Artist Spotlight: Anthony Hanssens (aka FairytalesArtist)

Victorian Zootopia Sahara square by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Sahara

It’s time to give some love to one of the more unique artists in this fandom.  Anthony Hanssens, aka FairytalesArtist, is a Dutch Zootopian who has done some work for ZNN in the past and has a very particular style.  You see, while he does digital art from time to time, where he truly shines is in his watercolors.

Yes, watercolors.  Hand-drawn, traditional watercolor paintings.  Almost all set in a very particular time period – the Victorian Era (1837 – 1900), imagining what various districts of Zootopia would look like in such a world.  Inspired by another Dutch artist, Anton Pieck, and French artist J.J. Grandville, he has an incredible penchant for architecture, costuming, and tone.  The painting of Sahara Square, pictured above, feels like it’s very hot, whereas looking at his piece of Tundra Town makes you want to put on a coat.

If you haven’t figured it out already, I find his watercolors and Victorian paintings to be very, very impressive.  In a fandom full of digital art (which is fantastic, don’t get me wrong!), a bit of traditional painting is a breath of fresh air.

Go check out his work on Deviantart, and see some more examples of what I’m talking about down below!

 

Cityscapes and Architecture

Victorian Zootropolis by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootropolis by FairytalesArtist

 

Victorian Zootopia Tundra Town by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Tundra Town

 

The Victorians Fox town by FairytalesArtist
The Victorians Fox town

 

Character Designs

Sherlock Hopps and Nick Watson by FairytalesArtist
Sherlock Hopps and Nick Watson

 

Zootopia Finnick by FairytalesArtist
Finnick

 

Victorian Zootopia Gideon Grey gentelman by FairytalesArtist
Gideon Grey – Gentleman

 

Victorian Zootopia Sultan and King by FairytalesArtist
Sultan and Tzar

 

Victorian Zootopia Crime files: The Big Catch by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Crime files: The Big Catch

 

Victorian Zootopia Tiger Independence Soldier by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Tiger Independence Soldier

 

Victorian Zootopia Mr Tiger by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Mr Tiger

 

Victorian Zootopia TazNova by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia TazNova

The last three were actually gifts he made for other members of the community of their Zoosonas, but they turned out so good there’s no way we couldn’t include them!

Costuming

Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 01 by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 01

 

Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 02 by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 02

 

Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 03 by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 03

 

Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 04 by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 04

 

Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 05 by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes Cops

 

Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 05 by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 05

 

 

Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 06 by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Traditional Clothes 06

 

Victorian Zootopia Traditional clothes 07 by FairytalesArtist
Victorian Zootopia Traditional clothes 07

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