Inspired by a couple of sketches I saw here on tumblr, I created a racebent Ariel.
Have a racebent! Ariel. I think she’d be quite miffed at how Disney made her up.
…so I ended up getting just super lazy/messy with it. and it came out bleh, lol.
the little mermaid
Erik Santos as Prince Eric (with Rachelle Ann Go as Ariel)
On the two leads:
[M]aking their stage debuts in the musical are singing champions Rachelle Ann Go and Erik Santos, playing the lead roles of mermaid Ariel and Prince Eric. While those two lack acting experience, they are turning out to be naturals and Garcia is very happy to have them in his cast. “I have known Erik since he started his career,” he says of his Prince. “Erik has an incredible singing voice that truthfully conveys Prince Eric’s longing and passion.” Garcia is also all praises for Rachelle Ann. “She is a fantastic Ariel. Having worked with her for three weeks now, we can’t imagine anyone else playing the role. She is spunky, adventurous, kind, generous and a dreamer. She also has one of the most beautiful voices we have heard. She is a true Disney Princess.
Read more at: http://www.princeofpop.net/tag/mermaid-in-manila/
Rachelle Ann Go as Ariel
On Rachelle’s performance:
The Little Mermaid had starred the talented, incandescent Sierra Boggess in the title role (Ariel); while Manila’s production has found a new ingénue in strong pop singer Rachelle Ann Go. Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga, who’s also a columnist in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, only had praises and raves for Go’s opening night (November 18) performance, “As for Go, I don’t know that the superlatives in my vocabulary could cover just how wonderful I thought she was. Bundles of charm oozed from her, as well as an easy sense of humor and adventure. Her voice was also a great mix of that clean and pristine Disney sound, plus a deep pop sensibility that made this score (and her Ariel) accessible to everyone. She was a perfect Ariel, and her portrayal will only continue to deepen and improve. She blew me away on opening night.”
Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-Disneys-THE-LITTLE-MERMAID-Opens-in-Manila-20111124#ixzz1usSG4XQn
To hear a rendition of Go’s “Part of Your World”, watch the video below! (skip to 0:57)
I saw the post about the Haida Little Mermaid and decided to make a quick drawing just because I too love the Canadian West coast art style. Drawing fish fins like that is fun.