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It's not my style by shoomlah It's not my style by shoomlah
I've been crazy excited to do Tiana- she's not my favourite princess, but I started researching her dress in the very early stages of this project and got pretty hyped up about it.

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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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ejcapulet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New member
This is my favorite!!! I love the movement and the sweeping lines and the colors.  The hat alone looks like wailing saxes and walking bass!
BrokenDarkFire Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Wow, I love this interpretation of her dress! I'm not super into 20s style, but this is beautiful.
Xiolito Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
I love everything about this. The color, style, expression! Well Done, she looks great!
TallyTheDays Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is so lively and happy (^u^) Its my fave of this series~
Pencilontheclouds Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why did women stop wearing that kind of robes? T_T
This design is quite beautiful! Very vibrant.
uumbrella Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I think I found my favourite drawing about Tiana !! :3 <3
LionessJhr Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I did an assignment on the Charleston a few months ago, and I know I've seen those shoes and that hairstyle somewhere before. grin wink Again I love the accuracy and detail.
AzalieFinrandi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
This is so vibrant, colorful and vivid, I love it! You can almost hear a jazz tune playing in the background, and the dress it's a thing of beauty.
Beautifully done. Looking up to more of your work. :)
The-Felt-for-the-win Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out of all the historical princess this artist has done...this one is my favourite. :D
shoomlah Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's not "this artist," it's me. :)
TheJean-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You tell them!
SunsetSprite Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Flappers! I love this!
LightxLove Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps one of the most fun, coquettish and gorgeous recreation you've made. Such a gorgeous design! 
tomboysquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Tiana looks a lot better like this! :D
TomatoesForSale Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love this film, and the songs have a true meaning/moral behind them, I love 'Almost There'.
doubll13 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this one. this one <3:omgomg: 
marianaplp Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
she looks fabulous, and match her frog story really well
Xiolito Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
noemimy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it !
sumangal16 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
wow love the colors yummy and vego 
shadamy20 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Love the dress
sofitssofi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
you have so much knowledge about clothing in so many time periods I am heavily impressed. All of this project is simply breath-taking
MrOneEars Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bravo! Beautiful work!
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a great job with the dress, but the fireflies around her REALLY make the mood for the picture.  I can somehow almost feel the warmth and wetness of the swamp she's dancing it. (Or maybe it's just the bleach from cleaning my BR seconds ago.) Anyway, awesome work!
ilseG Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Digital Artist
expressive colors.
FrancescaROTG Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Cool! Tia remember me Ivy by Lackadaisy a bit!
Olivia-Ann Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Haha, I thought the same thing!
Leo-Pheonix Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Very 20's ball gown. That lily pad is a great touch. 
TartPixie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Would you mind if I cosplayed this?
auw-creative Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
love this drawing! she looks like she is really dancing.
ArtsyMaria Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally dapper! Love it! Now that you mention it, I hadn't really thought about it, but her dress at the end DOESN'T fit in with the rest of the movie.......... Though her dress at the end is a wedding dress. I don't think this is what a 20's wedding dress would look like, but it is still pretty awesome! It is a fun age, the 20's! You got it down for sure! This one, if I were doing this series, would have been the most fun to research and draw!
SoraLove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!! :hug: Love the details on the dress!
gibuny Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
really love this ^3^
CrystalSetsuna Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
this dress thrills me endlessly. you wanted 20's you GOT 20's and then some! i just love how the dress got turned into...this! the flapper cut bodice that crosses over, the GLOVES. and the lily pad on the hip is adorable! quite pleased you remember the pearls around the neck, and the head piece...XD oh yeah. though i kind of wish you had included maybe one or two water lilies. like maybe on the shoes, or on the head piece.

i quite honestly wonder what people would have said if a woman walked down the street in this dress in the 20's. XD
PiGGmalion Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I did not like this movie, but you drew her beautifully.
MadMegane Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I really adore the movement of this one. Her legs are so fun and you can practically feel the movement of her dress while swing music plays in the background.
Fantastic work incorporating the lily pad and whatnot too. Simply fabulous!
blackkiteekat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
LOVE the veins in the leaves and the vine pattern on the layers of the skirt. <3 And her pose and expression have such a perfect "happy dance time" vibe.
BugleMan-Snow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
One of my favorites of the series <3
Sheichii Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
1920's <3 This is gorgeous
PostJudgement Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is by far my favorite!
Adline-c Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I feature your artwork here :
I hope it's ok :)
CeciliaArt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
I love her dressLove 
PandoraXSanity Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
*squeals* do you even realize how much i love this
areemus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know what i realize when i watch EPIC cartoon movie~..I see the queen same as this character~
I dont know..i still didn't watch this cartoon(princess and the frog) but know it...
Love your works~
BlackEye-Pea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Thank you for pulling Tiana's "princess" dress kicking and screaming into the 1920's! That dress is the inly thing I don't like about that movie! (I love Deco-era fashion!)
methowwolf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! My favorite!
ShadowsHeir500 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013

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.

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