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Pocahontas by sakimichan Pocahontas by sakimichan
pocahontas from disney, had this somewhere in my wip folder, finally decided to Finish it, I've always been fascinated by her face structure, I love her refined jaw line and her slightly slanted eyes. I admire her spirit, she's not like any standard disney princesses and because of that she's in my top 3 female disney character if not first. I based this portrait off of a scene in the movie when they first meet *_*

edit: made her look a bit less european and added a bit more texture to her skin.

ps. I'm not trying to make her realistic, her face is stylized to the disney version.

used: photoshop CS 4


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TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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MoynaPhin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Pocahontas, une merveille ce portrait !
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StuSwensen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice.... I especially love the water droplet effects.... Great touch.
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Kaldelar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous.
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Stephie-Joe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow! She's so beautiful!
Thank you so much for this! :D (Big Grin) 
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Impulsywna95 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
zakochałam się xD
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pepoluan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
... I think I'm in love ...
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ThyGod Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
The story of Pochahontas has been messed with so many times, furthermore we had no princesses.  We didn't need princesses.  There is no such thing as an Indian princess.
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Kaldelar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Actually, there were and are plenty of Indian princesses: it came with being the daughter of a Maharaja or Maharani. Now, I assume you meant Native American princesses, which would be correct: the Europeans applied the term to the daughters of chieftains so they would have more weight in their own society (i.e. sending a "princess" sounds a whole lot better than "the daughter of the chieftain of this one tribe"). Now, since you are such a good advocate of history, let's review that, shall we?
Pocahontas' father, Powhatan had many wives, none of which was favoured more than others, so a "step mother" doesn't really feature at all. As for the loveless marriage, there are no records of that being so. If anything, Rolfe really did love her, as he pleaded with the governor of Virginia to marry her, both for (according to what he believed) saving her soul and for love. Only some historians think they had a loveless marriage, but that is in no way confirmed. On the topic of her death, the cause is unknown: it could have been plague, or tuberculosis, or pneumonia... hell, even a cold could kill you back then.

Now, the fact is that YES, the natives have been robbed and cheated of what was their land and now live like second rate citizens in reservations and most modern day Americans celebrate Thanksgiving without remembering that the Natives saved their ancestors from certain starvation... and were paid back in kind with blood and steel. I'm all for you defending your heritage: I'm all for you teaching people that history is a bloody and murderous story. What I will stand up for and do in any situation is when you perpetuate rumours and theories as hard facts: unless you have irrefutable proof of what you're saying, you have no right to call out others on their (lack of) knowledge and to make people feel guilty or bad for something like this.
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ThyGod Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
I use the word Indian to honor a suggestion that by saying the word, we highlight past mistakes.
'The marriage was a diplomatic coup for the English, helping to bring an end to the First Anglo-Powhatan War and suggesting, to the English at least, that Virginia Indians were ready to accept an English way of life. In an undated letter to Dale, Rolfe acknowledged that Pocahontas's "education hath bin rude, her manners barbarous, her generation accursed," and he worried about the Bible's admonition against "marrying strange wives." Still he explained that his intentions toward Pocahontas had not been influenced by "the unbridled desire of carnall affection: but for the good of this plantation, for the honour of our countrie, for the glory of God, for my owne salvation, and for the converting to the true knowledge of God and Jesus Christ, an unbeleeving creature, namely Pokahuntas."'
Citing Encyclopedia Virginia, I have also read the same statements in other encyclopedias.  I'm assuming it's pretty common knowledge.  Hell, wouldn't you get married if it meant that your family, friends, and workers would stop killing each other?
I also spoke with a friend of mine who suggested she died of consumption, but there is the idea that because of her diet change and because she was in a new environment with germs that she had never been exposed to, so yes it could have easily been a cold.
I don't believe I said anything particularly inflammatory, though I admit I have a very cold and blunt nature and many things I say can come off very badly.  It would be a shame if what I said were taken in the wrong tone, as to hinder my point.
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