Body Template

Next I hope to get a first draft of her body done on Illustrator. I started to draw a more detailed piece. It turned into a lot of scribbles but the basis is there so i am going to use this drawing as a template for a body for my Ursula head.




I decided to give the face a test run on illustrator. I was really excited to bring it to life on my computer I really enjoy working on illustrator and I was happy with the first draft. I do plan to do her in more colour schemes to see what I like best but for now I just gave her tan skin and brown hair.

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Choosing a Face

I went back over one of my original sketches and put a lot more detail in. I was really happy with the result and feel like I really want to go a head and use this as my Ursula Character. She has long hair and big eyes. I want to make ursula beautiful I feel like a lot of villains are depicted as ugly old hags and it kind of gives the wrong message in my opinion.



I then began to play around with what Ursula’s body will look like. There is a couple of different styles I like. There is not an awful lot to do She is an octopus so The only part I can make funky and unique is her top part So wanted to do up a few different ideas. 12348769_918253631562352_1433253777_n.jpg

Sketching Ursula

Continuing from the last couple of weeks I have constantly been sketching up rough ideas for ursula. I have decided she will 100% be an octopus as she is in the original story so I think it is crucial that she is an octopus in my story. First I started with faces, What exactly is she going to look like? What colour hair? What colour skin? Theres so many different ways I can go about designing her and it really excites me. Firstly I just have a number of sketches I am not yet at the stage of knowing what exactly she will look like.

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Getting back to it

After a long hard think I decided, you know what I really want to just continue with the original idea of Triton and Ursula falling in love when they where young. I definitely could have done without this hiccup in my project it really set me back I was feeling so uninspired with the project but I feel I am getting back on track and going to stick with it now. Now that I have definitely decided on a storyline I am beginning to develop characters and really delving into my project more and more.

The Story Struggle Continues

Once I decided on what exactly my final story was going to be, I started writing it down, this is a rough first draft, I feel it needs to be finished ASAP! I’ll admit I had a momentary mind blank and I no longer knew what I wanted my story to be. Getting the basic outline is crucial so I can start planning scene by scene what’s happening in order to get my storyboards on the road.

The Story Struggle

After the meeting on Wednesday, I feel a bit more at ease. I was worried about my storyline. I want it to be unique. After deciding against what I thought was a unique story, where Ursula and Triton are siblings, I was assured that I can still take this approach. I am still going between this concept and my original idea so for now I’m not 100% there with the story, my goal this week is to have the story Treatment and start writing scene by scene descriptions.

Creative Block


I decided to do a quick check to see if the idea of Triton and Ursula being siblings was ever portrayed in a story. To my surprise, This was Disney’s original Idea. The company then decided against this, However in analyses of the movie made by Disney there are talks of a conspiracy that Triton and Ursula are Siblings it is just not mentioned, It was after these suspicions that Disney stated that this was in fact a very early idea. The Broadway musical of The Little Mermaid portrays Triton and Ursula as siblings.


Since this idea is already out there I feel I am back at the start I am really having a block this week when it comes to developing the story. I am hoping if I just power through and maybe concentrate on the drawings this week it will eventually come to me but for now I shall keep chipping away at it.

Ursula, King Tritons Sister?


After discussing some ideas with a class mate we came to the idea of maybe Triton and Ursula being siblings. Ursula would have been the older child but was overlooked for the crown because she is not male. As she becomes bitter her and Triton fall out and then become enemies. Therefore Ursula would be Ariels Aunt which I thought was a cool Idea and there is so many opportunities to play with that concept and have some fun.