New themed portrait finally! This time of Ariel. I figured since I did my favorite villain, I should do my favorite princess. Out of the princess I grew up with in the 90s, anyways- the new princesses like Tiana and Rapunzel and Merida don’t count (because if they did, I wouldn’t have a single favorite princess- I’d have four favorites!)
With that said, to be completely honest, Ariel might just be my favorite princess because she’s a mermaid. I actually wasn’t terribly fond of the princess movies when I was growing up, I was more in the genre of Don Bluth animations. I find myself liking the Disney Princesses more now as an adult than I ever did as a kid. But even so, I always did like Ariel because I loved fantasy creatures, and well, Ariel’s a mermaid.
Ariel does have qualities as a heroine I do like and identify with (and did when I was little too)… and yet so many that I don’t. But I won’t start a whole feminist/anti-feminist debate about it because it doesn’t really matter. She’s still a lovely character with a great design, and I’ll forever admire her for that at the least. Plus I love Glen Keanes drawings so I’m a little biased there, teehee.