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Elsa by Krista-Dunaway Elsa by Krista-Dunaway
I saw a lot of my sisters and my relationship in Frozen. My younger sister definitely being Anna. Outgoing, funny, and silly at times. Me being a bit more like Elsa. Introverted and creative. So, here's some Frozen fan art. Plus, what a good excuse to draw a lot of sparkles and glowing stuff!

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HelenVrdi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*dieing from awesomeness over load* :dead: remake  *dead* THIS IS SOOOOO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!La dies 
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iaiusjello Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Interesting -- I'm always a fan of the more realistic style of artwork when it comes to Disney characters, but an additional surprise was how you adjusted her outfit to use an Empire bust. Given the 1840s time period, those might've been still in vogue in some circles so it's interesting to see a historically influenced take on the snow dress.

Do you have any interest in giving a similar treatment to Elsa's coronation dress?
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Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Writer
I do believe this is the first piece of Frozen fanart I've seen, done in a realistic style, that I've actually liked. Usually when someone draws Elsa or Anna in a more anatomically believable fashion they end up losing that whole Disney element but somehow you've really managed to maintain Elsa's whole motif! Her beauty, her grace, that sense of somber isolation blending with the relief of finally being able to be herself; damned good stuff, madam!
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! What a wonderful comment! You basically summed up exactly my thought process while painting, and I'm glad it translated well! 
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Jasminethebear Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
This is amazing
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ajshim Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing. I wish I could be that skilled. 

I also love how the movie reminds you of you and your sister. The thing applied to me. I see my younger brother like Anna like you said outgoing, funny and silly. Every time I hear the song "Do You Want To Build A Snowman" it makes me want to cry. 
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
Yeah, that instrumental part in the middle gets me!
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dotsweare Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Yay for Frozen reminding you of how close you and your sister(s) can be! <3 Funny how the older ones always seem to be more like Elsa, while the younger ones are more like Anna.

Anyway, love this, especially the rich detail on the beadwork on the dress's bodice and the snowflakes. It must have taken you a long time to complete this one. I'm loving the composition-- the simplicity and darkness brings to mind Elsa's isolation, yet her face is enveloped in a warm glow and has that expression of contentment.

Beautiful job! <33333333333
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!
I think they did a great job with the sibling angle, seems like they did their research!
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aeriapradipta Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You did very fine picture of Elsa :), beautuful character painting with nice color and lighting, I love it
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