When it comes to Disney, one of their most popular franchises or staples is the (Official) Disney Princesses. Consisting of Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Merida (Elsa and Anna are not official yet), these princess characters have made Disney a paramount amount of money off of their official merchandising, appearances, and shows. On an artistic level, their popularity is inspiration for innovation. For example, digital artist Sam Tsui merged the Disney Princesses with the Game of Thrones television series. Ergo, we were graced with Merida as Ygritte and Rapunzel as Sansa Stark.
Now, another artist is taking innovating the Disney Princesses for his own vision. Andrew Tarusov gave them the “sexy makeover” turning them into sexy vintage pin-up models.
From what is shown on his official Instagram, Andrew Tarusov took Tiana, Ariel, Jasmine, Snow White, Rapunzel, Merida, and Belle from the Official Disney Princesses for his vision. Each of the princesses are poised provocatively to themes that come from their respective movies. Merida, for example, is posing sexily on top of a bearskin rug. Jasmine is wearing the outfit Jafar put on her near the end of Aladdin while posing on a caravan rug and her tiger Raja, and Rapunzel is sitting poised on a pink couch wearing nothing except her hair.
The Daily Mail followed-up on Andrew Tarusov, reporting details on the artist himself. Based out of Los Angeles, California, Tarusov has done work for a number of fashion and music magazines. He has studied art for about a decade but considers vintage pin-up and comics as his favorite styles and genres.
Though Andrew Tarusov is gaining a lot of attention for his sexy vintage pin-up art of the Disney Princesses, he does contribute to the argument they are becoming more hyper-sexualized. That is technically true, but compared to what some other artists have created the Disney Princesses in, Tarusov’s artwork is rather tame, even for the NSFW versions that are only available through supporting him on his Patreon.
[Images via Andrew Tarusov’s Official Instagram]