I have always said that there is nothing I love in life more than Star Wars except Disney (though now I don’t really need to choose anymore because they are one and the same thing – yay!) In fact, I went absolutely crazy when I went to Hong Kong Disneyland last year and I’m almost in my 30s. :p
So, when these AMAZING Disney illustrations popped up on my Timeline one day, I found myself staring at every single one; taking each one of them in; appreciating every single detail on them; and imagining filling my room with posters, my notebooks with cut-outs, and my gadgets with stickers of them.
And then I contacted the genius behind the creations, Gian Nicdao. Aside from his love for animated films, Gian says being surrounded by Filipino artists (like Risa Rodil, Abbey Sy, Tippy Pelayo-Go of Googleygooeys, Vin Quilop, and Hench Dulin, just to mention a few) really inspired him to try out illustrating. “I started this project as means to practice illustrating and in some way, as an escape since it was a hectic time in my life when I started this,” he shares.
Of course, I had to ask him about his favorite Disney movie and he admitted the he honestly can’t pick one. However, he shares: “Hercules is the first Disney movie I remember watching – it was on VHS then! There’s something about finding your place in the greater scheme of things that always gets me.”
Check out some of his Disney illustrations here:
Imagine this as a greeting card.
Imagine this hanging in your living room.
Imagine this as a daily reminder in your notebook or journal.
Imagine this as your phone wallpaper.
Imagine this as a sticker on one of your favorite gadgets.
Imagine this in your room!!!
Imagine sending this to your ex’s new flame. Chos!
It was so hard for me to choose my favorite illustrations for this article, though, so if you want to see the complete set, make sure you visit his Facebook album here.
As of now, Gian sadly doesn’t sell any prints of his work anywhere, but he did tell me that he’s already looking into some options, so I will keep my fingers crossed for that! (Be still and patient, my heart.) For potential collaborations, you may contact Gian at email@example.com
What about you? What’s your favorite Disney movie? And which illustration is your favorite? (I truly and absolutely love them all and can’t get enough of them!)