Disney Princesses + Their Voice Actresses *If they had a separate singing actress, said actresses were not included. And by princess I mean princesses in the official Disney Princess line up/have their own merchandise line.
So it’s been five years to the day since I started my
historical (or, well, historical-ish)
Disney princesses series. I have no idea
how it’s been this long – I feel like I drew some of these yesterday – but it
seemed as good an opportunity as any to revisit Belle now that I’m five years
older and wiser. And now that I’m way more into the 1780’s/90’s.
I drew that original Belle on a whim, fueled by my sister’s
time working as a costumed interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, and assuming
it would be a one-off piece. In the long
run, despite all their now egregious flaws, I owe this series for some pretty cool jobs, meeting a ton of cool people, developing
an unexpectedly voracious appetite for historical fashion, and eating a fair
amount of humble pie along the way.
I think this Belle probably marks the swan song of my historical Disney princess series. Much as I’d love to continue
doing it forever, I’ve got a lot of exciting personal projects that I’m ready
to dedicate more of my precious free time to.
I’ll probably continue designing this stuff in my off hours – who am I
to resist drawing the likes of Slue Foot Sue and Katrina Von Tassel – but I’m going to
focus less on polished illustrations, and more on the research and design. When you get right down to it, that’s the aspect of this stuff that I love. :)
Thanks to everyone who stuck with me over the past five
years, and here’s to way more historical fashion in the years to come I can’t even put into words how lovely y’all’ve been.
Tired of seeing the old Disney Princess group shot? Well, here’s a new group photo of them. I used the redesigned versions and edited the color scheme of a few princesses that is similar to their movie color palette.
They’re getting crowded and having them standing in one line would be so panoramic. You can use this to whatever Disney Princess related post you make, I will update this once Moana get’s a 2D drawing.