Alaina Bastian has garnered a lot of attention for her reimagining of Disney animals as humans. In fact, her images have gone viral.
Bastian, an artist from Provo, Utah, studies illustration at Utah Valley University and has the ability to replicate other artists’ styles. To be precise, however, she is creating her own version while paying tribute to those artists. She has drawn her Disney reimaginings while being true to how the characters look and sought inspiration from the Disney movies.
"It's been really funny, some of the comments, they're like 'these just look like them, like anthropomorphized or whatever,'" Bastian said. "And I'm like, that's kind of the idea, I'm trying to keep consistency within the character by using the same eyes or using the same nose but translating it in a more human way.”
Bastian first posted her art on Deviantart and Tumblr. After she posted them on Bored Panda, she gathered more than 200,000 views. She has more than 10,200 followers on her Instagram account and 70,000 followers and over 1.2 million video views on TikTok.
She has been drawing since elementary school and would someday like to do character design for Disney, DreamWorks, or Blue Sky Studios.
She also enjoys cosplay and has dressed as Disney princesses. She enjoys the reactions of little girls when she does.
Bastian is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.