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I look once more

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Finally updated Pocahontas! I don't think this is what people were expecting as the next entry in the series, but some of the criticisms of my first design have been eating away at me for years now and I needed to get off my ass and address them.

So hey! Spunky age-appropriate Pocahontas/Matoaka, sans feathers in the hair/European imagery/other superfluous details. This is closer to accounts and illustrations of Powhatan dress from the period, and I kinda think it's closer to the Disney design anyway. WIN/WIN.

Thanks to everyone who's educated my ass over the past couple of years, including moniquill, apihtawikosisan, this-is-not-native, and numerous others. You've made me a way more thoughtful artist in the process. :)

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IreneAdler13Hobbyist Artist
I love it!
moonlitinuyasha1985's avatar
Yup. Definitely an 11/12 year old.
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She’s a child the fucks wrong with you. 
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YaKittenHobbyist General Artist
It's nice to see an artist who listens to and reflects on the criticism they get and improve because of it. It's great to see and age-appropriate Pocahontas with a more historically accurate costume that's more respectful to a culture. Instead of an aged-up, overly-visualised version. Btw, I still think the original version is very well draw and I wish I had a tenth of your anatomy skills, but I do love it when great skill is combines with historical accuracy too. 
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TessuDrawsHobbyist General Artist
I saw these princesses going around Tumblr and I was wondering if you'd given permission to put them there or if it was done without asking you?
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shoomlahProfessional Digital Artist
I rarelly-to-never give people permission to repost them, buuuut I can't be bothered to follow up anymore! The arts so old at this point. :)
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You set a really, really good example with this redraw imho. The artistic skill apparent in both images is great, but this shows a willingness to make something that resonates better with everyone.
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haruhihanaHobbyist General Artist
By is is amazing!
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slothacorn3000Hobbyist Artist
Shes finally accurate
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PiperInleHobbyist General Artist
Holy damn, this is amazing.
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Honestly, AMAZING!
Dunfalach's avatar
So pleased to see an age-appropriate one. I dislike the cartoon intensely because it takes a set of real historical people and then builds its own fictional story that directly contradicts actual events. Her age is always one of the first things I point out.
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So awsome!!!
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All of your work is gorgeous!
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KIRKparrishProfessional Digital Artist
gosh, just about 3 years later and this is still one of my favorite things on here. really great design!
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I really love your art style! :) She's probably my favorite of the serie with Snow White!
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LAdolphingirlHobbyist General Artist
I just LOVE your art style~
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Ashen-PhoenixHobbyist Traditional Artist
Now I want a retelling of Pocahontas with this badass little girl. Absolutely gorgeous job!
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wow great piece
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LizzyChromeHobbyist General Artist
LOVE this! Your other version is great too, but I love this one as well! I hope someday to be as amazing of an artist as you are. 
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