What do you do if you are a Disney Romantic without a single shred of artistic talent and you have a girlfriend that is a Disney Princess in your eyes? You hire a good artist to turn her and you into the perfect Disney couple.
That is exactly what Brian Flynn did when he went searching for an artist capable and willing to create himself and his gf Manini Gupta into the perfect version of well-known Disney animated couples: Ariel and Eric, Aladdin and Jasmine, Belle and the Beast, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Mulan and Captain Li Shang.
Flynn (no relation, except imaginary, to the other Flynn in Rapunzel) found the perfect visionary in Dylan Bonner, a recently graduated Illustration major and Visual Development minor of the Ringling College of Art and Design. Bonner's portfolio and blog posts are crammed with Disney Princess fan art, fairy tale heroines drawn in cutesy ways, and a special love for Audrey Hepburn films. The perfect combination of talent in Flynn's eyes.
Flynn explained in an interview posted on Bored Panda:
“I want our relationship to be as epic and timeless as the animations we grew up on, so I decided to have us painted into some famous Disney scenes and surprise her for Valentines Day,” Flynn beamed on Imgur. “It’s been a secret for 3 months, and I can’t wait to show her!“
Bonner was excited about the secret project as well; “I feel very lucky to have done these, especially after reading her say that girls like her didn’t always get to identify with a Disney princess and I seriously love that I got to change that!“
The results, which can be seen below are pretty marvelous.
You can see more of Dylan Bonner's work at his blog.
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