Disney princesses continue to be an inspiration for artists all over the world. So far, they were reimagined in lots of different and interesting ways, and we had the opportunity to see how Disney princesses would look like film noir characters, Game of Thrones characters and real-life people.
Now, we can meet these animated characters as modern-day millennials thanks to Kiev-based illustrator Daria Artemieva. In Artemieva’s works, Disney princesses are embracing the habits of today’s youth with Cinderella enjoying a slice of pizza, Snow White taking a selfie, while Jasmine is heading to yoga class.
You can check out this intriguing series of illustrations below.
Snow White trades in her signature dress for a hip button-up skirt and takes a selfie.
While drawing these millennial renditions, artist Daria Artemieva strives to preserve details.
She lets color schemes, themes, and the overall essence of the original Disney princesses shine through in their new looks. Check out Cinderella’s cat-eye sunglasses — it’s a style that was popular in the 1950s, which is when Disney’s iconic “Cinderella” was released.
Look closely at Princess Jasmine’s magic carpet — it’s actually a yoga mat.
The trendy music festival comes around every spring in Indigo, California, and it’s a hub for fashionable millennials and celebrities. Most of Artemieva’s drawings have photographic backgrounds like this one, adding to the modernity of the image.
Artemieva also likes to include facts about the original Disney movies in her Instagram posts, which she writes in Russian and English.
And millennial Pocahontas has a Coachella backdrop.
In her Cinderella post, for instance, she writes: “The entire film was shot in live-action before animators began drawing. Filmmakers used this technique to get a better idea of how they wanted the characters to move around in the environment.”
Artemieva’s princesses certainly interact with their modern environments.
Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” sips on a Coke.
If you look closely, you’ll see a tattoo of Flounder — Ariel’s best friend under the sea — on her right arm.
Ariel prefers Starbucks. The baristas even spelled her name right.
She draws both classic and new princesses — like this rendition of Tiana, from 2009’s “The Princess and the Frog.”
And if you’re a sucker for Disney love, Artemieva recently started drawing famous Disney couples as millennials.
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