The Art of “Sky Doll” and Disney April 30, 2009Posted by smike97k in art, comics, cyborgs.
Tags: "the bad", "the good", Artistic aspects, characters, Disney, Sky Doll
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I really liked where our discussion of Sky Doll was going towards the end of our last class, in terms of its artistic aspects and the similarities between Disney characters and the characters in Sky Doll. The characters are very similar in artistry, but in story line very, very different. Disney is known for its seemingly innocent characters, with a large distinction between the “good guys” and the “bad guys.” These characters and their “goodness” or “badness” is really portrayed in the artistic aspect. “Sky Doll” surely does not have an “innocent” plot in terms of the way Disney would define it, however it is an interesting dichotomy to look at, in terms of the similarities in art, and the differences in story. SO here are a few of the artistic connections I found to be really interesting.
Ursula from The Little Mermaid was the first character to come to mind when I saw the character of “Frida Decibel” in Sky Doll. There is something about the facial characteristics and the hair that caught my attention artistically.
I think that someone else in class discussed these two characters (The Little Mermaid and Jasime from Alladin) and their similarities to Sky Doll the character. It is interesting how the facial creations are very similar, and while the sexuality is there in the Disney characters, it is much more evident in Sky Doll, in terms of the female body.
For some reason Stich from Disney’s Lillo and Stich reminded me of the character of The Boss or God, in Sky Doll. Though they are not similar in personality characteristics, the art seems similar to me.
Some food for thought about the connections in art 🙂