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Princess Avengers: THOR by Christopher-Stoll Princess Avengers: THOR by Christopher-Stoll
Guess what’s actually REALLY HARD TO DRAW WELL...
If you guessed hair then you are absolutely correct.

This piece was a challenge. I wanted to finish up with a bang, and I think that Thor turned out to be the most expressive and dynamic Princess Avenger yet.
Although I originally intended to only stick to the classic hand drawn Disney princesses for inspiration I eventually relented because the frying pan visual gag works so well.
I also wanted to capture the awkward adolescent lightheartedness of Tangled’s Rapunzel. Thematically both Thor and Rapunzel have quite a bit in common, having lived insular existences before finding themselves in a strange new world to explore and fight for. In the piece I wanted motion to be primary; implied flight, the raised hands, and the twirling hair are all there to give a sense of freedom. However, her awkward smile deliberately indicates that she might not be entirely sure of herself or her newfound powers.

Rapunzel is young, beautiful, and more than a little naive in her original story, and this lead to an interesting design challenge. So far I’ve tried to make the PA’s sexy without objectifying them, but after redesigning Thor’s armor and combining it with a young girl in a liberated pose I’m not sure how it reads.
She was also a challenge to do realistically, as her features are so exaggerated in the film and her main distinguishing (realistic) characteristic is her hair.
If you have any thoughts on this be sure to share them in the comments.

Oh! Should she have had a lizard? Think about it...


This concludes my Disney Princess Avengers mashup.
In a lot of ways it’s fitting. I started this bizarre experiment nearly a year ago with a crude rendition of Thor as Belle and the reception was so rapid and overwhelming I knew I had to do more than just dip a toe into the world of fan-art.

This series of images has gotten me an article on Huffington Post, and more subscriber views than anything else that I have yet produced. I’m grateful for all the attention that I’ve received.
On that note, I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to enjoy my work, superficial though it may be.


If you like this piece then please CHECK OUT MY OTHER AVENGING PRINCESSES HERE



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:iconvelara:
Velara Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist
LOL! Beware the frying pan of thunder! XDDD
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pinkmartinifish Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
just wondering, did you model her off of Natalie Dormer? Her face looks really similar!
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I didn't specifically, but I totally see the resemblance.
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:icongardenghost:
GardenGhost Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
dontmakeasexistjoke, dontmakeasexistjoke, dontmakeasexistjoke, dontmakeasexistjoke, dontmakeasexistjoke, dontmakeasexistjoke, dontmakeasexistjoke, dontmakeasexistjoke, dontmakeasexistjoke............uh, nice frying pan.
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Her use of the frying pan is deliberately subversive, I read it as the adaptation of regressive traditional female roles into a more proactive self-directed form.
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!  Her lizard could be Frog Thor/Throg.
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:iconkwendynew:
kwendynew Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beyond the impossible power levels.
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:iconsigfriedofgaea:
Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL lightning pan...
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:iconsccrams:
SCCRAMS Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Looks like a great Kickstarter project.  Everyone join in to help publish the Graphic Novel.
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:iconthe-wrath-of-me:
The-Wrath-of-Me Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Flynn: ... hi! Stitch clap plz Seizure Kitty Dance Anime Emoji (Oh yay dance) [V2] Mabelpines Kermityay :thor: (NaNoEmo #10) Loki'd La  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No you.
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:iconseri-goyle:
Seri-goyle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
ROFLOL!
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:iconcj1d2c3:
cj1d2c3 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
gorgeous!!
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:iconstring-fountain:
string-fountain Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha! frying pan forged in the heart of a star!, this series of yours is double awesome, we get to see a realistic take on their faces as well as awesome feminine costume adaptations! love em!
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Jackunzel090 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Artist
two words... AWE-SOME!!!
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:iconjackunzelluver:
JackunzelLuver Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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maggot216 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
priceless!
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cheisu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
This is awesome and super funny cause if her frying pan was magical it would burn and shock you at the same time. Great job on this pic and as someone else said you did an awesome job on her hair!
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Gr0banit3 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha that's a good one! not a thor fan but it is a great mash up!
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the-flying-dolphin Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
GENIUS.
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:3
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:icone-tacha:
E-tacha Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
A frying pan. Fitting weapon for a woman.
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Her use of the frying pan is deliberately subversive, I read it as the adaptation of regressive traditional female roles into a more proactive self-directed form.
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nightcrawlerfan136 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think you are objectifing her at all. So what if she's in a skirt, traditional women wore skirts. Sif is an exception. You made her very like Thor but also all her own.
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CaTigeReptile Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Absolutely fabulous! Didn't recognize the Princess at first, but then the hair -- there's something about it though that looks a little disjointed. Like it looks almost more like she's cosplaying rather than actually wearing her own armor. I can't explain what it is, though, so my comment is not very useful. It's amazing, though!
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Manofevil Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
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NotGruwnUpGirl Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thorunzel =D
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NotGruwnUpGirl Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Or Raputhor
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WhiteQueen94 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
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Namine24 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Rapunzel as thorn wow
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Nur8 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome awesome work.the hair is the best part ,also the background.and the frying pan idea is too good!
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