Walt Disney World this morning officially crowned Merida from Pixar’s “Brave” as the 11th Disney Princess. Her coronation ceremony fittingly took place in front of Cinderella Castle, just steps away from her own Magic Kingdom meet-and-greet spot.
OH GOSH. Before my Rapunzel piece starts circulating much further I would first like to thank racebentdisney for the reblog, but I would also just like to say that the piece isn’t meant to be disney related (anyone reblogging from them should also note that they have mentioned that in their own comments haha)! It’s fine if you’d like to think so but I would just like to put my original intent out there for the public to know.
I also wanted to point out that the illustration is originally meant as a possible nod towards the Ramayana (at least the part where Sita is captured) since the story of Rapunzel has always been a bit reminiscent of that to me. Rama in that story is usually depicted as blue (I was also considering Krishna or Vishnu reincarnations on their way to divinity). The piece is in no way supposed to be related to the Disney adaptation which has less similarities to the original Grimm fairy tale than any other Disney re-telling before it, which is fine, I loved the movie in itself, don’t get me wrong, that’s not necessarily what I was going for!
AND also a little snippet for anyone that might have doubts in my skintone morals; “”One of the theories is that Vishnu, because of his association with water, is depicted blue; therefore all his incarnations including Krishna, are shown as such. In Hinduism, persons who have depth of character and the capacity to fight evil are depicted as blue skinned. …
“The theory of the blue coloring of Krishna goes to the fact that the Creator has given the maximum of blue to nature i.e. the sky, the oceans, the rivers and lakes. The deity who has the qualities of bravery, manliness, determination, the ability to deal with difficult situations, of stable mind and depth of character is represented as blue colored. Lord Krishna spent his life protecting humanity and destroying evil, hence he is colored blue.”“
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I’m soooooooooo sorry I’ve been inactive! D:
I’ve had the worst block ever, but I figured out that I’ve just gotta push through. With that I bring you my latest piece fresh out the oven.
I had this idea a while back about how cool it would be if there were a black Snow White. In the original fairy tale, her beauty is attributed to the strong contrast in her white skin against her black hair and eyes, so I thought hmm… What if it was her snowy hair and eyes that contrasted against her dark skin? I referenced a few things for this painting, I’m happy with the turnout, hope you guys are too.
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