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.
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I'm working on revamping the disney child line, and I was wondering where you came across your information? I've been looking all over, but I haven't found much. If you don't want to share your sources, could you just give me where the one shoulder came from? I've run across a few historic paintings that feature Powhatan women wearing one shoulder dresses, but no websites that specifically talk about it.
I was also wondering how you found non nude references. Everything that I come across claims that the powhatans would have basically gone naked, with maybe a skirt and necklaces. I'm not so comfortable drawing that lol, so I was wondering how you worked around that. Thanks!!
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.
*showers you with lots of respect and love* I hope to become as good as you someday too!
oh, and yay for barefeet.^^
After gushing about the first portrait, I have to admit I like this one a little more.
As you've already said: "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." Not much else to add after that.
Once again, though, I also love the pose and attitude of her body. Love the nonchalance coupled with her athleticism and spunk. She also seems to have that look of childish mischief, which seems closer to the movie and the historical girl anyway. Just a great portrait all around. ^^