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Early Victorian Hans by suburbanbeatnik Early Victorian Hans by suburbanbeatnik

My first historically accurate Disney villain painting EVER! Woo! Behold Prince Hans of the Southern Isles, aka "Prince Tight Pants." It was pretty easy to figure his ball/coronation outfit out, with the help of the ever helpful fripperiesandfobs (who suggested an outfit inspired by Prince Albert's wedding costume circa 1840, and the white military outfit worn by a young Prince Franz Joseph of Austria). For all my issues with Frozen, for the most part I like the design of Hans; his costumes are a clever blend of Regency and early Victorian styles.

This took surprisingly long to do, but I suppose that's not surprising given that white is hard to paint and tight breeches are tricky. For the exact fit of the breeches, I referred to various Regency fashion plates, as Victorian plates tended to be much... vaguer, and far more airbrushed... about how men's clothes fit.

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ClockworkMultiverse Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I covet that outfit!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ClockworkMultiverse Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I wanna be a prince too!Waaaah!
New Boots by ClockworkMultiverse
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methowwolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dammit, Hans, you sexy bastard.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Sexxxay like you wouldn't believe 
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MartyTheRabbit Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Purely Awesome! I love the sash! :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! 
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Hans - the only Thing I really really really liked in Frozen - you did a great Job :love:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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callisto-chan Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ughhhh HANS WHY MUST YOU BE SO HANDSOME? Granted I was thinking that during the movie too. I liked his original outfit too, since it did seem to be a nice mish-mash of styles, but could be consistent with the same, vague, early-Victorian look of the movie. This just places his outfit in a much more concrete time period. :D I also like the visual emphasis white gives, since it really shows how the animators were trying to throw the viewer off (I'm not sure how common white outfits would've been during the period -- I've seen outfits with some white elements, but not really all white ensembles like this!) Especially since his 'regular' outfit had white in it too, just not as much as this.

But I love your painting! I think all that white turned out really well, and you managed to get the fit of the pants very well. The white/gold/red colour scheme also looks fantastic together. Excellent work, I always love your historical pictures, and this looks great! :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, the all white outfit was suggested by Andrew of the Fripperies and Fobs blog (he was the one who pointed me out to the Franz Joseph painting). And the Victorian period in Europe is his period of study, so I'll defer to his expertise. :)

Thanks!
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
The Victorians vague about the fit of men's breeches? Imagine that! ...these are the people who (supposedly) put skirts on their pianos so they wouldn't show their legs! :happy:

(...okay, I know that last bit is actually an urban legend, but my point remains!)

Very nice painting - clearly, this is Hans doing his "charming" act!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, yes. Dear Hans... I'm such a sucker for him. I really hope he gets a redemption arc in the sequel!
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Obiwanlives4ever Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
DARN IT HANS you're not supposed to be this attractive I'm not supposed to like you

Early Victorian/Regency men's outfits are just gorgeous. And - his hair. *Swoons*
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I know. I really have a thing for redheaded men. o_O
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pikachuiscoolio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I HATE YOU HANS. ya little stinking turncoat

Other than that, AWESOME PAINTING!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
But... but... he's so hot! And the fact that he's evil just makes him hotter, IMO.
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pikachuiscoolio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD true that
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'm so excited to see more of your historically accurate Disney characters! Hans looks great here. I find him to be one the best dressed Disney princes - if not the best. His costume design was really nice but you made him gorgeous. ;)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! A compliment coming from you means a great deal to me. :)

And Hans IS gorgeous, holy crap I practically hyperventilate looking at him sometimes...
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WalkingOnTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Oooh, nice! I definitely like this better than his original outfit: all that white is a lot easier on the eyes (or maybe that's just my preference), and is interesting (like, psychologically), since white usually symbolizes purity, but he's the bad guy.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I kind of like white being used for the bad guy. I've seen it done a few times (like the Architect in the Matrix sequels) but it's a cool visual bit, if done well.
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
WHOA. YES PLEASE.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
So you approve? ;)
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Most definitely.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:bounce:
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