Monday, November 12, 2012

Waiting For a Prince

Since my trip to Disney (and a long talk with one of their artists), my desire to become a Disney Fine Artist has gotten even stronger. I am absolutely determined to get a contract with them! They'll beg me to sign with them, I'll move to Orlando and have the Castle in my backyard. Yes, it will happen! I will MAKE it happen!

To start what will turn into an epic series of Disney paintings, I'm beginning with Sleeping Beauty. It's no secret that this is my favorite Disney movie, and Princess Aurora is my favorite Disney princess (I may be Tinkerbell, but every girl has their favorite princess!). I'm trying to do some creative and unique takes on these paintings, to hopefully catch Disney's eye. So, here we go!

This time I'll take you thru the whole process...

Here's the screen shot I started with...

And then after I performed some photo-shop magic.

Then, I put the above picture onto my iPad and prop it up on the table I paint on (propped against a mason jar of use I've got for the stuff!). This way I can keep glancing at the iPad while I sketch and paint.

I completely winged the entire background. I just put branches where I felt like it. I'm really happy with how I was able to give it some depth with various shades of gray for the trees. Totally didn't plan that until it happened!

And finally....

"Waiting For a Prince" - 18" x 24" Acrylic Original

I'd day it looks really close to my photo-shopped pic.. Here it is again for you to compare!

Next up, an interesting take on Cinderella.


  1. Wow you are talented...I have to say that I am inspired by your drive and determination...the goals you have are not easy to come by but I truly believe that you will accomplish them! Just don't forget that as you train and work on your craft...I am excited to follow your journey...

    1. Aw, thank you so much! I really hope you're right!

  2. Amazing! I can't understand why Disney has not hired you yet!

  3. Yours looks cleaner, more modern. Nice!

  4. I like the black and white take on it - are you going to do the whole series that way?

    Can't wait to see more, as always you are so talented and since I'm a Disney freak I love seeing these paintings take shape!

    1. Thank you so much! I'm going to do a bunch in b&w (it's a lot quicker when you don't have to mix colors!), but the next one is color. Glad you like it!

  5. Beautiful, As always. Disney NEEDS to hire you already!