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Real-life Rapunzel

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I was browsing through the Tumblr of this girl, Cyril... who blogs a lot of Disney and Harry Potter stuff along with some personal stuff -- like how it's a dream of hers to work at a Disney park as a Princess -- and amidst all her fun posts I noticed something that pissed me off a great deal. On Tumblr you can send anonymous messages to people as long as they have it enabled... and someone had sent Cyril an anonymous message saying she wasn't pretty enough to be a Disney Princess actress.

First of all, it really annoys me when people leave unnecessarily shitty messages online because they think they can get away with it, when they would never dare to say the same things without the anonymity of the Internet to hide behind. Was it really fucking necessary to send a message like that, even if it's what you honestly thought? Nobody asked you. And especially to someone who you follow online... this person knew that their message would hurt Cyril because only people who read her blog would know that she wants to be a Disney actress... and they sent it anyway. And that is complete shit.

I used to get people who'd follow my blog or dA and then talk shit about me elsewhere thinking I didn't know exactly who they were and what they were saying… so when some little asshole took the time out of their day to send Cyril a personal message that they knew would upset her, it really hit home with me. Because I know 99% of trolls who say crap on the Internet would never do so in person - hell, 99% of them can't even say things WITH THEIR OWN USERNAME, they've gotta hide behind an anon or hide on a different website to whisper amongst themselves like idiots. It's kind of hilarious in a very sad, losing-faith-in-humanity sort of way. Contrary to popular belief, there IS a difference between "being honest" and "being an anonymous, cowardly jackass." Just because you CAN post whatever the fuck you want online (the beauty of the Internet) doesn't mean you SHOULD. Ugh, people.

SO ANYWAY! tl;dr, back to this piece, this painting is a gift for Cyril, aka ~Bamiebal, a portrait of her as Rapunzel, who is the Disney Princess she would like to play someday. I wanted to draw a realistic Rapunzel anyway, and I decided she'd be a perfect model. Suck on that one, troll.

Oh and FYI - I don't know Cyril personally, I just happen to follow her blog. So she didn't have any influence on me doing this aside from giving me permission to use her as reference.

Drawn in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. Reference from one of Cyril's deviantIDs: bamiebal.deviantart.com/art/De… For the hair I referenced several photos of Disneyland Rapunzels.

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Even now, 6 years later, the point of this art should not be lost. Cyril is beautiful, and you've got one of the most beautiful hearts I know of. This is a very lovely piece of art, both in how it was done and why it was done. 
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LumenBlurbHobbyist Digital Artist
Anons are horrible. And this is beautiful like the sun.
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Beautiful and the story behind it even more so.
You have to let those trolls talk and ignore them.
If i have learned anything it is that you have to be who you are instead of listening to how others think you should be.
Cyril looks great, just like this painting, and i have to say that in this painting she looks a whole damn lot like Rapunzel!
Never forget: Be yourself, no matter what they say.
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Yes, jerkass trolls like that make me lose faith in humanity too.

But on the bright side, there always seem to be people like you around to restore said faith. So thank you.

Also, that is a wonderful piece of art, keep up the good work.
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McTalonStudent General Artist
This is beautiful painting, and the story behind it is no less impressive.
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Tunder2510Hobbyist General Artist
TV Tropes brought me here- you are great person! And amazing artist. :la:
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Chipper-DoodleHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so heartwarming, and the colors are bright and vibrant.
So nice.
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She's beautiful.
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AMAZING! FANTASTIC! GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!! :) :D ;)
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led here by TvTropes, she is beautiful and your work is great too!

- Miss Nellie -
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Rosanna24Student General Artist
Really? 'not beautiful enough to be a princess' (said in voice of stitch when talking about whatshername) This is beautiful, both the reason and the picture.
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awesomeyuffieStudent General Artist
its so lovely! ^^
Alecshie's avatar
It's sweet that you did this for her. My admiration for you grows. c:
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davanartStudent General Artist
Beautiful portrait! And Cyril is beautiful too!
izclark's avatar
shes lovely. actually prettier than a lot of the women who DO play disney park princesses.
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Mr-BonevelousStudent Digital Artist
She's beautiful :)
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TheWildWestPyroStudent Writer
Beautiful. Absolutely Beautiful. TV Tropes lead me here. To the Jerkass who said she was ugly-Look at this, and see if she's ugly. She's not, dumbass. Anyway, beautiful picture.
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Absolutely beautiful.
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ThePhantomWolfStudent General Artist
I also found you through tv tropes 'crowning moment of heartwarming', and must say, you are a truely wonderful person, with some amazing art skills! Thanks for being such an awesome person! =D She must be soooo happy thanks to you
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LifeStreamStudiosHobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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RainyMeadowsStudent Digital Artist
If I had a hat, I would take it off to you. This is a fantastic picture and whoever said that horrible comment should be forced to watch Twilight.
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