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Swimming Lesson 2.Szekeres by Jozef-Szekeres Swimming Lesson 2.Szekeres by Jozef-Szekeres
Swimming Lesson 2.Szekeres
Ariel and Melody

This artwork was based on 'The Swimming Lesson' with Tilaweed and Ariel. While animating Ariel at Disney during the production of "The Little Mermaid Return to the Sea", I had the Tilaweed piece on show above my desk. Inspired by that, I was asked to do a new version of it for the cover of an internal employee magazine with Ariel and her daughter Melody. This was the result. This was work I did gratis, so the art and its usage remains my property, however the characters belong to Disney.

I had this artwork on display for years in my Black Mermaid Productions website gallery:

[link]

I decided to upload it here on Deviantart because it was sourced without my permission.

It was with great disappointment to see that my artwork had been pilfered in this way. At no time was I contacted by the copying artist, and no permissions were given that my artwork could be used to be duplicated in this way. I'd ask that anyone that does see this copy makes it known to the artist that this is not acceptable behavior.

When artwork is copied, at least, a credit of the originating artist should be attributed to the artwork with a link to the sourced artwork.

The plagiarized artwork has now been removed with an apology from the artist. I thank the artist for respecting my work.
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:iconevantulacmaster:
evantulacmaster Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Artist
Wow. Ariel is teaching her daughter Melody how to swim like a mermaid. That's cool.
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I guess it could be a royal swimming lesson…. like grown girls putting books on their heads to make sure their posture and balance is refined.
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:iconevantulacmaster:
evantulacmaster Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Artist
I do wish there's a Little Mermaid 4.
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:iconlolabunnyvslexibunny:
LolaBunnyvsLexiBunny Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
always loved this
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconlolabunnyvslexibunny:
LolaBunnyvsLexiBunny Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
yw :D
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:iconshiyahawk:
ShiyaHawk Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just so you know :iconjulietcapulet432: traced this Melody Drawing by julietcapulet432
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This seems to be an innocent trace, probably from a younger artist that is ignorant of copyright law. However, I've given no permission to reproduce my artwork, so I've reported this deviation to Deviantart as an infringement of copyright.
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:iconjulietcapulet432:
julietcapulet432 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Thank you, and yes I was not aware of the copyright law. It has been taken down.
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:iconjulietcapulet432:
julietcapulet432 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Yes I did do a drawing based on the artwork by Elf-Fin and I credited the artist in the comments.
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:iconshiyahawk:
ShiyaHawk Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Still doesn't matter. Tracing is not allowed. Your art will be considered stolen work. Plus putting it in the comments 15 minutes ago does not count as giving "credit". You give credit in the work's description if using a base or generator-type website. What you did was blatant theft.
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:iconwarriormoonnight:
warriormoonnight Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
:D like Mother, like Daughter. :)
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Totally.
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:iconwarriormoonnight:
warriormoonnight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
:shrug:
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:icondream-angel-artista:
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Did you draw them to animation studios disney?
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I did draw these to be used for the cover of an internal newsletter when working for Disney.
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:icondream-angel-artista:
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
REALLY DO YOU WORK ANIMATION STUDIOS! ALL COLORS AND CREATE ANIMATION MOVIES !?
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I used to be a senior animator at Disney Sydney. The studio is now closed.
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:icondream-angel-artista:
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
OH sorry!!!!and nkow what are you working!?
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:iconuglygosling:
uglygosling Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
A loving Mom, an adoring daughter, what more can one ask for?
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
And both mermaids... YAY!
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:iconbutterfly33333:
butterfly33333 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one of my most! most! most! favorite pics your a really good artist
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It was a joy to create.
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:iconelfman83ml:
elfman83ml Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
That is so good drawing that it resembles a photo and make me think they are real :) Especially their heads are exclusive! Wow! So much deep effects..
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.

It IS real... ;-)
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:iconamirkameron:
AmirKameron Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Melody is alot cutter then Ariel. ^.^ I wish we could see her again in a new mermaid movie.
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehe thanks. Melody is nice, but Ariel can't be beat...for me.
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a fan: [link]
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:icontinkerbell52589:
tinkerbell52589 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
LOVE IT!
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:icontinkerbell52589:
tinkerbell52589 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
welcome! =)
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:iconjean-grey-phoenix:
Jean-Grey-Phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   Digital Artist
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! I love The Little Mermaid!
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, Me too...
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Sk8inglioness Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
This is so beautiful and tender. I have to admit that TLMII was my least favorite sequel of all the Disney sequels but this work of art definitely makes me forget that opinion. :) Wonderfully done. Thank you for sharing this even though it wasn't under the best circumstances.
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. TLM2 is not my favourite sequel either, but working on the mermaids..one scene at a time, was a wonderful experience. I got to animate mermaids... YAY.
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AllisonChipette Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Allison:wow thats so pawsome u did a good job
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much.
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:iconvjhh:
VJHH Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconhtfartist:
htfartist Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
I asked a similar request like this, except Melody is teaching someone else to swim.
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
whom did you request?
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:iconhtfartist:
htfartist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
I asked Seiyachan to draw Melody teaching my Kingdom Hearts OC Lukas how to swim like a merman. This is it: [link]
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow this is lovely
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:icontrusay:
TruSay Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
awesome! this is on the back of my vhs version of the movie!
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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:iconamie21:
amie21 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
this is lovely :) x x x x
xoxamiexox
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconamie21:
amie21 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
your welcome any time x x x x
xoxamiexox
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:iconnorthspeed:
Northspeed Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I think this looks beautifull^^ And it looks like the real thing I acctully got fooled there for a minute. One question though: will there be a version with a background? Just curious
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