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Jacobean Pocahontas by suburbanbeatnik Jacobean Pocahontas by suburbanbeatnik
Here's the second piece in my Historically Accurate Disney Princess series. This is Pocahontas in a Jacobean court gown, circa 1616. The wheel farthingale had been discarded, and necklines had become really, really low. A few examples for the curious: [link]

More examples: [link]
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I went with a similar color scheme to her court gown in the straight to video sequel, but otherwise there's no resemblance. It's too bad they couldn't have tried to make it look more period-- in my opinion it's quite possibly one of the ugliest princess dresses ever. It rather looks like a cushion about to explode...

Anyway, yeah, I like the character of Pocahontas a lot. Her necklace is cool too.
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FallenCherryBlossom9 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's so pretty!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Mockingbrook Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I approve! The post Elizabethan style is beautifully reflected; nice alteration of the hairstyle too!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is wonderful! the design on her clothes are so great :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome :D
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
this turned out so well! I love that you kept her Disney lips! And her dress is gorgeous of course :heart:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Jane! I'm glad you like it. BTW, Aurora is up next! :)
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
wooo!!! I think there's a comment from you on this issue I never responded to buried somewhere around here that I should probably get back to....
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Bedoc Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
This is awesome.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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cigarettes214 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
holy crap. this is too amazing!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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EspressoChild Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
how did they keep them from popping out? 0.o
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a good question! :XD:
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Isiswardrobe Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
She's lovely!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ToughSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Seriously lovely.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ToughSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Welcome^^
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InnateNobility Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I love how accurate that is! But I think the hair with a lock coming down looks a little Rococco to me. However, that is absolutely stunning!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

Actually, the falling lovelock was actually very common in the 17th century. [link] Though it wasn't hugely common in the 1610s or earlier, you saw a few examples, like this one of Anne of Denmark-- [link] -- and this portrait of Elizabeth I. [link]
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Gno15 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I hate when stories that are translated to film, especially in animation are not period correct. I guess general public doesnt know the difference but what an easy way to educate people a little. I can understand raising the neckline for a childs movie but the style with the dropped shoulders is turn of the 1900s... NICE WORK!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it-- it was fun pulling out my books and reacquainting myself with early 1600s styles. :)
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kitkatty Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
super cool, I love the idea of historically accurate princesses! This design is wonderful, you did a great job! I hope to see more :)

(I feel like she'd have to move really slowly to make sure nothing pops out XD )
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL yes, exactly! She would have to be very careful indeed.

Thanks! Aurora will be next. :D
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I actually liked the straight-to-video sequel, but your gown is way better. :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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mandarinmannen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
cool
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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mandarinmannen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
no problemo dude
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so lovely!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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rum-inspector Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeus!
She's my favorite princess
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks-- Poca is pretty cool. :D
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rum-inspector Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes she is... if you ever feel like not knowing what to draw, draw more of her!
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foreverbeginstoday Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful as always!!
Why can't disney just do era correct outfits!! they're so much prettier and it'd be a little educational as well ;) oh well, your work is always fun to look at so i guess that's a bonus to them not doing it
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

Yeah... I'm afraid Disney is never going to do anything remotely period accurate. But hey, in this series, Aurora is up next. Late middle ages stuff should be fun!
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foreverbeginstoday Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh that'll be wonderful!! I can't wait to see it :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope I can get it done soon-- but I'm moving this weekend. Wish me luck-- I hope to be back to my paints soon!
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foreverbeginstoday Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
good luck with moving!! ;)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL thanks-- I'll need it! ;P
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KonekoTsukino Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Oh wow!!! Gorgeous job! This is so beautiful.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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KonekoTsukino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
You're welcome!
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PHantomDragon-56 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011   General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. The detail is beautiful, and the entire thing is just magnificent. Your accuracy is superb. She definitely looks like a princess.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks-- she does look rather regal, doesn't she? I'm happy with how it turned out, and I'm glad to see other people like it too. :D
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WandererRiha Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I saw the necklace! And yeah, any DTV stuff tends to be rather lame (tho I really liked "Joseph: King of Dreams"). They totally should have gone with your design- tho I doubt they'd be able to keep the neckline in a kids movie. ^^;
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Too bad I can't travel back in time and have the animators of the Pocahontas "cheapquel" use my designs... ;P But yes, her neckline is not very kiddie friendly, LOL!
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