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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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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 General Artist
I love this film, and the songs have a true meaning/moral behind them, I love 'Almost There'.
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