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I look once more by shoomlah I look once more by shoomlah
Finally updated Pocahontas! I don't think this is what people were expecting as the next entry in the series, but some of the criticisms of my first design have been eating away at me for years now and I needed to get off my ass and address them.

So hey! Spunky age-appropriate Pocahontas/Matoaka, sans feathers in the hair/European imagery/other superfluous details. This is closer to accounts and illustrations of Powhatan dress from the period, and I kinda think it's closer to the Disney design anyway. WIN/WIN.

Thanks to everyone who's educated my ass over the past couple of years, including moniquill, apihtawikosisan, this-is-not-native, and numerous others. You've made me a way more thoughtful artist in the process. :)

-C
(Photoshop CS5)

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LionessJhr Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This version of Pocahontas definitely looks more legitimate than her movie outfit (not that I know anything about traditional Native American dress anyway).
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KurotsutaMurasaki Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Would you consider doing a historically accurate version of her Ball gown from the sequel?

Personally I have some issues with that dress. For one thing the waist on it wasn't nearly long enough for the time period (at least I don't think so); and Dropped shoulders were simply not the thing in 1614 (or I assume that's around the time it was set). Don't get me started on how much was wrong with the undergarments.
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Fisherbrook-Photos Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
i think this would have been better to see in the Disney films myself. :)
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ToThePointe00 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
what about when Pocahontas visits London and goes to the King's Court?
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AbrilDink Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student
Dammit but I love the simplicity of the overall composition.
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mirthalia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did moniquill, apihtawikosisan, etc. provide you with full critiques/references? I'd like to see them, if you don't mind and happen to have the links on hand! :)
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CrysEevee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student
I've been following an artist who refuses to take criticism because of how ''an artist puts in hard work and you should not criticise because it hurts their feelings blah blah'' or something along those lines argh wtf ?? i very much preferred how you took in the critiques and improved your drawings ehehehe you're awesome

*showers you with lots of respect and love* I hope to become as good as you someday too! 
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha, thanks!  Any self-respecting artist- especially a professional artist- should revel in getting feedback and critique. :)
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MrOneEars Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bravo! Beautiful work!
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FrostLover1204 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
To be honest I like the other one better. Your work is awesome!
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