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Fa Mulan by Veronika-Art Fa Mulan by Veronika-Art
My favourite "heroine". :love: Done during my little free time (this is days and moments of work).

Sketch done in Corel Painter: sta.sh/#/dmzpjtqn3k8


:music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVzdvM… and www.youtube.com/watch?v=JolSUz…

Other Mulan Hua Mulan by Veronika-Art
Mulan: 木蘭 the legend of the girl that took her father's place in the army.

The legend stems from a Chinese poem, written during the Northern Wei dynasty (386-534), a time where northern china was ruled by nomadic invaders.

This is reflected in the fact that the poem refers to the ruler as the Khan rather than as the Emperor. As is common with Chinese stories, it was further elaborated on as a novel during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and as a play during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Her surname has been variously given as Zhu, Wei, or Hua in various sources but in fact no independent contemporary records exist to confirm her existence.

Ode to Mulan:
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脫我戰時袍
著我舊時裳."
當窗理云鬢
對鏡貼花黃


I take off my wartime gown
And put on my old-time clothes."
Facing the window she fixes the cloudlike hair on her temples,
Facing a mirror she dabs on yellow flower powder


出門看火伴
火伴皆驚惶
同行十二年
不知木蘭是女郎


She goes out the door and sees her comrades.
Her comrades are all shocked.
Traveling together for twelve years
They didn't know Mulan was a girl.


Bamboo thanks to hawksmont

Thank you for your support :heart:



"Look at me
You may think you see
Who I really am
But you'll never know me
Every day
It's as if I play a part
Now I see
If I wear a mask
I can fool the world
But I cannot fool my heart

Who is that girl I see
Staring straight back at me?
When will my reflection show
Who I am inside?

I am now
In a world where I
Have to hide my heart
And what I believe in
But somehow
I will show the world
What's inside my heart
And be loved for who I am .."
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RensKnight Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
How gorgeous...neat to see this in a realistic style! :)  She's one of the few Disney princesses I can relate to...it's like when I put on my Kylo Ren robes for a cosplay, and I feel the power in the look of what I'm wearing...I know that sounds crazy, but yeah.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
IT´s not crazy. I am like you and my daughter is too... we like to feel bad ass!!! Thank you!!!!
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RensKnight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, and YAAAAAY for not sounding crazy!  So glad you understand exactly what I mean! :)  I love feeling badass...feeling like I am not being judged for beauty, but for power, for what I can DO.  I am comfortable being female, but if I have to ditch female expectations, then so be it.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
I do understand, I mean, female expectations are stupid. I´ve tried to live up to these expectations and lately I really don´t care. I have ditched the expectations long ago. I like femeninity and being a girl, but I mean, drawing big jugs and buns... no thank you!!!! 
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RensKnight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly!
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QuyaKillaLuna Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is easily the most gorgeous fanart of Mulan I've seen, and one of the best of any Disney character. Beautiful job.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Thank you!
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QuyaKillaLuna Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! <3
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
:heart::hug:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
Gorgoeus
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
Thank you :tighthug:
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KainTheSupreme Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful graphic interpretation of Mulan.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Grazie!
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Nimbue Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017   General Artist
This is absolutely enchanting and incredible!
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017
Thank you for your kind comments! :heart:
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C0smIIc Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, this is stunning! I loved this movie personally, I love the colors! I was wanting to also ask what tablet do you use?
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2015
Thank you. I have a Wacom Intuos 3, Photoshop CS6 and Corel Painter 12
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C0smIIc Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, cool! I own a Wacom bamboo for now, I might upgrade to a Ugee ^^ 
and your very welcome, thanks for the watch aswell ^^
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
My pleasure :hug:
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AI-100100101 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
It's BEAUTIFUL! :D :omg:

It would be cool if Ang Lee would turn Disney's Mulan Animated Film into a Live Action Film. 

I would love see Ang Lee turn Disney's Mulan :icondisneyplz::iconmulanplz: or Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke into a Live Action Films.
Ang Lee won 1 Oscar for Best Foreign Film, 2 Oscar for Best Director, 2 Golden Globes for Best Director and 2 BAFTA awards for Best Direction.

Ang Lee is a Taiwanese Director known for directing "Sense and Sensibility", "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", "Brokeback Mountain" and "Life Of Pi"
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OraTheRebelKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She's my fav heroine, too! XD
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FellitoRockero Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I've no words to describe this.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Thank you so much! :hug:
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Out of the ones that actually fight, she's also my favorite.

Out of the more "peaceful" ones, Alice is number one, with Belle and Tiana in close second.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Thank you so much! :hug:
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spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
she is pretty, hte most beautiful work :) ^___^
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Thank you kindly :hug:
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spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
my pleasure
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NukeUke Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Thats a great picture!
Amazing work! :heart:
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank so much!
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FatherStone Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
The use of colors here is great, as well as the beautiful composition. I love the realism of his dress. Very nice work!
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank so much, I am very honoured, I love your work so much!!
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
My pleasure!
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
:hug:
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Trinkuh2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very pretty but i coundly buy the print cause it fail quality test. T.T
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I noticed. DA´s policy´s I guess...
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
This is so cool! Very well done!
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you!
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
You are welcome!
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MrsRoosery Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning. I absolutely ADORE this! The detail is simply amazing! Can't take my eyes off it! :D
I would LOVE to have this as a painting to hang on my wall ^_^
I love oriental things, and this is one of the most beautiful things I've seen ^_^
Thank you for making such a wonderful piece of art. xx
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you very much, your comment lovely :heart: I have prints avalaible through DA.
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droxy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely!
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thanks Droxy... hugs to you!!!
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JAE462 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
luv Mulan
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meltingearth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
So ornate and shiny
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thank you kindly! :hug:
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FairyNinja12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
She is my favourite childhood Disney Princess character.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Mine too!!!! I just admire her legend very much!
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mireillesinclair Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful <3
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