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Disney University - Esmeralda by Hyung86 Disney University - Esmeralda by Hyung86
I'll try to make Disney/Pixar characters in young and stylish concepts, some kind of "students", something like the new Pixar's Movie: Monster University.

Esmeralda has been dancing since she was little. She loves ballet and exotic dances. She love mixing dance styles and for this, usually train with Aladdin (B-Boy)
(sound familiar? Ballerina+b-boy ... Step Up XD)

Hope you like it!


Thank you very much for the comments!

I have modified a few things in the picture. I've drawn a longer neck, smaller feet and more stylized figure (not so SD)

I think the biggest problem is the hair just because she have a lot of... ¿gypsy hair? XD
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heart8822 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lizzyvh Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
I like her
pangaeus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
This is my favorite one.
WanderSong Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2015
Will you do one of Clopin,too? Please do. Such a talented fellow ought to take part in this series. He could be a drama teacher or something like that.
OnuaSurge Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It fits, so freaking well.
Valorista23 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought she would at least do a bit of fortune telling and palm reading on the side
destinationzer0 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That's kinda stereotypical viewpoint.

Esmeralda is Roma woman not a stereotype. Just saying.
Valorista23 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just thought it would hit a little further home to her original character in the Disney movies
destinationzer0 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I do understand.

But you have to understand that the word "Gypsy" is an actual slur that the Romani's DO NOT like 
and the Europeans still use it because they think they could. (They shouldn't. NO ONE SHOULD.)

Romanis are trying to educate the public to never use that slur as a definition of their race, 
the name "Gypsy" was created by the Europeans to instill stereotype and degrade Roma people and their culture.

The Disney film should have never used that slur at all! Just because the book used that slur doesn't mean it's a nice word.
The book is old and uses racist connotation, which should not be acceptable all today.

If you really want to show Homage to Esmeralda, just say she is Roma woman who fights against an evil, hypocritical, racist priest
who tried to commit genocide by burning all Romani people whole, while continuing to say the word "Gypsy" as another method of demeaning
and discriminating.

Which, sadly, Romanis still face discrimination to this day.


I LOVE the Disney film of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I love the story and music! I love Quasi and Esmeralda! 
Just like I love Disney film Pochantes.

But I am aware of the discrimination and racism towards Native Americans and Romanis.
Valorista23 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I seriously did know it was used as a racial slur. But all that...that's just heavy and a lot to take in. Thanks for the history lesson. ^_^

P.S. In case there was a mix up, I was referring original character to her personality not what she was made out to be seen as by the public
destinationzer0 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's okay. That is why we must try to learn and educate ourselves.

Why do you think the baseball team "Redskin" is controversial because that word
is a slur against Native Americans! The team deludes themselves into thinking it's not. (BUT IT IS) 

So that is we educate ourselves to fight against prejudice and racism. 
I'm trying to educate myself as well. :)

It is heavy but it is necessary. :)
Valorista23 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gxfan537 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
In my Disney University fanfic, Esmeralda is Belle's rival.
clayton1215 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
May I have a link?
ZinniaSnowdrop Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww I love her and year you totally need to do Clopin who's an art/drama lecturer! :heart:
carayenne Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
She's lovely! I love your work! But... Her legs are too short D:
nobitataj Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
totally agree :D
KoyHaert Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   General Artist
actually she could have the same religion/lifestyle in this situation
(the college concept) you see Gypsy' is still a lifestyle in the 20th century just not very well known there are MANY ways this concept would work!
SilverAureus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
can't wait to see phoebus and/or clopin
sdayton Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Artist
you should do Clopin - I love that guy
spicyAlex Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
she is my favorite Disney princesses
u can also do Ariel's little girl Melody 
Siorah Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
You can do a Humanized version of Koda from Brother Bear?
Beckie-Tenshi-Chan Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's a bit young for university though...
Siorah Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
welllll.......middle school maybe?? :D
Beckie-Tenshi-Chan Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Elementary at that! He'd be about 8 or something XD
Siorah Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
hahaha right xDDD
charos1985 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
HeyFrey Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Pheobus where are you?!?!?!?!?!!!!! La la la la 
FionaRain Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way the skirt waves.
SunsetSprite Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DUDE, DUDE, DUDE, DUDE, DUDE, DUDE, DUDE, DUDE, DUDE! You should do Clopin next. He could be a teacher in art or something! How cool would that be!
Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Esmeralda! She's one of my favorite disney characters!
You should do what's his face...(guh brain died)
LadyDarknessDarkling Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOH she is one of my fave ladies of Disney, gorgeous work this one! love her outfit. catches her perfectly ^^
octone-berri Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome, I love this movie. Can you make one of Clopin? I'd really like to see your take on that :D
cheylouwho Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Very neat design. Just a tip for the future, pointe shoe ribbons only goes up to the ankle. Common misconception though :D
ElectraDragon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore Esmeralda so much!  And not to be picky- but well, I am.  I was a ballerina for 9 years, and pointe shoes are only laced at the ankle.  This is to help assist the ankle since going on pointe can be dangerous (if not done properly) and the laces keep the ankles relatively stable so injury is less likely.  Other than that I ADORE THIS!!  :iconrainbowsqueeplz:
MelodiaMystic Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like it! 
BennyJohn59 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
please please make a clopin
MonToothComics Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these characters are severely realistic... its overbearing.. :drained: 
Aquakittyx Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please do me a favor and respect her artwork please. In my opinion, all these drawings are absolutely GORGEOUS. They are farther from realistic than a cell phone is from being deodorant. :/
MonToothComics Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
seriously? the anatomy is so realistic i even doubt she drew these without a reference or even more likely she traced over a picture of a actual person... think about it... these characters have none of the Disney curve like features, big eye, hands and feet... in fact the hands and feet and extremely small *like the real ones.
journalingarcher Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why does it matter if they are realistic? I personally find drawings that are more lifelike much more beautiful than just animated drawings. These are her interpretations not yours.
MonToothComics Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
see but once it gets that realistic... making it into a drawing is meaningless... art is supposed to abstract... especially animation
Soragirl6 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
There are three types of art: Representational, Abstract, and non-representational. This is a more representational form of art. It mixes fantasy with reality, rather than giving some generic image of college. This is how college REALLY is. And it puts the Disney characters in a real life setting. Its genius honestly.

Abstract form of art would be art that has form but no definite identity. Non representational means it has no form nor identity. It can be a bunch of colors mixed together. Its still art, just not meant to represent anything in particular.
journalingarcher Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's not true for all forms though. I believe art is for the artist's eye. It's based off of what they are looking for, not the viewer.
Babbity99 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You realize, now you have to make Quasimodo and Phoebus, Right? I love these!
soovigon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
¿Phebo, when? Great your Disney University artwork!!!!!!!!!!!!
chaansan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that her legs and hair are off... really off.
HappyLittleJen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
she's missing the scarf in her hair, I think that's what makes her hair look off
Lubie-Lu Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
her legs.. they bother me.. besides that, great job!
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