My name is Isaque Arêas (Facebook page is Life, Art and Times) and I’m a Brazilian artist. I really love Disney movies and I’m about to tell you the story of my artwork: “After and Before – Disney Princesses”.

I started it in 2013. The first idea was a little bit crazy but “I love crazy” (if you are a Disney fan you will get it)! I was watching the Hollywood artists getting older; people from movies getting older and I thought “What if Disney Princesses were artists in their own movie? Why aren’t Disney Princesses getting older too?”. Then I started drawing, but my skills were not that good by that time and I gave up.

Some days ago, I restarted the project. Why? I really don’t know why but I restarted it.

When I was a child I used to identify myself with several characters and my first objective with this artwork was to show people – mainly women – that they can identify with these characters even if they get old. I saw the objective being reached when people commented on the photos things like “OMG! She looks like my mom!” or “she’s my age now and she’s beautiful”. Even older we can be beautiful, kind, strong, gentle and smart like Disney characters – we can be children inside.

More info: Facebook

Snow White is now 92 years old. In the movie she was 14 years old. Betty White was my inspiration

Belle is now 41 years old. In the movie she was 17 years old

Ariel is now 42 years old. In the movie she was 16 years old. Cameron Diaz was the inspiration for the cheeks

Jasmine is now 38 years old. In the movie she was 15 years old

Cinderella is now 84 years old. In the movie she was 19 years old. Julie Andrews was my inspiration

Pocahontas is now 38 years old. In the movie she was 18 years old

Aurora is now 72 years old. In the movie she was 16 years old

Mulan is now 33 years old. In the movie she was 16 years old. Ming-Na Wen was my inspiration

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