Concept art of Elsa’s powers in the last act of Frozen.
* Note how, in the top frame, ice chandeliers like the one in Elsa’s palace have replaced the castle’s regular chandeliers and Elsa’s snowflake has replaced the Arendelle crocus on the ballroom floor and in the stained glass window. It’s like her powers become like a cursed version of the Midas touch, turning everything around her into ice – including Anna (middle frame). By being fearful of the world, the world becomes her greatest fears. But when she learns to let the world in, she amplifies the world’s beauty with her own. Just as the ice palace represented the beauty long repressed within Elsa finally expressed in solitude, her Arendelle castle (bottom frame) represents that beauty finally claimed without fear and shared with all.
Looks like Frozen will be taking visual inspiration from legendary Disney Studio artist Mary Blair! Source of Frozen art.
I thought the same thing when I was taking my pictures! Some of these really look like Lorelay Bove to me, but apparently (supposedly) she didn’t work on Frozen.
<3 with Blair-esque designs. So whimsical
Visual Development from Frozen
Portraits of Lady Tremaine
These early portraits on Cinderella’s stepmother, created by Mary Blair, show the icy and evil personality of the character, which later would be quite helpful for its development by the animator Frank Thomas.