No matter how much we all love Belle or Ariel, some of the iconic Disney characters do look kinda old-fashioned these days. And how couldn’t they? The Beauty first came to screens in 1991, and the first appearance of the red-haired mermaid dates back to 1989.

But one 25-year-old artist living in French Guiana has decided it’s time to give these animated girls and boys a modern-day glow-up. Véronique Pierre’s beautiful Disney transformations got her a lot of attention on social media, where she’s already topped 630.9K followers and 13M likes on TikTok, as well as 17.4K followers on her Instagram account.

And for Véronique, it’s not always about happy-go-lucky princesses. “I think that we’re so used to seeing our princesses happy, but in real life, not everything is always beautiful and easy. We all have ups and downs.” Hence, the illustrator expanded her glow-up series with Disney characters in realistic settings, and Ariel covered in marine plastic waste surely gives us a lot to think about.

So let’s see some of Véronique’s most beautiful and thought-provoking remakes down below and don’t forget to upvote your favorites!

More info: TikTok | Instagram

Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup II 🌹Belle✨ ##Disney ##disneyart ##drawing ##art ##makeup ##glowup ##beauty ##disneyprincess ##princess ##gloupdisney ##tiktokart ##fy ##fyp ##foryou♬ All TikTok Mashup (JVKE – Upside Down) – JVKE 🌩

Tiana (Princess and the Frog)

@veroniica95##pov 🐸👑Tiana’s boyfriend is not serious! It was hard to make! ##disney ##disneyprincess ##madatdisney ##drawing ##love ##fyp ##fy ##foryou ##digitalart ##art♬ Mad At Disney LLusion lofi remix – LLusion

Jasmine (Aladin)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup II ✨ Jasmine 🦋 ##art ##disney ##disneyart ##aladin ##jasmine ##disneyprincess ##princess ##glowup ##gloupdisney ##makeup ##fy ##fyp ##foryou ##artist♬ Bäd gúy ręmįx – Avery

In one interview, Véronique said that she got the idea to draw Disney glow-ups from seeing other artists on TikTok creating similarly fun images. “I thought it was really beautiful, and I was wondering how the drawings would look with my own style. So I decided to draw all the princesses.”

Snow White (Snow White)

@veroniica95Disney GlowUp ~ Snow White 🍎 ##art ##Disney ##princess ##disneyprincess ##drawing ##glowup ##disneyprincess ##glowup ##makeup ##artist ##fy ##fyp ##foryou ##tiktok♬ Ily x mariposa – rapidsongs

Morgana (Little Mermaid)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ~ Morgana 😈 ##disney ##disneyart ##disneyvillains ##villain ##devil ##evil ##art ##drawing ##glowup ##gloupdisney ##tiktokartist ##fy ##fyp ##foryou♬ savage but its baddas – rapidsongs

Elsa (Frozen)

@veroniica95❄️Elsa with a Euphoria Makeup 🦋 ##Disney ##euphoria ##makeup ##love ##disneyprincess ##princess ##queen ##drawing ##art ##fy ##fyp ##foryou ##artist ##passion♬ feel something – bea miller – valenn🐺

But the 25-year-old illustrator soon realized that all Disney princesses and princes are so picture-perfect, happy, and carefree, it’s absolutely unrealistic. “When I drew Ariel, I thought to myself: If she was here with us, if she was real, what would she be like? Would it be like in the movie where everything is nice and clean?”

Wendy (Peter Pan)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ✨ Wendy 🦋 ##art ##drawing ##Disney ##disneyprincess ##princess ##peterpan ##glowup ##makeup ##gloupdisney ##tiktokart ##artist ##fy ##fyp ##foryou♬ All TikTok Mashup (JVKE – Upside Down) – JVKE 🌩

Giselle (Enchanted)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ✨ Giselle 🌹 ##Disney ##disneyart ##disneyprincess ##princess ##gloupdisney ##makeup ##glowup ##drawing ##art ##tiktokartist ##fy ##fyp ##foryou♬ Holiday – Little Mix

Madam Mim (The Sword in the Stone)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup~ Madame Mim 😈 ##Disney ##disneyvillains ##villain ##devil ##makeup ##glowup ##witch ##art ##evil ##tatoo ##gloupdisney ##tiktokart ##fy ##fyp♬ Tap In – Saweetie

The artist then came to the understanding that Ariel would probably be sad to see what humans are doing to our planet, oceans, and animals. Hence, she drew thought-provoking illustrations of mermaid Ariel soiled with oil and covered in ocean litter.

Véronique also believes that Disney villains are just as charming and interesting. “They are often forgotten, but they’re funny and have charisma. It was so much fun to draw them!” The stunning Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians is her favorite, and I can totally see why!

Kida Nedakh (Atlantis)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ~ Princess Kida🦋 ##art ##drawing ##Disney ##disneyart ##digitalart ##glowup ##makeup ##princess ##tiktokart ##fy ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##artist♬ original sound – hayliee🌺

Hades (Hercules)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ~ Hades 🔥 (Full video on YouTube) ##Disney ##art ##drawing ##Disneychallenge ##glowup ##disneyvillains ##villains ##fy##fyp ##foryou♬ original sound – andrea

Shan Yu (Mulan)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ~ Shanyu 😈 ##Disney ##mulan ##art ##disneyart ##disneyvillains ##villain ##devil ##evil ##drawing ##glowup ##gloupdisney ##tiktokart ##fy ##fyp♬ HATCHBACK BLADEZ – KyleYouMadeThat

Colette Tatou (Ratatouille)

@veroniica95Disney Pixar Glowup ~ Colette 💙👩🏻‍🍳❤️ ##ratatouille ##art ##disney ##pixar ##disneyart ##glowup ##gloupdisney ##tiktokart ##makeup ##drawing ##fy ##fy ##fyp♬ Tap In x TKN – rapidsongs

Nani (Lilo & Stitch)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ~ Nani 🌺 ##disney ##disneyart ##disneyprincess ##princess ##hawaii ##liloandstitch ##glowup ##gloupdisney ##tiktokart ##fy ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ original sound – Mattea Muzzy

Mother Gothel (Tangled)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ~ Gothel 😈 ##art ##Disney ##drawing ##Rapunzel ##disneyvillains ##devil ##evil ##makeup ##glowup ##disneyart ##foryou ##fyp ##foryoupage ##tiktokart♬ Bad Guy X Bury a Friend X Walls Could Talk – rapidsongs

Clayton (Tarzan)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ~ Clayton 😈 ##art ##disney ##disneyvillains ##tarzan ##devil ##evil ##gloupdisney ##glowup ##tiktokart ##fy ##fyp ##foryoupage ##drawing ##disneyart♬ Pump It x Rodeo – DJ TVMPO

Jane Porter (Tarzan)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ~ Jane 💛 ##tarzan ##Disney ##art ##drawing ##disneychallenge ##glowup ##gloupdisney ##disneyart ##digitalart ##tiktokart ##artist ##fy ##fyp ##foryou♬ needs id mashup – sticko._.mode

Claude Frollo (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ~ Frollo 😈 ##art ##disney ##drawing ##disneyvillains ##gloupdisney ##glowup ##villain ##devil ##evil ##tiktokart ##fy ##fyp ##foryoupage ##artist♬ Street Fashion Game – JVLES

Cinderella (Cinderella)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ✨ Cinderella 💎 ##art ##Disney ##drawing ##cinderella ##disneyprincess ##gloupdisney ##makeup ##fashion ##tiktokart ##glowup ##fy ##fyp ##artist♬ Fake I.D. – Riton & Kah-Lo

Ariel (Little Mermaid)

@veroniica95##POV Ariel in sad reality of this world😞 ##Disney ##drawing ##madatdisney ##sea ##disneyprincess ##princess ##mermaid ##drawing ##fy ##fyp ##foryoupage ##artist♬ Mad At Disney LLusion lofi remix – LLusion

Queen Narissa (Enchanted)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup 🥀Queen Narissa 😈 ##art ##disney ##disneyart ##drawing ##disneyvillains ##disneyprincess ##devil ##evil ##gloupdisney ##glowup ##makeup ##fy ##fyp♬ Leave Em Alone – Quality Control & Layton Greene & Lil Baby

Elsa (Frozen)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ❄️Elsa 👑 ##art ##disney ##disneyart ##makeup ##glowup ##elsa ##frozen ##drawing ##tiktokart ##disneyprincess ##queen ##fy ##fyp ##foryoupage ##artist♬ Cannibal X Whats My Name X Savage – rapidsongs

Anna (Frozen)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ~ Anna 🍁🧡 ##Disney ##Disneyart ##disneyprincess ##frozen ##glowup ##tiktokart ##digitalart ##fy ##fyp ##foryou ##glowupchallenge ##princess ##art♬ Say So x Like That x Do It Again – goalsounds

Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup – DE VILE CRUELLA 😈 ##disney ##disneychallenge ##devil ##disneyvillain ##glowup ##makeup ##digitalart ##fy ##fyp ##foryou ##tiktokart ##art♬ Bad Guy X Bury a Friend X Walls Could Talk – rapidsongs

Vanellope (Wreck-It Ralph)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ✨ Vanellope 🍭 ##Disney ##disneyprincess ##princess ##disneyart ##ralph ##drawing ##cute ##gloupdisney ##glowup ##manga ##kawaii ##fy ##fyp ##foryou♬ original sound – Tory 🌸☀️

Mr. Smee (Peter Pan)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup 🏴‍☠️ Smee😈 ##art ##disney ##disneyvillains ##villain ##devil ##evil ##drawing ##glowup ##gloupdisney ##tiktokart ##fy ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage♬ bad boy ft Wiz Khalifa – goalsounds

Red Queen (Alice in Wonderland)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup~ The Queen Heart😈 Full video on YouTube🥀 ##disney ##disneyart ##disneyvillains ##villain ##devil ##evil ##clown ##tiktokart ##gloupdisney ##fyp♬ Boss Btch x Con Altura – rapidsongs

Merida (Brave)

@veroniica95Disney Glowup ~ Merida 🐻🧡 ##art ##drawing ##disney ##disneyprincess ##love ##fashion ##makeup ##disneyart ##brave ##gloupdisney ##glowup ##tiktokart ##fy ##fyp♬ Be Happy – Dixie D’Amelio