The fun thing about doing all of these disney high drawings of the princesses (and esmeralda haha) is designing modern day versions around their classic looks in the films, and before i chose any one of the final looks I've drawn in their pic, i went through about a dozen different designs for each girl. One thing they teach us at my design college, your first ideas are never your best.
I went through a lot of designs for ariel, and the first step to brainstorming is to just dash out a tonne of quick ten second sketches of any of my ideas. There were pages haha. But they're not here because trust me, theyre not even worth a look at, they are essentially stick figures. If i think any of m,y little stick figures seem to be working, ill re-draw a few of them as slightly more detailed. I added two of these and they're in the middle of the picture.
I also draw another couple of designs i liked as more detailed, but once i drew them up properly i could see they werent really working for me. The one in the middle with the sheer top was me kind of giving ariel a 'hipster' kind of look, but it ended up looking quite grown up and sophisticated with the sheer blouse and sleek hair. I wanted ariel to look young and energetic, because thats her personality.
The one where she's sitting down, i liked, but i felt like it was plain and the socks didnt look quite right to me.
The look where ariel has the sweater tied around her waist and stripey socks was a close second between the outfit i eventually chose, but in the end i went with the ripped jeans looks becuase in the story i have Ariel interested in having a punk kind of look, as part of the plot, and i thought the socks and pigtails was a little too cutesy.
and yeah that is my thought process when it comes to designing. I may post the same kind of thing for the other girls but i might not. Please dont pester about it.
and before anyone asks yes i will still be drawing cinderella and tiana ,and no i will not be doing proper pictures of the guys, only sketches, and please do not complain that i will not be drawing your favourite obscure disney character.
If anyones interested here is a link to the story [link]