I live on the tenth floor of my building. This sucks. My thighs protest when I force them to climb ten flights of stairs. So I choose to take the elevators. And my elevators….
They hate me.
Truly, they do. If I am in a hurry, my elevator takes five minutes to get to the tenth floor. The elevators are also full to the brim of smelly people whenever I want to go up to the tenth floor. And, since I am on the tenth floor, I must endure all of them. ALL OF THEM! The worst thing that the elevator gods can do is bring one elevator to the floor right below me, and then take it away and make me wait for the other elevator. Grrr.
Also, I’m pretty sure the elevator gods have been spreading their vendetta against me to the other pantheon of random gods. Today, I was walking down a mildly creepy alleyway, which was lit by a very bright street lamp. Which burnt out right as I walked under it.
Translation? I’m doomed. All I can imagine is those 3 creepy Fates from Disney’s Hercules giggling and cackling as they bring their creepy scissors ever closer to my life-string. *Shiver*
Stupid elevator gods.
(Side note. I do not actually believe in elevator gods.)
(But they probably exist. Because they hate me)
I’ve been crazy excited to do Tiana- she’s not my favourite princess, but I started researching her dress in the very early stages of this project and got pretty hyped up about it.
Most of the dresses in Princess and the Frog do have some historical basis (lots of dropped waists and slinky chemises), so I thought it would be fun to tackle Tiana’s magic-kiss-swamp-frog-something gown during the climax of the film. It’s the one dress that’s clearly meant to just be a standalone “princess” dress, but I liked the idea of a challenge and decided to drag it kicking and screaming back into the 20’s.
I based the dress on Lanvin’s robes de style, which were- unlike the flapper dresses most people associate with the Jazz Age- fitted in the bodice with a wide, panniered skirt. The robe de style was considered a relatively conservative dress choice so you probably wouldn’t have seen a hem hiked up this high, but COME ON HOW OFTEN DO I GET TO DRAW THEIR LEGS. Not often enough, I’ll tell you that.
Disney Villains ( part 1) |
Belle with big face character-wig hair.
Pencil, coffee (creates the “old paper” effect) and watercolours, floral pattern in photoshop.