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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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: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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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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:iconestrangeloedessa:
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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:iconestrangeloedessa:
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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:iconmlcwolves:
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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:iconname-already-chosen:
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Very nice!
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkorwis:
korwis Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is gorgeous :D
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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:icone-ocasio:
E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Artist
This is amazingly gorgeous!:faint:
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:iconfrills-of-justice:
Frills-Of-Justice Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great! except...her hair looks brown. I know I'm being way too picky, but snow white is supposed to have 'hair as black as ebony' so when people make it brown it kind of annoys me. Feel free to ignore this, but it annoys me just a little. Any way other then that great work!
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
But, uhn, her hair looks brown because I chose to make it brown (as I stated on the artist comment, it was no accident...).
I know it's clearly supposed to be black, character-wise (and I usually like to be "accurate" about what I draw) but pure black just wouldn't work on this piece... As I wanted an "Antique Illustration" look, as if all the original black "faded with time" into brown tones...
So, she ends up a bit innacurate for the sake of the color harmony/ picture atmosphere... Sorry to disapoint you. ^^;
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:iconfrills-of-justice:
Frills-Of-Justice Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's perfectly fine! It does look good, and I ca understand why you made the decision ~
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you again! ^_^
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bloody-kisses Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Really nice and I would like to see Aurora next please!
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
I started working in Cinderella next, but there's a poll in my blog to chose the next after her: [link]
So, be sure to vote on Aurora!

Also, thank you for the watch! :aww:
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RaineSageRocks Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Ah, man, this is absolutely gorgeous! Well done.

Perhaps we could see Cinderella or Belle, next? :XD: Of course, it is entirely up to you, so no worries. :nod:
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:

You're lucky, Cinderella is in progress! ^^
Her sketch is already in my blog, wich has also a poll to chose the next after her: [link]
You're very wellcome to vote for Belle if you want! :D
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:iconrainesagerocks:
RaineSageRocks Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
You're more than welcome!

Oh, really? That's awesome! Thanks for the link and information. :)
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