As Many of you know the Original Ariel was deleted from deviantArt because it was deemed "inappropriate" somehow, so Instead of getting all riled up, I decided to draw a new more "appropriate" rendition of the Little Mermaid. The Original (which can be found here [link]
) Attempted to show the transformation that our Ariel would take from mermaid to human. Here I show the fulfillment of that transformation where she would use the powers bestowed to her as Queen of the seas, and prepare herself for battle. This is the original idea I had in mind, but chose a more "pretty" approach the first time around. Hopefully this image will help answer a few questions, such as "Why is she taking off her bra?" "Would she really go into battle naked?" and my favorite "What's with barnacles"... though I'd image that some of those questions will more than likely have no real answer other than, "Why not?"
In addition, with this image I'd like to thank all of you who have supported me with this silly little idea, through it you've blessed me with more than 50,000 views, a DD and a whole lot of appreciated encouragement. I love you for it. This is my first of many thank yous! I hope you find it acceptable.
Some of you may want to know what happened to her story... well it was lost in the "storm" so I guess I'll just have to write a new one... Anyway, Enjoy.... and yes, there is a hidden mickey in there, and yes I have to update the cheat sheet.
In case you are unsure if the character depicted here is underage please note that all the characters in my Defenders of Enchanted Kingdom Series are based on a Fan Inspired "What if" Scenario based on events that could transpire far into the future of their original stories. All these characters are meant to be portrayed as of being over the age of 18.
Done using Photoshop CS3, and Manga Studio Debut. Features use of Ron's Splash brushes. Ariel © Disney