Finally updated Pocahontas! I don’t think this is what people were expecting as the next entry in the series, but some of the criticisms of my first design have been eating away at me for years now and I needed to get off my ass and address them.
So hey! Spunky age-appropriate Pocahontas/Matoaka, sans feathers in the hair/European imagery/other superfluous details. This is closer to accounts and illustrations of Powhatan dress from the period, and I kinda think it’s closer to the Disney design anyway. WIN/WIN.
Thanks to everyone who’s educated my ass over the past couple of years, including moniquill, apihtawikosisan, this-is-not-native, and numerous others. You’ve made me a way more thoughtful artist in the process. :)
Harrods’ Designer Disney Princess Dresses [x]
(click the photos for the princesses each dress is for)
Realistic Disney Characters by Jirka Väätäinen
This is the most beautiful and true to character ‘real life’ Disney artwork I’ve seen, I love this.
Disney princesses dressed by haute couture designers
HBICs of history » P o c a h o n t a s
Pocahontas (1596-1617) was daughter of the powerful chief Powhatan. She helped maintain peace between English colonists and Native Americans by befriending the settlers at Jamestown. By the account of colonial leader John Smith, Pocahontas intervened to save his life after he had been taken prisoner by her father’s men. She subsequently converted to Christianity and wedded the colonist John Rolfe, which furthered efforts toward peace. She traveled to England, where she was received at court; she became something of a celebrity, and attended a masque at Whitehall Palace. Soon afterward she died, probably of lung disease - she was buried in England, but her resting place is not known.
Favorite Ladies of Cinema: Pocahontas, The New World (2005)
“Mother, where do you live? In the sky? The clouds? The sea? Show me your face. Give me a sign.”
Pocahontas makes a new friend.
Jirka Väätäinen, a Finnish student of Graphic Design, decided to bring alive some Disney characters through photo manipulation. They look incredibly amazing and definitely real! Check out his blog: http://jirkavinse.wordpress.com/
Also, like his Facebook fan page if you like his work like I do:
Alice has been added to the series! I was waiting for this and oh my gosh it looks awesome! <3
Historically accurate Disney princesses.
- ARIES (Jasmine)willful, feisty, independent
- TAURUS (Belle) creative, loyal, dependable
- GEMINI (Alice) curious, childlike, talkative
- CANCER (Cinderella) cautious, nurturing, empathetic
- LEO (Charlotte) provocative, demanding, flamboyant
- VIRGO (Tiana) realistic, knowledgeable, modest
- LIBRA (Mulan) intellectual, easygoing, indecisive
- SCORPIO (Pocahontas) intense, secretive, passionate
- SAGITTARIUS (Rapunzel) adventurous, spirited, happy
- CAPRICORN (Aurora) respectful, devoted, classy
- AQUARIUS (Ariel) idealistic, rebellious, open minded
- PISCES (Snow White) dreamy, compassionate, kind
Oooh I’m Alice! ♥