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.
Princesses do the Rococo part III.
I had this as a sketch sitting on my desk since summer and finally found the time to finish it. Before someone asks, Mulan’s colour scheme is picked from the outfit she wore at the end of the film in and not the pink matchmaker scene dress.
The first Rococo princesses Belle, Jasmine and Ariel can be found here and second with Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora here. This leaves Merida and Anna/Elsa (presuming Disney sticks to their plan to add them both to the official line up) left to do.
Drawing lots of Disney Princesses is figure-wise monotonous (which is bad for artistic development) so I do random-sized and other variants in my sketchbook every now and then… pencils and digital colours.
Rough toile de jouy-style ideas I’ve been messing around with. Needs gazillion more details though. x_x
I haven’t been drawing as much as usual over the last couple of weeks. I got a sewing machine for Christmas but I haven’t used one since home ec. class in school… much practice is needed. x_x
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.