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Sunflower by MonicaMarinho Sunflower by MonicaMarinho
For ~amauzume21 :heart:

Redesign of Sunflower, a Disney black centaur girl from Fantasia's Pastoral Symphony ([link]). In the original edition, Sunflower and other 2 girls were depicted as servants who attended to the other (white) maids needs. Recently, these characters were removed from the piece due to their racist symbolism.

I think the Pastoral Symphony is still a beautiful piece and must be thought in the time it was created. Never the less, Sunflower deserved a chance to be "redesigned" not as a servant but as any of the other maids, so here she is. :)

Hope you like her! :love:


Human body reference: [link] by ~ERIEYE-STOCK :thanks:
Horse body reference: [link] by ~ImNotCrazy-really :bow:



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Sunflower by `MonicaMarinho ( Featured by Lyricanna )
:iconjovianj:
An enchanting image and thank you for the backstory. I'm glad you've reimaged her.
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MonicaMarinho Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I am glad to. :hug:
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RenagadeRexRider Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank god others think the same of her.... At least she isn't erased!
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:iconw7147439:
oh yes this is great sunflower deserves to be beautiful, not a servant!!! i dont think though that disney himself was racist, he just didnt know better at that time, but i hate racism!
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FreakieGeekie Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! :heart:

They took her out because she was an attendant but what about the black zebra centaur girls who were Bacchus/Dionysus's attendants? Why didn't they cut those? I swear, people are too f'ing sensitive these days.
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DisneyFan-01 Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I agree with you there. And wouldn't it been more racist if there never were any black cartoon characters?
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FreakieGeekie Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! Just because something is offensive doesn't mean it should be nixed. We must learn from history or we are doomed to repeat it!
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beccapenguin Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow I really like the idea behind this. I grew up watching the revamped version, so when I first saw Sunflower, I was really upset and disappointed. Its nice seeing someone take this and fix it.
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:iconzakniteh:
I'm so happy to see her getting some recognition and that she hasn't been forgotten. Shame they removed it.
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design rehab--i love it!
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