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In sixteen hundred seven by shoomlah In sixteen hundred seven by shoomlah
Oh, Pocahontas. Really not one of my favourite Disney films, but it posed an interesting challenge. Note that this is the Disney character, not the historical figure, so while I tried to make the outfit accurate to 17th century Powhatan clothing (yes, one-shouldered dresses and split skirts existed, YE GADS) she is, most definitely, not a 12-year-old. It's my happy middle ground when drawing a historical version of an inaccurate portrayal of a historical person. That's a mouthful.

My one big cheat on this was her necklace- the shell necklace should in theory be a deep purple (turquoise is a much more Southwestern commodity), but you lose so much of the Pocahontas visual identity without the splash of teal around her neck.

...And not the belabor the point, but she learns English by way of MAGIC? Come on, Disney, even Tarzan had the sense to do a heavy-handed language montage.
-C

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Speedygal 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Pokahontus is still my favorite >:3
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shoomlah 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Pocahontas or Matoaka, please- she's a real person.
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Speedygal 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I know. But I do like the character.
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redxheadxgurl 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE this series, and honestly, this is my favorite to date! :)
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MrOneEars Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bravo! Beautiful work!
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Sliptheflitch Jan 27, 2014  Professional Writer
I personally prefer this piece! It's awesome and it looks fantastic. Great job!
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12neon Jan 8, 2014
so Tatiana and Pocahontad are both not your favorites hun????
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mkchirp Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So great!Froggy Emoji-28 (In loved) [V2] 
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:iconcrystalsetsuna:
i like the outfit..it's just kind of disappointing to see it really is a lot like what disney did. though i love the split feature, and the dual layer skirt thing going on. love the feathers in the hair though!^^ i think i might have been happier with some feathers on the dress as well.
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PoisonousTiger Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, they wanted magic and romance...so I guess that justified changing the historical truth.
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