Artist Artemii Myasnikov has been getting a lot of attention lately for the artwork he’s posted to Instagram. A beautiful blend of fantasy and tech, with some images clearly inspired by the world of comics, Myasnikov’s most recent series focuses on an unlikely source: Disney princesses.
Myaskinov has given those beloved characters an amazing upgrade by reimagining them as armored warriors. Is it any wonder the series is going viral?
“One night we were watching the ‘Disenchantment’ series and we started a discussion on what we like/dislike about the main character,” he told BuzzFeed. “One of the things we both liked is how she’s not a damsel in distress, unlike most of the princesses in Disney movies.”
Inspired by the idea of a Disney princess who could kick butt, Myasnikov drew an updated Snow White, because he considered her to be “the most damsel-in-distress-y princess ever.”
Myasnikov’s Snow White was wildly popular, collecting more than 12,000 likes so far, and he went on to draw even more princesses, incorporating aspects of their originally conceived character into his new designs.
For example, check out Ariel riding into battle on a seriously beefed-up Sebastian:
And I am terrified by this Cinderella, who has crushed her glass slipper in her bare hand:
I sort of dig the way Rapunzel’s doing her hair lately:
And my personal favorite is Jasmine, who is swooping in to save the day atop the magic carpet she has obviously carpet-jacked from Aladdin:
Who needs a prince?
Myasnikov, who is based in St. Petersburg, Russia, is incredibly talented, and I am ready and eager to throw all of my money at him for prints. You can see the whole series in Myasnikov’s Instagram feed.
This isn’t the first time we’ve been wowed by reimagined Disney princesses on Instagram. Remember Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen, the artist who painted what Disney princesses would look like in real life?
Which fictional characters do you think Myasnikov should turn in fearless warriors next?