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Jan 15

My Work with The Swan Princess Licensed Characters

The Swan Princess DVD CoverLast year I met the owners of Swan Princess Partners, the company who owns and creates the series of animated feature films, The Swan Princess.

They talked about their 7th film due to come out and how some artists were having a little difficulty in drawing the characters exactly as they appeared in the first animated feature film simply entitled “The Swan Princess”. I had to agree, that although what they showed me did resemble the original characters, some parts of their facial features were different when comparing them side by side.

The Swan Princess DVD CoverThe owners decided to give me a try so they hired me to create an illustration of Princess Odette and Prince Derek as they first appeared in the original animated feature to be used as the model for future films…but with one change, they wanted the characters to have a regal smile so they could use them in their other marketing efforts.

Now, if you ever saw the original film, you know that both characters were all encompassed in drama and never smiled. When they were happy, they were kissing. I just completed the drawings and happy to say, the owners liked the results. I hope you do too!

Final Illustration of Licensed Character Princess Odette by Malane Newman

Final Commissioned Illustration of Licensed Character Princess Odette by Malane Newman

Final Illustration of Licensed Character Prince Derek by Malane Newman

Final Commissioned Illustration of Licensed Character Prince Derek by Malane Newman


About Malane Newman
Malane Newman is a professional illustrator and cartoonist for over 25 years. She is a master with color and eye candy. She has illustrated a variety of consumer products such as games, childrens books, board games, food and product packaging, magazines, greeting cards, and other consumer products. She provides new character design for clients and offers the copyrights at affordable rates. She can match most cartooning styles and works with creative directors on licensed character art (Barbie, Popeye, The Swan Princess).

2 comments

  1. Dani

    They look amazing! I heard the 6th film was coming out this year, I really hope the characters look like this for any future films. They are incredible, great job! Looking forward to future Swan Princess films.

  2. Babou

    Goodness. They’re god awful.

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