutes, and I'm just me.)

I would like to see this again.  And maybe again after that.
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ajshim Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your art style. In particular I really love your expressions. Also I agree I would have loved to have seen a hand-drawn animation for Frozen.
kuabci Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!  I appreciate you sharing your thoughts, especially as regards the Frozen That Never Was (and Never Will Be, Alas).
ajshim Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it would amazing if Disney made a mini sequel that isn't Frozen Fever, but rather a new mini sequel or a side story that was done completely in 2D hand drawn animation. That was we can get both the 3D Frozen look and 2D. I also heard rumors, but it most likely just that rumors that a Frozen spin off series was to be made and done in 2D. I haven't found anything to confirm this, but it's my wishful thinking. Keep posting your amazing work. I'm trying to emulate your style and incorporate it in my own. Hopefully I'll be able to make some just as awesome as yours.
kuabci Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
That would be pretty interesting, but I don't think they would do that for a sequel, especially since they already have all the sets and character models done and waiting to be used again.  It wouldn't make much sense to recreate the entire world of Frozen in another art form. :/  The TV show I can see happening, though then I think that would be too much Frozen.  I'll just have to be satisfied by the snippets of rough 2D animation that show up here and there and my imagined version of it in that format!

I'll definitely keep posting art!  Art always improves with practice, so keep at it!
DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
kuabci Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
maybelletea Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
About Olaf, I was surprised at how much I loved him seeing the movie bc he seemed so annoying from the promotional stuff and trailers- I think he did have a point of being in the narrative because of what he represented between Anna and Elsa and their past, which is explained really well here:…
I found Olaf so hilarious though omfG I died.

But his design totally could've been better although I'm used to it now.

Great drawings, I especially love the one of Anna! <3
kuabci Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
That's an interesting point, but I still think the characters and performances of Anna and Elsa definitely get those points across.  Sometimes people overanalyze and overinterpret things in their, erm... zeal for a movie, but it's still a valid point to consider.  But it's true, he seemed a lot more annoying in the trailers than he ended up being.  Maybe he'll grow on me as time goes by.

And thank you!  I would really like to draw these characters more, I don't know why I haven't yet.
faiz333 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
kuabci Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!  Thank you! Thank you! 
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