Friday, April 1, 2016

Judy Hopps in Heels

Yeah! Here's Judy in... Sorry folks, but Glamour doesn't seem to be part of Judy's makeup. The Zootopia characters are wonderful and popular, but they're all still just critters to me, especially if they can be shown on the screen "naked".

(copyright sorta Disney)

With all the things going on in sites like Deviant Art, this situation made me stop and think about what I am doing here. I thought I was balanced on the tightrope between titillation and good taste, but it looks like I've tripped.

Still, I keep sketching, photo-bashing and commenting on "pretty girls" facing danger, or some weird challenge. My goal is to have them win out in the end, with their dignity intact. As bizarre and alluring as my designs are, I feel that all my female characters deserve some level of respect.

I never stated it before, but I usually have a rule against altering Disney females. It's already been done to death. While I have made exceptions for characters like Sylvia from Wander over Yonder, giving Judy the "Damsel treatment" just doesn't work for me. Plus, the Damsels do not have tails.

Besides, the running joke here is that the taller the damsel, the higher the soles.
The only character I noticed in Zootopia who wore shoes was Gazelle. And even though she seemed to be Zootopia's good-will ambassador, Gazelle is just another character like Jessica Rabbit, put there solely for shock value.