Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I work at a daycare...so you can bet a large part of everything I hear about and see in a day concerns princesses. Namely, Disney Princesses. This elite group of sparkly, petty-coated royal ladies that you see printed on everything a little girl wants. From school bags to pajamas...I think I even saw tooth paste once...and cereals.

I admit, I'm a bit sick of that lot. A case of way too much exposure.

But I'm also a benevolent, saintly woman, and when the kids ask me for a princess drawing to color, I most of the time oblige. I haven't kept a count of how many Belle, Ariel and Jasmine I drew this year. It's probably a crazy number I better not think about.

So one of those times where I drew my 2854th Little Mermaid, I wondered what it would look like if I took more time to draw her. As an actual portrait. So that's what I did. I sat around the table with the kids and just did it.
And it was FUN.
And now I want to do this with every Disney Princess. I'm hooked.
So here's Ariel, because I need to show off a bit to other people then four years old.
I'm working on Jasmine these days....Jasmine's kinda cool.


Princess in Galoshes said...

Lily! That's really good. I didn't know your talents ranged into drawing! How cool. I recently saw a modern artist who was doing these cool, more realistic versions of the Disney Princes, much like what you just did here. I tried so hard to find a link, but it's lost in the nebulous internet.

Lily said...

Thanks Cat!
I really thought I had posted drawings before, maybe I didn't...
Those Princes...were they the ones painted as underwear models??Hahahahah!:P

loopie the cat said...

I am SO impressed. very nice.

Lily said...

Thanks Loopie!:)

Princess in Galoshes said...

Yes! The underwear model princes! Were you the one who posted that link, originally????

Lily said...

Yes!! I was!lol
Can't find them anymore though...maybe I deleted that post...but why would I?? It was the funniest thing.:P