Isaque ArÃªas is a Brazilian artistÂ whoÂ loves Disney movies. She decided to create a series dedicated to showcases how Disney Princesses would look today. The series is titledÂ â€œAfter and Before â€“ Disney Princessesâ€.
I started it in 2013. The first idea was a little bit crazy but â€œI love crazyâ€ (if you are a Disney fan you will get it)! I was watching the Hollywood artists getting older; people from movies getting older and I thought â€œWhat if Disney Princesses were artists in their own movie? Why arenâ€™t Disney Princesses getting older too?â€. Then I started drawing, but my skills were not that good by that time and I gave up.
Some days ago, I restarted the project. Why? I really donâ€™t know why but I restarted it.
When I was a child I used to identify myself with several characters and my first objective with this artwork was to show people â€“ mainly women â€“ that they can identify with these characters even if they get old. I saw the objective being reached when people commented on the photos things like â€œOMG! She looks like my mom!â€ or â€œsheâ€™s my age now and sheâ€™s beautifulâ€. Even older we can be beautiful, kind, strong, gentle and smart like Disney characters â€“ we can be children inside.