Mikey Espinosa – The Golden Mestiza dress

Painted with acrylic on canvas, I wanted to capture the beauty of the traditional Filipino dress known as the Mestiza. I also created an illusion of what seems to be either the dress soaked half way in water or a galaxy styled design. The sleeves reach towards the sky as if in flames to show the power, intensity and heat of the Philippine country and adorned her with pearls since the Philippines is known to be the Pearl of the Orient.mikey-espinosa-golden-mestiza-dress-painting-24-june-2016mikey-espinosa-golden-mestiza-dress-painting-24-june-2016-1mikey-espinosa-golden-mestiza-dress-painting-24-june-2016-2mikey-espinosa-golden-mestiza-dress-painting-24-june-2016-3

MY REDESIGN OF DISNEYS TIANA FROM PRINCESS AND THE FROG

Princess Tiana, is a beautiful and strong willed character from a working class background in an early 1900s glamorous world. She’s wearing a dress similar to what Veronica Lake wore for the 1940s “I married a witch” film. The original dress was black but of course I altered the dress to suit her Princess Frog green motif as well as adding some nature looking features.Tiana - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016Tiana - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016 BNW

MY REDESIGN OF DISNEYS KIDA FROM ATLANTIS

My redesign of Kida from Disney’s animated movie “Atlantis.” What a great movie this is, my redesign is based on their design concept. Pre modern, strong, intelligent people is how I saw them and I tried to capture this with tight wrappings on the body with fabric and bulky jewellery. Her status as princess and royalty hopefully is seen through the draping of the clothing. Kida - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016 bnwKida - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016

MY REDESIGN OF DISNEYS MULAN

My redesign of Disneys Mulan.Mulan - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016 BNWMulan - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016When redesigning Mulan, I wanted to focus on layering, clothing and transparency. Mulan was an individual who struggled to fit in with the social norms at the time and I wanted her to look almost constrained but the flowiness of the layers built around the fitted structure shows her desire for freedom and breaking free. Of course her iconic comb and sword was also included!

MY REDESIGN OF DISNEYS ESMERALDA

My redesign of Disneys Esmeralda from Hunchback of Notre DameEsmeralda - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016 bnwEsmeralda - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016A character found in Victor Hugos novel ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame.’ When it was released as a Disney production it had dealt with adult themes such as Frollos lust for Esmeralda. When redesigning Esmeralda I just thought of layers, noise and movement. Bells and trinkets were added to her costume to give a sound with every step she makes. The thigh jewellery is an interpretation of the necklace she gave Quasimodo’s shape.

MY REDESIGN OF DISNEYS JANE FROM TARZAN

My redesign of Disneys Jane from TarzanJane - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016Jane - Mikey Espinosa - Disney Princess fan art 2016 BNWThis adventurous lady is a British born y known as Jane. Her and her father travellednto the jungles to research on gorillas, there she met Tarzan. Her redesign very much latches onto the original but I added more frills and layers.