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Disney High: Merida by Nina-D-Lux Disney High: Merida by Nina-D-Lux
Not doing a summary here, like i have for the rest of the girls, since she still hasn't shown up in the story yet and i want it to be at least a little bit of a suprise.

But yeah. High waisted jeans with the tied flannel shirt and crop top, i wanted to do the whole revived-nineties-grunge trend that's in right now. Effortless tomboy chic. I dont think i can add her to the lineup picture because the style looks so different to all the others! How can my drawings change so much in a year? Improvement i hope. If i wasn't so lazy i'd want to re-draw the whole thing now haha.

Her hair was fun to draw. First i started drawing in my usual way, doing really controlled looking curls, then decided that looked awful and doing just big burly ones and then that didnt look good either. I tried to draw this hair like at least ten times before erasing it one more time and thinking right whatever i donT CARE TIME TO SCRIBBLE AW YEAH JUST SCRIBBLE GO CRAZY PEN FLYING EVERYWHERE WHOOO SCIBBLE SCRATCH SCRATCH URL WAVY HECK YEAH SON LET LOOSE WITH IT DASH SOME COPICS IN THERE SCRIBBLE THEM TOO UNF WHAT WAAAT and yeah in the end i think it turned out ok.

and that my friends is called the artist process.

Sketched in pencil, coloured in copics, edited in photoshop.
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CSart22 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
Merida is gorgeous! I love how you designed the girls and guys!
KittyCupcakeO3O Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she looks wonderful! it really looks like something i think Merida would wear, i like it a lot!
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
beatiful work on her
PrincessBeautiful Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
I love her hair.
YumeeDP Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist
i love thisI am a dummy! 
NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I really like how you gave her a plaid jacket on her waist, sort of like a Scottish kilt. :)
The "modern-day Disney princess" idea is really cool, and I may try drawing one at some point. :)
Oceanblue-Art Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student General Artist
She reminds me of my Monster High OC! :3
 Wendy Geau Custom Monster High Doll by Oceanblue-Art  
Ktmiller Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
My sist would wear that she's like my opposite.
DILILJA Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love her design
koalagirl223 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i look and act like Merida so thanks for drawing me. Kinda
SkyWuvsU Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Miximini Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!
monochromehero Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Dchapo4 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I imagine that Ariel, Merida, Anna and Giselle are in an all girls band called "The Red Heads"
Ariel: lead singer
Merida: lead guitar
Anna: drums
Giselle: piano
Merida, Anna and Giselle sing backup also
AwKwardCoFfee Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That would be so cute!
DJpon3PONY Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I know right X3
caitycaitcake Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colors here. 
BraveHades Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 Merida <3
PrincessBeautiful Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Never mind.  LOL
LunaBones Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I hope you do more of these, even if they aren't included in the story :)
raquelalexandragds Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Writer
this one is mind blowing. i can perfectly picture merida like this in real life. and kinda reminds me of one girl at my old highschool. she have the same frickin ginger haird. gorgeaus drawing.
noneilswimgirl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
would bee so coool if u gave her a bear hat or keychain or something!
Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
It's the shirt kilt that does it for me, definitely. 

Don't blame you for not putting her in with the rest because c'mon, we know this Pixar hero is just plain too-cool-for-school. But I can suspect Pocahontas and Mulan will definitely have some competition. 
Dptas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Can you please do Anna and/or Elsa from Frozen?????
luckynumb7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Are Ariel and Merida going to be friends?  It just seems like ariel would be all,  ohhh no im the top redhead here   *finger wag and head bob side to side*
Nina-D-Lux Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha i love it, thats great.
They wont really be meeting in the story though, sadly.
redicespice Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Are you gonna make Tinkerbell
Wings-Of-Crystal Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a second i first thought it was Ella from ur winx fanfic xD but it's cool :D :D :la:
jasymae Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
can u draw Aladdin? 
yaGrlelyse001 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
i picture playing almost every sport at disney high

Beyond-Sirenix Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
She is so beautiful here... But definitely not 14, like in your story xD
art-poems-life Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
i love how you give the princesses a more modern look! Boogie! 
icecreamsodapop7713 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I love it all. truly i do no denying that. and i know you hate drawing the boys but could you do a line up of them. please please please with cherries on top. and also Kida and Milo(Atlantis), Meg and Hercelus(Hercules). PLEASE.
anamarga Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So beautiful! She looks amazing *----*
tayzbell Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
This is amazing! I love all of your pics, its going to take a while to favourite everything though
kunoichi96 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!
muffinmonkey72 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS!!!! I'm a fan of your disney girls but this is by far my favorite!
diabolico0anghel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dat feeling when you draw Merida's hair. :iconiknowthatfeelbroplz:
Zaykova-does-art Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it
And love your style.
TayBMagic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really admire how you didn't cross the boundary with the whole "Merida isn't feminine issue". I've heard the whole controversy over people flipping out about artists drawing her with a thin waist and more developed "assets". And since sex appeal is a very common element in your art I applaud that you did not expose this sketch to that. Clap 
thedomissia Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
i love it ! :D
pirouette-skies Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I LOL'd at your description on how you drew the hair. xD <3
Amrock Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh WOW! This is so brilliantly done! 
ScreamingTc Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
She's so damned cute. <3
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work on the detailed and shading!
V-chan10 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Very cool!
Sandra-13 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist
To be honest, I wasn't sure how Merida would translate to your style, since your style is pretty modelly and fashiony, which Merida totally isn't, but WOW, I'm impressed by this. Not only does she look great and still with her personality shining through, the drawing really shows your development and how your diversity has become so much better!! 
LOVE it! :heart:
ShiranuiKidWolf101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
angeelous-dc Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
omggg, beautiful! :love:
AntoinePicture Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
J'adore :D
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