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White as Snow by Hanami-Mai White as Snow by Hanami-Mai
"Once upon a time... in a far, far away kingdom, a beautiful princess
with ruby red lips, raven black hair and skin as white as Snow."




I see many great artists portraying their versions of Disney (and non-disney) princesses... and I've been wanting to do this for a while, too. ^^
So, I'm starting my own Princess Series! I'll redesign Disney (and maaaybe non-disney) princesses in my own style, following the original designs as a base, but with a much more "Antique Fairy Tale Illustrated Book" aestethics, with lots of detail (as I love :heart: ). I'll go for a semi-realistic painting with this series... to challenge myself and to add richness in the final result.

:snowflake: Since the first Disney princess is Snow White, I start with her! :meow: :snowflake:


Snow White is not my favourite personality-wise... but her design is sweet (and fun to play with). Going from the puffy sleeves and high collar in the original dress, I turned her outfit in something... XVI-century-esque... But with some classic Fairy Tale innacuracy... lol ;P I had so much fun - and work - painting her... the velvet, satin and brocade where lovely to color but oh, these ruffles... so hard! :faint:
Oh, also, I know her hair is not really Black here - but dark brown looked more natural and delicate on her - plus, more antique-looking.


...And I posted an exclusive detail shot on my blog: maihanami.blogspot.com.br/ so you can see the fabrics and take a better look on her tiara - apple-themed, with 7 gold & sapphire ornments, representing the Seven Dwarfs.

Other princesses so far:
Stroke of Twelve by Hanami-Mai Bloom in Adversity by Hanami-Mai Gold of Sunshine in your Hair by Hanami-Mai A Most Peculiar Mademoiselle by Hanami-Mai

Except for the apples, textures and patterns used do not belong to me.
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:iconstormiehope:
StormieHope Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  New Deviant
I love the dress!
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlalicsiren:
lalicsiren Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing version of  her. I love the attention to detail. I have to ask; what time period is this? It looks like the Tudors. I can't be sure. The colors make her look grounded and solid. The fact that her tiara has apples in the design is a nice touch. You are the best and thank you for posting this here and bestowing your art to us the unworthy ones. Keep on being incredibly awesome.  
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked my design and the details! ^^
Ah, the period... My intention was not really to make a historical-acurate version of her, just a more detailed fairytale fashion. I actually went from her original gown and just changed each element in a way it looked recognizable, yet more poofy and real-looking so... the final result is a mix of general XVI century foofy sleeves with an elizabethan-like-ish collar and kind-of-middle-agles-inspired something about the waist and neckline?... LOL ;P
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:iconlalicsiren:
lalicsiren Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. 
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you again! ^^
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:iconlalicsiren:
lalicsiren Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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Paola-Tosca Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Stunning dress-design! So detailed and thoughtful, all the way down (up) to the tiara! :love: 
Details are the best! :D
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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:iconmarikobarbie:
MarikoBarbie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Perfect!
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfoxyandchicafan:
FoxyandChicafan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
THIS IS SO COOL. O3O
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconart-fashion-history:
Art-Fashion-History Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Very very pretty!!! Amazing artwork!!!
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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:iconkoromarimo:
KoroMarimo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I love Snow White so much!!! She is my favorite Disney princess ;w; I've always aspired to be gentle and sweet like her (unfortunately that didn't quite work >____> seeing as how half the time I act like a boy...)
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:iconbombthedodongo:
BombTheDodongo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I really live this form of Snow White
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconthe-marou:
the-marou Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wonderful >w< ♥
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconhoshi-hana:
Hoshi-Hana Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely LOVE her dress,  it's amazing. :D
Gorgeous series :heart:
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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:iconglimja:
Glimja Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow so voluptuous snow white!!!
I like this illust ><
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconchicken-yuki:
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow.

Victorian Queen Snow White is hardcore.

I approve. :thumbsup:

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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D (Big Grin)
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EstrangeloEdessa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my goodness--PERFECTION. :wow: She's got to be my favorite of the ones I've seen so far. So many lovely details! I love all the lacy layers of her collar and how they match the lace under her dress. And those lovely little pearl necklaces are so pretty. And those sleeves! Those sleeves! I love them. 
:love:
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you very much! Puppy Cry
I'm glad you like the details, they took a long time to finish!
I really liked painting the sleeves. Shading velvet and satin side by side was fun! ^^
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EstrangeloEdessa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are so very welcome! :love:
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:iconverypinkmelon:
verypinkmelon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is my fave of the series ^-^ The dress is just too beautiful!! I love all the detail! And her faceee! She looks sweet and confident and so beautifuuuuul!! :iconomgsocuteplz:
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
Drawing all the details took an eternity to finish, but I'm glad it was worth it! ^^
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:iconverypinkmelon:
verypinkmelon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!! (and your hard work does not go un-noticed ^-^)
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Very nice :)
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:icongothic-romantic99:
Gothic-Romantic99 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that dress is amazing. I also love the background. Wonderful work with this picture.
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
The background flowers are a pattern, so I can't take credit for those, ^^;
but I'm very glad you like the dress, since I made the design myself! :meow:
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Gothic-Romantic99 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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MLCwolves Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
?
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:iconmlcwolves:
MLCwolves Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol just testing somthing out but the art is rly good! can u check me out and give me tips?
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:iconidontknowwhoyouknow:
Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The dress is cool! Looks very Elizabethan!
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
Yes, elizabethan fashion was a major inspiration in this one! Looking at the high collar from Snow White's original design, I couldn't resist transforming it in one of those glorious ruffles! :giggle:
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:iconidontknowwhoyouknow:
Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And the result was really nice!
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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:iconselinmarsou:
selinmarsou Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really lovely :heart:
Her dress is just perfect and I love her expression too ^^
Hope you'll do a Jasmine one too (:
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
Yes, I'm planning to do all the 10 "official" Disney princesses, plus some other ones.
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selinmarsou Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank sounds great ^^ You're welcome :heart:
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Pretty!:love:
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Very nice!
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