Artist Isabelle Staub is giving Disney animals that we know and love stylized makeovers, and they look gorgeous. If you’ve ever wondered what these iconic characters would look like in human form, well, we’ve got a treat for you. Scroll down to enjoy some of Isabelle’s newest best work and be sure to let us know which artistic transformations were your faves and why. (We’re huge fans of Dory and Nala!)
The illustrator told Bored Panda that the Disney animal series wasn’t planned at all. “I was feeling pretty uninspired at the time and this idea came to me when I was scrolling through images on Pinterest. I thought to myself, ‘It might be cool if I did a human version of some of these Disney animals,’” she said.
Read on for the rest of our interview with Isabelle and when you’re done with this post, have a look through our previous article about her repainting characters in her own style right here.
“Once quarantine really hit, I had time to keep exploring this theme. Each piece varies on the time it takes but typically around 7 to 10 hours total. I would say the most difficult piece was Dory just because she was the first of the series and I was still fleshing out my ideas so there was a lot of back and forth on what I was going for,” Isabelle went into detail about her artistic process.
The cool thing is, she even filmed herself doing the drawings—you can check out the videos on her TikTok.
Isabelle told Bored Panda that Disney has been “extremely influential” on her art and that she loves revisiting her Disney animal series to spark inspiration. “I have been wanting to do some of the OG Disney characters like Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck! I think that would be a fun challenge for me... So that might be next!” she gave us a sneak peek into her future plans.
Bored Panda also talked to Isabelle about her as an artist. We wanted to find out if she always wanted to become one and if she had any awesome bits of advice for aspiring artists who look up to her.
“I have always wanted to be an artist! From as long as I can remember, I was drawing all the time,” she shared.
“One piece of advice I would give aspiring artists is to keep going and keep practicing. I have been working professionally as a freelance artist for 3 years now and I am still learning and improving my skills every day,” she suggested that artists keep an open mind and keep honing their skills day by day.
“The learning never stops!” she added.