“Ah… Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Oh! Look Daisy! Mickey and I have the same last name! Ah… “-Minnie Mouse
I make a lot of Disney inspired prints, ALOT, because I love Disney and what’s more Disney than Mickey and Minnie. Mind you, there aren’t a lot of Mickey and Minnie quotes that aren’t from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas. Most of the quotes from both are some of the best quotes from the Disney’s universe and Walt Disney himself. There are a few in Minnie that were too cute to pass up from The 3 Musketeers, which you can’t help but admit is a pretty cute movie. I love looking at them together and now I’m counting down the days till my next Disney trip.
So my best friend is full of ideas and between her random thoughts and my creativity I keep ending up with really fun and inventive things. I did a lot of work with my Disney Princess’ made only of text. So far I’ve got Belle, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White, Merida, Anna, Elsa and Jasmine. I’m still working on the rest of the princess’ which is vastly entertaining since I love picking my favorite songs and investing the hours to fit the text where I needed.
Now I’m working on something that’s different but similar. I haven’t exactly decided what it will look like but I’m excited to find out. So I found this really perfect texture that I’m in love with it. It looks like a really old piece of paper and will work perfectly what I’m thinking of doing.
There’s also this website full of the original Hans Christian Andersen stories that I stumbled on @ http://hca.gilead.org.il/ where I found the original The Little Mermaid story. So I guess i’m starting with Ariel again. Let’s see how this turns out.
So this week gone my current obsession is turning disney princesses into text. It’s sounds strange and is actually a lot less difficult than I originally image but still a very slow process none the less.
The first step was of course to choose a song that fit the princess. There’s always at least three songs from any Disney Princess movie that will get any Disney fan singing. My first choice was to do Ariel since a friend of mine loves her and she looked the easiest to do. With so much red hair and her green tale, it made for an easier project start. The original photo (below) was my template.
After outlining the photo, filling it, converting it to the proper format and deciding on the song (Part of Your World) it was time to get to work. Aligning words seems simple enough but it actually isn’t. That bit of annoyance though, is what’s makes it so much fun for me. It took about an hour to turn the above colored picture into the below photo. Getting the text to fit where i wanted and giving as much detail to the silhouette took the longest but my little mermaid soundtrack playing in the background helped.
A black and white version of one of Disney more excitable princesses isn’t very fun to look at though. Who would want to hang something so boring on their wall. The final project though is something I’m very proud of and has a spot in my house already picked out.
Isn’t she pretty and so full of color! For a closer look and more Disney princesses, Check out my etsy page RonohDesigns via the etsy box below. Til Next Time!
Work-in-progress and rants of a very creative graphic designer