MOANA concept design.
Final piece for my class. Because of dying PC, I’ve managed to get away with low quality sketches. I honestly could of done much better and planned on doing one full drawing of all 3 of them, nicely inked, shaded, ect. However, my PC demanded I suffer so this is what I got done. I decided to stick to the Maori culture. Feel free to discuss cultures with me as I’ve quite enjoyed drawing concept fan art for this movie.
In the first image, I created two navigators. I researched as much as I could and could not find THE navigator design so I went along with what I found. I created a chub man. Old, but sweet. He would act as a mentor for both Moana and the young man underneath him. He’s got tons of tats on, making him look more wiser, more experienced and evidentally a successful person.
Below him is a younger guy. Maybe in this 20’s. He’s achieved a bit during his early life so he’s got some tats to show off his progress. He’s strong, aloof and fun. Has a lot of humour in him.
Finally Moana. I started with a kid image in my head. Eventually I decided to make her mature; maybe around her 20’s too. She’s dealth with challenges and she can take on anything. Young though, so she’s able to have some fun. She’s a chiefs daughter so she’s important and knows it.
Was assigned concept work for any existing “thing”. Technically Moana is in production and therefore, existing officially and convinced my teacher that I could totally do some concept work for it. He agreed! :D
The deal here is to work on this as if I was working for Disney. So I began with your typical slender bust. Skinny looking already, with big eyes. Then I drew random hair designs and decided to pick the ones I liked. After that, I used those same hair designs with a different face. One with thinner eyes.
I picture Moana in many different forms so I wont only draw her skinny. I will draw her chubby, as well as strong and slim. I will have to come up with specific wardrobes for her as I do not want to offend Polynesian culture with little tube tops and skirts and flowers. Then I will have to design her tau-taus and jewelry. It will be fun :)
I also have to design 2 navigator men. Same concept as Moana, uggh so much work :P
Wee little Moana based on Tuvaluan culture (Pssst Disney, tell us which Polynesian culture she is from)
I hope I managed to capture the attire and culture appropriately, and isn’t offensive. So please let me know if something is inaccurate!
Yes hello hi bonsoir. I draw Moana the next Disney princess.
My own design for Moana! ♥
I know it is still too early to talk about Disney’s upcoming movie Moana (2018)
but I just can’t help to make my own design of Moana Waialiki the main protagonist …!! I’m so curious what she would look like .. so I made my own I just can’t help myself !! I’m so excited of this movie
Disney Moana fan art by Ben/btak18
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|Anonymous: Moana Waialiki is actually a Maori name. So, given that that is just about all we know about her, maybe you could draw Moana as Maori? The dresses are absolutely BEAUTIFUL :)|
Can Moana just be really shy and introverted but when her family needs she steps up her game and overcomes her shyness and becomes brave and outgoing.
Also can she just have a brother or something who taught her how to nagivate…but then maybe he dies out at sea and so for the longest time she stopped nagivating and stopped talking people cause her family and brother were the only ones she really connected to. Also, can he just give her a necklace or a pendant or something he carved himself and she literally doesn’t go anywhere without it
There’s always something you don’t know….
Soooo here’s more art of Moana! This is just my own random concept of a scene (believe me, I don’t know a thing about the real plot). I tried colour blocking again and now I’m getting the hang of it, I think!
I don’t know, there better be one scene where there is some sort of colour contrasting like this picture - some place where it’s dark and there’s light contrasting it. Though, no matter what, I’m sure I won’t be disappointed!