From Realistic Character Art to Dinosaur Interpretations

By: Erica Francis - Jul 19, 2016
Disney's iconic characters are an inspiration for many artists so it's no surprise that there is a plethora of altered Disney princess illustrations. Though some illustrations are simply a way for an artist to express their imagination, others are used to make a statement.

Artist Jirka Vinse Vaatainen transformed Disney princesses into realistic characters. The paintings allowed its audience to see classic Disney characters in near human form. The imagery combats the unrealistic beauty standard that is represented by Disney princesses. Illustrator Laura Cooper's 'Velociprincess' is a hilarious mashup of Disney Princesses re-imagined as Jurassic Park dinosaurs. Though the art comes off as bizarre, it truly is imaginative and shows the artist's creativity.

Altered Disney princess art shows the strength and longevity in Disney's brand and characters across all cultures and ages. Using Disney as a means to convey a message or to be imaginative is a powerful tool to evoke emotion and nostalgia in the artist's audience.