17 Beautiful Disney, Fairy Tale, And Pop Culture Works Of Art Sure To Inspire You

by Elana

Twitch streamer and artist "Castonia" AKA Teodora Kamburova is from Bulgaria and thanks to the accessibility of the world wide web, it doesn't matter where you are in relation to Bulgaria to enjoy the art and content she is creating and sharing. Her illustrations are incredibly colorful and you could easily describe them as both dreamy and vibrant.

She says:

"I love Sailor Moon, mermaids and anything fantasy. I also play League of legends since s3, so expect to see a lot of fanart. Riot pushed me to finally pursue art and hopefully one day I can be a part of the the world they're trying to build."

She began streaming so that she could be "more consistent in making art and to interact more with the art community." Not all of her art is Disney, by any means, there is a lot of other kick-ass pop culture characters you'll recognize from video games and anime.

However, it's very easy to do nothing but gaze at and gush over the Disney pieces in particular. Her style as an artist is prominent and distinctive, but it is also very easy to continue to see the characters you know like the back of your hand.

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1. Ariel

1. Ariel
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2. Belle / Beauty and the Beast

2. Belle / Beauty and the Beast
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3. Rapunzel

3. Rapunzel
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Did you know? The kingdom of Corona in Tangled was inspired by a real-life place, Mont-Saint-Michel? Not only that but the hidden valley was inspired by Rocamadour, a small clifftop village in south-central France known for the Cité Réligieuse complex of religious buildings "accessed via the Grand Escalier staircase."

While you're imagining all things Tangled, can you imagine if the absolutely iconic (and beautiful) lanterns that were such a focal point in the movie were fireworks instead? They almost were!

Executive Producer John Lasseter and his wife lit a lantern together on their anniversary while visiting Bora Bora so when story artist John Ripa and his team floated (wink-wink) the idea of replacing the fireworks with lanterns, he loved it.

4. Cinderella

4. Cinderella
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5. Jack Frost

5. Jack Frost
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6. Mononoke

6. Mononoke
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7. Tinker Bell

7. Tinker Bell
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According to CelebrationsPress, Tinker Bell got her name because of the "fact that she was originally a fairy who fixed pots and kettles, just like a tinsmith or tinker. In the original play, she communicated with a tinkling bell sound."

Disney's Tinker Bell sprinkles pixie dust, something that has become synonymous with Disney's magic, but in the original creation of the character Tinker Bell (prior to Disney) it was fairy dust. Speaking of the original rendition of Tinker Bell, she first appeared in the 1904 play, “Peter Pan: or,The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” by Sir James M. Barrie.

According to CelebrationsPress:

"In the play, as well as in later depictions, she is seen as kind and helpful one minute while vindictive and jealous the next. Why such disparate emotions? It’s simple, her diminutive size prevents her from holding more than one feeling at a time!"
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8. Alice in Wonderland

8. Alice in Wonderland
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9. Elsa

9. Elsa

10. Wonder Woman

10. Wonder Woman
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11. Sailor Moon

11. Sailor Moon

12. Misty (Pokemon)

12. Misty (Pokemon)
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13. Princess Ariel

13. Princess Ariel

14. Starfire

14. Starfire
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15. The Little Mermaid

15. The Little Mermaid

16. Alice in Wonderland

16. Alice in Wonderland
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17. Pocahontas

17. Pocahontas

There you have it, some vibrantly colorful, distinctly stylized illustrations of Disney and other pop culture characters from fairy tales, video games, and anime we all hold dear to our hearts. You certainly must feel inclined to give big props to this talented artist, so don't forget to check her out on her social media platforms and share with your fellow Disney fanatic friends and family.

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