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Jasmine... and Rajah! Part of my Disney Nouveau... series thing... I guess lol.

Anyone else find it ironic that she's obsessed with freedom but keeps a pet tiger? Just me? Huh...

Edit: I know Rajah is probably happy at the palace, 'cause it's Disney and all, I was speaking from a symbollic perspective, not a literal one :-)


Used many references from google images for the tiger :-)


:bulletyellow:Snow White
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Starlioness Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
cuz, rajah is the best princess pet ..err.. animal friend.. maybe tied with Louis from princess and the frog who's a freaking gator! (trumpet playing gator that is)
PLANETKURTH Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015   General Artist
Your tiger is the bomb! PLANETKURTH :diny:
up2knowgood Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
What if I freely choose to be a SLAVE?!   ...oh wait, I think I get what you mean now...
This is GORGEOUS!! Princess Jasmine has always been my favorite! Please do more of her! Your multiple depictions of other Heroines adds dimension to their characters without compromising their uniqueness.

And yes! It is ironic that she kept Raja for a pet. It'd be cool if you did a series dedicated to animal sidekicks, telling their perspective.

It's interesting to think about Raja as a symbol of her younger sister/brother and emotional avatar. Arguably, before we meet Jasmine, she romanticizes life outside the palace, and with these privileges I don't think that she would have accepted Raja as a gift and that because he too grows up in privilege and like Jasmine, although he presumably gains perspective by the end of Jasmines character arc, neither of them can remove their experiences pre-Aladdin-encounter and ultimately Jasmine doesn't gain her freedom either because her role as ruler is still dependent on her marriage. She gets the choice of marriage, but she never gets to be truly free.

Or maybe that's all bullshit. I did dig into my childhood memories/emotions to come up with that. I would never own a Tiger (because I wasn't gifted one at any point), but in my version of heaven I'd get to have big cats as friends.

Anyway. Great work!
Blue-marin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
SamsterFX45 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Flowers meaning? :D
AncaXBre Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is my favorite of the series. I love her independent and confident aura. The tiger is also a great part of the image: so regal and proud. 
SueJO Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Writer
I love her attitude.
coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on being the Art Nouveau Deviation of the Week 10.

Your artwork is just stunningly beautiful.

Please have a slice of llama cake as an appreciation of your wondrous work.



Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I fav'd the article :) 
Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work. I'm a big fan of your Art Nouveau works, they are all so very beautiful. :heart:
RaineKlouds Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Disney + Mucha= Amazing!

I love the tiger, he looks so beautiful!
Kazumilein Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love her tiger...I want some to...
HinataFox790 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jasmine is BEAUTIOUS! :D
INKxSMILE Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love ALL OF THEM. XD I decided to be lazy and comment on my favorite...this one lol. Jasmine has been my fav since I was a kid... Awesome job.
waterdancer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
No wait, you forgot to tell us about the flowers! you described the flowers in all the pieces but this one! i must knooowwwwww!

btw, i love this series. im also a big fan of alphonse mucha and art nouveau. your additional symbolism with the flowers is really very great and i love seeing it!
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, i don't remember what they are! Well, the flowers in her hair are jasmine because I was feeling lazy lol. can't remember what the other is, sorry! If I find out (it's probably scribbled on the original sketch somewhere!) I will be sure to tell you.
waterdancer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! no big worry though, its just curiosity. :)
AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Hah, never thought of the irony. I love this, it is beautiful. My only complaint is something that has plagued me since I was a child...How does she not fall out of that top?!! ;P
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tape. Hehehe. I dunno, maybe she does but Disney carefully edited it out hahaha ;)
CherryXBlue Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What kind of flower is in this one?
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't remember ^^; But the flowers in her hair are jasmine... because I was lazy lol!
Zabuxa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
i loved this movie as a kid, and i love this pic now as a teen. great art, keep it up
Silverspegel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! Raja is amazing! I like how you switched the tiara for flowers. ^^
ga-ren Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am really impressed by all your work but I had to pick one to FAVE.
Defygrav12 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
LOVE RAJA. This is so pretty, and I love how Raja looks so real. This is just gorgeous.
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Raja is probably my favourite part of this, so thank you :D
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
As for the symbolism it is probably a reference to Jasmine herself not really able to go anywhere because the only alternative for the tiger is the Arabian Desert which is like jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I know what you mean but I read a kids book when I was younger that attempted to explain how Aladdin got Abu and Jasmine got Rajah.
veralfar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely agree with you about the tiger vs freedom. The movie made a big show of her freeing that cage full of birds, but I suppose she didn't know what to do with a huge carnivorous beast. XD

Gorgeous work, by the way. Saw your Disney Nouveau series on Tumblr and came right over here to see your gallery. Very glad I did.
FruitBat2011 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I always got the impression that the only way Rajah would leave her would be as a large furry corpse.
SummerWren Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
♥ I adore these stained glass look images. They look so deco, just beautiful styling. Congrats on your lovely work :)
venturadiva Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love these characters...they don't have that "Disney"face, too cutesy for my tastes...Bravo! I like that Ariel is not in her mermaid form.
pruriency Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful, I really want to get it tattooed. IT'S SO LOVELY!!
carorinrin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
wondeful! I'm gonna print it out and put on my wall :D
Kazemizu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Absolutely stunning.
BlackLion310 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Great collection of art nouveau pieces you've got there Ady, keep it up :D
guen20 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully illustrated. Something about her knowing buy somewhat coy look reminds me of the fascinating story "The Lady or the Tiger" by: Frank Stockton. [link]
guen20 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LadyRomance16 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
i love the way you did Rajah
VioletSoldier Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
breath.....taking! I love the tiger! Do daring, yet so beautiful!
poisonous-angel Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Beautiful. I love Mucha's style <3
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice soft coloring!
ryuart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
art noveau greatness. I want to see more like this.
MeiCheng Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
The shading looks amazing! :wow:
Frills-Of-Justice Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a bit ironic....awesome piece!
Milda-Koles Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011   General Artist

I like the composition and the colors. You made her more "real" than original :)
deneen990 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow I really like this :heart: you drew Jasmine so different from the traditionl way, that's what really caught my eye. I love all the traditional elements you've added in the background. She really looks pretty, and not to mention proud. Wonderful job :clap: She's one of my favorite disney characters so this really made my day!~
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thanks, I'm glad you like it!
deneen990 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome =3
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