It’s world book day today (in the UK) and my son’s school did a thing where the kids were allowed to go in dressed as characters in books. In reality this turned out to be that in the reception class my son is in (4-5-year olds) most girls showed up dressed in Disney princess dresses and most boys in Marvel/DC superhero outfits. In the school yard I overheard one of the boys make a comment to a girl that she couldn’t be a princess since she had short hair. The bell rang that instant and all the kids ran off so I was just left there steaming with a piece on my mind I couldn’t get out there and then. So here’s Disney Princesses with short hairstyles.
Yes, just not Victorian.
Thanks for the compliments!
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My dash is full of pretty autumn fashion pictures so I spent the evening sketching fancy dress princesses in SAI. About 30mins each.
Rough toile de jouy-style ideas I’ve been messing around with. Needs gazillion more details though. x_x
Princesses do the rococo part II, this one’s with the “classic” princesses Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora. First one with Disney’s “renaissance” ladies Belle, Ariel and Jasmine here.
Inspired by late 1700s French fashion illustrations (but not aimed to be a direct reproduction), fine marker and watercolour.
The recently re-redesigned Princesses sans Poca’s feathers. Playing with shapes is much too addictive. Hazelnut brown ink with watercolours and gel pens.
Disney princess redesigns have had the princess fandom in a snit of equal amounts of love and hate lately. This is pretty much my current thoughts on it, some of the comments are my own others I have come across and agree with them.
Toying around with ideas for a T-shirt for my daughter. The official Disney princess shirts for little girls irk me slightly. I can deal with how they’re fluorescent pink and sparkly but not with how the princesses on shirts are always either limited to 1-5 of them or they’re stuffed in so that some are hidden behind others. Not to mention they are always depicted in their fancy ballgowns and their superficial beauty and wealth is glamorised (like the world’s not bombarding little girls enough with that crap already -although I have to give exception here to Merida and of course Pocahontas who doesn’t have a fancy dress as such but then she’s usually stuffed to the back line in group images or left out altogether so meh) while other more valuable princess traits like kindness, perseverance, courage, generosity, thirst for knowledge etc. are for the most part ignored.