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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]

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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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Kathofel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, you finished it! :la: Lovely!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Omg how do you do it? Every drawing you create is more amazing than the other, how do you manage to pull that off? Every single time? Gosh... this must be one of your most beautiful ones ever. I can't find the words. I LOVE it. I truly do. This is such pleasure to the eye. The dress is marvellous and so is she. WOW! I've never seen pocahontas being depicted in such a wonderful manner.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks! It's true, there's not a lot of pics of this character in accurate western costume.
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
No there isn't so I'm very happy you took on the mission. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! *bows*
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Waya-etsa Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Utterly gorgeous!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
You did SUCH a good job with this! I know I say this about basically everything you draw, but I really love all of the detail and accuracy you put into your period clothes. (Have you ever thought of writing a book on period clothes, with illustrations? It would be amazing)

Pocahontas's dress here is absolutely stunning, and I love that you incorporated her necklace in. This is just... wow. She is gorgeous.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I was pleased with how the necklace worked out too. :)

Hmm... that's actually an interesting idea, about the costume history book... Lemme think about that. Would you buy something like that on Lulu?
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Yep, I sure would!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the idea-- I will think very deeply about this! :)
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, nice dress! But damn, women during that period might as well not have worn any top. I mean, look how low cut that thing is.:XD:
I loved how you kept her necklace. If I remember correctly, didn't the try to get her to take her necklace off?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's pretty much one sneeze away from a wardrobe malfunction. :XD:

In the sequel, for her debut at court, she decides to wear some other necklace that John Rolfe gives her, but I think her old necklace would have looked badass with the right gown. So I gave her the right gown!
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:XD: :XD: :XD:

Oh yeah, the red one. Nooo! :crying: I agree. And your comment was spot on about the dress too.:XD: WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
But yeah, glad you find my "exploded cushion" comment funny, LOL!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The red one? Poca doesn't wear a red dress or necklace in the sequel... :?
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I thought the necklace Rofles gives her was a red pendant? :o
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No, it's actually turquoise blue. [link]

OMG THE HORROR MAKE IT STOP
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:rofl: I'm sorry to put you through that. :XD:
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bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011   General Artist
She looks lovely! I especially like the bodice and collar detailing. Beautiful work, as always. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Fabulous. Just gorgeous. You know I love it. What else can I say? ;)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks Andrew! You deserve a glomp for leaving a comment. :glomp:
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Glomp party!
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh, and nice job on her cleavage. I know personally how hard it can be to draw breasts in that kind of a gown. Playing with compressed fat in drawing is quite a trick. You pulled it off nicely without making her look stuffed into that gown.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Especially since I'm used to painting bodices that push the breasts up, and Jacobean bodices did not do that. 'Twas tricky. But I'm glad it turned out well! :)
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
That it did! Bravo again!
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow! Great job once again in translating the cartoony facial features into a more realistic image. I'm glad you prettied up her Jacobean wear. They really missed the boat on giving her a good dress, and in general they made the English look really stupid over all. Whoo, hot damn though, I'm sure Miss Poca was causing QUITE a stir in that dress though. She looks fine and foxy!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, she looks like a real dish. In fact, I can see all the men acting like the Wolf in Tex Avery's "Red Hot Riding Hood"!
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ha "Verily young maid...thou art a babe!"
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I've never seen the video sequel but this is great! I love it :)
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liebedero Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trust me, no matter how historically accurate(still not much but better than the first in that respect) you DON'T want to see it. It will ruin Pocahontas as you knew it. Byt the way, this is beautiful!
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I believe you! :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
At least the first movie had beautiful visuals and music. The second... well, I'm not sure what's going for it. (But if you're a history nerd, it's worth watching for the suggestion that James' wife, Anne of Denmark, was the real power behind the throne in the early 1600s... the very idea is just comedy gold.)

Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :)
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liebedero Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah! otherwise it was poor animation and lame lyrics. i adore pocahontas and I think that you did her justice!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! She is pretty cool. :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, thanks! I was wondering what you'd think. :D
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Hey, she was the one I voted for! :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Was she? Cool! :)
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Yup! You've done an absolutely awesome job. I may need a SET of those historically-correctly-costumed Disney princesses. ;)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, if you want to buy another princess painting in a few months, instead of commissioning a pic of Kiera Knightley, that would be fine as well. :)
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I'll think about it :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure, whatever you decide is cool with me! :)
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