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Artist Gives ‘Encanto’ Characters a Makeover

Where there are Disney characters, there are Disney fans who love to draw them or reimagine them in different scenarios — and one artist has just used her talents to create different versions of the Madrigal family members Dolores and Isabela from Encanto!

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The Madrigal family: Luisa (voiced by Jessica Darrow), Isabela (voiced by Diane Guerrero), the matriarch Abuela Alma (voiced by María Cecilia Botero), Felix (voiceded by Mauro Castillo), Julieta (voiced by Angie Cepeda), Pepa (voiced by Carolina Gaitán), Agustín (voiced by Wilmer Valderrama), Camilo (voiced by Rhenzy Feliz), Antonio (voiced by Ravi Cabot-Conyers), and Dolores (voiced by Adassa) and Mirabel Madrigal (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz). John Leguizamo voices Bruno (not pictured). Credit: movies.disney.com

Vivian Valentin, an artist on Instagram whose username is @vivianvalentinart, has created several artworks based on Disney characters. You can see her artwork portraying Belle and Ariel below as well!

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Vivian Valentin (@vivianvalentinart)

 
 
 
 
 
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In her most recent version of Dolores, Vivian reimagined Dolores Madrigal (the member of the Madrigal family whose magical ability is enhanced hearing) with loose voluminous curls. Watching digital art be created is always entertaining, but look at the difference that some loose hair makes in Dolores’ appearance!

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Vivian Valentin (@vivianvalentinart)

The change in the appearance of Isabela Madrigal (the sister of Mirabel Madrigal whose magical abilities include growing flowers and being perfect in general) is less dramatic. Isabela already had long straight hair, and Vivian Valentin has simply added some extra waves that she described as “babyliss”!

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Isabela, voiced by Diane Guerrero Credit: cbr.com

 
 
 
 
 
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Even though it might sound easy to simply change the hairstyle of an animated character, it’s clear from watching Vivian’s footage of her drawing process that there are actually many layers and techniques used to create depth and shading that makes the hair look more realistic on the characters.

Do you like seeing¬†Encanto¬†characters with changes to their appearance? Do you prefer digital art like Vivian’s to traditional art?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!