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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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Simmeh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Gorgeous! Love 
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:iconartdisneygirl:
artdisneygirl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
stunning!
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AnnabethLovegd Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Flawless
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
beautiful work. great detailing and look
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Zarory Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Really nice colors and lighting :D
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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  Hobbyist 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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ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful!
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:iconkrista-dunaway:
Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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MadeItMyself101 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
great job :)
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DylanofDisney Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is a beautiful piece of fan art!  Elsa is my favorite, because if you switched my gender and gave me ice powers, we would be exactly alike.
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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LonelyPegasus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow!! this is beautiful!!!
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:iconkrista-dunaway:
Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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denebtenoh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
I adore the contrast of the colors!!
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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denebtenoh Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
anytime!
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piggy-tails Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE your version of Elsa's dress! Beautiful painting by the way! My siblings and I have similarities with the movie characters, too! My sister is a LOT like Elsa she'a had to deal with a lot in her life and has insecurity and other emotional issues because of it, my brother is like Kristoff, and everyone tells me that Anna is me to a 'T' (I still haven't decided if thats a good thing or not)! Over all a beautiful drawing of my favorite character!
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner May 31, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!!!!
I think they did a wonderful job at emulating sibling relationships! So many people see themselves in these characters!
I appreciate the comment and I love hearing about everyone who had the same connection with this movie I did! 
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LogicinWonderland Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Wow, the details lighting and style are beautiful!
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:iconkrista-dunaway:
Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner May 31, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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stuff-I-do Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
wow this is marvelous. 
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Rayaroja Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent job on the detail of the dress and the lighting! She kinda reminds me of Cate Blanchett... but I've been wrong before.
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!
I can see where you see that!
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Joakaha Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! ^,^
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PetraImboden Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow this is sooooo incredible :D You really captured Elsa so beautiful in this scene <3
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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Dionysie Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know exactly what you're talking about, my younger sis and me are also pretty much like Anna and Elsa. This is a really great piece of art. I'm so happy to see more Elsa fan art that does not focus on being seductive. You captured her personality very well and your skills are amazing! :)
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Digital Artist
It is interesting how they ended up making two sisters that mimic a lot of sister relationships out there. 
And thank you so much! I don't really see Elsa as a seductive character and I'm glad I'm not the only one!
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Dionysie Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, indeed. My heart melted when I realised that the "true love"-thing was not about Anna and Kristoff, but about Anna and Elsa.
You're most welcome. I'm so sick of all the "sexy Elsa" and "Elsa x whosoever" drawings, even if they are exceptionally well drawn. To me, Elsa's character is about insecurity, being overburdened with royal obligations and the struggle of being isolated in order to not hurt the person she loves most. Of course, during the "Let it go"-scene she appeared as a strong woman, but we all know what happened afterwards. ;) Although I like the song very much, I think it is a little too jolly for what I thought Elsa would be feeling at that exact moment. Nevertheless, it's a great song.

Sorry I am writing that much. ^^;
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Digital Artist
No, I definitely agree! You've basically summed up how I feel about her character! "Let it Go" felt a bit early on in her development, but then again, she wasn't really expecting Anna to come and find her either. :)
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ninitynine Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student General Artist
midblown
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uxv Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful details and colors, it looks very realistic :).
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Azure-Samurai Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student
Wow, absolutely blown away by this! I love the way you drew the dress, It just look so beautiful! And I'm a sucker for sparkles and glowing stuff! Really wonderful c:

I'd like to feature you on my page after seeing this- and I just wanted to make sure you're okay with that? ^^
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

I'm honored that you'd like to feature my art! :)
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Azure-Samurai Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student
No problem at all c: It's my pleasure!
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Ikuzram021 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow it's beautiful :3
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Krista-Dunaway Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Aww thanks!
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Ikuzram021 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No prob!
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shishiyoukai Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this version of the dress is beautiful too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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