As we not-so-patiently await more details about the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, fans are getting to know the newest Disney princess, Grown-ish star Halle Bailey, in the coolest way. They’re showing off Ariel-inspired fan art on social media, and it’s absolutely stunning.
We’ll probably have to wait a while to see Bailey in full-blown mermaid mode, but fans are gearing up for the live-action remake by way of drawings, paintings, and graphics of the 19-year-old clad in her famous green fins and purple seashell top, and it’s making us even more excited to see the new, re-imagined take on the beloved 1989 Disney film, which doesn’t have a release date just yet.
Take a look at some of these incredible Ariel fan art designs on Twitter, made by Disney fans from all over the world, and get ready to go under the sea with our new little mermaid.
I think Halle is perfect for this role. She is supposed to portray a mythical being, and she definitely possesses that strange mysterious beauty. I'm sure they will give her that iconic red hair. Here, I drew her as Ariel: pic.twitter.com/s6FPcPdtmT— Marietta Ivanova (@mariettanova) July 4, 2019
Here is a little #drawing I did to celebrate Halle Bailey being cast as Ariel in Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of their "The Little Mermaid" classic.— 永遠のアラン 🌸 (@EternalEien) July 4, 2019
I cannot wait for Halle's Ariel to be part of our world ;) pic.twitter.com/YirJUZZ1oH
Some even hinted at the racist commentary in the wake of Bailey’s casting announcement, reminding haters yet again why we’re so here for this casting choice.
Most depictions featured Ariel’s signature red mane.
My take on @chloexhalle Ariel! Who’s excited for the film? 🐠 I used my concept art more realistic style for this one but will be doing a more cartoony drawing for RedBubble #littlemermaid #ariel #fanart pic.twitter.com/p2ldPCbz05— Bruna’s Art (@munchkinboutiq) July 4, 2019
But some, including one shared by Bailey herself, imagine Ariel with brown hair, and we’re super into that, too.
We truly can’t wait to see Bailey as the beloved Disney princess we grew up with, and we’re so excited for a new generation of kids to grow up with her as their princess Ariel. We love that artists are already inspired by the casting choice and want to see more. Keep ’em coming!