Ralph Sevelius Puts His Own Spin on Disney Princesses


Professional artist Ralph Sevelius started this project in January 2013, where he puts own spin on the Disney princesses. Combining them with Star Wars characters, my personal favourite being Snow White as Sith.

“I had to look up a good bit of Star Wars reference because I’m not entirely familiar with all their characters, so I borrowed visual motifs from different Jedis such as Asajj Ventress and Kit Fisto.”

Ralph Sevelius

I loved Elsa’s design the minute I saw her in trailers and I knew she had to be Sith, but I didn’t want to make a repeat Sith Snow White. Snow White’s design was soft, bell-shaped, and symmetrical so I wanted to go the opposite direction by making Elsa’s design sharp, lean, and definitely asymmetrical.

 

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In planning out all the crossovers, this one seemed obvious to me. Aurora’s treatment, however, was much different than the others. What I was bringing from the Star War world wasn’t just a costume but a whole background. Additionally, I had to redesign her dress to make it “belong” to the Star War world but still keeping it looking like hers.

 

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If all the Universal monsters lived together in a haunted mansion I could totally see the Wolfman chewing up everybody’s shoes out of his natural canine impulses. Except for Creature from the Black Lagoon … he doesn’t have any.

 

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Since I toiled so much over my lightsaber girls, I wanted to try a different direction that is just fun and simple. Even though I think her idea isn’t as original as the others, I do like this execution more. It’s made me rethink how I handle the rest, even go back and tweak the previous ones. When I think about Leia in Jabba’s ill-lit palace, I always remember those slats of light across her figure, so I made sure I put that in there.

 

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Yes ladies and gentlemen, she has finally gone off the deep end. It was not easy to work Snow White’s signaiture BRIGHT YELLOW DRESS into a SITH design. What was I thinking when I started this? The blues and reds were easy to work, but that mustard yellow …great googly moogly. After many attempts of different color palettes, I finally decided to pull back the yellow and replace it with colors from the Evil Queen.

 

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Rapunzel was a bit more involving than Ariel because there was more overlapping ideas to work into the design. Translating her outfit into the Jedi garb was tricky and since her hair glowed already, I ditched using a traditional lightsaber. I don’t know if I feel totally satisfied but none of the less I’m happy with it.

 

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For a while I’ve been wanting to put my own spin on the Disney princesses and I’ve finally found a different direction for them that I haven’t seen explored too much (surprisingly).I had to look up a good bit of Star Wars reference because I’m not entirely familiar with all their characters, so I borrowed visual motifs from different Jedis such as Asajj Ventress and Kit Fisto.

Ralph Sevelius’ Website

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