Artist Reimagines Disney Characters As Modern-Day Women And Men, People Love It
Even though some of our favorite Disney characters, like Snow White, for example, are over 80 years old, they don’t look a day older than when they were first created. However, French Guiana-based artist Véronique Pierre decided to bring some of them to the 21st century by giving them new age makeovers. She regularly posts videos of the makeovers on her TikTok and has already gathered a following of over 633K fans on the platform!
In a recent interview, the artist explained why the princesses in her illustrations aren’t always as merry as we remember them. The artist said that while most of us are used to seeing them as happy, in the real life everything isn’t as beautiful and easy. “We all have ups and downs,” added Véronique.
Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
Snow White (Snow White)
Véronique says that she was inspired to start creating the makeovers after seeing other artists creating similar images on TikTok. “I thought it was really beautiful, and I was wondering how the drawings would look with my own style,” said the artist. “So I decided to draw all the princesses.”
Morgana (Little Mermaid)
Tiana (Princess and the Frog)
Wendy (Peter Pan)
The artist said that when she was drawing Ariel, she thought to herself “If she was here with us, if she was real, what would she be like? Would it be like in the movie where everything is nice and clean?” Véronique realized that she probably wouldn’t be as happy as she was when she was created and decided to try out a more thought-provoking approach.
Madam Mim (The Sword in the Stone)
The artist also says that the villains are often underrated as they’re just as charming and charismatic as the main characters and adds that Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians was her most favorite illustration to draw.
Ariel (Little Mermaid)
Kida Nedakh (Atlantis)
Shan Yu (Mulan)
Mother Gothel (Tangled)
Colette Tatou (Ratatouille)
Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)
Jane Porter (Tarzan)
Queen Narissa (Enchanted)
Claude Frollo (Hunchback of Notre Dame)