If you haven’t already seen the magical art by Isabelle Staub, you absolutely have to! She’s a freelance artist and illustrator with a mind-blowing Instagram account. In the last couple of years, she has taken to illustrating the Disney princesses. Her art translates their original cartoon look into Isabelle’s own design; still stylized, but much more intricate and realistic! And that’s not all, as Isabelle’s character designs aren’t just Disney. She covers all of the pop-culture trends!
You can say this artist is gifted—and she is—but it also takes a huge amount of time and practice to make art this lovely. So scroll down and appreciate the skill that went into these paintings. Get ready to see Disney’s princesses, among other popular characters, reimagined in this incredible series!
Let’s start off with Sleeping Beauty!
That memorable, dreamy smile has been brought into a new, more detailed style.
Aurora looks dazzling!
Here’s Tiana, from “The Princess and the Frog.”
Just look at our hardworking princess from New Orleans! We’d say she’s not ‘almost there’; this is a gorgeously polished piece of art!
Esmeralda from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” looking mysterious and gorgeous.
Esmeralda 💃🏽technically not a princess but she’s one of my favs.
Our favorite bookworm princess, Belle!
Bonjour, Belle! Isabelle has totally nailed the look from the Disney classic, The Beauty and The Beast.
Look at this lovely painting of Pocahontas!
It’s safe to say that this artist can paint with all the colors of the wind.
How about “The Little Mermaid?”
Here’s Ariel, fresh out of the sea!
A side-by-side look at the different Jasmines.
Each of the princesses resemble their original designs without copying them completely. We absolutely love Isabelle’s version of Jasmine!
And don’t forget Kida, from “Atlantis!”
Kida, of course, is both princess AND queen – and she looks it in this painting.
The flower that blooms in adversity…
Isabelle has definitely done justice to the savior of China!
Can’t have a princess list without “Cinderella.”
While she clearly hasn’t quite made it to the ball in this painting, Cinderella is as beautiful as ever!
Check out this version of Snow White!
That’s one heck of an evolution. Think about it: Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs first released in 1937.
Every new take on this Princess re-imagines a look that is 81 years old!
Another technicality, as this character isn’t really a ‘princess.’
But Meg is still a great character, and definitely deserving of a creative makeover!
There are plenty of other Disney ladies to paint.
You don’t need to be a princess to be compassionate, lovely, nurturing and determined.
Nani from Lilo and Stitch proved that!
She’s even done a version of the evil Ursula’s human form, Vanessa.
And she’s looking just as villainous now as she did then.
And check out these amazing 2018 version of Esmeralda!
Both versions are lovely, aren’t they?
Isabelle has also done a ton of wonderful non-Disney paintings!
Let’s start with Anastasia—not an original Disney princess, but still awesome!
Did you watch the Disney Channel’s Kim Possible, growing up? Because here she is, in a more realistic incarnation!
And here’s Penny Proud, from “The Proud Family!”
What an adorable re-imagining of Penny! Isabelle’s portrait is filled with life.
“The Wild Thornberrys” show was…well, wild!
Who here remembers the wild Thornberrys!? I hope to one day be as cool as Debbie.
There’s also a whole grown-up “Powerpuff Girls” series of paintings!
Let’s kick it off with Blossom, the upbeat team leader now in her young adult years!
Everything from her face to her iconic pigtails has evolved!
Of course, we can’t forget Buttercup!
Looking just as punk rock as we always knew she was!
Isabelle even did a portrait of the most recent Powerpuff, Bliss!
And it’s perfection!
Isabelle has also re-imagined Pennywise as a spooky female clown from, It.
Regardless of how cool this painting is, please run away if you see either of them in a storm drain!
Get ready for Jessica Rabbit!
Isabelle’s portrait perfectly captures the Hollywood glamor that Jessica Rabbit always carries with her.
How about the gals from “Scooby Doo?”
We’d say she did a fine job with our favorite childhood detectives!
Jinkies! Now that’s an insanely cool portrait!
Here’s Isabelle’s take on Chel, from “The Road to El Dorado.”
Isn’t she the cutest?
Even a color study (of Moana) looks beautiful!
She looks like she’s straight out of the movie!