Artist draws iconic Disney princesses as Black women

Illustrator Davian Chester recreates Belle, Cinderella, more

Illustrations provided by Davian Chester, real_toons on Instagram.
Illustrations provided by Davian Chester, real_toons on Instagram.

An artist with quite the following on Instagram has turned heads for some of his work -- which includes illustrations of some of the classic Disney princesses.

What makes his artwork stand out? You might be asking yourself.

Well, Davian Chester is recreating the princesses as Black women.

When asked how he got the idea, Chester said, "I wanted something for our children -- to see us associated with big names, and more representation."

It looks like he’s accomplishing what he set out to do.

"My daughter nearly cried looking at all of these, especially Snow, because they look like her," one commenter wrote on Instagram.

Check out some of his work, below, like this drawing of Ana and Elsa, from “Frozen.” (He even recreated Tiana, of “The Princess and the Frog,” Disney’s first Black princess. Chester said he drew her twice “because she is that amazing.” Visit his page to see). Here are some more:


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