Most of the dresses in Princess and the Frog do have some historical basis (lots of dropped waists and slinky chemises), so I thought it would be fun to tackle Tiana's magic-kiss-swamp-frog-something gown during the climax of the film. It's the one dress that's clearly meant to just be a standalone "princess" dress, but I liked the idea of a challenge and decided to drag it kicking and screaming back into the 20's.
I based the dress on Lanvin's robes de style, which were- unlike the flapper dresses most people associate with the Jazz Age- fitted in the bodice with a wide, panniered skirt. The robe de style was considered a relatively conservative dress choice so you probably wouldn't have seen a hem hiked up this high, but COME ON HOW OFTEN DO I GET TO DRAW THEIR LEGS. Not often enough, I'll tell you that.
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Beautifully done. Looking up to more of your work.
i quite honestly wonder what people would have said if a woman walked down the street in this dress in the 20's. XD
Fantastic work incorporating the lily pad and whatnot too. Simply fabulous!
I dont know..i still didn't watch this cartoon(princess and the frog) but know it...
Love your works~
Tiana is my favorite princess, and this is one of my favorite portraits of yours.
Gotta admit to not necessarily liking the 1920's design of the "standalone 'princess' dress," but like you said... historical accuracy, drag it kicking and screaming back into the 20's, and all that Jazz. xD
Although, I love this portrait for a wide variety of other reasons. Love the pure joy on Tiana's face as she dances. Love the design of the dress itself (even if it's not my favorite style). Love the attention to detail (especially the lilypad; thought that was a nice touch). Love the fireflies. And OMG LOVE the colors!! Sweet Heaven Above, I absolutely love the rich, deep, colors and textures of Tiana's hair, skin and dress. LOVE the contrast between her dark chocolate skin and the deep, rich green of the lilypad dress. (In fact, most marketing and fan portraits of Tiana seem to give her lighter skin. ) Everything about it is just wonderful.