Once upon a time over a year ago on Redesign Revolution, we collected our 10 favorite artist renditions of Disney Princesses. It was a resounding success. Since it has been a year since we found the best of the best in artist renditions, we decided to do a second, updated roundup of artistic recreations of all our favorite Disney characters.
This updated roundup will feature some fun recreations of all starring Disney characters, from Hercules and Peter Pan to Tarzan and more. And, of course, we’ll see even more Disney Princesses in this roundup. Enjoy these fun renditions below!
1. Art Nouveau Paintings
UK-based artist Hannah Alexander was inspired by the work of Alphonse Mucha and illustrated all the Disney princesses in the style of Art Nouveau. What’s notable about this series is that she aimed to showcase an admirable aspect of each princess. Merida is noted for her determination, Pocahontas for her power, Belle for her ambition and Jasmine for her passion.
[Hannah Alexander: Deviantart]
2. Disney Characters as College Students
Can you imagine if, similar to Monsters University, Disney decided to gather all their old characters together to attend university? Artist Rubén has already done the hard part: imagining which each title character would look like as a college student. We love this series because he thought of all the characters, from the iconic Disney princesses to the lesser known characters, like Kenai from Brother Bear.
3. Disney Couples Go to Prom
In her series, Disney Prom, Kathryn Hudson dressed her favorite Disney couples up for the biggest night of their high school lives: prom! Our favorite couple might just be Quasimodo and Esmerelda from Hunchback of Notre Dame.
4. Disney Princesses Meet Doctor Who
Illustrator Karen Hallion combined two entirely different fandoms and had The Doctor visit each of the Disney Princesses in their own universes! Can you recognize the iconic scenes that Doctor Who decided to crash? Our particular favorite is how he floated into Alice’s Wonderland.
You can buy any of the prints for this series on Etsy. Prices average around $20.
5. Disney Princess: Moulin Rouge
Illustrator MADHANZ decided to showcase the more innocent Disney princesses in an alternate light: as Burlesque showgirls.
6. Sloth Princesses
California-based illustrator Phillip Light oh-so-amusingly re-imagined the Disney Princesses as lazy, slow-moving sloths. He even cleverly renamed the characters! Snow White is Snow Sloth, Cinderella is Slotherella, Aurora is Sleeping Slothy, Ariel is The Little Sloth-Maid, Pocahontas is Slothahontas, Belle is Beauty & the Sloth, Mulan is Musloth, Jasmine is Slothmin, Tiana is The Sloth Princess, Rapunzel is Rapunsloth, and Merida is Merisloth.
7. Disney Princess Star Wars Mashup
Atlanta-based illustrator Ralph Sevelius took some motifs from Star Wars and re-imagined a select number of Disney princesses as if they were part of the Star Wars universe. Ariel and Rapunzel were recast as Jedis, while Snow White chose the dark side of the force. Jasmine was inspired by Leia in Jabba’s ill-lit palace, while Mulan is a “girl worth fighting for”!
[Ralph Sevelius: Blog]
8. Disney Steampunk
Quebec-based artist MecaniqueFairy has created an extensive, on-going series of all Disney characters undergoing a steampunk makeover. You get the typical Disney princesses, a fair collection of Disney villains, and even some other lovable characters like Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas! You can check out the entire collection here.
9. Twisted Disney Princesses
Artist Jeffrey Thomas gets a little dark and only slightly disturbing with these digital illustrations that portray the classic Disney princesses as evil, murderous and only slightly creepy. As we noted in another Disney roundup, “Pocahontas is a blood-drenched warrior, Cinderella is a scarecrow, Sleeping Beauty’s eyes have been sewn shut, Ariel has one of her favorite gadgets and gizmos for a hand, and Mulan has a truly badass dragon tattoo that comes to life.”
10. Zombie Disney Princesses
Thai graphic designer Witit Karpkraikaew jumped on the trending zombie bandwagon and transformed these classic princesses into wondrously bloodthirsty zombies. Which princess should he re-imagine next?