Isabelle Staub is a US-based artist who specializes in portraiture and character design. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she uses her skills to turn cartoon characters and popular culture icons into her own unique and often super lifelike creations. Seeking drawing ideas in everything from Disney characters and princesses, Powerpuff Girls to Pennywise the Clown and Tarantino movies, Staub transforms each of these cartoon drawings with a wholly distinct style of her own. Scroll down to see her cool drawings for yourself, and click here for some of her best Disney work.

“From the moment I could hold a pencil, I was drawing and creating every day,” she writes. “Art is a direct reflection of the artist. As such, my beautiful drawings are a reflection of who I am, constantly evolving and improving and not limited to one medium or style. I let my art tell viewers a story, connecting them to a place, time, and emotion. I pour my heart, mind, and soul into every piece I create.”

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#1

Buttercup, The Powerpuff Girls

Buttercup, The Powerpuff Girls

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Asterisk
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2 years ago

The type of girl i wish i was.

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#2

Pocahontas, Pocahontas

Pocahontas, Pocahontas

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Poor unfortunate soul
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2 years ago

She has a nose!!! ;D

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#3

Ariel, The Little Mermaid

Ariel, The Little Mermaid

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TheKnightOwl
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2 years ago

I like it. It's unfortunate that everyone feels they have to be so critical.

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#4

Kidagakash Nedakh, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Kidagakash Nedakh, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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anarkzie
Community Member
2 years ago

I could imagine seeing her at Burning Man.

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#5

Tiana, The Princess And The Frog

Tiana, The Princess And The Frog

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Victor Calamity
Community Member
2 years ago

I can't decide which I like better... #5 or #8. In both cases, the character seems to have been brought to literal life, with richness and depth. Amazing work!

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#6

Mulan, Mulan

Mulan, Mulan

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Community Member
2 years ago

Its perfect!! But maybe harder for her to be a man with a face as beautiful as this :DDDD

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#7

Nani, Lilo & Stitch

Nani, Lilo & Stitch

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Victor Calamity
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, she out-Disney'd Disney!

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#8

Meg, Hercules

Meg, Hercules

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Victor Calamity
Community Member
2 years ago

Ms. Straub has mad skills...these are incredible!

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#9

Debbie Thornberry, The Wild Thornberrys

Debbie Thornberry, The Wild Thornberrys

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Victor Calamity
Community Member
2 years ago

Gulp! Um...yep! That's Debbie Thornberry, all right!

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#10

Penny Proud, The Proud Family

Penny Proud, The Proud Family

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Victor Calamity
Community Member
2 years ago

Well done!

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#11

Kim, Kim Possible

Kim, Kim Possible

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Daniel Sipes
Community Member
2 years ago

If I had to guess from this picture, it looks like Kim is sassing someone again.

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#12

Cinderella, Cinderella

Cinderella, Cinderella

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Victor Calamity
Community Member
2 years ago

Am I the only one who thinks the Disney Cinderella looks like Lucille Ball?

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#13

Snow White, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Snow White, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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anarkzie
Community Member
2 years ago

I like it, I always found Snow White kind of sickly and creepy to look at, she basically has a babies face but with make up on, but here she looks normal.

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#14

Belle, Beauty And The Beast

Belle, Beauty And The Beast

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Victor Calamity
Community Member
2 years ago

This is the first one I've seen where Ms. Straub kept that "Disneyness" in her portrait, that fresh-faced ingénue. Very nice!

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#15

Jessica Rabbit, Who Censored Roger Rabbit?

Jessica Rabbit, Who Censored Roger Rabbit?

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makki
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this character is rly the only one that looks good with the painters favored expression

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#16

Esmeralda, The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame

Esmeralda, The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame

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flyingaquaturnips
Community Member
2 years ago

her eyes are so steely in the artwork...i love it

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#17

Bliss, The Powerpuff Girls

Bliss, The Powerpuff Girls

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Alia
Community Member
2 years ago

... There's a fourth Powerpuff girl!?

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#18

Anastasia, Anastasia

Anastasia, Anastasia

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eleven's eggos
Community Member
2 years ago

That looks so amazing

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#19

Blossom, The Powerpuff Girls

Blossom, The Powerpuff Girls

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Sorry to say, but this does not capture the loony, happy, yet rebellious spirit of the powerpuff girls, the quality of the illustration notwithstanding.

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#20

Bubbles, The Powerpuff Girls

Bubbles, The Powerpuff Girls

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

I never depictes Bubbles as a barbie-like male fantasy...

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#21

Jasmine, Aladdin

Jasmine, Aladdin

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Andrew Keane
Community Member
2 years ago

She looks 20 years older

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#22

Moana, Moana

Moana, Moana

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Community Member
2 years ago

Cant see the differnce :D

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#23

Aurora, Sleeping Beauty

Aurora, Sleeping Beauty

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makenzie stephenson
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like see has been crying

Steve Talbert
Community Member
2 years ago

she's been sleeping a very long time

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Fluffy Destroyer
Community Member
2 years ago

This is perfect!! Stop hating!!!

Monilip
Community Member
2 years ago

Saying "I don't like it because..." it's not hate. It's called "having an opinion". Every artist who post something must prepare that some poeple won't like his or hers job.

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Andrew Keane
Community Member
2 years ago

So shiny she has been turned into a glass figurine.

gannem
Community Member
2 years ago

what's with her lips? this artist is fantastic but every mouth looks the same in every character

Fuzzy Duckling
Community Member
2 years ago

I think she considers it to be part of her signature style (fuller exaggerated pout), just like she puts "wet look" high lights on each piece.

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Reah Dingle
Community Member
2 years ago

beautiful

Victor Calamity
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing! Ms. Straub even captured the late 50's era makeup style from when "Sleeping Beauty" was made. What an eye for detail, coupled with such extraordinary talent!

Okido
Community Member
2 years ago

The drawing is beautiful, but her expression has changed from cheerful to sad.

Breezy
Community Member
2 years ago

Love

Genny Pinkham-Dierenga
Community Member
2 years ago

So most of these pics look like they got lip injections and lost a few IQ points. The flat expressions are less appealing to me.

RainbowPencil
Community Member
2 years ago

It definitely looks like she is crying, or is sweating...

Stephanie Bell
Community Member
2 years ago

This has the 1940s feel (Sleeping Beauty the second one) as to whether she's crying or not I don't know but it's the story of trickery and heartbreak ultimately love wins out but remember the pain of her story... maybe the artists choices were deliberate?

Pat Wooster
Community Member
2 years ago

And, by the way, have you ever noticed the covers of the DVD's and seen the difference between that and the actual characters in the movie? Sleeping Beauty for instance. They look flat, no shading, highlighting etc. to save money. On the covers they look great. Sometimes even the backgrounds are shaded but not the characters! Until Pixar!! Ratatouille is gorgeous!

Pat Wooster
Community Member
2 years ago

Love her! Spectacular!

Linda Gulley
Community Member
2 years ago

The worst one

Marie Colvin
Community Member
2 years ago

Had many people actually been aware of the true narrative of “La Belle au bois dormant,” they probably would have considered the story line too shocking for most adults. Consider some of the plot devices found in the original story of “Sleeping Beauty” in the days of our distant past: adultery, bigamy, murder, ogress terror, the rape of a comatose woman and even human cannibalism. And the high point of the story? An evil crone committing suicide by throwing herself into a cauldron of boiling water filled with toads, vipers, eels and snakes. I <3 this makeover!

Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 years ago

Dont know why but I dont like it

Julieta Barragan Sosa
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2 years ago

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Too shiny, it looks like she has a fever

Wendy
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2 years ago

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She looks like she has an eye disease.

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#24

Pennywise, It

Pennywise, It

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Anna Wu
Community Member
2 years ago

Pennywise was a girl?!? Always thought it was a boy.

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