Disney Princess/Girls Redux - Alice
After redesigning Snow White, I thought about redesigning Pocahontas & Nakoma, but since Alice is one of the Disney characters who has extremely
boring simple design, decided to work on her first.
Jasmine’s next (I’ll probably draw a couple of these and put them in queue to ink & paint for later, because I have two other artwork at the moment that I’d like to prioritize).
First of all, I absolutely adore the amount of details on her dress and the intricate icing on that cookie (or in British terminology, biscuit), and the fact that you kept Alice fresh faced still still makes her very endearing.
I love the fact that you didn’t go all Tim Burton with it and instead really powered through with your style, she looks like she is full of energy and is just running around causing mischief instead of being loosey goosey, can’t wait to see the finished version, you really are fired up!
Title: Every heart
Nostalgic tune. One of the favorite BoA/Inuyasha songs.
Meow meow, one of the few songs I love to sing!
Second place kiriban prize W.I.P.
I believe these are the winner’s Mortal Kombat OC’s.
Cathrie (front) © Shiranui94 & Cathaclysm
Shiranui (back) © Shiranui94
Disney Girls/Princesses Redux - Snow White.
For some reason Snow White’s been my least favorite Disney Princess design. She’s pretty, she’s cute, got great personality ‘n all… but I don’t know why but SOMETHING about her design always bothered me. I don’t know… is it the dress? Is it the primary color scheme? Is it the hair? Is it because she’s super pale? DUN’ KNOW!! x_X
My husband mentioned it to one of his colleagues and she said maybe it’s because she’s a "prototype" (a.k.a. the VERY FIRST Disney Princess design… which also means OLD AS HELL).
I guess she looks ok in my redesign (FYI, I DON’T draw in Disney style because I know I’ll suck at it, so better to stay away from it if I can’t do it). Can’t really take the credit for the corset top because I basically based it off of this. Not sure if I like her expression a whole lot. I think I’ll change it later and make her smiling more before I start inking (right now it looks like she’s got a weird blank stare).
Third place kiriban prize (one inked character) for Cathaclysm, her OC Astoria
Since her character design is pretty interesting, I might color this later, but not anytime soon. I have so much stuff on my plate (two other kiriban prizes along with bunch my personal projects).
I hope you like it ^^
Alright, second place kiriban prize next.
* NOTE: Only the winner has the high-res, watermark free version.
Art © me
Astoria © Cathaclysm
Daughter of a gun (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?
*puts on obnoxious historian hat*
there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!!
like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)
there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop
so you know who takes over??? the first mate???
she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.
at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.
there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.
(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)
We need links!
Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark
Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea by Joan Druett
Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett
Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling
Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen
Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly
The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence
Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly
but women NEVER GOT TO DO ANYTHING AWESOME IN THEM DARK AGES!!! IT IS KNOWN
Ay yo, it’s my home girl icantaloupewyou's birthday, go and say happy birthday to her 'cause y'all think I'm awesome so there.
Happy birthday girl!