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Merida by LaurenGreiner Merida by LaurenGreiner
Heeey... I'm not dead! Here's a little something I did today as a sort of warm up. Originally this was going to be someone else, but as I kept drawing, it just turned into Princess Merida from Brave. Then I decided to color it. Woo! This was good exercise for me since I really haven't just drawn to draw in a long time.

Merida (c) Pixar.

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AnaB-SM Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Beautiful!
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Whatchu glarin' at?
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Keldain Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Nice picture of Merida! :)
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Caramelise Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconellierb:
EllieRB Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
This is really beautiful! Loved the colors and texture and your style.
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:iconlaurengreiner:
LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:icontheynamedherrheulea:
TheyNamedHerRheulea Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Love this... she seems so fresh and outdoorsy and adventurous!
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:iconlaurengreiner:
LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlamorien:
Lamorien Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutely adore this style.
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:iconlaurengreiner:
LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconderwydd3:
Derwydd3 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Holy crap this is awesome!
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:iconlaurengreiner:
LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconauroramarina:
AuroraMarina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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:iconlibbythomas:
libbythomas Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
This is beautiful! I love how strong her expression is, and how rich the colors are... you're really talented!
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:iconlaurengreiner:
LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
[link]

Here we are, born to be kings
We're the princes of the universe
Here we belong, fighting to survive
In a world with the darkest powers, heh
And here we are, we're the princes of the universe
Here we belong, fighting for survival
We've come to be the rulers of you all

I am immortal, I have inside me blood of kings - yeah - yeah
I have no rival, no man can be my equal
Take me to the future of you all

Born to be kings, princes of the universe
Fighting and free
Got your world in my hand
I'm here for your love and I'll make my stand
We were born to be princes of the universe

No man could understand
My power is in my own hand
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, people talk about you
People say you've had your day
I'm a man that will go far
Fly the moon and reach for the stars
With my sword and head held high
Got to pass the test first time - yeah
I know that people talk about me - I hear it every day
But I can prove them wrong 'cos I'm right first time
Yeah, yeah, alright, let's go, let's go, ha haa
Yeah, watch this man fly, wooh
Bring on the girls - c'mon - c'mon - c'mon
Here we are - here we are
Born to be kings, we're the princes of the universe
Here we belong
Born to be kings, princes of the universe
Fighting and free, got your world in my hand
I'm here for your love and I'll make my stand
We were born to be princes of the universe of the universe of the universe
of the universe of the universe
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ummm... I don't know what that has to do with my drawing, but it's an awesome song! Thanks! :D
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
It's theme song from "Highlander". Merida is a Celtic princess from the Highlands of Scotland, so I think it fits.

In fact, the week when I went to see "Brave" in theaters, I had this song playing non-stop.

Besides, look at the lyrics again. I can honestly picture Merida singing that.
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, and my downfall is that I've never seen Highlander! :( I'll have to fix that!
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BaYonetta Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Extrodanary art work!
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:iconlaurengreiner:
LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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BaYonetta Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
You're very welcome! :D
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Wonderful work, especially considering all that detail!
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:iconlaurengreiner:
LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Writer
Absolutely wonderfully done. I love how you did her hair. :aww:
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:iconlaurengreiner:
LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Writer
You're very, very welcome! :love:
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michae89 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
I need to see that film! =)
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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:iconlaurengreiner:
LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
woah I love her hair!
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:iconlaurengreiner:
LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Compass-Wave Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Beautiful! She looks ready to take on all the terrors of the world!
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I believe she probably could! Haha!
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The-Iby Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!

That red hair really pops!
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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enteringmymind Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an Awesome realistic drawing of her!!:)
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As I said in tumblr: just amazing! Lovely hair, great pose, and she looks more like an adult and wiser princess... like Brave has a even darker tone here... Love it!
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! She does look a bit older, but I like it. This is a more realistic drawing, I think.
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cannot tell you how excited i am for this movie... it's unreal...

This is one of the best depictions of her I have ever seen! I love the linework. And her facial expression is great :) Did you use any references for this?
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
OMG. I can't wait for this movie either! It looks to be spectaculaaar, and I love the fact that the main protagonist is a female. 'Bout time...

Thank you! I totally had no idea what I was doing when I drew this. It started out as a sketch of someone else, but then I started drawing the hair and I was like, "This looks like Merida!" So I finished it that way. :D
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think thats how I drew her too, you just see the red curly hair and it turns into her :)

Yes, so so excited to see a strong female lead, and I believe the story was actually first one written by a woman at Pixar
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Her hair... I could go on about it for days...

It was written by TWO women, in fact, one of them being the director of the Prince of Egypt! I could not have had a bigger nerdgasm when I discovered this.
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow, wonderful!!! I didn't know a woman directed Prince of Egypt? :)
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brusierkee Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
THIS IS BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
AHH!! Thank you so much! I love your Brave work, too! :D
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BLACKapostate Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
simply lovely.
I find her very cute in the trailer [link] and you did an excellent job of coloring her.I wouldn't have the patience for it :mad: :) :) :)
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha! Thanks!
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LupaSenzaLuna Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally love the way you do hair. And I'm so courious to see this new movie, Merida remeber me the character of a dear friend :D
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