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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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colin6969 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Such Lovely realism in this piece !
ShiningArtist20 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
How long does it take you to complete such astounding artwork such as this?
giselsonamy4ever Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Artist
Yes Pocahontas... looks amazing
Strip-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Artist
I Like dat eyes
whitewolfdreamer27 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her eyes are so mesmerizing.
ElizabethVongole Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Her eyebrows are perfect
JC303 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015… - I do believe someone is trying to pass off your work as theirs. It looks very suspiciously like your art.
courtneymyers Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
how bout we try reading the description. I used this drawing as a reference and gave credit in the description. Much of it is changed.
JC303 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Well, alright. I just wanted to make sure you weren't stealing it...
courtneymyers Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You need to actually try reading before accusing someone of stealing art. It would be one thing if I posted a picture of their drawing but this is my version of it that I spent a lot of time on. It's pathetic.
JC303 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
I'll admit, I jumped the gun on it.

It's just seems much too similar to really...go unnoticed is all.
courtneymyers Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Its fine! You're not the first to notice if i were trying to pass it off as my own that would be one thing but I give credit and totally admit that i used it for placement and color but i changed the face the eyes a lot the dress there is no water and there are no leaves. Im new here and i just dont want people thinking that im stealing art when I'm not 
GirlGamer12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! I love how you've captured Pocahontas' hair and the falling leaves, as though they're blowing in the wind. :+fav: 
ZofiaHajkova Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
pls, do the rest of the princesses too!
SilverPlusMMD Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Qsvgitguy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Angelic! :Angel: 
Angel-chama Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautifull.
She is so gorgeous.
MuteStorm Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  New member
She's my fave of all the Disney princesses. :3
MichaKat99 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  New member Student General Artist
I LOVE Pocahontas. This drawing makes her look like Pipe Hallowell from Charmed. Love it
ladypurpledreamer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Writer
TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student General Artist
MoynaPhin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Pocahontas, une merveille ce portrait !
StuSwensen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice.... I especially love the water droplet effects.... Great touch.
Kaldelar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous.
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) 
Impulsywna95 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
zakochałam się xD
pepoluan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
... I think I'm in love ...
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.
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.
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.
Kaldelar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
It doesn't matter how you use the word: it's still wrong. "Indian" refers to the people of India, and calling Native Americans "indians" is an archaic and incorrect term that was coined by a Portuguese man who couldn't ask for directions. You're not highlighting the past mistakes: you're reinforcing the uninformed way of thinking of the natives ("indians" have the connotation of redskinned savages who scalp their enemies, as opposed to actually thinking of them as people).
Your quote does not in any way confirm the lovelessness of the marriage or my statement that it wasn't, you know. Marrying a non-white non-Christian was probably like navigating a mine field for someone like Rolfe, so whatever he wrote was probably to appease the authorities. Yes, it is highly likely that it was the new climate and diet that affected her: food wasn't the cleanest back then, and remember that London (and any larger town) was kind of a cesspit back then.
No, you weren't inflammatory, but you perpetuated hypothesises and theories as facts while trying to shame other posters for not knowing that, and that is what I reacted to. It wasn't your tone, it's that you were wrong.
ThyGod Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
My elders tell me to use the word "Indian", "Native", "Native American", or "American Indian" including my adoptive mother.  I will use it to honor them despite your ignorant ideas on how I should conduct myself as an American Indian who tries to respect her family and elders.  Now, some natives disagree, and I respect that too.
Many countries names have changed or been called "new" such and such.  I do not see how this is any different.
If you do not highlight mistakes made in the past, you will repeat them.  The very word is an inescapable part of our history and at this point in my life I'm not into stuffing my head in the sand about it.

I suppose I do inject a lot of passion and personal ideas into my view of their marriage, and I grant you that this is wrong of me.

I resent your tone and attitude, and that you're telling me about my history and my culture and how I should treat it.  You should probably stop that.  Some other people are far less patient and don't appreciate being scolded for their idioms. 
You should also probably not make assumptions that I'm trying to "shame" someone.  This movie upsets me- this and the way it's plasticized history MAKES ME CRY, and instead of going off as I used to do when I was not much younger, I simply stated that she was not a "princess".  If it seemed that way... welllll, I don't feel too bad now that I think of it because the best lessons I've learned from my elders have been taught to me through shame and I am grateful for them.  After one lesson, I was told "I had to make you angry so you will always remember this."  That was gold to me.

I realize that you're from Sweden, and you guys must have different ideals.  I dig.  But you're actually imposing those ideas on me, where I was stating a fact(no Indian Princesses) and that's just not something you seem like you would be into.

Get over yourself.  I know it's a long climb over that log ladder, Pyle, but you can do it.
sthinley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student General Artist
there is such a thing... what you only have room for the blonde princesses who need a prince?!
ThyGod Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm pretty sure you're a troll. 

Some women were called princesses to appeal to romanticism or to white people who couldn't understand anyone else's social structure.

I'm trying, as I have been taught, to re-educate as Disney and Hollywood have bastardized our heritage.

Pocahontas, btw, was so valued as to be bought as property.  She had an abusive older brother and a stepmother who hated her.  She died of the plague in a loveless marriage.

Let your brain party with that.
themegakat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
You must be loads of fun at Thanksgiving, just like my mother! She's half Apache and she raised us the way our grandpa would have wanted, and my baby sister and I have fun sitting by at Thanksgiving while she gathers 'round all the little white children and educates them on how shit should have really went down with the pilgrims, and how that story and every other story about NAs has been bastardized and romanticized by white people to the point that it just makes her want to puke.

That said, this artwork is beautiful and I love her take on it. Art is art.
ThyGod Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Actually, you're right.  I wish people happy rape day and Chanukkah as well. 
I do like the way she textured her skin, it's a little inconsistent on the neck.  Her face looks just a touch German to me, but... where did the Vikings land?  Right there, so where it makes me twitch, it might just be as right as you can get.
I just saw the word princess and needed to say something.  I do the same thing in any situation.
HistoryGhostAndBr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
She's beautifull
KazeQC Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
You made me want to see the movie again.
xxxLaikkaxxx Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
She looks so pretty!!!
Misa-Anne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student Writer
Gorgeous! :D
Kiwwy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
she looks very pretty
EvesRay Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WildfireTalausa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow...this is beautiful! I love the water and the leaves; she just seems so at peace
manticorebooty Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god. This is so beautiful I might actually cry
ArteriumPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My favorite Disney story. This is truly a masterpiece Animated Love Monkey 
DBZchick Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ninjanuget Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student
just around the river bend
BastardShark Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Photographer
Aaaamazing! :O
eriikaa Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
That's is just amagazing. I really love your work. All of them. Congratulations
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