I was browsing through racebentdisey’s blog and was inspired to draw hispanic Ariel about to get in some not yet decided trouble. I haven’t drawn anything in a while so excuse the less than stellar quality of it. I also didn’t have any colored pencils so her color had to be substituted by shading.
i promised sofiyah some disney a while ago and recently i’ve also had this pressing urge to draw some mermaids of color so here is a racebent ariel!!!
Inspired by a couple of sketches I saw here on tumblr, I created a racebent Ariel.
Have a racebent! Ariel. I think she’d be quite miffed at how Disney made her up.
…so I ended up getting just super lazy/messy with it. and it came out bleh, lol.
the little mermaid
On the costumes:
Doing period costumes is nothing new to Eric Pineda. As a veteran costume designer, educator and avid researcher, Pineda always makes sure he gets the right look and feel for a specific era. But how does he redo something that has already been done with aplomb? Such was the challenge posed by Pineda’s most recent project, the latest and biggest Philippine staging of the popular musical “The Little Mermaid.”
Read the rest of the article (complete with original costume design concept sketches) here: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/22327/costumes-for-manila-production-of-%E2%80%98little-mermaid%E2%80%99-given-asian-twist
All photos but the first were taken by Ikey Canoy (Scuttle) from his photo journal compiled during the production: http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/gallery/3531/PHOTO-EXCLUSIVE-Under-the-Sea-With-the-Cast-of-Manilas-The-Little-Mermaid/?pnum=1