Disney princesses have never been so badass
This artist has created a series of Disney princesses reimagined as 21st century teens and the result is awesome!
Sure, Disney Princesses reimagined is nothing new, but never have they looked so badass! They were created by talented colour artist, Victoria Evans who, as you can see, is pretty freakin' cool herself (or, at least this illustration she drew of herself is).
So why are we so into her latest work? Not only are the princesses portrayed in all shapes and sizes, but they are unapologetically real. When asked on why none of them are smiling, her response on Twitter was perfect: "I didn't feel like they needed to be smiling. I wanted them to look badass. I don't think normal people smile all the time, & I feel like there's this notion that if you don't smile all the time, you're bitchy. My resting face isn't a smile & so I just kind of put that in there for me."
Click on the next page to view the gallery of her awesome illustrations:
1. Beauty and the Beast
This bitchy take on Belle takes the whole badass-ness thing to a whole new level! See the fur coat? She is literally wearing the beast. Damn girl!
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Another one of these, this time #sleepingbeauty . I'm trying to use these more as a character design exercise than just drawing Disney princesses in a modern outfit, which means including a bit of body diversity not present in the original designs. #aurora #disneyprincess #disney #moderndisneyprincesses #princessaurora
2. Sleeping Beauty
This body-positive take on Princess Aurora totally bashes any stereotypes that big can't be beautiful.
Although she technically isn't a princess, Evens is all about diversity. Even more reason to LOVE this sporty take on Mulan.
4. Snow White
Can we all take a moment to appreciate the awesomeness of this creation? Snow White with a full tattoo sleeve? So much to love bout this illustration!
5. The Princess and the Frog
Princess Tiana has never looked so sassy!
It all started two years ago with Evans' first Disney princess creation. Fast forward to 2016 and it's pretty clear that practice makes perfect because her take on Cinderella is absolute PERFECTION!
Here they are - all her Disney-inspired creations so far. Which one do you identity with most?