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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. :)

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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! 
shoomlah Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha, thanks!  Any self-respecting artist- especially a professional artist- should revel in getting feedback and critique. :)
MrOneEars Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bravo! Beautiful work!
FrostLover1204 Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
To be honest I like the other one better. Your work is awesome!
I am completely ignorant as far as fashion history in general and Native American fashion history in particular, but either way she looks awesome! Like what you did with the title, btw :)
Just flailed my arms because I love it so much! I wish they'd used her real age in the movie and not made it a romance, it didn't need to be, and I like seeing young Pocahontas better.

WaltzQueen Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wasn't she bald?
Tubbyballerina Jan 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Cinderella and Ariel would have been around the same time as Belle. Belle's costume here is true to the time period but I don't get the 19th century costumes on Cinderella or Ariel.  Amazing work though.
shoomlah Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Did you read the comments and explanations? I'd argue that I have a much better case for the time periods I chose- especially for Cindy, her sisters are unabashedly wearing 1830's/1840's clothing as kids.
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