[EDIT] Jazzed it up a bit with some snowflake stickers, and also finally fixed Elsa's hair, which had been bothering me for months. (I also posted it on my tumblr. yutaan.tumblr.com/post/1011233… )
Yeah it's been confirmed. I heard it on the radio the other day. Frozen Dos. Aka feeding their cash cow.
I was expecting boring ol "evil witch in the tower". This was So much better.
I did like that the "true love" in Frozen was familial love! Have you seen Lilo and Stitch? That one has an incredibly well-done sibling relationship.
Focused on sisters and the other way "true love" works, yes. Fabulous! Not to mention the glaring lesson of "YOU CAN'T MARRY SOMEONE YOU JUST MET!" I applaud Disney for finally making a point of that for little girls, along with the truth that family is there for you no matter what and shouldn't be neglected for romance.
I didn't see this right when it was released because the trailer frankly made it look like a silly kids-only flop just like they did with the trailer for Tangled (which is now one of my favorite Disney movies). My family went out to Disney World for our annual trip in January, though, and Frozen was EVERYWHERE OMFG.
You see girls running around in princess costume dresses all the time out there but seriously, a good 75%+ of them were Anna and Elsa dresses, and out of that almost ALL OF THEM were Elsa's (and Ie why... holy crap that dress was GORGEOUS). They all had the illustrated Frozen storybook in tow, too. They had a special meet-and-greet with Anna and Elsa in the Norway pavilion in Epcot, too, and there were hoards of people in line for it waiting for up to TWO HOURS to get in!
That finally made us go and see it at the AMC in Downtown Disney just to see what the hell all of the fuss was about, and I'm glad we did. It was shockingly good and the VISUALS... it had my artist senses tingling and my hand itching for my favorite blue lead pencil by the time we left the theater. It felt like I was a kid again in the golden age of Disney animation in the early '90s (those movies are the reason why I'm an illustrator now!). I can't wait for Tuesday!
Have you seen any of the concept art? It's gorgeous! I kinda want the art book now....
(...What happened on Tuesday...?)
I want the art book, too! I've only seen a little bit of Marc Davis' art for the original concepts of a Snow Queen story, and I saw a little bit of concept stuff in a little "inspiration behind Frozen" exhibit they had set up in the Norway pavilion. But I still want the art book based on how the final product turned out alone.
It's hard to explain. Especially because I can't really draw it out for you. (I don't have a tablet atm )
It would look a lot more like her if the bangs were pulled back, but you don't really have to adjust this for me. XD
I understand that you've put a lot of effort into this piece and I don't want you to feel like you've done something horribly wrong. (I mean, as an artist, you should be allowed to interpret and show the character in your own way)
(and her English isn't the best... yet)
So, I'd say that there's no trouble in recognizing her. The shapes of the dress and the veil and sleeves are very characteristic. (even though the patterns do not necessarily match)
I always try to give my critique as politely as possible, because I know that I can't take it very well myself. (it's not that I get mad, I just turn into even more of a perfectionist and eventually scold myself XD)
So, it's my way of taking another's feelings into account.
And yes, politeness is really useful when giving critique! Keeping things civil almost always makes for better communication, and more likely that the piece will actually get improved. ^__^
I feel like this community could use a tad bit more politeness sometimes.
I mean, to do down someone's artwork is not really helpful, in my opinion.