Longing


I think everyone has “that” Disney movie that they love. For me, it was Beauty and the Beast. It was my movie growing up – I bought the collector’s edition DVDs, lithographs and posters, saw it on Broadway thrice before it closed, and the soundtrack has a permanent place in whatever device I hold in my hand today.

Needless to say I am really excited for the live action movie, so here’s Belle and the Beast, aching for each other, and the Beast too afraid to touch her.

Lots of light/dark elements here, with the Beast emerging from the shadows and Belle sparkling in the light. I combined the designs from the live action film, the animated movie and my own imagination to create this piece. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks to @papiertrail for her valuable feedback :3

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Persephone and Hades

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More sexy times in Receiver of Many.

Paying a small tribute to Bernini’s Rape of Prosperina, but something a little more consensual between Aidoneus and Persephone this time :) Wanted to do something more graphical as well instead of rendering everything.

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Ariel

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What would I give to live where you are
What would I pay to stay here beside you…

When I was 20, I moved to the US. I had expected my assimilation to be an easy one – English was my first language and every almost material thing I consumed was American. I had a great deal of difficulty adjusting, with people making fun of my last name, and the strange obsession at how “other” I was. I was angry, I resisted change, but eventually I adapted.

My interpretation of Ariel’s story has changed as I’ve grown. I now greatly admire her courage to leave the world she knows behind and to explore a new one, without resistance or anger, but with curiosity and wonder.

In the original fairy tale, the little mermaid has her tongue cut out, constantly feels as if she’s walking on sharp knives, and her toes are bleeding. I also imagined that the splitting of her tail would have resulted in a scar on her inner thigh. It is quite a testament to her strength that she endures this pain while arriving into a world she knows little about. She did this alone.

If I were given that choice, I would not be as brave.

Ariel is the fourth in my Disney Women series.

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Elera and Naias

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Rounding out the year with some original art of my two darlings, Elera and Naias. These two were characters that I invented when I was a young child, and their stories have evolved and changed since then. These two are extremely dear to my heart, and I hope to tell their stories to the world some day.

I haven’t painted Elera since 2011, so it was nice to revisit the both of them together. Here are some of my old concepts of her and Naias. I feel like this time I have done them both justice. Both of them are a lot closer to what I always imagined them to be.