Even if you’re not an artist, there are plenty of ways to make romantic and artistic gifts for your Valentine. Just ask Brian Flynn – this regular prince teamed up with illustrator Dylan Bonner to turn himself and his girlfriend, Manini Gupta, into a picture-perfect Disney couple!
“I want our relationship to be as epic and timeless as the animations we grew up on, so I decided to have us painted into some famous Disney scenes and surprise her for Valentines Day,” Flynn beamed on Imgur. “It’s been a secret for 3 months, and I can’t wait to show her!“
Bonner was excited about the secret project as well; “I feel very lucky to have done these, especially after reading her say that girls like her didn’t always get to identify with a Disney princess and I seriously love that I got to change that!” Read on for the artist’s answers to Bored Panda’s questions about his work.
“This was my first time trying to recreate something so meticulously,” Dylan Bonner told Bored Panda. “I love how it turned out but it was definitely a challenge!”
“Brian sent me tons of reference photos of him and Mani for me to draw from, as well as the specific scenes he wanted”
“I loved doing it! I don’t traditionally work in the Disney, line-heavy, style anymore but it’s what I grew up doing”
“I have always loved Disney and have actually worked in Disney World. It’s my hope to work for them artistically if they’ll have me”
“I grew up drawing Disney and it has been the continuing source of artistic inspiration in my life. That being said, I’m more passionate about developing my own original ideas and characters”
Thank you, Dylan Bonner, for talking to Bored Panda about your wonderful illustrations!
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