Disney inspires many fans out there to take iconic scenes and images and turn them into something even more beautiful. Deviant Artists Mandie Manzano takes lovable characters and wonderful scenes and turns them into breathtaking works of stained glass styled art. She uses vibrant colors, intricate detail, and smooth flowing lines to take any Disney fan back to their childhood. She's done work inspired by The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, and more! If you love the art, you can purchase prints of her work from her website here: http://www.artofficialglass.com/print-store.html.
The Little Mermaid
Manzano has done three images depicting some of our favorite scenes and characters from The Little Mermaid. The way in which she paints the water is truly remarkable and brings a whole new level of beauty to the pieces.
Not only does this picture capture Ariel in a really unique way, but the water around her is filled with lines from her first song "Part of Your World".
The detail in this image is simply amazing, if you look closely on the right side of the boat you can see a little Sebastian holding his baton as he gets ready to sing "Kiss the Girl".
Ariel's floating hair, which is filled with the same bubbles as the water, really makes this image appear life like.
Ursula has always been one of those villains that is simultaneously evil and beautiful at the same time. Manzano does a great job utilizing the dark colors and Ursula's wicked smile to bring in the evil side of the sea witch, but she also paints Ursula as a beautiful creature.
My favorite part about her Tangled inspired pieces is the way she paints the night sky.
She's waiting for the one person who can save her from the tower, and yet she still finds the will to make her hair even prettier by adding flowers to it. I guess when you're stuck in a tower your whole life things can get pretty boring.
Repunzel's hair is always beautiful no matter the context, and yet, Manzano manages to take it up a notch and show how long and flowing it is.
One of the greatest parts about this artwork, is that every time you look at it you're bound to find something new to enjoy. The images below might require a second look to make sure you found all of the Disney goodness.
The little fairies are a nice touch to this image of the film's protagonist.
At first this might just seem likely a really awesome portrait of one of the greatest villains in Disney history. However, if you take a second look you'll realize that at the bottom of the painting is our hero Sleeping Beauty herself.
The detail in which Mandie Manzano paints is stunning! I love the flowers, the way she paints the sunset, and the little hidden fairies all around. You can see a fairy floating by Aurora's head, another in Maleficent's cloak, and a third one in between the two of them.
The hit Disney movie is adored the world over, and doesn't appear to be leaving our minds anytime soon. Manzano takes some of the stars of the film and portrays them beautifully.
Anna's dress is really amazing in this picture, the symmetry and detail is outstanding.
Anna and Kristof love each other, and the way their bodies meld together towards the bottom of the painting is a great way to show their bond with one another.
The snow queen looks as beautiful as ever! Her cloak is one of the best parts of the image as you can see the snow flakes flying across it.
Her other Disney inspired pieces come from classic Disney movies Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella.
If you've seen Beauty and the Beast then you know the importance of the rose. The rose is ultimately what brought Belle and the Beast together, and in the image their love is surrounded by images of roses.
Cinderella's transformation is beautifully done, and one might even use the color choices to imply the meaning of the light that is in the dark. Cinderella had a rough childhood, and this moment in her life is a beautiful reminder that good things can happen even when you're surrounded by evil.
I can't help but look at this picture and love it's beauty but also feel a bit unsettled as the Cheshire Cat glares at me with his huge mischievous eyes and that iconic grin.
The villianous Jafar wouldn't be complete without his wicked smile. However, almost hidden in the artwork is an image of Aladdin, Abu and Jasmine as well as the castle. Can't find it? Look at Jafar's hat!
And finally in a heartfelt tribute to the late Robin Williams (who gave his iconic voice to the equally iconic Genie) Manzano painted a beautiful piece titled "I'll Miss You, Genie"
It's amazing what some people can create. I see tons of fan art everyday, and I'm always impressed. Mandie Manzano however, has found a way to take Disney and put a really unique and beautiful spin on it. This is only a small collection of her work and you can see more on her deviant profile here: http://mandiemanzano.deviantart.com/
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