#Character Spotlight: herringbones on their "Rapunzel in India" pieces



herringbones:



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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#Character Spotlight: Snow White and Aladdin - sicosa and lettherebedoodles



sicosa:





~Snow White~

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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#Character Spotlight: Pug's Humanized "Lion King" and "Jungle Book" pieces




No, seriously, have you seen this guy's work? His Humanized Lion King and Jungle Book pieces are fantastic! Click the cut.
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#Discussion: "thiscouldhavebeenfrozen"



There's a lot of talk and discussion about the disappointment on the direction Disney has taken their adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen. In particular, the utter disappointment in the fact that Disney has narratively and artistically decided to ape the process they used in Tangled, giving future audiences a female protagonist that is a): akin to their Rapunzel in every meaning of the word and b): that she follows the template of yet another variation of their blonde, blue/green eyed protagonist. To say nothing of the frustration over the minimizing the focus on a female geared journey that focused on saving her male friend and replacing it with a battle between embittered sisters and an adrenaline junkie male, the frustration eventually gave way to this: thisshouldhavebeenfrozen.

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The site is still in its early developments, but be sure to check it out and if you're an artist, feel free to contribute.

#Character Spotlight: Borra Week - "Surprise and Moonlight" by Siquia



Borra WeekSurprise and Moonlight

A Peter Pan/LOK crossover because Bolin is green and Korra is blue? Also Bolin reminds me of Peter quite a bit. The background is off a screenshot, doctored and tweaked into submission.

Supremely late, I know. I had to force myself into finishing this since I’m having a pretty bad day in exchange for a good night last night. My head still feels like I’m foxtrotting with a jackhammer *groan*

Also, I’ve gained nearly a hundred followers overnight? Did I accidentally sell my soul or something? Welcome to my Tumblr, I hope you enjoy your stay :D

Past weeks done so far: BromotionsZutara

#Character Spotlight: marydoodler's "Snow Queen" in Mongolia



marydoodler:

I don’t where I read it, but for the longest time I thought Disney’s next animated film “The snow queen” ( now frozen) was set in Mongolia. But the newest concept art officially and completely squishes that, so I am now lamenting the change with a concept of what could have been.

Artist note: painted this in sketch club and accidently destroyed the colors halfway through, they were much better before :(

#Character Spotlight: "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" by tamsalama



tamsalama:

I tend to put on old 90’s movies on while I work on things, and the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella from 1997 with Brandy and Whitney Houston and Paolo Montalban is one of my favorites.

The stepsisters are hilarious, too - their overly dramatic reaction to Cinderella’s comment gave some awesome expressions there. 

I’ll probably share some more sketches from this movie later this weekend!

#Character Spotlight: Bastion the Thief by David Gilson (princekido)



THE FOLLOWING PIECES are probably the only existing fanart of Flynn's original concept, the Romani Thief named Bastion, together and without Rapunzel. The artists' name seems to have been lost to the seven winds is David Gilson, a very popular artist on DeviantART.com (who apparently had ties with the actual film).

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#Character Spotlight: teaat2am's "Rapunzel" and "The Little Mermaid"

teaat2am is the artist responsible for the Indian/South Asian "Snow White" that was featured in the discussion thread that gave birth to this community. I'm not sure why I never searched their blog further, but to discover they made other renditions of the fairy tales Rapunzel and The Little Mermaid makes me happy.

#Character Spotlight: VirginieSiveton's "Tribute to..." Tiana and Pocahontas

VirginieSiveton is a pretty proficient artist who enjoys drawing pin up versions the Disney Princesses and general human models. Of his pinup I thought the ones of Tiana and Pocahontas were probably his strongest (the POC heroines, Mulan, Jasmine and Esmeralda were borderline whitewashed). Be sure to check out his gallery in the link.

THE LINE IT IS DRAWN #114 – DISNEY WELCOMES STAR WARS TO THE FAMILY!



In honor of Disney buying Lucasfilm, suggest team-ups and/or mash-ups of Star Wars characters and Disney characters. Enjoy! I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion. All copyright and trademarks of the following characters are held by their respective owners! BigMike20X6 and some one else whose twitter handle I’ve lost suggested:

Jabba takes all the Disney Princesses as slaves


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#Character Spotlight: "HEEEEYYYY, SEXY LADIES" - Gangnam Style Princes"by Grodansnagel


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AT THIS POINT everyone and their mother has made a parody-something of Korean Pop Star, PSY's GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) since it's debut on YouTube sent it spiraling through the American consciousness like an adequately named bug. Grodansnagel's Disney Princess Parody featuring the official princesses is no different.