Fans in Blue
Some of Claire Keane’s concept art for Tangled. I love the tenebrism reminiscent of Caravaggio. Also the strong jaws in some of them remind me of Rossetti of the Pre-Raphaelites. Yummy stuff. I feel like if they had gone this way, we would have had a much darker but even more gorgeous film.
I also like her costume ideas a lot more than what ended up in the film.
It’s always painful to look at concept art and realize just how disappointing the final product actually is, and this the case with nearly all of Disney’s work. A lot of it unfortunately comes down to the fact that the people at Disney care too much about what the public thinks; they care too much about pleasing everyone, and so they never actually take risks or do anything that’s truly different— they haven’t since Walt’s death. According to those who knew him, Walt always asked “What do kids want to see?” He never asked “What do parents want their kids to see?” and that’s something the company has seriously forgotten. It’s a shame because they have so many gifted artists working for them and all that talent is being wasted on mediocre, unambitious, “safe” projects.
Seeing Claire’s art makes me cry over the Rapunzel we ended up with. The Rapunzel we have is fine, but I just really love Claire’s interpretation. And I always cry over the outfit Rapunzel ended up with. I mean, look at all of these gorgeous costumes! Nothing else could have been used?
Also, I really would just love to have a Disney movie that looks like the above. It would be hard, but oh would it be glorious.
..don’t even ask..
I have no idea why I wanted to draw Korra with her hair down and why I actually wanted to draw something sweet with them..hmm
probably the most appropriate explanation for this- ‘that’s why’don’t blame me, I am just tired.